Religion

 
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Who’s Sending What to Combat IS?
    Mario Abou Zeid September 15, 2014 ABC Radio National’s RN Drive

    It remains to be seen what role Arab countries will play in combined international efforts to defeat the Islamic State.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Pluralism is Necessary for Democracy
    Marwan Muasher February 20, 2014 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    Diversity must be seen as a strength in the Arab world if the countries in the region are to evolve into democratic societies.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    On Power and World Religions
    Moisés Naím June 12, 2013 VOA Press Conference

    There are a number of obstacles facing major established religious institutions in today’s globalized world, where the number of smaller religious affiliations has proliferated.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    After Boston Bombing, A New Focus On Chechnya
    Alexey Malashenko April 22, 2013 NPR's Tell Me More

    The current situation in Dagestan may have more bearing on the actions of the Boston bombers than the situation in Chechnya.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Negotiated Future for Afghanistan
    Sarah Chayes March 28, 2013 WBEZ's Worldview

    The future of Afghanistan depends on the willingness of the U.S. and Afghan governments to incorporate constituencies besides the Taliban in peace negotiations.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Turkey: A Bridge Between Two Worlds
    Yekaterina Kudashkina, Yuri Tavrovsky, Alexey Malashenko June 7, 2012 Voice of Russia

    Turkey is attempting to position itself as a more than a regional power, with activity in all its neighboring regions. It remains to be seen, however, whether Turkey has enough forces to be present in so many places.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Implications of the Arab Spring for Central Asia
    Alexey Malashenko June 28, 2011 CSIS

    The Arab Spring is likely to have little to no impact on the political situation in the countries of Central Asia and may even serve the governments there as a cautionary warning to their citizens against social upheaval and turmoil.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Living in Limbo in Nagorno-Karabakh
    Rob Sachs, Jessica Jordan, Alexey Malashenko June 27, 2011 Voice of Russia

    While Azerbaijan is unlikely to ever recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh or sign a treaty with Armenia concerning the contested territory, it is also unlikely that a war will break out over the territory’s status.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What Is the Role of Russia in the Middle East Today?
    Alexey Malashenko June 14, 2011 RIA Novosti's Russian Angle

    Russia plays an extremely important role as mediator in the current Libyan conflict. If Moscow can succeed in this role, there would be a clear positive benefit to Libya and its neighbors.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Kyrgyzstan: A Primer
    Martha Brill Olcott April 9, 2010 NPR

    Public hostility toward the Kyrgyz government escalated over the past weeks, leading to the recent street protests and demonstrations that seem to have topped the government of President Bakiyev.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Pakistan’s Minorities Under the Shadow of Fear
    Petr Topychkanov November 13, 2014

    Pakistani religious minorities live in fear. This fear can only abate through the Pakistani government’s consistent and tough policies directed at the softening of the blasphemy law and cracking down on any attempts of vigilante justice.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia Divided
    Alexey Malashenko November 11, 2014 Русский

    The ethno-religious tensions in Russia have subsided a bit in 2014, because the Ukrainian conflict has shifted the xenophobic sentiments from an internal to an external adversary. However, this shift does not eliminate xenophobia altogether—on the contrary, overall aggressiveness is on the rise.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Anti-Western Sentiment as the Basis for Russian Unity
    Maria Snegovaya November 4, 2014

    Russia’s anti-western sentiment runs deeper than just the regime’s manipulation of public opinion. Russia will only be able to move forward and become a successful member of the globalized world by resolving its deeply buried existential crisis.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Russia’s Policy in the Middle East and the Fight Against Extremism
    Alexey Malashenko October 28, 2014 Project on the Middle East and the Arab Spring (POMEAS)

    Over a few months the Islamic State has asserted itself as the strongest—militarily and politically—extremist organization in the Middle East. Russia must develop a policy to deal with the Islamic State.

     
  • Event
    Exploring the Prospects for Russian-Turkish Cooperation
    Dmitri Trenin, Memduh Karakullukçu, Nigar Ağaoğulları, Ümit Pamir, Alexey Malashenko, Evgeny Buzhinsky, Irina Zvyagelskaya, Pavel Shlykov October 16, 2014 Moscow

    Russia and Turkey share many important interests, providing them with opportunities for valuable collaboration and cooperation in their common neighborhood, which stretches from the South Caucasus and the Levant to Central Asia and Afghanistan.

     
  • Paper
    Exploring the Prospects for Russian-Turkish Cooperation in a Turbulent Neighborhood
    Memduh Karakullukçu, Dmitri Trenin September 29, 2014 Русский

    Even though tensions over Ukraine will inevitably cast a shadow over the bilateral relationship, Russia and Turkey—a NATO member—continue to share a range of important interests.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Islam in Russia
    Alexey Malashenko September 23, 2014 Russia in Global Affairs

    Islam-state relations embody a range of political and ideological issues that are inseparable from factors of ethnic tradition, culture, and migration.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Kazakh Concerns: Lessons From Ukraine
    Alexey Malashenko September 19, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis has betrayed fissures in the Russo-Kazakh relationship. It is difficult to predict a post-Nazarbayev Kazakh policy toward Russia, but developments in Ukraine suggest that future Kazakh leaders will have to deal with a new source of friction with the Kremlin.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Who’s Sending What to Combat IS?
    Mario Abou Zeid September 15, 2014 ABC Radio National’s RN Drive

    It remains to be seen what role Arab countries will play in combined international efforts to defeat the Islamic State.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Photo Essay: Worshiping the Egyptian State
    Angela Boskovitch September 9, 2014 عربي

    New art by young Egyptians aims to jolt viewers out of their worship of strongmen.

     

Carnegie Experts on Religion

  • 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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  • 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.

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

    Malashenko is the 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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  • 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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  • 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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