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    • Event

    Tunisia’s Economic and Political Challenges

    • Sarah Yerkes, Olfa Soukri Cherif
    • September 06, 2017
    • Washington, DC

    The Carnegie Middle East program hosted Tunisian Member of Parliament Olfa Soukri Cherif to discuss Tunisia’s economic and political challenges.

    • Op-Ed

    Keeping Central American Kids Out, Continuing the Violence

    There was, and is, no coherent U.S. policy effectively dealing with the fact that people are streaming out of Central America because of violence and poverty abetted by corrupt governments complicit in the drug trade and an oligarchic, rent-seeking economy.

    • Op-Ed

    It’s Lonely on the Ground

    Activists seeking to use India’s Right to Information act face systemic challenges and the possibility of personal harm following their requests. The proposed amendment to Rule 12 could make it worse.

    • Article

    Defending EU Values in Poland and Hungary

    Authoritarian trends in Hungary and Poland threaten the EU more than Brexit does because they undermine the union’s legal foundations. Other EU governments need to defend the rule of law more actively.

    • 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.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Trump Administration Cuts Military Aid To Egypt

    Amidst mounting concerns over Egypt’s human rights record, the Trump administration announced they would be withholding some military aid.

    • Op-Ed

    Why CEOs Are Quicker Than Republican Legislators to Denounce Trump

    The swift exodus of chief executives that collapsed the White House business councils reveals that U.S. politics works better in the private sector than it does in the public one.

    • Strategic Europe

    The Misery of Germany’s Election Campaign

    Germany’s main political parties have no new ideas about the country’s role in Europe and don’t even debate reforms at home.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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Democracy and Governance

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    Cornelius Adebahr
    Nonresident Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Adebahr is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie Europe. His research focuses on European foreign policy.
  • expert thumbnail - Alagappa
    Muthiah Alagappa
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Asia Program
    Alagappa, a nonresident senior fellow in the Asia Program, was the first holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in international studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His research focuses primarily on Asian security, the political legitimacy of governments, civil society and political change, and the political role of the military in Asia.
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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.
  • expert thumbnail - Baloch
    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.
  • 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.
  • expert thumbnail - Brown
    Frances Z. Brown
    Fellow
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Frances Z. Brown is a fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program, where she researches stabilization, state building, democratization, drivers of conflict, and local governance in fragile states.
  • expert thumbnail - Brown
    Nathan Brown
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Cammack
    Perry Cammack
    Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Perry Cammack is a fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy.
  • expert thumbnail - Carothers
    Thomas Carothers
    Senior Vice President for Studies
    Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, human rights, governance, the rule of law, and civil society.
  • expert thumbnail - Chayes
    Sarah Chayes
    Senior Fellow
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Sarah Chayes is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications. Her work explores how severe corruption can help prompt such crises as terrorism, revolutions and their violent aftermaths, and environmental degradation.
  • David DeBartolo
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program
    David M. DeBartolo is a visiting scholar in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he focuses on sanctions issues.
  • expert thumbnail - Dunne
    Michele Dunne
    Director and Senior Fellow
    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.
  • Steven Feldstein
    Nonresident Fellow
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Steven Feldstein is a nonresident fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program, where he focuses on issues of democracy, human rights, governance, rule of law, political reform, security, emerging economies, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • expert thumbnail - Hamzawy
    Amr Hamzawy
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin.
  • expert thumbnail - Holden
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Hollis
    Duncan Hollis
    Nonresident Scholar
    Duncan B. Hollis is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the James E. Beasley professor of law at Temple Law School, where he also serves as the associate dean for academic affairs.
  • expert thumbnail - Kleinfeld
    Rachel Kleinfeld
    Senior Fellow
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Kleinfeld is a senior fellow in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program. She was the founding CEO of the Truman National Security Project.
  • expert thumbnail - Lynch
    Marc Lynch
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world.
  • expert thumbnail - Maurer
    Tim Maurer
    Co-Director and Fellow
    Cyber Policy Initiative
    Maurer co-directs the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on cyberspace and international affairs, namely cybersecurity, human rights online, and Internet governance.
  • 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 - Muasher
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Sasse
    Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Sasse is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.
  • expert thumbnail - Sayigh
    Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Fellow
    Middle East Center
    Sayigh is a senior fellow 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.
  • 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.
  • expert thumbnail - Vaishnav
    Milan Vaishnav
    Director and Senior Fellow
    South Asia Program
    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior.
  • expert thumbnail - Walles
    Jake Walles
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Jake Walles is a nonresident senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Israeli-Palestinian issues, Tunisia, and counterterrorism.
  • expert thumbnail - Xavier
    Constantino Xavier
    Fellow
    Carnegie India
    Constantino Xavier is a fellow at Carnegie India, based in New Delhi. His research focus is on India’s foreign policy, with emphasis on relations with its neighboring countries and South Asian regional security.
  • expert thumbnail - Yahya
    Maha Yahya
    Director
    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
    Fellow
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Youngs
    Richard Youngs
    Senior Fellow
    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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