With an ailing economy and post-Arab Spring political turbulence, Egypt has become increasingly marginalized on the regional and global stage. The ongoing Israel-Hamas war, however, underscores that Egypt is a vital regional partner to the United States.
Commentary by Daniel Byman and Jon B. Alterman — October 25, 2023
Books and Reports
Environmental issues hold unique promise for fostering negotiation and cooperation in the Gulf. A new CSIS brief explores the potential of environmental diplomacy to bring broader geopolitical benefits.
Brief by Will Todman Lubna Yousef and Mennah Abdelwahab — July 11, 2023
Powering Recovery: Reform, Reconstruction, and Renewables in Conflict-Affected States in the Arab World
Report by Will Todman Jon B. Alterman and Lubna Yousef — March 3, 2023
Report by Natasha Hall — February 14, 2022
Middle East Notes and Comment
As Prime Minister Modi’s state visit to the United States approaches, Dr. Jon Alterman analyzes India’s newfound legitimacy from its nonalignment strategy and the lessons that governments in the Middle East can take from the “India model” of multipolar foreign policy.
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — June 20, 2023
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — April 25, 2023
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — March 22, 2023
Mezze: Assorted Stories from the Middle East
AI is playing an increasing role among Muslim institutions in the MENA region. This trend, however, has left many uneasy. In this mezze, Marty Pimentel discusses the future role of AI in religious institutions throughout the region.
Newsletter by Martin Pimentel — October 24, 2023