- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, with the assistance of Michael PeacockApr 28, 2015
There are many ways to measure the Gulf military balance, but one key indicator is to look at the relative size of Gulf military expenditures and the size and nature of Gulf arms imports and transfers of military technology. The Burke Chair has prepared a detailed comparison of key estimates of both military spending and arms transfers, drawing upon official sources as well as the work of
- ReportBy Ghaith al-OmariApr 24, 2015
In Chapter 9 of Rocky Harbors: Taking Stock of the Middle East in 2015, Ghaith al-Omari analyzes the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.
- NewsletterBy Daniel TwiningApr 23, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping has just concluded an important state summit in Pakistan.
- NewsletterApr 20, 2015
Egypt has played an outsized role in the Arab world for centuries, and that role continues. Its population of 90 million dwarfs that of all of its neighbors, and its legions of teachers, lawyers, and physicians scattered throughout the Arab world (and the prevalence of Egyptian singers, movie stars, and newscasters on Arab airwaves) give almost every Arab a personal tie to the country.
- ReportBy Stephen D. BiddleApr 8, 2015
In Chapter 5 of Rocky Harbors: Taking Stock of the Middle East in 2015, Stephen D. Biddle assesses the perceived and actual threats that the Islamic State group (ISG) poses to U.S. and other Western interests.
- ReportBy Farideh FarhiApr 8, 2015
In Chapter 6 of Rocky Harbors: Taking Stock of the Middle East in 2015, Farideh Farhi presents and analyzes developments in Iran's domestic political institutions and how they affect its foreign policy and role in the region.
- ReportBy Haim MalkaApr 3, 2015
In Chapter 7 of Rocky Harbors: Taking Stock of the Middle East in 2015, Haim Malka analyzes the future of politics and security in the Maghreb.
- Critical QuestionsApr 3, 2015
- CommentaryApr 2, 2015
All over the Gulf, there is a sense that Iran is running the table on the Middle East. The Iranians control four Arab capitals, they say, and the Iranians are tying the West up in knots on the nuclear talks in Switzerland.
- NewsletterApr 1, 2015