Istanbul, Turkey

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Downtown Doha, Qatar

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The Nile, illuminated.

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A discussion of current topics in Middle East research with former students of Professor Leonard Binder.

Sequoia Room, UCLA Faculty Center 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Adam Garfinkle, editor of The American Interest, on why the United States should scale back its over-involvement in the Middle East.

10383 Bunche Hall 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


CMED Director Steven Spiegel: The conflict is not between Arabs and Jews but supporters of a two-state versus one-state solution.

Friday, October 24, 2014 READ MORE

The dug-in positions, deep pessimism and frustration of all parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict mean that small confidence-building measures may be the only viable option at present.

Friday, October 17, 2014 READ MORE

In 10 short years, CMED has become a well-known and trusted organization in the field and in the region.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 READ MORE


What are the causes of the rise in Afghan opium cultivation and what can be done to curb it?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 READ MORE

On Nov. 4. 2014, the Democrats may lose control of the Senate in the midterm elections. What are the implications for continued U.S. strategy in the MENA region?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 READ MORE

Youth unemployment is a rampant and costly problem in the Middle East, and the region cannot afford the skills gap that is perpetuated by its ill-fitting education system.

Monday, October 27, 2014 READ MORE

For many, the answer seems simple: Turkey should listen to the demands of its Kurds to fight IS. But unfortunately, the situation is far more complicated.

Monday, October 20, 2014 READ MORE

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