Middle East Program
The CSIS Middle East Program focuses on the drivers of change in the region. We aim to be primarily "opportunity driven" rather than "threat driven," seeking out opportunities for positive change rather than merely reacting to crises. In addition to exploring regional trends, key states, and non-state actors, our current work addresses topics including political, social, and economic change in North Africa, Asian strategies toward the Middle East, shifting dynamics in the Gulf, and challenges related to radicalism and insurgencies.
We publish regular analysis papers, the monthly Middle East Notes and Comment newsletter analyzing current events, and in both the academic and popular press. We also host roundtables and conferences and appear on leading national and international news outlets.