The OPEC+ Phenomenon of Saudi-Russian Cooperation and Implications for US-Saudi Relations
How durable is the Saudi-Russian relationship, and what are its implications for the longstanding energy-for-security arrangement between Saudi Arabia and the U.S.?
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Mark Finley, Jim Krane October 18, 2022
How Can We Protect “Climate Refugees”?
As climate change becomes an increasingly prominent driver of migration, this report investigates possible pathways to ensure that “climate refugees” receive adequate legal protection.
Ana Martín Gil, Pamela Lizette Cruz, Kelsey Norman, Ivonne Cruz October 13, 2022
Why the Islamic State in Afghanistan is Too Weak to Overthrow the Taliban
ISIS-K, a branch of the Islamic State in Afghanistan, has maintained a steady stream of violent attacks in the country over the last year. But the group may actually be organizationally weak, writes Zwan Visiting Fellow Fazal Muzhary.
Fazal Muzhary September 29, 2022
Cyber and Information Warfare in Ukraine: What Do We Know Seven Months In?
Information and cyber action have been important but ancillary components of the Ukraine war since its outbreak on February 24, 2022. We offer a set of observations:
Christopher Bronk, Gabriel Collins, Dan Wallach September 6, 2022
Key Challenges for U.S. Policy in the Middle East
A report from center experts on the evolution of Islamist politics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, security in the Persian Gulf and displacement in the Middle East.
Kelsey Norman, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, A.Kadir Yildirim July 7, 2022
Our New Afghan Neighbors: The Challenges and Opportunities of Afghan Resettlement to Houston
Following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan last summer, the world witnessed one of the largest and most rapid humanitarian evacuation missions in U.S. history. Since then, Afghan evacuees have faced numerous challenges in seeking resettlement in the United States.
Ana Martín Gil, Fazal Muzhary, Kelsey Norman April 25, 2022
U.S.-China Competition Enters the Decade of Maximum Danger: Policy Ideas to Avoid Losing the 2020s
As China’s power reaches its peak over the next decade, President Xi Jinping may make a bold move against Taiwan. To protect American interests and the rules-based order, the authors argue that the United States and its allies should immediately mobilize resources to deter Chinese aggression.
Gabriel Collins, Andrew S. Erickson December 20, 2021
Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East | Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees | Policy BriefWhere Will Fleeing Afghans Go?
We are in the midst of one of the largest and most rapid humanitarian evacuation missions in American history. Where will fleeing Afghans go? Middle East fellow Kelsey Norman describes an inadequate U.S. response and recommends ways forward.
Kelsey Norman August 26, 2021