As Saad al-Hariri considers his options, what does the trajectory of Rafik al-Hariri tell him?
The Arab Spring failed to quickly change the status quo, but may have set in motion a transformational process that, if managed properly, may can lead to more open and meritocratic societies across the region.
After a bloody attack against a Sufi mosque, journalist Mohannad Sabry explains why the Egyptian regime is not defeating the terrorists.
Opening up to private sector investment is the only way forward for Arabian Gulf countries.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
In the midst of Syria’s wartime devastation, the regime saw a path to its own revival.
Having contributed to the Assad regime’s survival, the party can now turn to other priorities.
In an interview, Farouk Mardam-Bey discusses the Middle East, remembers Samir Kassir, and expresses his passion for food.
The political landscape remains unchanged and the National Liberation Front and the National Democratic Rally are likely to win the majority of the seats in the upcoming Algerian elections.
In a Diwan podcast, David Kilcullen talks about Al-Qa‘eda’s future after the setbacks of the Islamic State.
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.