Middle East/Southwest Asia

The Middle East/Southwest Asia program explores a wide range of regional issues that affect regional security from the Mediterranean to the Gulf. In 2014, we will continue to expand our work on the regional implications of the Arab uprisings through our project, Pathways to Progress: Peace, Prosperity and Change in the Middle East, which promotes regional economic cooperation as a key component in advancing political stability in the Arab states in transition. We are engaged in field research and fresh analysis on sectarianism, by looking at key cases and the cross-border consequences of this rising trend in the region. In addition, our work addresses the crisis in Syria and its impact on Syria's neighbors, particularly Lebanon, the challenge of Iran and its changing domestic landscape, and at US-Iraq relations. Our activities include workshops, field research and collaboration with regional organizations, conferences, and publications.

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