Washington Institute for Near East Policy

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Mission

THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE SEEKS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF U.S. POLICY TOWARD THE NEAR EAST THROUGH INSIGHT, ANALYSIS AND IDEAS.

Ruling year info

1991

Principal Officer

ROBERT SATLOFF

Main address

1111 19th St NW Ste 500

Washington, DC 20036 United States

EIN

52-1376034

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (Q05)

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Program 1

GEDULD PROGRAM ON ARAB POLITICS: THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE'S PROGRAM ON ARAB POLITICS FOCUSES ON POLITICAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND SECURITY-RELATED DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ARAB WORLD, A GEOGRAPHIC AREA STRETCHING FROM NORTH AFRICA TO IRAQ, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE GULF STATES (WHICH ARE INCLUDED IN THE INSTITUTE'S PROGRAM ON GULF AND ENERGY).IN 2020, THE PROGRAM FOCUSED ON THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON ARAB STATES; DIPLOMATIC AND HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVES IN SYRIA; EFFORTS TO SHAKE OFF IRANIAN INFLUENCE IN IRAQ; AN ESCALATING ECONOMIC CRISIS IN LEBANON AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF HEZBOLLAH'S GROWING GRIP ON THE COUNTRY; THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS FOR ARAB COUNTRIES; A NEW POLITICAL DIALOGUE AMONG LIBYA'S WARRING FACTIONS; AND THE REGION'S PERCEPTIONS OF, AND PREPARATIONS FOR, A BIDEN ADMINISTRATION.AMBASSADOR BARBARA LEAF DIRECTED THE PROGRAM WITH THE SUPPORT OF 7 FULL-TIME SENIOR FELLOWS, CROSS-COLLABORATION WITH FELLOWS FROM OTHER PROGRAMS, VISITING FELLOWS, AND NON-RESIDENT ASSOCIATES. IN 2020, THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC LED SCHOLARS TO IMPLEMENT A NUMBER OF NEW FORMATS FOR CONSULTING EXTENSIVELY WITH US GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, MANY OF WHICH WILL CONTINUE INTO THE POST-COVID ERA. FOR EXAMPLE, THE PROGRAM'S LEADING SCHOLAR ON IRAQ INSTITUTED A WEEKLY ONLINE BRIEFING FOR US GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN THE COUNTRY, CAPITALIZING ON VIDEO CONFERENCING PLATFORMS PREVALENT THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC TO CONNECT SCHOLARS AND PRACTITIONERS IN IRAQ WITH POLICYMAKERS IN WASHINGTON. SCHOLARS FROM THIS PROGRAM WERE CITED FREQUENTLY IN THE MEDIA AND APPEARED REGULARLY ON RADIO AND TELEVISION. THE INSTITUTE PUBLISHED AND DISTRIBUTED 82 ARTICLES BY PROGRAM SCHOLARS. FURTHERMORE, PROGRAM SCHOLARS PUBLISHED 42 ARTICLES IN VARIOUS NEWSPAPERS, SCHOLARLY JOURNALS, AND ONLINE PUBLICATIONS. THE PROGRAM HELD 3 IN-PERSON AND 6 ONLINE POLICY FORUMS AND NUMEROUS IN-HOUSE ROUNDTABLES.

Expenses
$3,007,903
Revenue
$175,480

THE KORET PROJECT ON ARAB-ISRAEL RELATIONS: THE PROJECT ON THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS, FOCUSES ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ISRAEL AND ARAB COUNTRIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, INCLUDING THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT. PROGRAM DIRECTOR, DAVID MAKOVSKY WORKS WITH AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS, DAVID POLLOCK, GHAITH AL-OMARI AND A CROSS-COLLABORATION WITH FELLOWS FROM OTHER PROGRAMS, VISITING FELLOWS, AND NON-RESIDENT ASSOCIATES. THIS YEAR, THE INSTITUTE HOSTED FORMER BRIG. GEN. DROR SHALOM (IDF RES.) AND FORMER SHIN BET MEMBER YAIR SAGI. PROJECT PARTICIPANTS APPEARED FREQUENTLY ON TELEVISION AND RADIO AND PROGRAM SCHOLARS PUBLISHED 30 ANALYSES IN SCHOLARLY JOURNALS, NEWSPAPERS AND ONLINE PUBLICATIONS. THE INSTITUTE PUBLISHED AND DISTRIBUTED 36 ARTICLES BY PROGRAM SCHOLARS. THE PROGRAM HELD 6 ONLINE POLICY FORUMS AND 14 IN-HOUSE ROUNDTABLES.

Expenses
$1,925,076
Revenue
$433

JEANETTE AND ELI REINHARD PROGRAM ON COUNTERTERRORISM AND INTELLIGENCE: THE JEANETTE AND ELI REINHARD PROGRAM ON COUNTERTERRORISM AND INTELLIGENCE (CTI) FOCUSES ON PROVIDING POLICY-RELEVANT ANALYSIS OF KEY TERRORISM AND INTELLIGENCE ISSUES AND TRENDS, ESPECIALLY AS THEY RELATE TO U.S. POLICY TOWARD THE MIDDLE EAST. THE RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION PLAN OF CTI IS FOCUSED ON FOUR KEY ISSUE AREAS: (1) GLOBAL JIHADIST MOVEMENT TERRORISM (AL QAEDA, ISLAMIC STATE); (2) TERRORISM IN THE ARAB-ISRAELI ARENA (HAMAS, PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD, JEWISH EXTREMISTS); (3) IRANIAN SPONSORSHIP OF TERRORISM (HEZBOLLAH, IRAN'S REVOLUTIONARY GUARD AND QODS FORCE); (4) COMBATING THE FINANCING OF TRANSNATIONAL THREATS (TERROR FINANCE, PROLIFERATION FINANCE, IRAN SANCTIONS, JCPOA); (5) COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM (COUNTER-RADICALIZATION). THE CTI PROGRAM IS LED BY DR. MATTHEW LEVITT, THE FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM WHO CAME TO THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FROM THE FBI WHERE HE HAD SERVED AS A COUNTERTERRORISM ANALYST AND PLAYED LEADING ROLES IN THE INVESTIGATIONS OF THE MILLENNIAL BOMB PLOT AND SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS. THE PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES AARON ZELIN, AND FELLOW KATHERINE BAUER AND WORKS IN CROSS-COLLABORATION WITH FELLOWS FROM OTHER PROGRAMS, VISITING FELLOWS, AND NON-RESIDENT ASSOCIATES. THE INSTITUTE PUBLISHED AND DISTRIBUTED 15 ARTICLES BY PROGRAM SCHOLARS. FURTHERMORE, PROGRAM SCHOLARS PUBLISHED 14 ARTICLES IN VARIOUS NEWSPAPERS, SCHOLARLY JOURNALS, AND ONLINE PUBLICATIONS. THE PROGRAM HELD 3 IN-PERSON AND 4 ONLINE, POLICY FORUMS AND 1 IN-PERSON AND 2 ONLINE COUNTERTERRORISM LECTURES AND NUMEROUS IN-HOUSE ROUNDTABLES.

Expenses
$1,297,317
Revenue
$433

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