Syria

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    • Q&A

    The Next Move for Syria

    What happens in Syria will have a huge impact on the rest of the region, and if the Assad government were to fall, it would be a big strategic blow to Iran.

    • Op-Ed

    The Axis of No

    Beijing and Moscow’s opposition to Western initiatives may seem like solidarity between two authoritarian governments or a coordinated effort to dilute Western domination of global politics, but the reality is far broader.

    • Op-Ed

    The Interconnectedness of Arab Seasons

    The current uprisings taking place across the Middle East and North Africa are interconnected; the success or failure of one country’s democratic transition could have a direct impact on the prospects for transition in another.

    • Looking Beyond Iran and North Korea for Safeguarding the Foundations of Nuclear Nonproliferation

      The safeguards system established by the International Atomic Energy Agency is failing to detect potential issues of noncompliance because it doesn’t have the legal authority needed to fulfill its mandate and it lacks the necessary cooperation from member states.

      • Q&A

      Uranium Enrichment Program in Syria?

      New allegations that Syria might have been clandestinely enriching uranium underline the challenges in preventing the spread of uranium enrichment capabilities and the need to do more to stop nuclear technology and know-how from falling into the wrong hands.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      The Changing Nature of the Arab World

      In countries like Syria and Libya, where the situation is still fluid and tumultuous, Tunisia provides a great example of how a transitional election should unfold.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      What Political Models Might Shape the Arab World?

      If successful, the Tunisian elections could provide a model for other countries in the region that are experiencing political transitions.

      • Q&A

      Hope for Change in the Middle East

      Leaders have fallen in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya amid the Arab Awakening, and calls for revolution continue across the region. But how much real change can actually be expected?

      • Q&A

      Amano's Influence and the IAEA Fall Meetings

      This month's deliberations by the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors and General Conference will underscore the weakness of the IAEA's leadership in comparison to its member states.

      • Op-Ed

      Assad Regime in Syria Crucial to Iran

      Iran’s influence in the Middle East is threatened by domestic divisions between Ayatollah Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad as well as the continuing upheaval in Syria, which could undermine Tehran’s principal ally in the region.

    Carnegie Experts on
    Syria

    • expert thumbnail - Al Rachid
      Loulouwa Al Rachid
      Co-Director
      Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Loulouwa Al Rachid is a co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
    • expert thumbnail - Bahout
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Brown
      Frances Z. Brown
      Fellow
      Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
      Frances Z. Brown is a fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where she researches stabilization, state building, democratization, decentralization, drivers of conflict, and local governance in fragile states.
    • expert thumbnail - Cammack
      Perry Cammack
      Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Perry Cammack is a fellow 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.
    • expert thumbnail - Dunne
      Michele Dunne
      Director and Senior Fellow
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Ghattas
      Kim Ghattas
      Senior Visiting Fellow
      Kim Ghattas is a senior visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she is focused on writing a book about the impact of the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the wider region since 1979.
    • expert thumbnail - Hamzawy
      Amr Hamzawy
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
      Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin.
    • expert thumbnail - Khaddour
      Kheder Khaddour
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Center
      Kheder Khaddour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research centers on civil military relations and local identities in the Levant, with a focus on Syria.
    • expert thumbnail - Lefèvre
      Raphaël Lefèvre
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Center
      Raphaël Lefèvre is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Sunni Islamist movements in Lebanon.
    • expert thumbnail - Levite
      Ariel (Eli) Levite
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.
    • expert thumbnail - Lynch
      Marc Lynch
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world.
    • expert thumbnail - Miller
      Andrew Miller
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Program
      Andrew Miller is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.
    • expert thumbnail - Muasher
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Sayigh
      Yezid Sayigh
      Senior Fellow
      Middle East Center
      Yezid Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where he leads the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS). His work focuses on the comparative political and economic roles of Arab armed forces and nonstate actors, the impact of war on states and societies, and the politics of post-conflict reconstruction and security sector transformation in Arab transitions, and authoritarian resurgence.
    • expert thumbnail - Walles
      Jake Walles
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Jake Walles is a nonresident senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Israeli-Palestinian issues, Tunisia, and counterterrorism.

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