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.
The Carnegie Middle East Center hosted young scholars from the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo for a one day workshop that introduced them to writing and working for think tanks and the differences between policy and academic writing.
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.
Carnegie’s Washington-based Middle East Program and the Carnegie Middle East Center convened a special workshop that sought to examine potential long-term scenarios for the West Bank and Gaza and their impact on Palestinian life, politics, and livelihood.
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.
This conference was the first in a series of dialogues that sought to explore the ideological backgrounds to the unfulfilled promise of social justice in Arab countries and sought to consider the challenges and options forward in the post-Arab uprisings environment.