Recent developments in the Middle East have presented new challenges to the foreign policies of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab states.
The second conference in the Carnegie Middle East Center’s security sector reform project followed up on the progress of participants in the two years since the previous conference.
The overarching theme of the conference was dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of think tanks in the region by identifying key opportunities for institutional growth.
Carnegie’s Washington-based Middle East Program and the Carnegie Middle East Center jointly hosted two policy writing workshop for junior and senior scholars working across Carnegie’s regional partner think network and Sada’s youth network.
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 Carnegie Middle East Center, along with senior scholars from its Syrian think tank partner, convened a select group of Syrian economists from around the world to discuss the economic impact of the Syrian uprisings.
The third meeting took place in Turkey and focused on how youth in the Arab world can face the challenges of increasing social and political polarization.
A group of policymakers and party leaders from Egypt, Tunisia and Libya to explore challenges facing new, emerging Arab political parties in defining their platforms in a polarized political environment.
The Arab transitions initiative held to a conference in Amman that tackled the specific challenges facing Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen.
The training centered on studying the media environment in the Middle East and how it works including how scholars can work with the media to spread their analysis to a wider audience.