The CSIS Middle East Program provides fresh analysis of the drivers of change in the Middle East to decision makers and thought leaders in the United States and abroad.
The Middle East Program is a source for new ideas that go beyond the conventional wisdom, disseminated through written scholarship, events, and commentary in leading news outlets.
Dr. Alterman serves as the director of the Middle East Program, a position he has held since 2002. Under his leadership, the Middle East Program has launched a biweekly podcast and numerous miniseries, convened events with many of the top thinkers in the field, and conducted innovative research on the Middle East including work on the Chinese influence, sustainability, and cultural shifts in the region.
Dr. Jon Alterman, Ben Cahill, and Dr. Joseph Majkut note key questions arising from the recent decision by OPEC+ to decrease oil production and its impact on the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Critical Questions by Jon B. Alterman , Joseph Majkut , and Ben Cahill — October 6, 2022
Report by Natasha Hall — February 14, 2022
Report by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Will Todman — May 18, 2021
Podcast Series by Jon B. Alterman
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Podcast Episode — February 1, 2023
Event by Jon B. Alterman , Jason Rezaian , Behrouz Boochani , and Tara Azizi — January 26, 2023
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Daniel Sharp — January 24, 2023
Newsletter by Lubna Yousef and Caleb Harper — January 24, 2023
Podcast Episode — January 17, 2023
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — January 17, 2023
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Daniel Sharp — January 10, 2023
Podcast Episode — January 3, 2023
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Will Todman , and Lubna Yousef — December 27, 2022
Newsletter by Caleb Harper — December 22, 2022