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A Passing Generation of Yemeni Politics
Asher Orkaby

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

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

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ISIS In Iraq: What We Get Wrong and Why 2015 Is Not 2007 Redux
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Post-Revolution Egyptian Foreign Policy
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In the News: March 25, 2015 - Foreign Affairs
Houthi Who? 
Asher Orkaby, Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center

The Houthis are one of the most effective military forces combating the expansion of al Qaeda and ISIS in the Arabian Peninsula. If the West turns its back on the Houthi leadership because of antagonistic slogans, opportunistic relations with Iran, or Hadi’s protestations, it might end up forsaking a serious partner. Read More


In the News: March 23, 2015 - Hurriyet Daily News
How Turkey can save its preferential trade agreement with Iran
Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East at the Crown Center, Brandeis University

Middle Eastern countries will welcome Turkish industrial exports only if Turkey opens its market to their less sophisticated industrial products. ... Read More


In the News: March 7, 2015 - The National Interest
Bibi's Speech: A More Sober Assessment
Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of Crown Center

Bibi's message to Congress this week was important, even if the manner in which he went about it was risky. ... Read More


In the News: March 13, 2015 - Foreign Affairs
Rivals With Benefits
Asher Orkaby, Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center

Those following the turmoil in the Middle East might be surprised to hear of increasingly friendly relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia, longtime rivals that now face the shared threats of ... 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