The Gulf

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 study the evolving political, economic, and security context of the GCC states, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen.

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A Mezze: Untying the Knot

To bring divorce rates down in Egypt, the government is intervening before couples tie the knot in the first place.

Podcast Episode — January 17, 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