Paul Salem is acting president of the Middle East Institute. He focuses on issues of political change, transition, and conflict as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East. He has a particular emphasis on the countries of the Levant and Egypt. Salem writes regularly in the Arab and Western press and has been published in numerous journals and newspapers. Salem is the author and editor of a number of books and reports including From Chaos to Cooperation: Toward Regional Order in the Middle East (ed.
On Monday, September 10, 2018, the Middle East Institute (MEI) hosted a roundtable with professors and members of the National Defense University of Iraq to discuss ways to strengthen political and economic reform in Iraq.
In this week's Monday Briefing, MEI experts Charles Lister, Randa Slim, Jean-François Seznec, and Mirette F. Mabrouk provide analysis on recent and upcoming events including escalating tensions in Idlib, protests in Basra and their implications for Iraqi politics, a Saudi sovereign wealth fund’s loan to help make up for Aramco IPO revenue, and Egypt's diplomatic outreach to China.
Hassan Hassan is a senior fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, focusing on militant Islam, Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf region. He is the co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, a New York Times and Washington Post bestseller, translated into more than a dozen foreign languages, and chosen as one of the Times of London’s Best Books of 2015 and The Wall Street Journal’s top 10 books on terrorism. Follow .
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The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host a conversation with Abbas Kadhim, the author of Reclaiming Iraq: The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State, senior adviser to the UNESCO Chair at Kufa University in Iraq and former senior fellow at Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute.
In this week's briefing, MEI experts Robert S. Ford, Randa Slim, Gerald Feierstein, and Marvin G. Weinbaum provide analysis on recent and upcoming events including Turkey's attempts to prevent a major escalation in Syria's Idlib province, ongoing political turmoil in Iraq, the implications of the Trump administration's decision to cut off U.S. aid to UNRWA, and Sec. Pompeo's upcoming trip to Pakistan.
Russia announced that it had convinced Iranian forces in Syria to keep away from the Israeli border by about 85 kilometers (53 miles). The Russian mediation came in the backdrop of an escalation in Israeli military strikes against Iranian-led forces in Syria.
In this week's Monday Briefing, MEI experts Jean-François Seznec, Randa Slim, and Charles Lister provide analysis on recent and upcoming events including Saudi Aramco's stalled IPO, the Iraqi Kurds' evolving role in government formation talks, and ratcheting tensions in Idlib.
The bureaucratic battle for Saudi Arabia’s future
Jean-François Seznec, MEI Scholar
In this week's Monday Briefing, MEI experts Gonul Tol, Robert S. Ford, Randa Slim, and Marvin G. Weinbaum provide analysis on Turkey's currency crisis, talks in Ankara over the future of Idlib, Abadi's chances of clinging to the premiership, and the Taliban's capture of Ghazni.
Turkey’s currency crisis rages on
Gonul Tol, Director for Turkish Studies