Societies worldwide are grappling with political, technological, economic, and cultural transformations. However, the inherent pressures have been particularly combustible in the Arab world, given institutional deficiencies and the proliferation of conflict, sectarianism, and radicalization.
As 2016 draws to a close, prospects for the year ahead seem uncertain. The Arab world remains mired in both political and economic conflict and instability.
While policy debates on Syria have overwhelmingly focused on military developments and political negotiations, a less explored consequence of the hyper-localized war has been the profound reshaping of a less visible but crucial actor, the Syrian state.
The Carnegie Middle East Center and Middle East Program are happy to announce the launch of Diwan, the new Carnegie blog featuring timely analysis on the region’s most pressing issues.
Scholars from Carnegie Europe and the Carnegie Middle East Center participated in a Reddit AMA on the refugee and migrant crisis.
Two years after the self-proclaimed Islamic State gained control of Mosul, the prospects for liberation and the city’s future remain uncertain.
The “cessations of hostilities” agreement for Syria, brokered in part by Russia, is breaking down—and violence is escalating across large areas of the country, especially in Aleppo.
The Carnegie Middle East Center is pleased to host a review of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s first Arab Experts Survey.
The fragile Syrian peace talks in Geneva are slowly moving forward.
The various conflicts raging in the Middle East, and particularly in Syria, have created a refugee crisis of unprecedented scale.