• Diwan

    Adapting to a Region in Flux

    Former foreign minister Nabil Fahmy discusses the evolving Middle East and Egypt’s role in it.

    • Event

    Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Arab Uprisings

    • Raed Abou Hamdan, Assaad Al Achi, Rasha Al Aqeedi, Bashar AL Halabi, Yasameen Al Nadheri, Yara Asmar, Lina Attalah, Arash Azizi, Ali Bakir, Maya El Ammar, Aline Fleihan, Yosra Frawes, Zine Labidine Gheblaoui, Alia Ibrahim, Mohammed Ilwiya, Intissar Kherigi, Dirk Kunze, Hamza Meddeb, Yahia Mohamed Lamine Mestek, Diana Moukalled, Kareem Sakka, Yassin Swehat, Yezid Sayigh, Isam Uraiqat, Dima Wannous, Maha Yahya
    • April 07, 2021
    • Live on YouTube and Facebook

    To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Arab uprisings, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom are organizing a conference to examine the past decade and in particular the mistakes that were made along the way.

    • Politics of Military Authoritarianism in North Africa

      Authoritarian military politics in North Africa will be shaped by relations between the military and the head of state, dynamics within the coercive sector, marginalization of the private sector, and the ability of state actors to leverage foreign support.

      • Article

      The Dam That Broke Open an Ethiopia-Egypt Dispute

      • Sherif Mohyeldeen
      • February 12, 2021

      As Egypt and Ethiopia negotiate the details of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, tensions are on the rise. Sudan, which has vested interest in the dam, too, could be an essential third party to smooth over the disputes.

      • Diwan

      A Senseless Silencing

      • Sherif Mohyeldeen
      • January 21, 2021

      By impeding research, Egypt curtails knowledge that can help resolve crises, especially in border areas.

      • Diwan

      Medicine on the Margins

      In an interview, Sherif Mohyeldeen discusses the challenges of healthcare in Egypt’s border areas.

      • Op-Ed

      The Danger of Egypt's Military Economy

      A new essay collection highlights the negative consequences of the Egyptian military’s heavy involvement in the economy: stunted economic growth, a new ruling class of military officers, and little incentive to enact much-needed reforms.

      • Diwan

      Keeping the Bodies Buried

      Egypt’s closing of the inquiry into the Regeni murder is Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s way of avoiding challenges from within.

      • Egypt’s Military Under Al-Sisi: Unravelling Factional Politics

        • Nathan Toronto, Eleonora Ardemagni, Giuseppe Dentice
        • December 03, 2020

        Under the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, civil-military relations remain imbalanced: but paradoxically, the overwhelming role of the military, also as economic player, combines with the subtle narrowing of the military as cohesive entity.

        • Article

        Healthcare in Egypt’s Border Regions: When Money Is Not Enough

        • Sherif Mohyeldeen
        • November 11, 2020

        Pouring money into health infrastructure will have little effect if qualified doctors have few incentives to stay.

      Carnegie Experts on
      Decoding Lebanon Media

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        Yezid Sayigh
        Senior Fellow
        Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
        Yezid Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr 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 postconflict reconstruction and security sector transformation in Arab transitions, and authoritarian resurgence.
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        Maha Yahya
        Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
        Yahya is director of the Malcolm H. Kerr 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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