Middle East Politics

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    • Q&A

    Egypt’s (un)Democratic Elections

    Egypt’s role in the Middle East is falling as perceptions grow that the former power is preoccupied with its own domestic affairs. The election cycle currently under way will help define the extent to which those perceptions become reality.

    • Op-Ed

    Let Fatah Talk to Hamas

    The Gaza flotilla incident highlights not only the unsustainability of the closure of Gaza, but also the unsustainability of the U.S. position discouraging reconciliation between the Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas.

    • Article

    Iraq's Long Road to a Government

    The formation of a new Iraqi government may still be months away, not because the issues to be negotiated will take time, but because serious negotiations do not appear to have started yet.

    • Sada - Analysis

    Parties, Movements, and Prospects for Change in Egypt

    ElBaradei's movement for change is redefining political activism in Egypt and in the process presenting legal opposition parties with difficult choices.

    • Op-Ed

    The Muslim Brotherhood's (and Egypt's) Qutb Conundrum

    The popularity of Sayyid Qutb among some members of the Muslim Brotherhood may speak to a desire to pull the Brotherhood back from its broad social and political work and refocus its efforts on reforming society through a more elitist approach.

    • Event

    Managing Pluralism: Swiss Experiences and Implications for Lebanon

    • Jean Aziz, François Barras, Pascal Couchepin, Massoud Daher, Talal El Husseini, Farid El Khazen, Irène Herrmann, Yassine Jaber, Nawwaf Kabbara, Samir Khalaf, Wolf Linder, Atef Majdalani, Antoine Messara, Ghassan Moukheiber, Paul Salem, Daoud Sayegh, André Simonazzi
    • May 14, 2010
    • Beirut

    Switzerland and Lebanon are both complex multi-communal societies, and they both have a long history of trying to manage pluralism, sometimes with more success than others.

    • Op-Ed

    Islamist Shortcomings

    Islamist parties have learned to communicate better through their engagement with the political process, but so far their participation in electoral and parliamentary activities has resulted in few concrete benefits.

    • Paper

    War in Saada: From Local Insurrection to National Challenge

    The Yemeni government is mired in an unwinnable and sporadic civil conflict in the northern governorate of Saada that has weakened the central government, accelerated the economic crisis, and threatens global stability by emboldening al-Qaeda.

    • Event

    Previewing Egypt's Upcoming Elections

    Opposition activity is heating up in Egypt as the country heads for parliamentary elections this fall and a presidential election in 2011. What ramifications will this activity have on the Egyptian political system?

    • Article

    Post-Election Maneuvering: Rule of Law is the Casualty

    The post-election phase in Iraq appears even more difficult than anticipated, postponing improvements in Iraq’s long-term security and economic development.

Carnegie Experts on
Middle East Politics

  • 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-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 - Araj
    Victoria Araj
    Commissioning Editor
    Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Victoria Araj is the commissioning editor for the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
  • expert thumbnail - Ghanem
    Dalia Ghanem
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Co-Director
    PROGRAM ON CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS IN ARAB STATES
    Dalia Ghanem is a resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and the co-director for gender-related work for the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States, where her work examines political and extremist violence, radicalization, Islamism, and jihadism with an emphasis on Algeria.
  • expert thumbnail - Hasan
    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.
  • 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 - 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 post-conflict 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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