Middle East and North Africa

  • Palestinian Territories
    The UN’s Palestinian Aid Controversy: What’s at Stake
    The leading UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees is engulfed in allegations that twelve of its employees were involved in the Hamas attacks on southern Israel. The agency faces severe funding cutbacks, with huge consequences for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. 
  • Iran
    Open to Debate Collaboration: Unresolved—The Iran Threat
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    In a collaboration between CFR and Open to Debate, panelists debate the threat of Iran to global security. Did Biden’s diplomacy fail? Can Israel live with a nuclear Iran? Does Iran pose a challenge to the global order? Open to Debate is the nation’s only nonpartisan, debate-driven media organization dedicated to bringing multiple viewpoints together for a constructive, balanced, respectful exchange of ideas. Open to Debate is a platform for intellectually curious and open-minded people to engage with others holding opposing views on complex issues.
  • Israel
    Hamas and the "Two-State Solution"
    News reports that Hamas will agree to the "two-state solution" actually show an effort to protect Hamas and improve its political standing.

Experts in this Region

Elliott Abrams
Elliott Abrams

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies

Henri J. Barkey
Henri J. Barkey

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies

Robert D. Blackwill
Robert D. Blackwill

Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy

Steven A. Cook
Steven A. Cook

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies and Director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars

Martin S. Indyk
Martin S. Indyk

Lowy Distinguished Fellow in U.S.-Middle East Diplomacy

Farah Pandith
Farah Pandith

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Gideon Rose
Gideon Rose

Adjunct Senior Fellow