• Michael Hudson HERO
    The U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relationship: "Special" or Broken?
    Michael C. Hudson CIRS Monthly Dialogue
  • CIRS Hosts Iran-GCC dialogue HERO
    CIRS Hosts Iran-GCC Dialogue
    CIRS Conference
  • Gulf Research Meeting Call for Papers
    Call for Papers
    Gulf Research Meeting
  • The Gulf Family II HERO
    The Gulf Family
    CIRS Research Initiative
  • Gateways to the World Summary Report HERO
    New CIRS Summary Report
    Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Gulf
  • Youth in the Middle East Working Group Meeting II
    Youth in the Middle East
    CIRS Research Initiative
  • Afghanistan: War Without End?
    Afghanistan: War Without End?
    Anatol Lieven CIRS Monthly Dialogue
  • Manata Hashemi HERO
    Studying Disadvantaged Youths in the Middle East
    New CIRS Occasional Paper

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The Center for International and Regional Studies sponsors major studies of regional and international significance, including research initiatives in the areas of international relations, political economy, and domestic politics of the Gulf. CIRS regularly identifies emerging socio-economic and political trends in the region, and develops research initiatives in areas which require further focused scholarship.

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