• Event

    The Heart of the Conflict in the Middle East

    His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal discussed the current state of the Middle East peace process and the Saudi-U.S. relationship.

    • Op-Ed

    The Mideast Moratorium Mess

    The Obama administration is trying to avoid a complete collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which are faltering over the expiration of the settlement moratorium.

    • Event

    Lebanon, Hizbollah, and the Hariri Tribunal

    The United Nations Tribunal investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is expected to release its findings soon and might indict members of Hizbollah. This has raised tensions in Lebanon to the breaking point.

    • Op-Ed

    Iran’s Ongoing Efforts to Gain a Foothold in the Middle East

    President Ahmadinejad’s meeting with the leader of Hezbollah is further evidence of Iran’s efforts to gain a foothold in the Middle East as one of the key regional players.

    • Op-Ed

    Reductive Arguments

    Democratic transformation and improved human rights in the Arab world have been stymied not only by authoritarian regimes and a lack of pressure from the West, but also by a number of social, political, and cultural obstacles to democratisation that exist within Arab society.

    • Op-Ed

    Blame the Politicians, Not Lebanon's Army

    • Nadim Hasbani
    • October 07, 2010

    In the last few years, the Lebanese Army has found itself in a relatively stable national context for the first time since the 1970s. The military should seize this moment to open dialogue channels with political leaders in order to persuade them to think and budget for long-term military development in Lebanon.

    • Op-Ed

    Tensions Over Tribunal Threaten Country's Delicate Sectarian Balance

    The possibility that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon might indict members of Hizbollah in its investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has increased tensions and could result in the collapse of Lebanon’s fragile political balance.

    • Q&A

    Reform in the Arab World

    The Arab world is trapped between two major forces—an entrenched political establishment that lacks checks and balances and Islamist movements who are often militant and whose commitment to political diversity is often suspect.

    • Op-Ed

    The Abuse of Plurality

    The relative plurality found in both Egypt and Lebanon is rare in the Arab world; politicians and media officials in both countries should embrace this rich pluralistic characteristic instead of seeking to undermine it.

    • Book

    Between Religion and Politics

    As Islamist movements in the Arab world become more politically active, they are struggling to pursue their moral and religious agenda under unfriendly or repressive regimes.

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    Loulouwa Al Rachid
    Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Loulouwa Al Rachid is a co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
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    Hamza Meddeb
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Hamza Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on economic reform, political economy of conflicts, and border insecurity across the Middle East and North Africa.
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    Aram Nerguizian
    Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Aram Nerguizian is the co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on the Lebanese security sector, long-term force transformation in the Levant, and efforts to develop national security institutions in post-conflict and divided societies.
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    Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Fellow
    Middle East Center
    Yezid Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where he leads the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS). His work focuses on the comparative political and economic roles of Arab armed forces and nonstate actors, the impact of war on states and societies, and the politics of post-conflict reconstruction and security sector transformation in Arab transitions, and authoritarian resurgence.
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    Maha Yahya
    Middle East Center
    Yahya is director of 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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