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    • Diwan

    Lebanon’s Lifeline

    Parliamentarian Basem Shabb argues that Hezbollah and Iran would welcome a cut in U.S. aid to the Lebanese military.

    • Event

    Conflict in Yemen

    Yemen has entered a new political and military phase following the death of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and the infighting in Aden between U.A.E.-backed secessionists and forces under the command of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

    • Diwan

    The Politics of Return

    In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses his recent paper on how the situation in eastern Syria will impact refugees.

    • Diwan

    Why Sisi Seems Worried

    Egypt’s upcoming presidential election may not remove the incumbent, but many problems lie ahead if he wins.

    • Diwan

    How Likely Is the Outbreak of a New Palestinian Intifada in the Coming Years?

    A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

    • Diwan

    After the Islamic State?

    • Ghida Tayara
    • February 07, 2018

    Jacqueline Parry discusses post-conflict reconciliation in Iraq, and the possible reemergence of an Iraqi nationalism.

    • Op-Ed

    The Trouble Before the Storm

    As the Trump presidency passes its one-year mark, it provides an opportunity to take stock of the administration’s Middle East policy. Trump’s short term failures, and even his successes, may lead to unintended consequences that will weaken the U.S. position in the region.

    • Diwan

    Out of the Ashes?

    • Ghida Tayara
    • February 06, 2018

    Steven Heydemann discusses postwar reconstruction in Syria, and how it might affect the future of the Assad regime.

    • Diwan

    To the Shores of Tripoli

    • Ghida Tayara
    • February 05, 2018

    Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey discusses his forthcoming book on Libya after the fall of Moammar al-Qaddafi.

    • Riyadh’s Uranium Enrichment Option

      Implementation of the NSG guidelines—including by Pakistan—should significantly reduce the likelihood that Saudi Arabia will enrich uranium anytime soon.

    Carnegie Experts on
    Middle East Politics

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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.
    • expert thumbnail - Akça
      İsmet Akça
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Center
      İsmet Akça is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on the Turkish military’s economy and civil-military relations in Turkey.
    • expert thumbnail - Al Rachid
      Loulouwa Al Rachid
      Co-Director
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Al-Saidawi
      Hadeel Al-Saidawi
      Visiting Scholar
      Middle East Center
      Al-Saidawi is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on Syria.
    • expert thumbnail - Ghanem-Yazbeck
      Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck
      Resident Scholar
      Middle East Center
      Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where her work examines political and extremist violence, radicalization, Islamism, and jihadism with an emphasis on Algeria.
    • expert thumbnail - Khaddour
      Kheder Khaddour
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Center
      Kheder Khaddour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research centers on civil military relations and local identities in the Levant, with a focus on Syria.
    • expert thumbnail - Lefèvre
      Raphaël Lefèvre
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Center
      Raphaël Lefèvre is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Sunni Islamist movements in Lebanon.
    • expert thumbnail - Nerguizian
      Aram Nerguizian
      Co-Director
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Sayigh
      Yezid Sayigh
      Senior Fellow
      Middle East Center
      Sayigh is a senior fellow 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.
    • expert thumbnail - Yahya
      Maha Yahya
      Director
      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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