Middle East Program

The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in processes of political, economic, and geopolitical change in Egypt, North Africa, Israel/Palestine, the Gulf, and Iran.

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  • Joseph Bahout

    Nonresident Fellow
    Middle East Program

    Joseph Bahout is a nonresident fellow 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.

  • Anouar Boukhars

    Nonresident Fellow
    Middle East Program

    Boukhars is a nonresident fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. He is an associate professor of international relations at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

  • Nathan J. 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.

  • Perry Cammack

    Nonresident Fellow
    Middle East Program

    Perry Cammack is a nonresident 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.

  • 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.

  • Yasmine Farouk

    Visiting Fellow
    Middle East Program

    Yasmine Farouk is a visiting fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • Amr Hamzawy

    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program

    Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin.

  • Zaha Hassan

    Visiting Fellow
    Middle East Program

    Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • H. A. Hellyer

    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Dr. H.A. Hellyer is a senior associate fellow and scholar at the Royal United Services Institute in London and a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on politics, international relations, security, and religion in the West and the Arab world.

  • 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.

  • Brett McGurk

    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program

    Brett McGurk is a nonresident senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • Andrew Miller

    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Andrew Miller is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.

  • 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.

  • Karim Sadjadpour

    Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program

    Karim Sadjadpour is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East.

  • Yezid Sayigh

    Senior Fellow
    Middle East Center

    Yezid Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where he leads the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS). His work focuses on the comparative political and economic roles of Arab armed forces and nonstate actors, the impact of war on states and societies, and the politics of post-conflict reconstruction and security sector transformation in Arab transitions, and authoritarian resurgence.

  • 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.

  • Frederic Wehrey

    Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program

    Frederic Wehrey is a senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research deals with armed conflict, security sectors, and identity politics, with a focus on Libya, North Africa, and the Gulf.

  • 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.

  • 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.

About the Carnegie Middle East Center

The Carnegie Middle East Center is an independent policy research institute based in Beirut, Lebanon, and part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The center provides in-depth analysis of the political, socioeconomic, and security issues facing the Middle East and North Africa. It draws its scholarship from a pool of top regional experts, working in collaboration with Carnegie’s other research centers in Beijing, Brussels, Moscow, New Delhi, and Washington.

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