Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Michele Dunne is the director and a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East. She was the founding director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council from 2011 to 2013 and was a senior associate and editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 2006 to 2011.
Dunne was a Middle East specialist at the U.S. Department of State from 1986 to 2003, where she served in assignments that included the National Security Council, the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff, the U.S. embassy in Cairo, the U.S. consulate general in Jerusalem, and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. She also served as a visiting professor of Arabic language and Arab studies at Georgetown from 2003 to 2006.
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In Egypt, the United States can make a difference when it comes to protecting principles.
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The U.S. withdrawal of aid to Egypt points to a fascinating dichotomy in the Trump administration.
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The Egyptian president’s recent visit to the United States was hardly a cakewalk.
In a podcast, Carnegie Middle East scholars discuss a new report on the state of the Arab world.
Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization may actually backfire.