Research on the Middle East and North Africa

This page brings together the latest research and our recommendations for sources on the Middle East and North Africa.

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Our Latest Recommendations

Brookings Podcast: “Globalization, NAFTA and the Wall”

In this episode of Dollar and Sense, Brookings fellow David Dollar discusses NAFTA and globalization with Ernesto Zedillo, a former president of Mexico.

Podcast: Peace, Security, and the United Nations General Assembly

In this podcast from Brookings Cafeteria, Fred Dews interviews Brookings Foreign Policy Director Bruce Jones regarding how the state of security has changed over the past years and what the United Nations (UN) should be doing about it.

Straight from the Source

RSS The latest from Brookings

  • Why the Iran deal’s second anniversary may be even more important than the first
    At the time that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran was being debated here in Washington, I felt that the terms of the deal were far less consequential than how the United States responded to Iranian regional behavior after a deal was signed. I see the events of the past 12 months […]
  • The Iran deal, one year out: What Brookings experts are saying
    How has the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—signed between the P5+1 and Iran one year ago—played out in practice? Several Brookings scholars, many of whom participated prominently in debates last year as the deal was reaching its final stages, offered their views.        
  • Want to ease tensions in the Middle East? Science diplomacy can help
    Science diplomacy can help countries in the Middle East and elsewhere solve on-the-ground challenges and improve standards of living for their citizens. But it can also lay groundwork for improving relations in a region often defined by tension (if not outright conflict) through functional, scientific cooperation that is less politicized.