Middle East

The Middle East Program heads CSIS’s work on the region, which analyzes a wide range of political, security, and socioeconomic issues related to the Middle East and North Africa, with special attention to the ways that changes in the Middle East and North Africa have effects beyond the region.


Amb. David Satterfield: Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

This week on Babel, Jon Alterman speaks with Amb. David Satterfield about the crisis in Gaza, the challenges of getting aid to civilians, and the role of humanitarian assistance in ending the conflict. 

Podcast Episode by Jon B. Alterman, Will Todman, and Leah Hickert — February 20, 2024

The Truth of the Matter

U.S. Targets Baghdad

Podcast Episode by H. Andrew Schwartz and Norman T. Roule — February 9, 2024

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Video On Demand

Gaza: The Human Toll

Hosted by Global Health Policy Center
November 13, 2023 • 10:30 – 11:30 am EST

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Jon 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