Middle East Politics

 
  • Syria in Crisis
    Tunisia’s Elections Triumph Over Security Fears
    Lina Khatib October 31, 2014

    Despite the challenges faced, the 2014 parliamentary elections were a landmark in the history of Tunisia and a step in the right direction as the country embarks on its journey toward democratization.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    A New Deal in Yemen?
    Farea Al-Muslimi October 31, 2014 عربي

    By seizing Sanaa and its security apparatus, the Iran-linked Houthis have imposed a new political reality in Yemen. But to secure their influence, they will eventually need to seek accommodation with Saudi Arabia.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Obama’s Strategic Gambles in Syria and Iraq
    Lina Khatib September 11, 2014

    Obama’s strategy is a positive step forward after years of relative inaction on part of the United States, but it is far from comprehensive.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Assad’s Election: A Security Quest
    Lina Khatib June 2, 2014

    A key objective for Bashar al-Assad in his third presidential term is presenting his crackdown on Syrian opposition groups as a fight against jihadism. In doing so, Assad is betting on the eventual support of the international community in this new “war on terror,” which would secure his position in power.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    The Devoted Guardians of Algeria’s Power

    Regardless of the outcome of Algeria’s upcoming election, power will not escape the strong grasp of the country’s military and its security branch.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    The Decline of Islamist Parties in Algeria
    Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck February 13, 2014 عربي

    The decision by Islamist parties to boycott the upcoming Algerian presidential elections exposes the fragmented and weak state of the movement.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Rowhani’s Victory Means for the World
    Dmitri Trenin June 24, 2013

    The international community is most interested in the foreign policy implications of the Iranian election. The combination of Rowhani in Tehran and Obama at the White House looks fortunate for diplomacy and peace. The reality will clearly be more complicated.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Syria's Local Leadership
    Hassan Hassan December 13, 2012 عربي

    Outreach to leaders on the ground is essential for ensuring the country's stability after Assad’s fall.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    After Battles Come Syria's Economic Choices
    Omar Dahi December 11, 2012 عربي

    The political opposition has failed to address the issue of Syria's economic reconstruction—a debate that will define the country's character and future.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Palestine’s State of Ambiguity
    Victor Kotsev December 4, 2012 عربي

    Palestine’s new nonmember status at the UN opens up opportunities for negotiations—but also carries its own significant risks of igniting violence.

     

Carnegie Experts on Middle East Politics

  • Mario Abou Zeid
    Research Analyst
    Middle East Center

    Abou Zeid is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on political developments in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

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  • Amr Adly
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Adly is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research centers on political economy, development studies, and economic sociology of the Middle East, with a focus on Egypt.

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  • Farea Al-Muslimi
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Al-Muslimi is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Yemeni and Gulf politics.

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  • Georges Fahmi
    El-Erian Fellow
    Middle East Center

    Fahmi is an El-Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on religious actors in democratic transition, the interplay between state and religion, and religious minorities and citizenship.

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  • Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck
    Research Analyst
    Middle East Center

    Ghanem-Yazbeck is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center. She is a political scientist with expertise in jihadism, political violence, extremist violence, and terrorism, with a focus on Algeria.

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  • Kawa Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Hassan is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Kurdish and Iraqi politics, civil society and democratization, donor assistance, and transition processes, especially in the Middle East.

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  • Kheder Khaddour
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Khaddour is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on issues of identity and society in Syria.

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  • Lina Khatib
    Director
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

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  • Raphaël Lefèvre
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Lefèvre is a Gates Scholar and a doctoral candidate in politics and international relations at the University of Cambridge.

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  • Renad Mansour
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Mansour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs.

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  • Aline Matta
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Matta is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on technical assistance projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.

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  • Maha Yahya
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Yahya is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.

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