Once the Islamic State is defeated, Iraq will have to mend a divided society.
As 2016 draws to a close, prospects for the year ahead seem uncertain. The Arab world remains mired in both political and economic conflict and instability.
Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court struck down a portion of the country’s protest law this week. While that may have long-term significance, the ruling is likely to have little short-term effect.
Egypt’s new NGO law is another step toward autocratic governance and may lead to further instability and radicalization.
In an interview, Derek Chollet looks back at the Obama administration’s decision-making on Syria.
A defeat will leave Syria’s opposition at a dead end, with little chance of reversing the tide of war.
While Iran’s foreign policy writ large exists mostly beyond the confines of confessionalism, this much is clear: as Iran’s neighborhood has become more sectarian, so has its behavior.
US President-elect Donald Trump has said a number of contradictory statements during his campaign pertaining to an overall foreign policy strategy he will pursue in the Middle East.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its allies have escalated the race to expand their regional footprint into West Africa’s economic hubs and coastal areas that have hitherto been spared from terrorist violence.
The public needs to be included for investment to produce economic, political, and social benefits.
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.