Burned by Trump, Iranians Report Negative Views of the United States

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj Three new waves of nationally-representative surveys conducted by the University of Maryland over the past six months paint a damning picture of the Trump administration’s Iran policy. Negative perceptions of the United States among the Iranian public… Continue Reading  

American Public Opinion on Iran

by Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum Tensions between the United States and Iran have risen alarmingly fast in the last week. Many experts have been on tenterhooks, since President Trump pulled the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran (the Joint… Continue Reading  

A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations

by James M. Dorsey Results of a recent annual survey of Arab youth concerns about their future suggest that Arab autocracies have yet to deliver expected public services and goods, explain autocratic efforts to promote nationalism, and indicate that jobs… Continue Reading  

Poll Has Troubling News About State of Affairs of Tunisia and Egypt

by James J. Zogby Eight years after the unfolding of the events of “Arab Spring,” Tunisians and Egyptians appear deeply displeased about the situations in their respective countries. When asked whether their countries were moving in the right or wrong… Continue Reading  

U.S. Opinion on Israel Doesn’t Match the Politics

by Mitchell Plitnick The new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on U.S. public opinion toward the Israel-Palestine conflict rings a familiar tone. It tells us that Americans support a two-state solution, see Israel as an important U.S.… Continue Reading