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US and Middle East Security
The Middle East has long dominated US security discussions. This is due to a variety of interrelated issues including transnational terrorism; energy security; the impact of globalization; and ongoing conflicts involving national, regional, and international actors. Given the increasing number of stakeholders with interests in the region, multilateral initiatives are becoming more vital to finding sustainable solutions. Stanley Foundation programming in this area explored how multilateral approaches that engage both the public and private sectors could help move the region toward a more just, secure, and peaceful future.

Current Work
The Stanley Foundation currently has no programming efforts exclusively focused on the Middle East. All recent products from the foundation's Middle East work are archived on this page.

Latest Publication

Getting Through the Next Six to Twelve Months With Tehran
Policy Memo
August 2008

The Policy Memo argues that the Iranian domestic situation should be viewed as trending strongly toward widespread acceptance of broad-scale engagement with the West—but, in contradiction with Western and especially American approaches to diplomacy and foreign policy, this domestic Iranian trend does not mean any immediate black-and-white solutions to Israel, Iraq, nuclear and missile issues, among others. It outlines:


August 2008
Getting Through the Next Six to Twelve Months With Tehran
Policy Memo (253K)

June 2008
Why Selective Engagement? Iranian and Western Interests Are Closer Than You Think
Riccardo Redaelli
Policy Analysis Brief (107K)

April 2008
The Rise and Impact of Iran's Neocons
Anoush Ehteshami
Policy Analysis Brief (106K)

January 2008
Arab Media and US Policy: A Public Diplomacy Reset
Marwan M. Kraidy
Policy Analysis Brief (118K)

December 2007
The UN’s Expanded Role in Iraq: Why Now?
Policy Memo (251K)

December 2007
Policy Memo: The UN’s Expanded Role in Iraq: Why Now?
Other Publication (251K)

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August 2008
Selective Engagement Is the Way Forward With Iran

July 2008
Rethinking a Middle East in Turmoil
Michael Kraig

June 2008
Oil and War

Clifford Singer

June 2008
Change Mideast policy — It's rooted in delusion
The Des Moines Register

Michael Kraig

April 2008
Taking a Realistic Approach to Pakistan

April 2008
Afghanistan strategies
The Washington Times

Ronald E. Neumann

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Catherine Miller Explorer Awards: Where in the World Do You Want to Go? Catherine Miller Explorer Awards: Where in the World Do You Want to Go?
Attention all full-time Muscatine Community School District and Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic School K-12 teachers, for the 2019-2020 school year, the Stanley Foundation announces: Catherine Miller Explorer Awards. Enter the drawing.

60th Strategy for Peace Conference 60th Strategy for Peace Conference
The Stanley Foundation convenes its Strategy for Peace Conference annually to consider key policy challenges, drawing on the experience and knowledge of invited experts from the public and private sectors.

Concurrent roundtables focused on each of the foundation’s three current areas of programming—climate changenuclear policy, and mass violence and atrocities. These roundtable discussions are intended to generate group consensus recommendations for policy change and multilateral action. More.

Courier Courier
The Spring 2019 issue of Courier highlights some of the impact-driven activities the Stanley Foundation pursue with its partners. This includes stories that resulted from two journalism workshops: one examining the false missile alert in Hawaii, as well as one focused on issues of conflict and instability. This issue also examines how Green Banks could help bridge the climate finance gap, explores a new initiative that hopes to bring gender equity to the nuclear field, and brings you the stories of three teachers who enhanced their understanding of the world through travel. Spring 2019 PDF. Subscribe for Free.

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The Stanley Foundation: Part of COP24 The Stanley Foundation: Part of COP24
As a part of our efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the foundation put forward policy ideas to achieve a global turning point in emissions by 2020, built upon efforts to catalyze global climate action by countries and sub- and non-state actors, and worked with journalists to strengthen coverage of the UN climate negotiations.