Dr. Jon B. Alterman currently holds the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy. CSIS established the Brzezinski Chair in July 2003 to advance understanding in the fields of geostrategy, international security, and global politics. Reflecting Zbigniew Brzezinski's personal achievements during a long career that has included public service, teaching, and writing, the chair is awarded to a leading scholar-practitioner in global affairs and international strategy.
Much of Alterman’s scholarship has been grounded in his experience studying the Middle East, yet in recent years he has done an increasing amount of work linking his Middle East expertise to global issues. His earlier work on China, the United States and the Middle East, for example, anticipated the growing Middle Eastern energy trade with Asia and the increasing importance of the region to Chinese economic, political, and military strategy.
The activities of the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy are made possible by generous support from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation.
Although Israel confronts agonizing dilemmas in trying to rescue the hostages held in Gaza, the Qataris exercise a great deal of patience and have an innate sense of how to mediate and negotiate.
Commentary by Christopher P. Costa — December 8, 2023
Commentary by Joel Simon — October 17, 2023
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Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — August 6, 2020
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — June 24, 2020
Event — June 22, 2020
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — June 1, 2020
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — April 28, 2020
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — March 23, 2020
Brief by Seth Center and Emma Bates — December 19, 2019
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — December 17, 2019
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — November 25, 2019
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — September 25, 2019