The CAPPP Experience

The CAPPP Experience

At CMED, we want to encourage everyone to take a greater interest in the Middle East since it plays such a major role in US foreign policy. Luckily for students at UCLA, there are opportunities to get first-hand experience with various aspects of policy-making, and one of the best programs is the UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP).

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Is MENA the Start-up Region?

Is MENA the Start-up Region?

Despite the uncertainty in the Middle East, entrepreneurship and innovation is rapidly gaining traction in the region.  With strong support from accelerators, investors, non-profits, and universities, there is a lot to expect from "Silicon Wadi" in the coming years. 

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MENA News Guide: Think Tanks

MENA News Guide: Think Tanks

Think tanks play an invaluable role in policy development, and thus tracking their reports and programs can provide a glimpse into present and future tactical decisions. This guide is a sample of influential think tanks in the U.S. and abroad that  focus on Middle East research.

 

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The MENA News Guide Introduction

The MENA News Guide Introduction

The Middle Easterner introduces the MENA News Guide to help anyone and everyone interested navigate current events in this complex region. The first post starts off with general news, and future posts will cover political blogs, think tanks, polling groups, art, technology, entrepreneurship, women, and more...

 

Photo: Al Jazeera  

 

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