The Pathology of Middle Eastern Studies

Martin Kramer delivers the keynote address at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) Washington, October 28, 2016.


What Happened at Lydda

Martin Kramer reviews his criticism of Ari Shavit’s claim of a “massacre” in Lydda in 1948, at the launch of Kramer’s book The War on Error: Israel, Islam, and the Middle East, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 21, 2016.


Sykes-Picot and Zionism

Martin Kramer explains why the Zionists fought against the Sykes-Picot agreement, in an address delivered at a conference on the centennial of the Sykes-Picot agreement, sponsored by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem, May 18, 2016. The full text is available here.


Sykes-Picot and the Zionists

Martin Kramer offers a short summary, via an interview, of an address on Sykes-Picot and Zionism, available in full just above.


Gaza=Auschwitz: Antisemitism by Analogy?

Martin Kramer analyzes Holocaust inversion in a lecture at the Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, November 18, 2014.


Fouad Ajami’s Discovery of Israel

Martin Kramer speaks at a memorial to the late Fouad Ajami at the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, November 12, 2014. (from min. 11:30).


The Middle East in 2016

Martin Kramer addresses the Soref Conference of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy on “When the Dust Settles: The Middle East, Circa 2016,” Washington, May 13, 2011.


Israel, the United States, and the Arab Spring

Martin Kramer speaks on a panel on stability versus democracy in U.S. policy at the 2011 Herzliya Conference, Herzliya, Israel, February 9, 2011.


What Drives Radicalization?

Martin Kramer speaks on radicalization in the Arab/Muslim world at the 2010 Herzliya Conference, Herzliya, Israel, February 3, 2010.


The U.S. in Muslim and Arab Perspectives

Martin Kramer speaks on actual Arab attitudes toward Iran’s nuclear ambitions at a conference on “The U.S. and Israel under Changing Political Circumstances,” Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv, December 18, 2008 (from minute 1:45).


The Washington Institute Book Prize

Martin Kramer answers FAQs on The Washington Institute Book Prize, which he administers, Lansdowne, Virginia, September 23, 2008.


Democracy and Security

Martin Kramer speaks on democracy promotion in the Arab world at a conference on “Democracy and Security: Core Values and Sound Policies,” Prague, June 5, 2007.