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Anchor’s Away: The Future of the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, July 21, 2011
By Andrew Noble

Common Sense on Iran, July 18, 2011
By Barry Blechman

Stopping Iran’s Nuclear Program, June 22, 2011
By Barry Blechman

An Unsustainable Endeavor: Water Scarcity and Human Security in the Middle East, June 7, 2011
By John Doble

Center or Bust?: Will the Various Forces in Bahrain Finally Compromise on a Centrist Approach to Power?, March 8, 2011
By Jean-Francois Seznec

Crackdown in Bahrain, February 22, 2011
By Jean-Francois Seznec

Beyond Cairo: Prospects for Change in the Middle East, February 16, 2011
By Ellen Laipson and Steven Heydemann

Iraq’s Transition in the Shadow of Egypt, February 7, 2011
By Ellen Laipson

Iran’s Response to Drugs from Afghanistan, January 28, 2011
By Andrew Houk

Covert Operations in Iran, Decmeber 30, 2010
By Carrielyn O’Connell

Losing the Meaning of Jihad: Terrorism and the US Media, December 27, 2010
By Allie Kirchner

Strategic Engagement with Iran, December 14, 2010
By Daniel Brumberg and Barry Blechman

Coping with Scarcity: Saudi Arabia and Water, December 9, 2010
By Adam Giansiracusa

Ellen Laipson offers thoughts on Iran for USIP’s Iran Primer, November 30, 2010
By Ellen Laipson

Iran’s Nuclear Challenge, November 16, 2010
By Barry Blechman, Brian Finlay, and Ellen Laipson

Moving Forward in Iraq: the US Civilian Mission and Security, October 26, 2010
By Peter Alsis

The Shia Factor for the Stabilization of Afghanistan: Iran and the Hazara, September 27, 2010
By Andrew Houk

The Iraq-Kuwait Border Issue: A Step in the Right Direction or More Empty Rhetoric? September 13, 2010
By Lillian Frost

Iraq in Focus: Homeland Security Policy Institute, August 30, 2010
By Ellen Laipson

A Terminal Case? Iraqi Natural Gas Development, August 30, 2010
By Miles Watkins

Nuclear Talks with Iran: Will New EU and US Roles Make a Difference?, August 2, 2010
By Johan Bergenas

Nuclear Energy in the Middle East: the Jordan Factor, July 15, 2010
By Emile El-Hokayem

As Iran Simmers, the Nuclear Clock Ticks On, July 2, 2010
By Andrew Houk

Monitoring Sanctions on Iran: The Role of the New Panel of Experts, June 21, 2010
By Alix Boucher

The New Iraq and the Palestine Question, June 14, 2010
By Ellen Laipson

Egypt, The Spoiler?, May 27, 2010
By Michael Krepon

Oil Legislation in Iraq: A Step Towards Stability, November 19, 2009 
By Ronan McGee

Iraq’s New Realities, October 25, 2009
By Ellen Laipson, Mokhtar Lamani

Yemen and the GCC: Prospects for Membership, October 5, 2009
By Ronan McGee

Engaging Iran: How Broad an Agenda?, September 28, 2009
By Ellen Laipson

As Iran simmers, the nuclear clock ticks on, July 2, 2009
By Emile El-Hokayem

Gulf-US Relations in 2008: A Year of Transition, June 1, 2009
By Emile El-Hokayem and Elena McGovern

Engaging Iran: Strategic Goal or Means to an End?, May 21, 2009
By Ellen Laipson

How its Arab neighbours can help to build the new Iraq, May 11, 2009
By Ellen Laipson

Iran, and the diplomatic tango that may keep us safe, April 30, 2009
By Emile El-Hokayem

If the Gulf wants to be heard, it must be more assertive, April 30, 2009
By Emile El-Hokayem

America is talking, but is anyone in Iran listening?, April 29, 2009
By Emile El-Hokayem

In a Tough Neighborhood, the UAE makes sure its voice is heard, April 15, 2009
By Emile El-Hokayem

King Abdullah has Given Reform and Saudi their Best Chance Yet, April 9, 2009
By Emile El-Hokayem

The Iraqi Refugee Crisis in Regional Context, March 31, 2009
By Ellen Laipson

Memo to Mr. Obama: Gulf Security and Why it Matters, February 26, 2009
By Emile El-Hokayem

Export Controls in the United Arab Emirates: A Practical Manifestation of a Strategic Dilemma, February 18, 2009
By Elena McGovern

Fear, fascination, delusion: the legacies of Iran’s revolution, February 4, 2009
By Emile El-Hokayem

The Gulf States Must Press the Nuclear Issue Before It’s Too Late, December 17, 2008
By Emile El-Hokayem

Iran and Syria: why this unlikely alliance endures, December 3, 2008  
By Emile El-Hokayem

Three Options for Obama to Engage Iran: All with Dangers, November 19, 2008
By Emile El-Hokayem

The Saudi Arabia that the Middle East Needs is Finally Emerging, October 20, 2008
By Emile El-Hokayem

