Middle East Politics

 
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    The Rise of Populists in Moroccan Politics
    Mohamed Jalid November 29, 2012 عربي

    Populism seems to be changing the face of Morocco’s political parties—as they all pursue this approach to stay relevant.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    The State of Kuwait
    Mariwan Hama November 27, 2012 عربي

    The opposition’s decision to boycott the elections might further limit their chances of playing a strong role in holding the government accountable.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    The Future of a Majority Government in Iraq
    Haidar Najem November 21, 2012 عربي

    Renewed calls for a majority government in Iraq are gaining momentum, but will this vision ever see the light of day?

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Morocco's "New Mediators"
    Sanaa Karim November 15, 2012 عربي

    A group of self-anointed brokers have emerged and are attempting a solution to the long standing issue of detained Salafi extremists. But why now?

     

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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  • 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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  • 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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