The security interests of local actors in northeastern Syria and of other regional stakeholders are interwoven in ways that undermine sustainable, responsive governance.
The Syrian regime devolves some power over reconstruction, mainly to retain it.
How can the kingdom’s troubled economy benefit more from Syrian migrant workers?
The Islamic State’s governing system in Syria looks a great deal like that of the Assad regime.
Egypt’s new authoritarian regime is using undemocratic laws and conspiratorial and populist narratives to further entrench its repressive campaign.
How does Russia position itself between Iran and Israel in the Middle East?
Why deep budget cuts at the State Department may be an existential matter for Rex Tillerson.
In an interview, Sergio Jalil discusses the Lebanese diaspora in Latin America and how Lebanon can benefit from it.
Did the Security Council’s vote on sanctions for Syria’s chemical weapons attacks promote accountability or impunity?
While there are formal and informal safeguards in place to protect U.S. national security institutions from overreach by the Trump White House, the institutions themselves are likely to be tarnished in the process.
The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.