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Yvette Hovsepian Bearce, who earned a PhD in Islamic Studies in 2013, publishes a book on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

July 24, 2015 READ MORE

Read an overview of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development's “Enriching the Middle East’s Economic Future” conference, held May 11–13 in Doha, Qatar.

May 20, 2015 READ MORE

In this Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Professor Steven Spiegel, director of UCLA CMED, argues that to solidify the Iran deal, the Mideast needs what Korea has -- a firm commitment of American defense.

April 6, 2015 READ MORE

UCLA senior Jas Kirt returned from a study abroad program ready to pursue an international career.

March 24, 2015 READ MORE

Anthropologist Dawn Chatty, a UCLA alumna, spoke at the Center for Near Eastern Studies about current refugee flows, the international humanitarian regime and migration patterns in the modern Middle East.

December 9, 2014 READ MORE


If destabilization in Yemen remains the status quo, then the West should be concerned about the increased threat of global terrorism.

November 19, 2014 READ MORE

Last week, Melinda Gates delivered a lecture at UCLA about gender equality and reproductive rights. Here are some of her thoughts as they related to the Middle East.

November 13, 2014 READ MORE

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

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?

October 28, 2014 READ MORE

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