Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) remains divisive, poorly understood, and plagued by internal divisions, as it is both recognized by the state and at the behest of nonstate leadership figures. Key challenges involving the PMF will shape Iraq’s political and security future.
The White House has recently hosted two very different views about how to deal with Islamism.
Academic Yang Guang discusses an ambitious plan that includes future Chinese cooperation with the Middle East.
With a new U.S. administration in office that is reexamining foreign assistance priorities overall, there is an opportunity to take assistance to Egypt off auto-pilot and design an approach that better serves the interests of the United States and of Egypt—the nation broadly, not only the military
Having expended considerable military effort in helping Libyan forces wrest territory from the Islamic State last year, the United States should now turn its diplomatic attention to ensuring the country does not slip into greater chaos.
The successful outcome of Tunisia’s municipal elections next December is not guaranteed.
Pending Iran sanctions legislation would not necessarily torpedo the nuclear deal.
In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses his recent Carnegie paper on tribal realities in eastern Syria.
Although the new state of emergency affords Egypt’s rulers broader powers, the measure is not primarily about law, but about communicating to Egyptian society—especially its sprawling state apparatus—to get on board with the new regime.
The Egyptian president’s recent visit to the United States was hardly a cakewalk.
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.