Civil Society

    • Diwan

    Whither Palestinian Nationalism?

    Marwan Muasher talks about a new Carnegie report describing shifting Palestinian attitudes towards peace talks.

    • Event

    Revitalizing Palestinian Nationalism

    Fifty years after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, repeated efforts to negotiate a two-state solution have faltered, and the traditional instruments of Palestinian nationalism face crises of confidence.

    • Diwan

    Imagined Arabies

    In an interview, Charles Paul Freund discusses popular culture in the Middle East and the appeal of its dystopian fiction.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    On Civil Society Under Attack

    Governments are increasingly taking steps to shrink civil space and restrict the operations of civil society organizations. Both local operators and international actors must consider a response.

    • Op-Ed

    India at 70

    Seventy years ago, independent India was born. Having shaken off the yoke of the British Empire, the country embarked on what was—and remains—the world’s most radical democratic experiment.

    • Diwan

    The Kids Aren’t Alright

    A younger generation of Palestinians is no longer committed to a two-state solution.

    • Book review

    Kleptocracy in America

    Corruption is not so much a problem for governments as it is an approach to government, one chosen by far too many rulers today.

    • Article

    Growing Cyber Activism in Thailand

    • Janjira Sombatpoonsiri
    • August 14, 2017

    Cyber activism is a useful complement to other forms of activism but not as a decisive game changer for Thailand’s corrosive political divide.

    • Article

    The Kamour Movement and Civic Protests in Tunisia

    • Youssef Cherif
    • August 08, 2017

    The Kamour sit-in’s self-sufficient organization, open participatory style, mostly peaceful tactics, and realistic demands—along with the government’s understanding and relative openness to dialogue—is a model that barely exists in other Arab countries.

    • Op-Ed

    India’s Opposition Heads for the Hills

    The recent upheaval in Bihar is only the latest signal that the BJP is the new center of political gravity in a country long controlled by the storied Nehru-Gandhi dynasty of the Congress Party.

Carnegie Experts on
Civil Society

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    Farea Al-Muslimi
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Al-Muslimi is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Yemeni and Gulf politics.
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    Vera Axyonova
    EASI-Hurford Next Generation Fellow
    Vera Axyonova is an EASI-Hurford Next Generation fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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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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    Bilal Baloch
    Visiting Fellow
    Bilal Baloch is a visiting fellow at Carnegie India where his research focuses on the political economy of government behavior in India and other developing democracies.
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    Alexander Baunov
    Senior Fellow
    Editor in Chief of
    Moscow Center
    Baunov is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of
  • expert thumbnail - Brechenmacher
    Saskia Brechenmacher
    Associate Fellow
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Saskia Brechenmacher is an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program, where her research focuses on civil society, governance, and institutional reform in post-conflict societies and hybrid political regimes.
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    John L. Holden
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Asia Program
    Holden is a nonresident senior fellow 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
    Jarábik is a nonresident scholar focusing on Eastern and Central Europe with particular focus on Ukraine.
  • expert thumbnail - Khaddour
    Kheder Khaddour
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Khaddour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on issues of identity and society in Syria.
  • expert thumbnail - Misra
    R.K. Misra
    Nonresident Scholar
    Carnegie India
    R.K. Misra is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie India. Based in Bangalore, he will drive Carnegie India’s Technology Forum Initiative and engage with technology innovators and policymakers.
  • expert thumbnail - Movchan
    Andrey Movchan
    Senior Fellow and Director
    Economic Policy Program
    Moscow Center
    Movchan is a senior fellow and director of the Economic Policy Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
  • expert thumbnail - Shah
    Aqil Shah
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program
    Aqil Shah is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Stronski
    Paul Stronski
    Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program
    Paul Stronski is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on the relationship between Russia and neighboring countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
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    Shivnath Thukral
    Managing Director
    Carnegie India
    Shivnath Thukral is the managing director of Carnegie India responsible for the center’s outreach and maximizing its impact. He also oversees operations, including coordination with Carnegie’s global network and fundraising.
  • expert thumbnail - Yahya
    Maha Yahya
    Middle East Center
    Yahya is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.
  • expert thumbnail - Yerkes
    Sarah Yerkes
    Middle East Program
    Sarah Yerkes is a fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on Tunisia’s political, economic, and security developments as well as state-society relations in the Middle East and North Africa.

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