The Washington Institute For Near East Policy

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The Washington Institute For Near East Policy is a think tank dedicated to advancing a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and promoting the policies that secure them. Founded in 1985, the Institute has been at the forefront of Washington’s “battle of ideas,” informing decisions, shaping the agenda, and improving the quality of the U.S. Middle East policy. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, it provides America's leaders with information on a broad range of critical issues facing the United States in the Middle East. The Institute draws on the research of its scholars and practitioners to strengthen alliances, nurture friendships, and promote security, peace, prosperity, and democracy for the people.