Mission Statement

The U.S./Middle East Project was established in 1994 by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) under the direction of Henry Siegman, a senior fellow on the Middle East at the Council. In 2006, the U.S./Middle East Project became an independent policy institute. Its mission is to provide non partisan analysis of the Middle East peace process and to present policymakers in the United States, in the region and in the larger international community with balanced policy analysis and policy options to prevent conflict and promote stability, democracy and economic development throughout the region.
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In Memoriam: Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017) USMEP | July 12th 2017

It is with deep sadness that the U.S. / Middle East Project marks the passing of its Senior Advisor and International Board member, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. Dr. Brzezinski was one of the earliest supporters of the U.S./Middle East Project. He was actively involved in the policy interventions of the USMEP, and was a regular participant in our meetings. He offered a regional foreign policy tour d’horizon at each of our biannual meetings. His enthusiasm for and encouragement of the work of our organization were a source of strength to our leadership over the years and ...