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  • Food Security in the Arabian Peninsula

    Food Security in the Arabian Peninsula
    • January 14, 2010 —  Washington, D.C.

    Food security is fast becoming a critical issue for Persian Gulf countries as they face three converging factors: tighter global food markets with strained export surpluses, a decline in domestic production, and continuous population growth.

  • In-House Briefing on the 2010 Iraqi Parliamentary Elections

    In-House Briefing on the 2010 Iraqi Parliamentary Elections
    • December 16, 2009 —  Beirut

    The Iraqi parliamentary elections in 2010 will determine whether the country moves toward consolidating a stable democracy, or slides deeper into sectarian turmoil.

  • Sovereign Wealth Funds: From Dubai to Oslo, Politics Meets Business

    Sovereign Wealth Funds: From Dubai to Oslo, Politics Meets Business
    • December 09, 2009 —  Washington, D.C.

    Since the start of the financial crisis, questions about sovereign wealth funds, which had $3.9 trillion in assets in 2008, have been at the forefront of discussions regarding financial stability and global politics.

  • The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

    The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
    • November 19, 2009 —  Brussels

    Yemen faces a great and growing number of challenges which need to be addressed immediately, or there is a very real risk that the country will collapse, becoming a safe-haven for al-Qaeda and destabilizing the entire Gulf region.

  • “Fixing Broken Windows”: Security Sector Reform in Palestine, Lebanon, and Yemen

    “Fixing Broken Windows”: Security Sector Reform in Palestine, Lebanon, and Yemen
    • November 03, 2009 —  Washington, D.C.
    • عربي

    Although important, development assistance aimed at reforming the security sectors in Palestine, Lebanon, and Yemen has achieved only limited results. The bulk of such aid has consisted of military training and equipment, which does nothing to ensure that security forces answer to legitimate civilian leaders.

  • Getting to Pluralism: Political Actors in the Arab World

    Getting to Pluralism: Political Actors in the Arab World

    The imbalance of power in Arab countries allows regimes to stay in control virtually unchallenged by non-violent opposition groups. Without a break in the stalemate between the key players—ruling establishments, moderate Islamist movements, and secular parties—democratization is impossible.

  • The Lebanese Armed Forces: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Syria Lebanon

    The Lebanese Armed Forces: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Syria Lebanon

    The development of efficient and well trained Lebanese Armed Forces still represents one of the main priorities for achieving security and state sovereignty in Lebanon.

  • Foreign Policies of Islamist Parties in the Arab World

    Foreign Policies of Islamist Parties in the Arab World
    • July 27, 2009 —  Beirut

    Moderate Islamist parties across the Arab world have the opportunity to present themselves as legitimate candidates for preventing the spread of fundamentalism, allowing for normalized relations with the West.

  • Al-Qaeda in Yemen

    Al-Qaeda in Yemen
    • July 07, 2009 —  Washington, D.C.

    Preventing Yemen from becoming another al-Qaeda safe haven requires more than traditional security assistance from the United States.

  • Israeli-Palestinian Peace: American Diplomacy under the Obama Administration

    Israeli-Palestinian Peace: American Diplomacy under the Obama Administration
    • June 22, 2009 —  Beirut

    The Obama administration’s recent efforts to reactivate the Palestinian-Israeli peace process depend heavily on the situation on the ground; if the situation remains difficult, it will be reflected in the success or failure of Obama’s efforts.

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