• Program Impact Report

    Since its founding in 1981, the Middle East Policy Council (MEPC) has dedicated its programs and publications to improving American understanding of the politics and societies of the Arab world and the broader Middle East, and to promoting thought


Iran after Khamenei: Prospects for Political Change
Saeid Golkar

In 2018, after the suppression of the Green Movement following the disputed presidential election of 2009, Iran witnessed another wave of uprisings.

Solution in Libya: Elections, Mediation and a Victor’s Peace
Irene Costantini

The article argues to the contrary that Haftar’s offensive over Tripoli typifies the “illiberal turn” in conflict management recently postulated by some analysts.

Russia in Syria: An Unequivocal Return to the Middle East?
Robert Mason

This article argues that President Putin's securitization agenda stems from the second Chechen War and is far more pragmatic concerning Russian engagement in the Middle East than former Soviet policies.