Jordan's protests: Challenges to long-term stability

Jordan seems to have weathered an immediate crisis following a week of mass protests, maintaining its impressive history of survival in an otherwise hostile and unstable region. Yet numerous challenges lie ahead.

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Thu, 06/28/2018
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The Middle East Institute's Arts and Culture program is proud to present a documentary series highlighting the voices of Palestinian women in collaboration with Filmlab: Palestine. Directed by Dima Abou Ghosh, the film Emwas follows the director's journey, as she rebuilds her demolished hometown, Emwas, through memories of family and friends who still yearn for their return. A conversation with Nusayba Hammad, managing director of the D.C.

Hodeida under siege

In this week's Monday Briefing, MEI experts Gerald Feierstein, Randa Slim, Marvin G. Weinbaum, and Jean-Francois Seznec provide analysis on recent and upcoming events including the seizure of Hodeida by an Emirati-led coalition, Iraq's ongoing political negotiations, the killing of TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah, and Friday's OPEC meeting in Vienna.

Can this man alter Lebanon's political landscape?

Sami Gemayel has focused his entire electoral campaign on social, economic and environmental issues that affect every Lebanese household.

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/14/2018
10:00 - 11:30
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As Yemen enters a fourth year of civil conflict and humanitarian catastrophe

Jihadist propaganda, offline: Strategic communications in modern warfare

Insurgent strategic communication has rarely posed as great a threat to regional and international security as it does today in Syria, where jihadists are using it to aggressively advance their short- and long-term interests.

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/19/2018
13:00 - 14:30
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After the announcement by President Donald Trump that the United States will pull out of the JCPOA and reinstate sanctions on Iran, various questions surround Iran’s future, and in particular the future of its energy sector.

Assad regime will reconstruct Syria with or without US aid

Having failed in the military effort to oust the Assad regime, Washington will now keep Syria and Syrians on a postwar “diet” by maintaining economic sanctions and opposing reconstruction and development assistance. However, Iran and China, as well as U.S. allies like Jordan and Turkey, are eager to cash in on the economic boon that Syrian reconstruction will provide.

Video: Where is ISIS today?

After years of international intervention, ISIS was routed from its Iraqi stronghold in Mosul and from its so-called capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa last year. However, the group remains dangerous both in the region and globally. Charles Lister discusses how ISIS is operating today, and what the international community must do to combat it.

Iraq’s election recount goes up in smoke

In this week's Briefing, MEI experts discuss a mysterious fire that has disrupted Iraq's election recount, de-escalation efforts in northwestern Syria, the Saudi crown prince's upcoming visit to Russia, Iran's turn eastward following the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, and other issues.

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