Middle East

Middle East

The Middle East program explores issues that affect regional security from the Mediterranean to the Gulf. The program’s two primary focuses include the strategic struggles between the Arab world and Iran, and sectarian identity in the region.

Research and Analysis

October 20, 2016 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

Read the full report, published by the Atlantic Council, here.

October 20, 2016 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

A conversation with:   Ellen Laipson Distinguished Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security Atlantic Council   Michael Connell

June 22, 2016 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

By Ellen Laipson: 

May 18, 2016 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

This month marks the centenary of the Sykes-Picot treaty, a French-English agreement to establish areas of control and influence in the Arab lands of the Middle East after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

May 11, 2016 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

The ouster of Ahmet Davutoglu as prime minister of Turkey is an internal matter.
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