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.
Jon B. Alterman explains how China's response to Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping reveal the ultimate foreign policy goal of undermining the United States.
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — February 15, 2024
Congressional Testimony by Jon B. Alterman — February 14, 2024
Commentary by Natasha Hall — February 5, 2024
Transcript — February 6, 2024
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