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.
As Hamas tries to rebuild its military credibility, Israel is reacting to this in lethal ways.
A discussion of the brewing conflict between Israel and Iran, the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and Moscow’s role in the Middle East.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Syria’s regime is changing the country’s urban planning laws to punish its foes and reward loyalists.
Donald Trump has withdrawn from the nuclear deal with Iran, but he appears to have no Plan B.
Lebanese elections showed that the pro-Iran party’s sway depends on adapting to changing political circumstances.
Algeria’s regime has repeatedly adapted the political system in limited ways. But what has worked for the regime up until now may not work indefinitely into the future.
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.