Marwan Muasher

Vice President for Studies
Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.
 

Education

PhD, Purdue University

Languages

Arabic; English

 

Marwan Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East. Muasher served as foreign minister (2002–2004) and deputy prime minister (2004–2005) of Jordan, and his career has spanned the areas of diplomacy, development, civil society, and communications.

Muasher began his career as a journalist for the Jordan Times. He then served at the Ministry of Planning, at the prime minister’s office as press adviser, and as director of the Jordan Information Bureau in Washington.

In 1995, Muasher opened Jordan’s first embassy in Israel, and in 1996 he became minister of information and the government spokesperson. From 1997 to 2002, he served in Washington again as ambassador, negotiating the first free-trade agreement between the United States and an Arab nation. He then returned to Jordan to serve as foreign minister, where he played a central role in developing the Arab Peace Initiative and the Middle East roadmap.

In 2004, he became deputy prime minister responsible for reform and government performance and led the effort to produce a ten-year plan for political, economic, and social reform. From 2006 to 2007, he was a member of the Jordanian Senate.

From 2007 to 2010, he was senior vice president of external affairs at the World Bank.

He is the author of The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation (Yale University Press, 2008).

  • Q&A August 14, 2014 Русский
    Is the World Falling Apart?

    The world can be an awfully dangerous and unpredictable place.

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  • Q&A July 28, 2014 عربي
    What the Gaza War Means for the Middle East

    With intensifying international pressure to end hostilities, a brief lull in fighting currently prevails in Gaza. But a formal ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has proven elusive.

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  • Op-Ed World Post July 8, 2014 عربي
    How the Iraq Crisis Highlights a Need for Inclusion Policies Across the Middle East

    The real story in Iraq, and the Middle East at large, is the policies of exclusion that have created an environment in which radical organizations like ISIS have been able to gain ground.

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  • Article June 10, 2014 عربي
    Jordan’s Ambiguous Syria Policy

    Amman is increasingly pursuing a policy of supporting neither the regime nor the opposition in Syria while quietly working to help resolve the conflict. It has few other options.

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  • Other Publications Cairo Review of Global Affairs May 14, 2014
    The Call of Pluralism

    The second Arab Awakening has just begun, and the end may not be known in this generation’s lifetime. But this is a battle worth waging and winning—the battle for pluralism across the Arab world.

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  • Op-Ed International New York Times May 7, 2014
    How Arabs Can Defeat Sectarianism

    The rising Sunni-Shiite divide in the Arab world is a prime example of how the demons of sectarianism can be roused by opportunistic leaders. But a stronger sense of national identity can eventually lay them to rest.

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  • Op-Ed Project Syndicate April 25, 2014
    The Arab World’s Options

    Inclusiveness is the only route to stability. With the right approach, any country can succeed in building a better future.

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  • Op-Ed Washington Diplomat April 1, 2014
    The Second Arab Awakening

    Only when Arab societies and their elected leaders truly embrace tolerance, diversity, the peaceful rotation of power, and inclusive economic growth will the promise of a new Arab world be realized.

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  • Article February 13, 2014 عربي
    The Egypt Effect: Sharpened Tensions, Reshuffled Alliances

    Throughout the Middle East, the overthrow of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi has heightened Islamist-secularist tensions and pushed actors toward zero-sum politics.

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  • Op-Ed Foreign Policy January 21, 2014
    Not Losing the Arab Awakening

    There are no short cuts to democracy or prosperity. The Second Arab Awakening has only just begun, and the end may not be known in this generation’s lifetime.

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  • CNN September 11, 2014
    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.

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  • Aspen Institute June 29, 2014
    Arab Spring or Middle East Chaos?

    The age of ideology in the Arab world is drawing to a close.

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  • Wisconsin Public Radio’s Kathleen Dunn Show May 7, 2014
    In the Arab World, Delivery Trumps Ideology

    The Arab world is undergoing a phase in which delivery and performance is starting to trump ideology. Without socioeconomic programs that deal with the people’s issues, forces vying for power will pay the price.

