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.
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
Commentary by Natasha Hall — May 4, 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
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — June 20, 2023
All Middle East Program Content
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Daniel Sharp — January 24, 2023
Newsletter by Lubna Yousef and Caleb Harper — January 24, 2023
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — January 17, 2023
Podcast Episode — January 17, 2023
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Daniel Sharp — January 10, 2023
Podcast Episode — January 3, 2023
Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Will Todman , and Lubna Yousef — December 27, 2022
Newsletter by Caleb Harper and Mennah Abdelwahab — December 22, 2022
Podcast Episode — December 20, 2022
Commentary by Will Todman — December 16, 2022