Democracy and Governance

 
  • Op-Ed
    How USAID’s Growing Relevance Could Destroy It
    Nathaniel Myers December 12, 2014 National Interest

    The U.S. government certainly needs civilian tools to advance its short-term interests in these difficult environments, but continuing to retrofit or cannibalize long-term USAID programs imperils both its short- and long-term security strategy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Right To Have Rights
    Maha Yahya December 10, 2014 Daily Star عربي

    Universal human rights can provide a framework through which the indivisibility of social, economic, political, and cultural rights may be argued and the struggle for these rights may take place.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Coming Clean, With Bloodstained Hands
    David Rothkopf December 9, 2014 Foreign Policy

    Why the release of the damning, horrific Senate torture report could be a bright spot for American democracy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Vote to Boycott Israel’s Universities
    Nathan Brown December 1, 2014 Foreign Policy

    The Middle East Studies Association insists that whatever one’s opinion of the campaign to boycott Israeli academic institutions, the principles of academic freedom protect the right of faculty to advocate for, as well as against, such boycotts.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Learning Lessons on Lessons Learned
    Thomas Carothers December 1, 2014 Alliance Magazine

    Egypt’s principal political actors have repeatedly violated almost all of the received ‘best practices’ of democratic transitions. In fact, the very lessons that the visiting experts most frequently emphasized are among the most glaring failures of Egypt’s attempted democratic transition to date.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Not Fit to Print: An Insider Account of Pakistani Censorship
    Neha Ansari November 20, 2014 Foreign Policy

    Media groups in Pakistan are family-owned and make all decisions unilaterally, advancing their personal agendas through the influential mainstream outlets at their disposal.

     
  • Other Publications
    Europe’s Democracy Trilemma
    Kalypso Nicolaidis, Richard Youngs November 12, 2014 International Affairs

    The EU faces a democracy trilemma. Only by enhancing transnational democratic interdependence, national democratic legitimacy, and local democratic vitality will the EU fix it.

     
  • Op-Ed
    What American Voters Have in Common With the Vietnamese
    Moisés Naím November 7, 2014 Atlantic

    In the coming years, U.S. politics will serve as a laboratory for testing the idea that governments and politicians can get away with ignoring the most deeply felt demands of their voters.

     
  • Other Publications
    The Four Magic Words of Development

    The consensus on incorporating transparency, accountability, participation, and inclusion as core principles of aid will only solidify if its strongest proponents recognize how shaky it still is.

     
  • Op-Ed
    A Wake-Up Call for Democracy
    Rachel Kleinfeld November 6, 2014 Hill

    Democracy requires more people to care about the state of their government than their favorite reality tv show. But as government becomes more distant and less relevant, fewer and fewer people show up.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Sisi’s Moralism
    Jannis Grimm December 19, 2014 عربي

    The Sisi government’s crackdown on perceived immorality is the latest attempt to instill in Egypt a state-sanctioned interpretation of Islam.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Saving Libya’s Constitution-Making Body
    Omar Ould Dedde O. Hammady, Michael Meyer-Resende December 18, 2014 عربي

    The dissolution of Libya’s House of Representatives is putting extra pressure on the Constitution Drafting Assembly to negotiate a new political order in the country.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe, the CIA, and Torture
    Judy Dempsey December 15, 2014

    If European countries are to have any credibility in defending human rights, they should go public over their role in collaborating with the CIA on torture.

     
  • Op-Ed
    How USAID’s Growing Relevance Could Destroy It
    Nathaniel Myers December 12, 2014 National Interest

    The U.S. government certainly needs civilian tools to advance its short-term interests in these difficult environments, but continuing to retrofit or cannibalize long-term USAID programs imperils both its short- and long-term security strategy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Right To Have Rights
    Maha Yahya December 10, 2014 Daily Star عربي

    Universal human rights can provide a framework through which the indivisibility of social, economic, political, and cultural rights may be argued and the struggle for these rights may take place.

     
  • Event
    Aid in Afghanistan After 2014
    Sarah Chayes, John Sopko December 10, 2014 Washington, DC

    As U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan withdraw to their post-2014 minimums, many fear a similar sharp drop in foreign funding. The reconstruction effort is far from over, and a radical reduction in foreign aid could cripple the Afghan economy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Coming Clean, With Bloodstained Hands
    David Rothkopf December 9, 2014 Foreign Policy

    Why the release of the damning, horrific Senate torture report could be a bright spot for American democracy.

     
  • Event
    Corruption: Security’s Invisible Enemy
    Sarah Sewall, Sarah Chayes December 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    There is a powerful nexus between severe, systemic corruption and international security challenges, including violent extremism, mass atrocities, and state failure.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    On the Zhou Yongkang Arrest
    Douglas H. Paal December 5, 2014 CCTV America

    It remains to be seen what Zhou’s arrest means for China’s anti-corruption campaign.

     
  • Event
    Decoding Taiwan’s “Nine-In-One” Election Results
    Steven Goldstein, Alan Romberg, Douglas H. Paal December 5, 2014 Washington, DC

    As Taiwan gears up for its regional “nine-in-one” elections, which will select candidates for a slew of municipal and local offices, many campaigns have focused on local issues. However, interested observers will endeavor to draw larger implications for the 2016 presidential and legislative elections.

     

Carnegie Experts on Democracy and Governance

  • Mario Abou Zeid
    Research Analyst
    Middle East Center

    Abou Zeid is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on political developments in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

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  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

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  • Muthiah Alagappa
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Alagappa, a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program, was the first holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in international studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His research focuses primarily on Asian security, the political legitimacy of governments, civil society and political change, and the political role of the military in Asia.

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  • Nathan Brown
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Brown, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, is a distinguished scholar and author of six well-received books on Arab politics.

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  • Thomas Carothers
    Vice President for Studies

    Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, rights, and governance and on comparative democratization as well as an expert on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • Sarah Chayes
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    South Asia Program

    Chayes, formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations.

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  • Michele Dunne
    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.

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  • Georges Fahmi
    El-Erian Fellow
    Middle East Center

    Fahmi is an El-Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on religious actors in democratic transition, the interplay between state and religion, and religious minorities and citizenship.

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  • Kawa Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Hassan is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Kurdish and Iraqi politics, civil society and democratization, donor assistance, and transition processes, especially in the Middle East.

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  • Oz Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Hassan is one of the United Kingdom’s foremost authorities on democracy promotion and democracy assistance programs and a leading scholar on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • John L. Holden
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Holden is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. He also advises corporations and other organizations on their operations in China and assists Chinese companies overseas.

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  • Lina Khatib
    Director
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

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  • Rachel Kleinfeld
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Kleinfeld is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program. She is the founder and president emeritus of the Truman National Security Project.

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  • Aline Matta
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Matta is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on technical assistance projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • Ahmed Morsy
    Nonresident Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Morsy is a nonresident research associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • 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.

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  • Nathaniel Myers
    Visiting Scholar

    Nathaniel Myers is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law program. His research focuses on the intersection of American foreign assistance and foreign policy.

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  • Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Associate
    Carnegie Europe

    Sasse is a nonresident associate at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.

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  • 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.

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  • Milan Vaishnav
    Associate
    South Asia Program

    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption, ethnic politics, governance and state capacity, election finance, and distributive politics.

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  • Maha Yahya
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Yahya is a senior associate at 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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  • Richard Youngs
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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