Professor Laipson’s Recent Publications

“Is Tehran-Beijing Partnership a Game-Changer for the Middle East?” Asia Times, April 8, 2021.

“The Pope’s visit rekindles Iraqi pride” Asia Times, March 8, 2021.

“Biden Strikes Iran-Backed Militias” Voice of America, March 5, 2021.

“How Biden’s Syria strikes may impact Iraq, JCPOA” Asia Times, February 27, 2021.

“Trump’s Deal With Morocco All but Forecloses Self-Determination for Western Sahara” World Politics Review, December 18, 2020.

“Biden and the Middle East: selective engagementAsian Times, October 6, 2020.

“How to See Russia’s Bounty on US Troops: Historical Payback or White House Incompetence?” Syndication Bureau, July 12, 2020.

“Middle East/COVID-19” Voice of America, discussion with Jennifer Cafarella, National Security Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War, May 8, 2020.

“How COVID-19 is Impairing US Security Cooperation Overseas,” World Politics Review, April 9, 2020.

“After the Pandemic: Covid-19 Exposes the Threat of Biological Warfare,” Syndication Bureau, April 2, 2020.

“US-Afghan Relations are now Facing a Dramatic Recalibration,” Arab News, March 7, 2020.

“Politics of the US-Mideast Peace Plan,” Voice of America, dicussion with Ilan Goldenberg, Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, February 7, 2020. 

“Trump Peace Plan: Will it Lead to Peace or Violence?” Syndication Bureau, January 31, 2020.

“US-Iran Tensions” Voice of America, discussion with Mara Karlin, Director of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, January 10, 2020.

“Iraq is the Primary Vicitm of the US Assassination of Qassem Soleimani” Syndication Bureau, January 6, 2020.

“Significance of Iraq and Lebanon Protests,” Voice of America, discussion with Les Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa Programs at the National Democratic Institute, November 28, 2019. 

“Trump and Congress Don’t See Eye-to-Eye on Turkey. That’s Nothing New,” World Politics Review, November 19, 2019.

“Setback in Israel-Jordan Relations: A Sign of More Serious Deterioration?” Syndication Bureau, November 14, 2019.

“Foreign Policy Under the Trump Administration,” MPRNews, discussion with Steven Cook, senior fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, September 24, 2019.

“Don’t Expect New Directions in Israel’s Foreign Policy,” Syndication Bureau, September 23, 2019.

“Climate Change Belongs on the Agenda for International Security,” JPI PeaceNet, June, 27, 2019.

“Israel’s Pivot to Asia: Will it Affect US-Israeli Relations?” Syndication Bureau, June 19, 2019. 

“Israel’s Foreign Policy inNetanyahu’s Fifth Term: Continuity and New Challenges,” Syndication Bureau, May 14, 2019.

CSPS Director Ellen Laipson served as the moderator in a panel discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations on the current disarray in Turkish-Kurd relations. Footage of the panel can be found here.

CSPS Director Ellen Laipson visited Chautauqua Institution where she spoke with Geoffrey Kemp, senior director of Regional Security Programs at the Center for National Interest, on Arab-Israeli relations. The event was live streamed by Chautauqua Institution on their Facebook page, and can be found here.

“Why did Israel’s Netanyahu Travel to Oman?” Syndication Bureau, November 8, 2018.