In an interview, Jean-Pierre Filiu discusses his recent book on the mechanisms of survival adopted by Arab regimes.
The hardliners on the nuclear deal with Iran are leaving the U.S. president with one option, namely war.
Gulf-based Salafi financiers have had a diminished role in the Syrian civil war recently, but their influence will linger in the country's religious sphere.
Now that U.S. President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal, the path forward remains murky.
Tunisia’s decentralization process has tremendous potential. Yet the central government, local government, civil society, and international donors must each invest in the process.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Tunisia’s first ever democratic local elections in May are a crucial step in the country’s efforts to devolve power from the national to the local level.
Tunisia’s local elections reflected public discontent, but were also an accomplishment.
A preliminary assessment of Iraq’s parliamentary elections suggests that compromise will be inevitable.
A discussion on the worsening tensions between Israel and Palestine, the U.S. role in the conflict, and the future for Palestinians.
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.