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Middle East Brief
A Passing Generation of Yemeni Politics
Asher Orkaby

Middle East Brief
Iran’s Overeducation Crisis: Causes and Ramifications
Nader Habibi

Middle East Brief
Can Hamas Moderate? Insights from Palestinian Politics during 2005-2011
Khalil Shikaki

Middle East Brief
ISIS In Iraq: What We Get Wrong and Why 2015 Is Not 2007 Redux
David Siddhartha Patel

Middle East Brief
Post-Revolution Egyptian Foreign Policy
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Middle East Brief
A Passing Generation of Yemeni Politics
Asher Orkaby, Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center

The September 2014 takeover of the Yemeni capital Sana'a by Houthi tribesmen, and subsequent events, have radically destabilized the fragile republic and holds the possibility of re-igniting a full civil war. ... Read More


Middle East Brief
Iran’s Overeducation Crisis: Causes and Ramifications
Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East at the Crown Center, Brandeis University

The Islamic Republic of Iran is facing an unprecedented overeducation crisis—producing far more university graduates than the employment opportunities available to them. ... Read More


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The Crown Center invites applications for travel, research and study grants for Brandeis undergraduate and graduate students. These grants may be used for summer travel/study or for thesis research during the academic year. ... Read More


Middle East Brief
Can Hamas Moderate? Insights from Palestinian Politics during 2005-2011
Khalil Shikaki, Director of the Palestinian Center for Political and Survey Research and Goldman Senior Fellow at the Crown Center

The events known as the Arab Spring and uprisings have provided two different models of possible integration of Islamic movements into politics ... Read More