Ensuring Iran's compliance with a nuclear deal
In an LA Times editorial, Steven Spiegel urges the U.S. to conclude security pacts with Iran's adversaries.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 READ MORE
VIDEO: Leading Specialists Discuss the Future of the Middle East
A discussion of current topics in Middle East research with former students of Professor Leonard Binder.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 READ MORE
VIDEO: Tribute to Professor Leonard Binder
Colleagues and students, both former and present, pay tribute to Professor Emeritus Leonard Binder.
Political Twister in Yemen: A tangle of arms and actors
If destabilization in Yemen remains the status quo, then the West should be concerned about the increased threat of global terrorism.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 READ MORE
Melinda Gates' commitment to women
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.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 READ MORE
Afghanistan and Opium: A Debilitating Marriage
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
What a Republican Takeover this November Could Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy
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
The Young and the Jobless
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
The Real Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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
Turkey Has 99 Problems and the PKK Is Just One
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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