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.

Recent Analysis


Nicolas Pelham: Morocco's Missing King

This week on Babel, Jon Alterman speaks with Nicolas Pelham of The Economist about the Moroccan monarchy and King Mohammed VI’s unusual friendship with a German kickboxer.

Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman , Natasha Hall , and Daniel Sharp — May 30, 2023

Recent Events


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