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    Lebanon, Hizbollah, and the Hariri Tribunal
    Paul Salem, Aram Nerguizian, Marina Ottaway October 13, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    The United Nations Tribunal investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is expected to release its findings soon and might indict members of Hizbollah. This has raised tensions in Lebanon to the breaking point.

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    “Fixing Broken Windows”: Security Sector Reform in Palestine, Lebanon, and Yemen
    Yezid Sayigh, Nicole Ball, Jim Zanotti, Marina Ottaway November 3, 2009 Washington, D.C.

    Although important, development assistance aimed at reforming the security sectors in Palestine, Lebanon, and Yemen has achieved only limited results. The bulk of such aid has consisted of military training and equipment, which does nothing to ensure that security forces answer to legitimate civilian leaders.

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    The EU and Conflict in the Middle East
    Muriel Asseburg, Christian Jouret November 26, 2008 Brussels

    The situation in the Middle East is set to deteriorate. The European policy community assessed past European action in the region, lessons learnt, and a future strategy.

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    Failed Responsibility: Iraqi Refugees in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon
    Joost Hiltermann, Michel Gabaudan, Jessica Tuchman Mathews July 31, 2008 Washington, D.C.

    The international community and the Gulf states are not providing sufficient funding or accepting enough Iraqi refugees. The current situation is highly unstable and fragile, and very little progress can be expected without Iran’s and Syria’s involvement. No significant return of refugees can be expected in the next ten years.

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    The New Middle East

    Confrontational U.S. policy that tried to create a “New Middle East,” but ignored the realities of the region has instead exacerbated existing conflicts and created new problems.

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    Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World
    Marina Ottaway, Julia Choucair-Vizoso, Samer Shehata, Robin Wright January 29, 2008 Washington, D.C.

    Contemporary discourse on democratic transformation in the Arab world often lacks a critical assessment of the kind of progress that is taking place on the ground. Marina Ottaway and Julia Choucair-Vizoso launched their new book Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World, a critical assessment of political reform in the Arab world based on ten case studies.

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    Timur Goksel Speaks at CMEC on Current UNIFIL Mission in Lebanon
    Timur Goksel, Paul Salem June 22, 2007 Beirut

    On June 19, the Carnegie Middle East Center hosted an in-house discussion with Timur Goksel, former senior advisor of UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon), on the challenges and opportunities facing the current UNIFIL II mission. The event was attended by a number of scholars and commentators as well as CMEC staff. The talk was moderated by CMEC director Paul Salem.

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    Is There Still a Political Reform Agenda in the Middle East?
    Ghanim Al Najjar, Khalid El-Hariry, Amr Hamzawy, Paul Salem, Thomas Carothers February 6, 2007 Washington, D.C.

    The session, part of the Carnegie Endowment's NEW VISION launch, examines the state of the Arab political reform agenda, what can be expected in terms of political change in the region, and what the U.S. efforts should be to promote regional reform.

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    Identifying Drivers of Political Reform in the GCC Countries
    November 15, 2006 Carnegie

    Carnegies's third meeting dealing with political reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries featured researchers from across the region. The discussion focused on various drivers of political reform: political actors; new political institutions; economic transformation; and the impact of new ideas and debates to which the region's population is increasingly exposed through mass media.

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    After a Bloody Summer: What’s New in the Middle East?
    Marina Ottaway, Amr Hamzawy, Volker Perthes, Hisham Melhem October 4, 2006 Washington, D.C.

    The Lebanon war was a war without winners. Trends indicate that if anything, the changes that are taking place are going in the wrong direction. This was a conflict where none of the participants achieved their objectives. The Carnegie Endowment, in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, hosted Marina Ottoway, Volker Perthes, and Amr Hamzawy to discuss implications of the Lebanon War.

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    Engagement or Quarantine: How to Deal with the Islamist Advance
    Nathan Brown, Amr Hamzawy, Marina Ottaway June 28, 2006 Washington, D.C.

    The Heinrich Böll Foundation in cooperation with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a one-day workshop at Carnegie to explore the potential and the limits of engaging groups and movements with an Islamist platform and ideology.

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    Lebanon’s Uncertain Democratic Prospects
    Julia Choucair-Vizoso, Emile El-Hokayem, Charles Adwan January 11, 2006 Washington, D.C.

    The main obstacle to reform is the lack of any coherent central authority in Lebanon that has institutionalized decision-making mechanisms. The manner in which power is divided among the various sects results in de facto mini-states responsible for all the needs of their constituents, which leads to political and administrative paralysis.

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Carnegie Experts on Lebanon

  • Joseph Bahout
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Joseph Bahout is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. His research focuses on political developments in Lebanon and Syria, regional spillover from the Syrian crisis, and identity politics across the region.

  • Perry Cammack
    Middle East Program

    Perry Cammack is an associate in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy.

  • Michele Dunne
    Director and Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.

  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.

  • Marc Lynch
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world.

  • Renad Mansour
    El-Erian Fellow
    Middle East Center

    Mansour is an El-Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs.

  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

  • Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.

  • Maha Yahya
    Acting Director
    Middle East Center

    Yahya is acting director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.


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