Egypt and the Levant

The Middle East Program, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, International Security Program, Transnational Threats Project, Burke Chair in Strategy, and Emeritus Chair in Strategy analyze shifting dynamics and their implications for U.S. policy in Syria, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, and Lebanon.


A Mezze: Iran's "Cloudy" Accusations

In mid-2022, Iranian authorities accused Israel and the United Arab Emirates of stealing their rain. But Iran’s increasingly dire water shortages make it harder to blame others for the Iranian government’s poor water management. A new Mezze from the CSIS Middle East Program.

Podcast Episode — June 6, 2023

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Jon B. Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program
Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program
Will Todman
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Middle East Program