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Books and Reports

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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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Deaths of Despair

With unemployment in the Middle East reaching alarming levels, Jon B. Alterman explores the potential consequences of the region's economic growth and energy transition on its youth population, and with it, the critical choices governments should make to avoid crises.

Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — February 21, 2023

Mezze: Assorted Stories from the Middle East


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Saudi Arabia’s New Journey in Anime

As anime’s popularity grows, Saudi Arabia’s engagement in the production of Arabic anime content represents a new effort to shape the narrative at home and abroad.

Newsletter by Daniel Sharp — February 21, 2023