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 by Jon B. Alterman , Will Todman , and Lubna Yousef — August 23, 2022
Podcast Episode — August 16, 2022
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman and Natasha Hall — August 9, 2022
Podcast Episode — August 2, 2022
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Caleb Harper — July 26, 2022
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — July 21, 2022
Newsletter by Caleb Harper and Kobe Spells — July 21, 2022
Podcast Episode — July 19, 2022
Podcast Episode by H. Andrew Schwartz and Jon B. Alterman — July 13, 2022
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Daniel Sharp — July 12, 2022