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  • WNYC Brian Lehrer Show April 10, 2014
    Political Will Needed for the Arab Israeli Peace Process

    The parameters of the Arab-Israeli peace process are known. What is needed is the political will.

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  • Tavis Smiley Show March 15, 2014
    Battle for Pluralism in the Arab World

    Democracy can flourish in the Middle East, but it will take decades and will require major political and cultural change.

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  • KQED Radio March 13, 2014
    Assessing the Progress Toward Democracy in the Middle East

    Pluralism is a necessary precondition for people to move towards inclusive, democratic societies that will tolerate different points of views and lay the groundwork for prosperity and stability.

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  • NPR’s Diane Rehm Show February 20, 2014
    Pluralism is Necessary for Democracy

    Diversity must be seen as a strength in the Arab world if the countries in the region are to evolve into democratic societies.

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  • Voice of America January 23, 2014
    Towards a Culture of Pluralism in the Arab World

    Both Islamist and secular forces should work together to guarantee the right of others to operate in a democratic system, even if they don’t agree with the other’s views.

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  • Carnegie Council January 23, 2014
    A Movement for Pluralism in the Arab World

    If the second Arab awakening is to be successful, it cannot just be a movement against despotic rule. It also has to be a movement for pluralism.

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  • PBS’ NewsHour January 10, 2014
    Why the Next Wave of Arab Awakening Should Be Waged for Pluralism

    Pluralism needs to be the underlying foundation for the political operating system of the Arab world.

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  • July 1, 2014 Washington, DC
    The Future of Iraq

    The recent capture of Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul by the jihadi extremist group ISIS has plunged the country into chaos.

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  • May 21, 2014 Washington, DC
    The Local and Regional Dynamics of Arab Activism

    After the major uprisings of 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen, many assumed that the movements emerged spontaneously directed by tech-savvy, young revolutionaries. However, citizen activism in the Arab world was already adapting to changing internal political and social dynamics in the preceding years.

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  • Egypt
    March 25, 2014 Brussels
    The Battle for Pluralism in the Arab World

    Arab citizens long for freedom and opportunity. Only through the painstaking process of constructing an Arab world defined by pluralism and tolerance can this dream be realized.

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  • March 19, 2014 Washington, DC
    Marwan Muasher in Conversation With Thomas L. Friedman

    Three years after the Arab world was rocked by the uprisings that brought down longstanding autocratic regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, the region remains embroiled in a transformational struggle for the future.

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  • February 26, 2014 Washington, DC
    Rached Ghannouchi on Tunisia’s Democratic Transition

    In a landmark step, Tunisia’s Islamic and secular political forces reached accord on a constitution that provides a foundation for Tunisia’s transition to democracy. But while progress has been made, the country still faces serious economic and political challenges ahead.

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  • January 21, 2014 Washington, DC
    The Battle for Pluralism in the Arab World

    Three years after the Arab uprisings began in Tunisia and Egypt, Arab practitioners and experts will join Carnegie scholars for a day-long conference to examine the political, religious, and social trends shaping the future of the region.

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  • September 18, 2013 Washington, DC
    Raising the Stakes on Syria: The U.S. Policy Debate and Regional Dynamics

    In the wake of President Obama’s national address, U.S. allies and adversaries are struggling to assess the implications of the Russian proposal on Syria’s chemical weapons and what Washington’s next steps will be on Syria.

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  • September 12, 2013 Washington, DC
    Twenty Years After Oslo: The Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

    A panel of U.S. and regional experts assess the legacy of the 1993 Oslo Accords and the outlook for progress toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

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  • Assad and Putin
    September 4, 2013 Worldwide
    Twitter Q&A: Syria, Russia, and the G20 Summit

    Marwan Muasher and Andrew S. Weiss will respond to questions on the situation in Syria, the likely implications of a U.S.-led attack, and what to expect in terms of Putin-Obama dynamics at the G20 meeting.

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  • July 31, 2013 Washington, DC
    The New Political Order/Disorder in Egypt

    In the wake of the June 30 popular uprising and the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, a new political order is taking shape in Egypt.

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