Political Twister in Yemen: A tangle of arms and actors
If destabilization in Yemen remains the status quo, then the West should be concerned about the increased threat of global terrorism.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 READ MORE
Melinda Gates' commitment to women
Last week, Melinda Gates delivered a lecture at UCLA about gender equality and reproductive rights. Here are some of her thoughts as they related to the Middle East.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 READ MORE
Afghanistan and Opium: A Debilitating Marriage
What are the causes of the rise in Afghan opium cultivation and what can be done to curb it?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 READ MORE
What a Republican Takeover this November Could Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy
On Nov. 4. 2014, the Democrats may lose control of the Senate in the midterm elections. What are the implications for continued U.S. strategy in the MENA region?
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 READ MORE
The Young and the Jobless
Youth unemployment is a rampant and costly problem in the Middle East, and the region cannot afford the skills gap that is perpetuated by its ill-fitting education system.
Monday, October 27, 2014 READ MORE
The Real Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
CMED Director Steven Spiegel: The conflict is not between Arabs and Jews but supporters of a two-state versus one-state solution.
Friday, October 24, 2014 READ MORE
Turkey Has 99 Problems and the PKK Is Just One
For many, the answer seems simple: Turkey should listen to the demands of its Kurds to fight IS. But unfortunately, the situation is far more complicated.
Monday, October 20, 2014 READ MORE
The Power Struggle of Persian Politics
Can Iranian president Hassan Rouhani deliver on his promise of a more moderate approach while Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei holds the reins of powers?
Monday, October 13, 2014 READ MORE
U.S. and allies on the move against the Islamic State: What about Israel?
While the international community now weighs its focus on counter-terrorism efforts lead by the US, one question sits in the back of everyone's mind: what about Israel?
Thursday, October 09, 2014 READ MORE
Unique partnership drives the Center for Middle East Development
In 10 short years, CMED has become a well-known and trusted organization in the field and in the region.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 READ MORE
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