June 24, 2016
An interview by Kourosh Ziabari of Iran Review with Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative, about ISIS being the product of decades of economic stagnation, mismanagement, lack of educational opportunities and absence of democratic representation in the Arab world countries.
June 3, 2016
By Robert M. Danin, Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project
A French-led initiative kicked off on June 3 aimed at prodding Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table for the first time in two years. Absent from the meeting were senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, and domestic constraints mean neither side is inclined to negotiate seriously right now.
June 2, 2016
New Research on African Regional Integration from the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project
By Katherine Gordon, Project Coordinator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
A new manuscript from the STG Project chronicles the adoption of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement on June 10, 2015. Prof. Calestous Juma and Dr. Francis Mangeni argue that Africa is pursuing regional trade as part of a broader strategy for long-term economic transformation.
May 24, 2016
An audio recording of a book talk by Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University and Director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, on his most recent book The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East.
May 12, 2016
A collection of resources from the Middle East Initiative's events during March 2016, marking the fifth anniversary of the start of Syria's uprising, focusing on the international political and humanitarian response to the ongoing Syrian civil war and refugee crisis.
May 5, 2016
An audio recording of a talk by Mouin Rabbani, Former Head of Political Affairs, Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria.
May 5, 2016
Podcast: "Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring" with Ibrahim Fraihat
An audio recording of a book talk by Ibrahim Fraihat, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution Doha Center and Affiliate Scholar, Georgetown University in Qatar, on his most recent book Unfinished Revolutions from Yale University Press.
April 30, 2016
Ambassador Dennis Ross, special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton, and a key figure in the Israel-Palestine peace talks, sits with Satgin Hamrah, Associate Editor of the Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy to talk about American diplomacy in the Middle East.
April 7, 2016
Podcast: "Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War" with Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami
An audio recording of a book talk by Robin Yassin-Kassab, journalist and media commentator on Syria and the Middle East, and Leila Al-Shami, founding member of Tahrir-ICN.
April 5, 2016
Leading up to and during the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, Belfer Center experts released reports, published commentary, and provided insight and analysis into global nuclear security. In advance of the Summit, the Project on Managing the Atom set the stage for discussion with the report Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Continuous Improvement or Dangerous Decline?
An in-progress compilation of the expert commentary and analysis is available here.