Civil Society

 
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Putin Addresses Parliament on Crimea Independence
    Maria Lipman March 20, 2014 ABC

    Vladimir Putin’s policy is to do what he sees right, regardless of what others think about it. He is ready for sanctions and to accept the costs.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Putin Says “No Need for Use of Force” in Ukraine
    Maria Lipman March 6, 2014 ABC

    It seems unlikely that Russian armed forces will move beyond the Crimean peninsula. The softer and more conciliatory tone taken by Putin could be a result of the determination of the United States and Europe to take action against Russia.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Situation in Ukraine
    Maria Lipman February 27, 2014 Channel 4

    The situation in Ukraine is very unstable and dangerous, and Moscow's support of the delayed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and non-recognition of the new authorities in Kyiv only adds to the tension.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine Caught in a “Zero-Sum” Game
    Maria Lipman February 25, 2014 Al Jazeera

    Russia and the EU are trying to pull Ukraine into their orbit rather than cooperating on what would be best for the country.

     
  • 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
    A Movement for Pluralism in the Arab World
    Marwan Muasher January 23, 2014 Carnegie Council

    If the second Arab awakening is to be successful, it cannot just be a movement against despotic rule. It also has to be a movement for pluralism.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Race Riots: A Wake-Up Call for Russia?
    Maria Lipman, Sergey Frolov, Innokenty Grekov October 19, 2013 Al Jazeera’s Inside Story

    The influx of labor migrants is an economic necessity for Russia, which does not have enough native workforce. But the newness of this migration, coupled with a social distrust of authority, is causing problems.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    On Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws
    Maria Lipman September 27, 2013 euronews

    The main reason that Russia’s anti-gay laws have stirred up such strong emotions is the lack of open social discussion about the issue.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Division Between Supporters and Opponents of Morsi
    Marc Pierini June 25, 2013 Voice of Russia

    Tension has increased between supporters and opponents of President Morsi, with both threatening to stage mass protests on the one year anniversary of the president taking office.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    On Libya and Saudi Arabia
    Frederic Wehrey June 8, 2013 VOA Press Conference

    Post-Qaddafi Libya faces a number of significant challenges as it struggles to rein in militias and build political, economic, and security institutions.

     
  • Event
    Pakistan’s Role in Afghanistan’s Transition
    Frederic Grare, Samina Ahmed, Mark Schneider November 6, 2014 Washington, DC

    As the deadline for withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan approaches, Afghanistan’s neighbors will have a greater impact on shaping the country’s uncertain future.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Event
    Transatlantic Trends 2014
    Constanze Stelzenmüller, Lev Gudkov, Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 Moscow

    According to this year’s Transatlantic Trends survey, Russians have an increasingly unfavorable view of the United States and the EU. Americans and Europeans also had more negative outlooks toward Russia in 2014 than previous years.

     
  • Event
    Citizenship and Social Justice: Exploring New Frontiers
    Jihad Azour, Ziad Bahaeddine, Moncef Cheikh-Rouhou, Abdallah Al-Dardari, Rabiha Diab, Abdel Karim Al-Eryani, Ridha Saidi, Maha Yahya June 12, 2014 Beirut

    Calls for dignity, freedom, and social justice in the Arab world have triggered fundamental questions about state–citizen relations and have dramatically transformed the landscape of civic activism.

     
  • Event
    Roadmap to National Dialogue: What Can Syria Learn From Regional Experiences?
    Majid Almadhaji, Darine El Hage, Wesam Jalahej, Romy Nasr, Oussama Safa May 30, 2014 Beirut

    Across the Arab world, states are emerging scarred by conflicts and revolutions. These states are often in dire need of national reconciliation efforts.

     
  • Event
    The Local and Regional Dynamics of Arab Activism
    Marwan Muasher, Lina Khatib, Ellen Lust, Ahmed Benchemsi May 21, 2014 Washington, DC

    After the major uprisings of 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen, many assumed that the movements emerged spontaneously directed by tech-savvy, young revolutionaries. However, citizen activism in the Arab world was already adapting to changing internal political and social dynamics in the preceding years.

     
  • Event
    Money and Politics in the 2014 Indonesian Elections
    Vikram Nehru, Meredith Weiss April 17, 2014 Washington, DC

    As campaigns have become more expensive and public funding has declined, Indonesian political parties have been forced to turn to alternative funding sources.

     
  • Event
    Syria Transition Roadmap
    Alexey Malashenko, Radwan Ziadeh, Monzer Makhous, Osama Kadi April 17, 2014 Moscow

    As the conflict in Syria continues, opposition groups have put together a plan named the “Syria Transition Roadmap” that they hope will lead the country into the future.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Event
    After Annexation: Assessing Crimea’s Future With Mustafa Dzhemilev
    Mustafa Dzhemilev, Andrew S. Weiss April 2, 2014 Washington, DC

    Renowned leader of the Crimean Tatar National Movement and member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Mustafa Dzhemilev, discussed the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Is Inequality a Bigger Threat than the Islamic State?
    David Rothkopf November 13, 2014 Foreign Policy

    In the Age of Fear, the sensational always overtakes the important.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Algeria’s Police Riots
    Abdallah Brahimi November 12, 2014 عربي

    The power struggle between the Algerian presidency and DRS prevents any fundamental reforms that could address the underlying demands of police protesters.

     
  • 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
    Why Nations Don’t Fail
    Jan Techau November 10, 2014

    Over the next few years, the European Union will have to revamp its neighborhood policies completely. The ambition is not only to prevent state failure, but to help build functional political systems that can strive economically, provide essential services, guard individual freedoms, and maintain social peace.

     
  • Other Publications
    The Four Magic Words of Development
    Thomas Carothers November 6, 2014 Oxfam

    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.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s Incomplete Unification
    Judy Dempsey November 6, 2014

    The tearing down of the Berlin Wall twenty-five years ago was only the beginning of Europe’s reunification, which is far from complete. The EU should continue to help that process.

     
  • Event
    Pakistan’s Role in Afghanistan’s Transition
    Frederic Grare, Samina Ahmed, Mark Schneider November 6, 2014 Washington, DC

    As the deadline for withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan approaches, Afghanistan’s neighbors will have a greater impact on shaping the country’s uncertain future.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Will Lustration Help or Hinder Ukrainian Reform?
    Yuval Weber October 29, 2014

    The Ukrainian government retains the prerogative to exclude violators of public trust from further government service while new political and economic institutions are built. It remains to be seen how lustration and anti-corruption laws will be implemented.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Egypt’s 1984
    Sharif Abdel Kouddous October 28, 2014 عربي

    President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s steps to quash dissent exceed the Mubarak era’s in scope and intensity.

     

Carnegie Experts on Civil Society

  • 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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  • Farea Al-Muslimi
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Al-Muslimi is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Yemeni and Gulf politics.

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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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  • 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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  • Balázs Jarábik
    Visiting Scholar
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Jarábik is a visiting scholar focusing on Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

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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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  • 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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  • Renad Mansour
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Mansour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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