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    Reshaping Libya: How to End the Conflict and Rebuild the State?

    As the crisis in Libya continues, it is important to figure out how to put an end to the four-month conflict and to agree on a road map for the reconstruction of the ravaged country.

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    Egypt: Elections or Constitution First?

    Political forces in Egypt today face a dilemma: either proceed ahead expeditiously to elections in order to end the post-revolutionary rule of the military or slow down the electoral timetable and prioritize the writing of a new constitution.

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    The New Moroccan Constitution: Real Change or More of the Same?

    Morocco's political future will be determined not only by the king’s actions in the coming months, but also on the capacity and willingness of Moroccan political organizations to build on the opportunities the new constitution, presented on June 17, offers them.

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    Iraq: Consolidating Sovereignty and Stability

    As the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq nears, many challenges still lie ahead in order for the Iraqi government to achieve sovereignty and political stability. Pressing concerns remain regarding security, constitutional reforms, and the role of tribes.

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    No Savior for Palestine

    Although the international community had high expectations for what Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad could accomplish, Fayyad’s prime accomplishment was staving off the collapse of those Palestinian institutions that already existed.

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    Egypt’s Revolution Stumbles Forward

    The strength of Egyptian institutions and continuing post-revolutionary enthusiasm will help Egypt overcome the growing political chasm between Islamist and non-Islamist political forces inside the country and the political mistakes made by the country’s ruling council.

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    Lebanon’s New Government: Outlines and Challenges

    Beirut’s new Hezbollah-dominated government will return some measure of predictability to the country’s governing institutions, but Lebanon’s stability remains fragile as the government faces a number of serious challenges.

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    Higher Stakes in Yemen

    The sooner Yemen can move past the current political crisis, the sooner its serious challenges of poor governance, unemployment, resource depletion, and a collapsing economy can be tackled.

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    Assad Stands Alone

    Syrian refugees crossing the border into Turkey are forcing Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to rethink his relationship with Syrian President Assad and making it increasingly likely that he will chart a course on Syria that is more antagonistic toward Damascus.

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    Yemen on the Edge

    As international attention remains focused on the protests calling for the removal of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s manifold economic problems threaten Yemen and the region.

Carnegie Experts on
Middle East Politics

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    Bader Al-Saif
    Nonresident Fellow
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Bader Mousa Al-Saif is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his research focuses on the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula.
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    Neven Bondokji
    Research Manager
    Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Neven Bondokji is the research manager for the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center. Her research focuses on violent extremism in the Middle East and North Africa, the relation between human security and hard security, and ideological transformations within Islamic political parties.
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    Dalia Ghanem
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Dalia Ghanem 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.
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    Harith Hasan
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Harith Hasan is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, sectarianism, identity politics, religious actors, and state-society relations.
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    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 - Meddeb
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Nerguizian
    Aram Nerguizian
    Senior Advisor
    Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Aram Nerguizian is senior advisor 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
    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 postconflict reconstruction and security sector transformation in Arab transitions, and authoritarian resurgence.
  • 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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