Fri, Jan 6th 2012, 1:40PM
Obama & Declining U.S. Dependence on Imported Energy

A group of MEI scholars recently met to discuss Obama’s legacy in regard to Middle East policy. This piece by Herman Franssen, the twelfth in a series, examines the increase in U.S. shale gas and tight oil production and asserts that Obama has benefited from declining U.S. dependence on imported oil.

The Ascendancy of the Lebanese Armed Forces

Lebanese parliamentarian Basem Shabb discusses how the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) have been developing a credible force over the past few years. "As it turns out, the LAF was better prepared for the Syrian crisis and its spillover into Lebanon [than Hezbollah]," he writes.

Traffic Accidents in Egypt: The Need for Reform

"Horrific [car] accidents make headlines with alarming frequency in Egypt," writes Maria Golia, who goes on to explore why this is the case and the initiatives being established to remedy the situation.

Syria Speaks - 2014 Tour Coming to D.C.

The Middle East Institute is proud to host a series of events marking the U.S. launch of Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline, a unique anthology showcasing the work of over 50 artists and writers challenging the culture of violence in Syria.

Can Nidaa Tounes Lead Tunisia?

Anne Wolf examines the challenges facing Tunisia's main secular party, Nidaa Tounes, as it aims to form a secular coaltion.

Democracy Promotion: Obama's Mixed Record

A group of MEI scholars recently met to discuss Obama’s legacy in regard to Middle East policy. This piece by Charles Dunne, the eleventh in a series, discusses Obama's track record on democracy promotion and human rights in Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.

Obama's Legacy in the Gulf

A group of MEI scholars recently met to discuss Obama’s legacy in regard to Middle East policy. This piece by Thomas W. Lippman, the tenth in a series, discusses the tensions between Obama and the Gulf, but argues that Gulf criticism largely "reflects the mood of the day rather than penetrating analysis."

Obama's Legacy on Terror

A group of MEI scholars recently met to discuss Obama’s legacy in regard to Middle East policy. This piece by Steven Simon, the ninth in a series, discusses the president's legacy on terror, with the contention that it will hinge on whether today’s terrorist groups retain their local focus or shift their sights to the U.S. homeland.

Obama & Declining U.S. Dependence on Imported Energy

A group of MEI scholars recently met to discuss Obama’s legacy in regard to Middle East policy. This piece by Herman Franssen, the twelfth in a series, examines the increase in U.S. shale gas and tight oil production and asserts that Obama has benefited from declining U.S. dependence on imported oil.

The Ascendancy of the Lebanese Armed Forces

Lebanese parliamentarian Basem Shabb discusses how the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) have been developing a credible force over the past few years. "As it turns out, the LAF was better prepared for the Syrian crisis and its spillover into Lebanon [than Hezbollah]," he writes.

Traffic Accidents in Egypt: The Need for Reform

"Horrific [car] accidents make headlines with alarming frequency in Egypt," writes Maria Golia, who goes on to explore why this is the case and the initiatives being established to remedy the situation.

Syria Speaks - 2014 Tour Coming to D.C.

The Middle East Institute is proud to host a series of events marking the U.S. launch of Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline, a unique anthology showcasing the work of over 50 artists and writers challenging the culture of violence in Syria.

Can Nidaa Tounes Lead Tunisia?

Anne Wolf examines the challenges facing Tunisia's main secular party, Nidaa Tounes, as it aims to form a secular coaltion.

Democracy Promotion: Obama's Mixed Record

A group of MEI scholars recently met to discuss Obama’s legacy in regard to Middle East policy. This piece by Charles Dunne, the eleventh in a series, discusses Obama's track record on democracy promotion and human rights in Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.

Obama's Legacy in the Gulf

A group of MEI scholars recently met to discuss Obama’s legacy in regard to Middle East policy. This piece by Thomas W. Lippman, the tenth in a series, discusses the tensions between Obama and the Gulf, but argues that Gulf criticism largely "reflects the mood of the day rather than penetrating analysis."

Obama's Legacy on Terror

A group of MEI scholars recently met to discuss Obama’s legacy in regard to Middle East policy. This piece by Steven Simon, the ninth in a series, discusses the president's legacy on terror, with the contention that it will hinge on whether today’s terrorist groups retain their local focus or shift their sights to the U.S. homeland.

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