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Books and Reports


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Photo: iLab/CSIS

Photo: iLab/CSIS

Sustainable States: Environment, Governance, and the Future of the Middle East

Dr. Jon Alterman, Natasha Hall, and Will Todman examine the power, water, and sanitation sectors in Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia and explore how environmentally sustainable public utilities could help bridge the trust deficit between citizens and their governments.

Report by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Will Todman — May 18, 2021

Middle East Notes and Comment


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Photo: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images

The Middle East Transition We Need to Talk About

Dr. Jon B. Alterman calls attention to a transition in the Middle East that receives little attention, and how the United States can help regional states approach the looming changes to the benefit of U.S. strategic interests.

Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — July 21, 2022

Mezze: Assorted Stories from the Middle East


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Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

On the Hook: How Egypt's Military Outcompetes Local Fish Farmers

Egypt's fish farmers are struggling for various reasons, but farmers say the real culprit lies beneath the surface: they are competing against the Egyptian military, which has become one of the largest players in the industry.

Newsletter by Caleb Harper — October 19, 2022