Modern jihadist organizations have taken advantage of continued instability to make themselves into territorialized organizations which frequently cross established state borders, such as the Islamic State.
Jihadist organizations like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State use propaganda tools to intimidate, control, and recruit. The mainstream media is forced to evaluate its own ethics and standards in fear of spreading the radicals’ messages.
Four years after efforts to topple authoritarian regimes in North Africa, the road to democratic governance is still incomplete.
As the war in Syria shows no sign of abating, localized efforts to reach truces and ceasefire agreements inside the country have become the subject of increasing international attention.
Following the U.S. announcement of a strategy against the Islamic State, the Carnegie Middle East Center held a talk to analyze the direction of American foreign policy and the creation of an international coalition to tackle the Syrian-Iraqi crisis.
As most of Iraq threatens to collapse under the weight of sectarian violence, Kurdistan in northern Iraq stands in sharp contrast. Will Kurdistan seize this opportunity to declare its independence?
Arab integration offers a real opportunity for critical political, economic, social, and cultural developments, but significant challenges stand in the way of comprehensive integration.
Calls for dignity, freedom, and social justice in the Arab world have triggered fundamental questions about state–citizen relations and have dramatically transformed the landscape of civic activism.
On June 3, the Syrian people cast their votes for a new president amidst an ongoing civil war. How will the election results impact the prospects for a political solution?
Across the Arab world, states are emerging scarred by conflicts and revolutions. These states are often in dire need of national reconciliation efforts.
Tripoli has become the focal point for much of the conflict in Lebanon, with potentially significant implications for Lebanon and the region.
Recent developments in the Middle East have presented new challenges to the foreign policies of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab states.
The ongoing crisis in Syria has devastated the country on every level. The Carnegie Middle East Center and the Syrian Center for Policy Research hosted a discussion of Syria’s current socioeconomic conditions and evaluated potential post-conflict reconstruction scenarios.
The ongoing armed conflict in Syria is forcing Syrians to take refuge in neighboring countries, causing an especially predictable negative impact on Lebanon. This spillover effect not only changes the dynamics of Lebanon’s social, economic, and political equation, but also creates wider implications for the region.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, together with the Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development, held a regional conference in Kuwait City to consider the role of citizenship education in the Arab transitions.
The two-year-old Syrian conflict sharply escalated in recent weeks, hence necessitating a renewed U.S.-Russian effort to find a solution to the crisis and solve inner tensions within the Syrian opposition.
Women in the Middle East and North Africa continue to struggle to gain access to job opportunities and remain vulnerable to poverty.
Arab economies are plagued by unemployment, informal unprotected work, and income disparities. Policymakers need to set the conditions to create productive and inclusive societies and lift the region out of poverty.
Since the outset of the Jasmine revolution in 2011, Tunisia has witnessed a major transformation. However, the progress made so far has yet to be translated into a national consensus on the nature of the emerging political system.
Opposition groups in Egypt face a range of challenges amidst the country’s rapidly changing political context.
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