Arab Politics

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    • Op-Ed

    Women and Jihad

    Women, who not only offer moral support, but also combatant support in the field, contribute—directly or indirectly—to an industry of death, as they strive for the inexorable march of jihadism, and the extermination of those they see as “impious” and “apostates.”

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Who’s Sending What to Combat IS?

    It remains to be seen what role Arab countries will play in combined international efforts to defeat the Islamic State.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    The Genesis of the Islamic State Group

    • Mario Abou Zeid, Juan Cole, Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
    • September 13, 2014
    • Al Jazeera Inside Story

    As the Islamic State continues to grow rapidly, questions are being raised about its origins.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    The Biggest Challenges to Taking Down Islamic State

    The biggest challenge facing the United States in taking on the Islamic State will be going beyond degrading and attacking its military capabilities.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    No Military Role for Arab States

    While countries like Jordan will not participate militarily in the U.S. strategy against ISIS, it will provide much needed logistical and intelligence support and connections with the Sunni tribes of Iraq.

    • Op-Ed

    Obama and the Never-Ending War

    The well-intentioned instincts of Barack Obama have run up against the harsh, complex realities of a Middle East in which no conflict has only two sides or a good outcome that doesn’t create new risks.

    • Op-Ed

    You Call This a Strategy for Defeating IS?

    An effective strategy for defeating IS depends on an objective that can be achieved with the resources and allies at hand.

    • Op-Ed

    Will U.S. End Up Playing “Whack-a-Mole”?

    The president's four-pronged strategy of airstrikes, support to local proxies, defending against ISIS attacks through intelligence and counter-terrorism, and humanitarian assistance leaves many unanswered questions.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    The Islamic State and the Battle of Arsal

    • Lina Khatib
    • September 11, 2014
    • BBC World Service Newshour

    Lebanon’s official policy of disassociation with the war in neighboring Syria hasn’t kept the conflict at bay.

    • Diwan

    Obama’s Strategic Gambles in Syria and Iraq

    Obama’s strategy is a positive step forward after years of relative inaction on part of the United States, but it is far from comprehensive.

Carnegie Experts on
Arab Politics

  • expert thumbnail - Khaddour
    Kheder Khaddour
    Nonresident Scholar
    Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
    Kheder Khaddour is a nonresident scholar at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research centers on civil military relations and local identities in the Levant, with a focus on Syria.
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    Hamza Meddeb
    Nonresident Scholar
    Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
    Hamza Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Malcolm H. Kerr 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 - Tokmajyan
    Armenak Tokmajyan
    Nonresident Scholar
    Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
    Armenak Tokmajyan is a nonresident scholar at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on borders and conflict, Syrian refugees, and local intermediaries in Syria.
  • expert thumbnail - Yahya
    Maha Yahya
    Director
    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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