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Middle East Brief
Post-Revolution Egyptian Foreign Policy
Abdel Monem Said Aly

Middle East Brief
A Comprehensive Nuclear Deal with Iran: Not Mission Impossible
Seyedamir Hossein Mahdavi

Middle East Brief
The Road to Rule of Law in the Arab World: Comparative Insights
Eva Bellin

Middle East Brief
Stabilizing Gaza-Israel Relations: What Would It Take?
Shai Feldman and Khalil Shikaki

Middle East Brief
Deciphering Abdel Fattah el-Sisi: President of Egypt’s Third Republic
Abdel Monem Said Aly

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Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East
Abdel Monem Said Aly, Shai Feldman, Khalil Shikaki

Crown Center


In the News - December 3, 2014
ISIS Takeover In Iraq: Mosul University Students, Faculty Uncertain About The Future Of Higher Education
David Patel, Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center

"ISIS targeted [Professors] immediately after gaining control of Mosul this past summer. 'The first thing they did was go to the personnel office and get all the files... to figure out which of them had studied in America, had contacts in America... to be disposed of,' he said. '[Professors] fled Mosul because their names would end up on death lists.'" ... Read More


Middle East Brief
Post-Revolution Egyptian Foreign Policy
Abdel Monem Said Aly, the Chairman of the Board, CEO, and Director of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo and a Senior Fellow at the Crown Center

In the wake of the 2011 revolution, Egypt has experienced two radical transformations in its leadership and, correspondingly, in its foreign policy agenda. In this Brief, Abdel Monem Said Aly examines the foreign and national security policies of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ... Read More


Middle East Brief
A Comprehensive Nuclear Deal with Iran: Not Mission Impossible
Seyedamir Hossein Mahdavi, a former member of the Central Council of Mujahedin Inqilab, a reformist party in Iran, and in 2013-14 was a researcher at the Crown Center.

As the November 24 deadline for a comprehensive agreement between Iran and the P5+1 to resolve the nuclear conflict nears, analysts have become increasingly pessimistic about the prospects of reaching such an agreement. In this Brief, Seyedamir Hossein Mahdavi challenges this 'common wisdom.'... Read More