Middle East

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Sectarian Twitter Wars

Violent events and social network structures play key roles in the transmission of both sectarian and countersectarian rhetoric on Twitter.

Palestine in Flux

A new generation of grassroots activists is shifting the focus from the goal of Palestinian statehood to the pursuit of new tactics to resist the Israeli occupation.

Shia-Centric State Building and Sunni Rejection in Post-2003 Iraq

The clash of visions over the Iraqi state’s identity, legitimacy, and ownership, long predating the U.S.-led invasion of the country in 2003, has been the root cause of political violence in postwar Arab Iraq.

The Prince and Politics Behind a Saudi Aramco IPO

While privatizing Saudi Aramco makes considerable sense over the long run, it is unlikely that a large-scale IPO will happen, either now or in the next several years.

How Can War-Torn Yemen Find Peace?

With the war in Yemen having no clear goals, the various players in the country must invest in peace for the conflict to end.

Chasing Egypt’s Economic Tail

The Egyptian president’s central role in economic policy making is unlikely to deliver on the intended goals and could exacerbate existing problems—or generate new ones.

Did Sisi Save Egypt?

In the military’s view, Egypt has not met the fate of Syria or Libya, and that by itself is an accomplishment worth celebrating. Politics should and must wait.


Renegotiating Civil-Military Relations in Arab States

Egypt in Focus

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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.

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