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 Caleb Harper — June 28, 2022
Podcast Episode by H. Andrew Schwartz and Jon B. Alterman — June 24, 2022
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — June 23, 2022
Critical Questions by Will Todman — June 23, 2022
Newsletter by Caleb Harper and Will McChesney — June 23, 2022
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , Will Todman , and Caleb Harper — June 14, 2022
Podcast Episode — June 7, 2022
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Caleb Harper — May 31, 2022
Podcast Episode — May 24, 2022
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Daniel Sharp — May 17, 2022