Middle East
Middle East
About the Program

The Middle East Program in Washington  combines in-depth regional knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to provide deeply informed recommendations. With expertise in the Gulf, North Africa, Iran, and Israel/Palestine, we examine crosscutting themes of political, economic, and social change in both English and Arabic.

Program experts

Rafiah Al Talei

Editor-in-Chief, Sada, Middle East Program

Nathan J. Brown

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Middle East Program

Yasmine Farouk

Nonresident Scholar, Middle East Program

Amr Hamzawy

Director, Middle East Program

Zaha Hassan

Fellow, Middle East Program

H. A. Hellyer

Nonresident Scholar, Middle East Program

Marwan Muasher

Vice President for Studies

Karim Sadjadpour

Senior Fellow, Middle East Program

Jake Walles

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Middle East Program

Frederic Wehrey

Senior Fellow, Middle East Program

Sarah Yerkes

Senior Fellow, Middle East Program

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Diwan

Diwan, a blog from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Middle East Program and the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, provides insight into and analysis of the region. Drawing on the expertise of a team of Carnegie scholars—both in the Middle East and in Washington—this blog will offer reactions to breaking news, interviews with personalities and political figures, and updates on Carnegie research projects.

Sada

Sada is an online journal rooted in Carnegie’s Middle East Program that seeks to foster and enrich debate about key political, economic, and social issues in the Arab world and provides a venue for new and established voices to deliver reflective analysis on these issues.

Focus

Key Areas of Research

Focus

Key Areas of Research

Iran
Iran
North Africa
North Africa

Palestine/Israel

Tracking political, diplomatic, and economic changes in Palestine and Israel, we carry out on-the-ground research, publish groundbreaking research, and host frequent discussions on related topics.

Palestine/Israel

Tracking political, diplomatic, and economic changes in Palestine and Israel, we carry out on-the-ground research, publish groundbreaking research, and host frequent discussions on related topics.

Egypt

Our program has carried out innovative research on Egypt’s political, economic, security, and social trajectory throughout years of turmoil and reverses. Current research focuses on tracking constitutional, legal, and political changes; human rights and civil society issues; and activities of the large and growing community of political exiles abroad.

Egypt

Our program has carried out innovative research on Egypt’s political, economic, security, and social trajectory throughout years of turmoil and reverses. Current research focuses on tracking constitutional, legal, and political changes; human rights and civil society issues; and activities of the large and growing community of political exiles abroad.

Iran

We provide current and long-range analysis of political, leadership, military, and economic trends in Iran and the country’s role in the region.

Iran

We provide current and long-range analysis of political, leadership, military, and economic trends in Iran and the country’s role in the region.

North Africa

We have unusual depth of expertise in North Africa, with renowned experts on Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. Current research focuses on the causes and likely results of ongoing protests as well as the implications of marginalized citizens and regions in each country.

North Africa

We have unusual depth of expertise in North Africa, with renowned experts on Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. Current research focuses on the causes and likely results of ongoing protests as well as the implications of marginalized citizens and regions in each country.

Completed Projects

Completed Projects

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