Society and Culture Focus On  North Africa

 
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Political Will Needed for the Arab Israeli Peace Process
    Marwan Muasher April 10, 2014 WNYC Brian Lehrer Show

    The parameters of the Arab-Israeli peace process are known. What is needed is the political will.

     
  • Other Publications
    Aid to Egypt: Black Hole or Black Gold?
    Michele Dunne, Lina Khatib April 10, 2014 Weekly Wonk

    Continued repression threatens to lead Egypt into a dark tunnel of insurgency and instability. The United States must implement aid policies that make accountability to one’s citizens a key condition to receive U.S. aid.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Egypt's Crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood
    Michele Dunne April 9, 2014 Morning Briefing with Tim Farley

    The Egyptian government’s recent moves against the Muslim Brotherhood may seem like a repeat of historical patterns but in reverse. Egypt is experiencing violence akin to its darkest periods.

     
  • Event
    Youth Inclusion in Morocco: A Discussion With Minister Mohamed Ouzzine
    Mohamed Ouzzine, Gloria La Cava, Intissar Fakir April 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    A number of challenges face young people in Morocco, including high unemployment and a corresponding lack of economic opportunities.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Why Street Protests Don’t Work
    Moisés Naím April 7, 2014 Atlantic

    Behind street demonstrations there is rarely an organization capable of following up on protesters’ demands and undertaking the complex political work that produces real change in government.

     
  • Op-Ed
    From Arab Spring to Presidential Spring
    Yezid Sayigh April 3, 2014 Al-Hayat عربي

    The “Presidential Spring” now underway in the Arab world reveals the enduring power of entrenched elite players and institutional actors and their ability to perpetuate self-serving—and mostly authoritarian—politics.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Egypt’s Judges Join In
    Nathan Brown, Michele Dunne April 2, 2014 Foreign Affairs

    The institutions of the Egyptian state that used to command respect because they were seen as being above the political fray—the judiciary as well as the army—now seem to be very willing participants in the repression of the Muslim Brotherhood.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Second Arab Awakening
    Marwan Muasher April 1, 2014 Washington Diplomat

    Only when Arab societies and their elected leaders truly embrace tolerance, diversity, the peaceful rotation of power, and inclusive economic growth will the promise of a new Arab world be realized.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Egypt’s Wiretapping Scandal
    Mohammed Abdel Salam March 31, 2014 عربي

    Egypt’s reaction to the domestic wiretapping of activists and politicians does not bode well for the future of citizens’ rights and the rule of law.

     
  • Other Publications
    Egypt’s Constitutional Cul-De-Sac
    Nathan Brown March 31, 2014 Chr. Michelsen Institute Insight

    Egypt’s 2014 constitution failed to deliver on the promise of the 2011 uprising and has resulted in a political order in which important state institutions have insulated themselves from the political process, placing themselves in a supervisory position over the entire political system.

     

Carnegie Experts on Society and Culture

  • Anouar Boukhars
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Boukhars is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. He is an assistant professor of international relations at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

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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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  • Gilles Dorronsoro
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Dorronsoro’s research focuses on security and political development in Afghanistan. He was a professor of political science at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Institute of Political Studies of Rennes.

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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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  • Anas El Gomati
    Visiting Fellow
    Carnegie Middle East Center

    El Gomati was a visiting fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on socioeconomics, democratic governance, the security sector, and political Islam in Libya.

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  • Ashraf El-Sherif
    Nonresident Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    El-Sherif is a nonresident associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Amr Mahmoud El-Shobaki
    Nonresident Scholar

    El-Shobaki was a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Arab and Egyptian political systems and political Islamic movements. He also serves as member of the Egyptian parliament.

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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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  • Balázs Jarábik
    Nonresident Scholar
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Balázs Jarábik is a nonresident scholar focusing on Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

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  • Mohamed Kerrou
    Nonresident Fellow
    Carnegie Middle East Center

    Kerrou is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center specializing in development, gender studies, and political change, with an emphasis on Islam and civil society in Tunisia and the Middle East.

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  • Kheder Khaddour
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Khaddour is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on issues of identity and society in Syria.

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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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  • Kristina Kudlaenko
    Program Coordinator
    Moscow Center
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  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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  • Maria Lipman
    Scholar in Residence
    Society and Regions Program
    Editor in Chief, Pro et Contra
    Moscow Center

    Lipman is the editor in chief of the Pro et Contra journal, published by the Carnegie Moscow Center. She is also the expert of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Society and Regions Program.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the co-chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Aline Matta
    Visiting Fellow
    Middle East Center

    Matta is a visiting fellow 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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  • Martha Brill Olcott
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program and
    Co-director
    al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

    Olcott is professor emerita at Colgate University, having taught political science there from 1974 to 2002. Prior to her work at the endowment, Olcott served as a special consultant to former secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger.

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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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  • Stephen Tankel
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Tankel is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, where his research focuses on insurgency, terrorism, and the evolution of nonstate armed groups.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly. He was previously a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation.

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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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