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  • Labor Protest Politics and Worker Rights in Egypt

    Labor Protest Politics and Worker Rights in Egypt
    • February 17, 2010 —  Washington, D.C.

    Since 2004, Egypt has experienced more than 1600 labor protests, which have dwarfed political protests in scale and consequence. What are the political ramifications of increased labor unrest? Are the labor movements a harbinger for a more active and mobilized Egyptian society?

  • Labor Market in the Maghreb Countries: Structures, Institutions, and Policies

    Labor Market in the Maghreb Countries: Structures, Institutions, and Policies

    High unemployment rates among women, youth, and educated job seekers in the Maghreb countries suggests that more needs to be done to improve not only the quantity of job opportunities but also their quality.

  • BBC Live at Carnegie: Obama’s Foreign Policy—One Year On

    • January 14, 2010 —  Washington, D.C.

    In a special live broadcast of the BBC’s prestigious The World Tonight, leading foreign policy experts assess President Obama's first year in office and the chief challenges that lie ahead: strengthening the nonproliferation regime, climate change, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Iran, and Afghanistan.

  • Food Security in the Arabian Peninsula

    Food Security in the Arabian Peninsula
    • January 14, 2010 —  Washington, D.C.

    Food security is fast becoming a critical issue for Persian Gulf countries as they face three converging factors: tighter global food markets with strained export surpluses, a decline in domestic production, and continuous population growth.

  • In-House Briefing on the 2010 Iraqi Parliamentary Elections

    In-House Briefing on the 2010 Iraqi Parliamentary Elections
    • December 16, 2009 —  Beirut

    The Iraqi parliamentary elections in 2010 will determine whether the country moves toward consolidating a stable democracy, or slides deeper into sectarian turmoil.

  • Sovereign Wealth Funds: From Dubai to Oslo, Politics Meets Business

    Sovereign Wealth Funds: From Dubai to Oslo, Politics Meets Business
    • December 09, 2009 —  Washington, D.C.

    Since the start of the financial crisis, questions about sovereign wealth funds, which had $3.9 trillion in assets in 2008, have been at the forefront of discussions regarding financial stability and global politics.

  • The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

    The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
    • November 19, 2009 —  Brussels

    Yemen faces a great and growing number of challenges which need to be addressed immediately, or there is a very real risk that the country will collapse, becoming a safe-haven for al-Qaeda and destabilizing the entire Gulf region.

  • “Fixing Broken Windows”: Security Sector Reform in Palestine, Lebanon, and Yemen

    “Fixing Broken Windows”: Security Sector Reform in Palestine, Lebanon, and Yemen
    • November 03, 2009 —  Washington, D.C.
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    Although important, development assistance aimed at reforming the security sectors in Palestine, Lebanon, and Yemen has achieved only limited results. The bulk of such aid has consisted of military training and equipment, which does nothing to ensure that security forces answer to legitimate civilian leaders.

  • Getting to Pluralism: Political Actors in the Arab World

    Getting to Pluralism: Political Actors in the Arab World

    The imbalance of power in Arab countries allows regimes to stay in control virtually unchallenged by non-violent opposition groups. Without a break in the stalemate between the key players—ruling establishments, moderate Islamist movements, and secular parties—democratization is impossible.

  • The Lebanese Armed Forces: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Syria Lebanon

    The Lebanese Armed Forces: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Syria Lebanon

    The development of efficient and well trained Lebanese Armed Forces still represents one of the main priorities for achieving security and state sovereignty in Lebanon.

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