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
    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.

     
  • Event
    U.S.-Japan Strategies for Supporting Myanmar
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Douglas H. Paal, James L. Schoff, Vikram Nehru, Kenichiro Sasae, Kyaw Myo Htut, Thant Myint-U, Toshihiro Kudo, David Steinberg February 25, 2014 Washington, DC

    The political and economic transformation underway in Myanmar is an important strategic opportunity for the United States and Japan, given the country’s potential impact on the establishment of a stable and prosperous order in Asia based on democratic values and market-based economic policies.

     
  • Event
    The Battle for Pluralism in the Arab World
    Marwan Muasher January 21, 2014 Washington, DC

    Three years after the Arab uprisings began in Tunisia and Egypt, Arab practitioners and experts will join Carnegie scholars for a day-long conference to examine the political, religious, and social trends shaping the future of the region.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Scotland Effect
    Thomas de Waal September 17, 2014

    Separatists across Europe are hailing Scotland's referendum, but they also know that breaking up is a traumatic process.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Worse Than the Cold War
    Alexei Arbatov September 16, 2014

    The growing hostility between the Russian and American societies accompanies the tensions in state bilateral relations.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Ukraine Is Changing the Post–Cold War World
    Judy Dempsey September 11, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis is set to have a profound effect on how the West, particularly Germany and the United States, delineates its foreign policy responsibilities.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The West’s Repeated Mistakes Over Eastern Europe
    Judy Dempsey September 5, 2014

    The West and Russia are tacitly agreeing to a new cordon sanitaire of countries in Eastern Europe. The region’s civil society will not accept that.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Decade After, Terrorism Remains a Threat
    Alexey Malashenko September 4, 2014

    Russian terrorism is deeply rooted in politics, religion, and social issues. Also, it is part and parcel of the global radical movement. Ten years after the terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, the repeat of that tragedy is still possible.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Beslan Ten Years Later
    Thomas de Waal September 3, 2014

    Today, the Islamist militants who attacked a school in Beslan in 2004 are weaker than before. But the fact that the North Caucasus has fallen out of the headlines does not mean that its problems are solved.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The World Is Getting Used to the Ukrainian Crisis
    Alexey Malashenko August 21, 2014

    The world is getting used to the Ukrainian conflict and the confrontation between Russia and the West. If Moscow and the Western countries start to consider this state of affairs the new norm, the consequences may be quite unappealing.

     
  • Article
    Egypt, Counterterrorism, and the Politics of Alienation
    Michele Dunne, Scott Williamson August 20, 2014 عربي video

    The Sisi government’s policies of repression and exclusion are alienating Egypt’s restive population and threatening to push Egyptians into the arms of extremist groups.

     

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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  • 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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  • 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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