Middle East


    • Diwan

    After the Islamic State?

    • Ghida Tayara
    • February 07, 2018

    Jacqueline Parry discusses post-conflict reconciliation in Iraq, and the possible reemergence of an Iraqi nationalism.

    • Op-Ed

    The Trouble Before the Storm

    As the Trump presidency passes its one-year mark, it provides an opportunity to take stock of the administration’s Middle East policy. Trump’s short term failures, and even his successes, may lead to unintended consequences that will weaken the U.S. position in the region.

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    Out of the Ashes?

    • Ghida Tayara
    • February 06, 2018

    Steven Heydemann discusses postwar reconstruction in Syria, and how it might affect the future of the Assad regime.

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    To the Shores of Tripoli

    • Ghida Tayara
    • February 05, 2018

    Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey discusses his forthcoming book on Libya after the fall of Moammar al-Qaddafi.

    • Diwan

    State of Flux

    Those who support ending U.S. assistance to Lebanon’s military should be careful about what they ask for.

    • Diwan

    How Important Has Cyber Warfare Become to the States of the Middle East?

    A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

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    My Friend, My Enemy

    Turkey’s military operation in Afrin is a harbinger of more difficult ties with the United States.

    • Op-Ed

    What News from Lebanon?

    Two months after the political turmoil in Lebanon, which placed its prime minister under the world’s scrutiny, Lebanese politics seem to have resumed.

    • Article

    Tehran’s Shia Foreign Legions

    • Ali Alfoneh
    • January 30, 2018

    As one of the region’s largest countries, Iran has sought to fill the power vacuums after the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, coupled with ongoing Arab upheavals.

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    A Syrian Carve-Up

    The Afrin operation is the result of a Russian-Turkish land swap, whose long-term repercussions will be significant.


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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 political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.

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