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    Owning a Piece of Palestine: Syria’s Assad Regime and the Palestinian Question

    Since coming to power in 1970, the Syrian regime has had an uneasy relationship with the Palestinians. While Syrian presidents have consistently claimed to champion the Palestinian cause, but in practice relations have often fluctuated.

    • Verification Challenges

      • James M. Acton
      • July 25, 2011
      • 23rd United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues

      A regime to verify the abolition of nuclear weapons requires three distinct components: the verification that declared civilian nuclear materials are not weaponized, the dismantlement of declared warheads, and the absence of undeclared nuclear warheads.

      • Op-Ed

      Syria: Past the Point of No Return

      As demonstrations continue in Syria, the Assad regime has two options: either it will accept a new deal based on serious political reform or inclusion, or the country will drift toward civil war.

      • Op-Ed

      International Tribunal for Lebanon: Domestic and Regional Repercussions

      Six years after the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and four years after UN Security Council resolution 1757 established the special tribunal for Lebanon, the first indictments of the tribunal have been issued, naming four individuals from Hizbullah.

      • Op-Ed

      The Arab Summer: Taking Stock

      Six months after the outbreak of protest in Tunisia, the Arab world has already been transformed. If Egypt succeeds in building a stable and open democracy, its example will have a significant impact on the rest of the region.

      • Op-Ed

      Assad Deserves a Swift Trip to The Hague

      The international community can take a stand against Syria’s use of violence against its citizens by directing the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate whether Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is guilty of crimes against humanity.

      • Op-Ed

      Arab Spring: Eternal Season of Flux

      The empowerment of the Arab public, coupled with the realization that change is possible through peaceful means, is a combination powerful enough to fundamentally change the whole region’s dynamic, even if that change does not happen quickly or smoothly.

      • Article

      The IAEA and Syria: A New Paradigm for Noncompliance?

      The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), by nearly a three-to-one margin, declared Syria out of compliance with its safeguards obligations and reported the issue to the UN Security Council on June 9.

      • Op-Ed

      Assad Stands Alone

      Syrian refugees crossing the border into Turkey are forcing Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to rethink his relationship with Syrian President Assad and making it increasingly likely that he will chart a course on Syria that is more antagonistic toward Damascus.

      • Op-Ed

      Problems Facing Syria's Referral to the UN Security Council

      While the International Atomic Energy Agency has passed a resolution that refers Syria to the UN Security Council for constructing a covert nuclear reactor, there are a number of significant problems with the resolution that could affect the UN’s ability to take action.

    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
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Program
      Joseph Bahout is a nonresident 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
      Nonresident Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Perry Cammack is a nonresident 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 - 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 - Meddeb
      Hamza Meddeb
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Center
      Hamza Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on economic reform, political economy of conflicts, and border insecurity across the Middle East and North Africa.
    • 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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