Gulf security and the role that NATO is looking to play here, October 6, 2008
By Emile El-Hokayem

The Stability of the Gulf is Now a Global Responsibility, September 15, 2008
By Emile El-Hokayem

Negotiating Security Arrangements with Iraq: Easier Said than Done, June 18, 2008
By Ellen Laipson

Al Qaeda’s Growing Use of the Internet: Should We Be Concerned?, June 17, 2008
By Caitlin Potratz

An Unsettled Foundation? Labor in the UAE, May 29, 2008
By Elena McGovern

Don’t Declare Victory, February 15, 2008
By Ellen Laipson

A New Direction for France’s Security and Foreign Policy, February 6, 2008
By Emile El-Hokayem

Washington – Still in Search of a Coherent Iran Policy, January 24, 2008
By Ellen Laipson

Iran’s Nuclear Program:  Does New Intelligence mean a New Policy?, December 5, 2007 
By Ellen Laipson

Building Momentum for Reform: The Islamist-Secular Alliance in Yemen, November 2007 
By Mona Yacoubian

Demography and Conflict: How are they connected?, October 18, 2007
By Ellen Laipson

Sarkozy in the Middle East: Between Zeal and Reality, September 18, 2007
By Emile El-Hokayem

Ahmadinejad’s International Education, September 6, 2007
By Ellen Laipson and Elena McGovern

Iraq’s Hot Summer … and Ours, July 26, 2007
By Ellen Laipson

Iraq: Why Reconciliation Is So Hard, May 22, 2007
By Ellen Laipson

A New Beginning in US-Iran Relations?, May 1, 2007
By Ellen Laipson

Syria’s Alliance with Iran, May 2007
By Mona Yacoubian

The Security Sector and Prospects for Change in the Middle East, April 15, 2007
By Ellen Laipson

Syria’s Relations with Iraq, April 2007
By Mona Yacoubian

China and the Middle East: No Threat to US Interests, for Now, March 26, 2007
By Ellen Laipson

Demography and Democracy in the Middle East, February 12, 2007
By Richard Cincotta

Peu d’espoir pour l’Irak, December 5, 2006
By Ellen Laipson

Prospects for Ahmadinejad’s Call for More Rapid Population Growth in Iran, November 13, 2006
By Richard Cincotta

Can the United States Contain Iran?, November 6, 2006
By Emile El-Hokayem

Iraq: Hard Choices, Real Consequences, November 1, 2006
By Ellen Laipson, Maureen S. Steinbruner

The Khatami Visit and US-Iran Relations, September 20, 2006
By Ellen Laipson

Arab Gulf States: The Iran Complex, August 31, 2006
By Emile El-Hokayem

The Need to Rethink US Policy towards Iran, April 18, 2006
By Ellen Laipson

Reflections on Iraq’s Predicament, March 28, 2006
By Emile El-Hokayem

Iraq After the Elections:  Choices and Challenges Ahead, December 16, 2005
By Ellen Laipson

The US-Iran-Iraq Triangle: Uncertainty and Anxiety, August 8, 2005
By Ellen Laipson

What the Rise of Asia Means for the Persian Gulf, February 8, 2005
By Brendan Geary

Iraq’s Future:  Making the Most of the Elections’ Success, February 2, 2005
By Ellen Laipson

The Arab Gulf states and the Iranian nuclear challenge, January 6, 2005
By Emile El-Hokayem

The Art of Brinkmanship: Unraveling Iran’s Nuclear Policy, December 23, 2004
By Nicholas Schmidle

Cutting Through the Myriad Cons about the Neocons, December 7, 2004
By Emile El-Hokayem

How the United States and Europe Can (And Do) Cooperate in the Middle East, November 19, 2004
By Emile El-Hokayem

The Paradox of Anti-Americanism in Iran, October 12, 2004
By Nicholas Schmidle

A Showdown on Iran’s Nuclear Program, October 1, 2004
By Emile El-Hokayem

America’s Missed Opportunity in the Middle East, September 1, 2004
By Ellen Laipson

US Stakes Between Iraq, Iran, August 30, 2004
By Ellen Laipson

Are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq’s future?, August 6, 2004
By Emile El-Hokayem

The New Iraq and its Neighbors, July 7, 2004
By Ellen Laipson, Emile El-Hokayem

Absence of a U.S. Policy towards Iran and its Consequences, May 27, 2004  
By Ellen Laipson

Testimony on Intelligence and Language Capabilities, May 13, 2004
By Ellen Laipson

Iraq: Issues on the horizon, October 23, 2003
By Ellen Laipson

The Iraq War: Views From North Africa, April 1, 2003  
By Ellen Laipson

While America Slept: Understanding Terrorism and Counterterrorism, January 1, 2003
By Ellen Laipson

Assessing the Long-Term Challenges, November 1, 2002
By Ellen Laipson

Intelligence and the Middle East: What Do We Need to Know, February 16, 1995
By Ellen Laipson

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