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Sunni fighter wearing an Iraqi army uniform smokes a hookah pipe during his break, near the front lines in the fight against Islamic State militatnts on  April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

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Analysis & Opinions - The National Interest

Welcome to the Middle East's Napoleonic Era

| June 05, 2018

The recent coordinated bombing on the Syrian regime by America, Britain, and France—three nations that have struggled to achieve common strategic objectives in the Middle East—was not only remarkable for who took part, but also for who did not. Where were the Arab states? Nowhere to be found, because these nations are caught in a psychological malaise that is the fundamental cause of the crippling situation in which the Arabs currently find themselves.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Symposium Aims to Reduce Sectarianism in Muslim World

Summer 2018

The  Belfer Center’s Iran Project presented the First Annual Symposium on Islam and Sectarian De-escalation at Harvard Kennedy School on April 14-15. The symposium was organized by Iran Project director Payam Mohseni and co-sponsored by Harvard’s Center for Middle East Studies, the Asia Center, the South Asia Institute, and the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program. 

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Fellowship Program for Current and Emerging Leaders from Palestine

Summer 2018

A new fellowship program at Harvard Kennedy School will provide tuition, health insurance, and stipends for Palestinian students in the Harvard Kennedy School’s degree programs, as well as financial aid for Palestinian participants in the school’s executive education programs.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Middle East Dialogue: Students Explore Saudi Arabia, Share Research on Security

    Author:
  • Oliver MacPhearson-Smith
| Summer 2018

In early April, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen led a delegation of 11 Harvard graduate students to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Consisting of students drawn from across the Kennedy School and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the delegation marked the first official visit for the Belfer Center’s Saudi and Gulf Cooperation Council Security Project to Saudi Arabia.