The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced today the appointment of Dr. Maha Yahya as the director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut.
The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet.
The Carnegie Middle East Center announced today the appointment of Amr Adly, a political economist specializing in Egypt, and Carole Nakhle, an energy economist, as nonresident scholars.
The Carnegie Middle East Center announced Maha Yahya as a senior associate. Yahya’s research will focus on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice as major components of political reform in the Arab world.
In light of recent developments in the Middle East, Carnegie Middle East Center hosted Carnegie Senior Associate Fred Wehrey to discuss whether U.S.-Gulf relations are in crisis.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced the appointment of Lina Khatib as the new director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut.
Senator John McCain, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made an impassioned plea for President Obama to reconsider the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
Analysts of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, including the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, became contributors to Babylon & Beyond.
Lightly patrolled borders, sparsely populated areas, and recent terrorist activity raise fears that the Sahel is a fertile ground for jihadist movements, notably al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Regional cooperation and discreet aid from the West are critical for countries to regain control of their territory and prevent al-Qaeda from gaining ground in Africa.
The Carnegie Endowment announces the launch of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, a joint U.S.–China research center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
Marwan Muasher, a prominent Jordanian diplomat and politician who served as Jordan’s foreign minister and deputy prime minister, will join the Carnegie Endowment. As vice president for studies, Muasher will oversee the work of the Endowment’s Middle East Program in Washington and its Middle East Center in Beirut.
The Carnegie Middle East Center, based in Beirut, was ranked "first among the 273 think tanks in the Middle East and North Africa" for 2009 in a study of the world's 6,305 think tanks. Established only three years ago, the Center was also named among "the best five new think tanks in the world."
To have a chance at impacting political reform in the Middle East, the Obama administration should open a dialogue with governments in the region, modeled on the Helsinki process that was used to improve relations with the Soviet bloc.
Amid the overwhelming popular enthusiasm and unprecedented media coverage in the Arab world that accompanied the 2008 U.S. presidential elections, the Carnegie Middle East Center provided an open forum for distinguished Arab observers to share their thoughts on future American policies in the Middle East.
The financial interdependence that sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) created between the West and the Arab world could help stabilize multilateral relations and promote economic development and political stability in the Middle East, concludes a new paper from the Carnegie Middle East Center.
Turkey’s increased engagement in the Middle East reflects its desire to become a self-confident regional superpower. Yet, Ankara’s fraught handling of the Kurdish issue has been reactive, alarmist, and insecure. Unless Turkey learns to balance its opposing priorities, the country will witness an increase in ultra-nationalism and isolationism, concludes a new paper from the Carnegie Endowment.
The growing influence of Sunni Islamists in Lebanon is fueled by rising anti-American and sectarian sentiments resulting from the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq, Lebanon’s ongoing political stalemate, the assassination of former prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri, and the summer 2006 war in which Israel devastated large parts of Lebanon.