Russian ‘soft power’ has been expanding in Lebanon, and a number of recent developments prove it.
Despite a warm relationship between the two leaders, President Trump’s threats to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal risk creating complications for President Macron.
Filippo Dionigi discusses the crisis of Syrian refugees and favors a new global framework for refugee protection.
The death of Muammar Qadhafi in 2011 freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath of the uprising, the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war, paving the way for the Islamic State and a catastrophic migrant crisis. What went wrong?
The decision of Egypt’s highest appeals court to order a retrial in the 2012-2013 NGO foreign funding case is a positive development which provides an opportunity for President al-Sisi to repair his damaged relationship with the United States.
Maha Yahya discusses a major Carnegie report on what it will take for displaced Syrians to return to their country.
The Salafi Community has established a strong presence in state institutions while also expanding its transnational linkages.
In an interview, Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck talks about the paradoxes of state control over religion in Algeria.
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It is true that Libya is often overshadowed by a host of other crises and challenges that demand America’s attention. But the country remains a place of great potential and resilience, and it affects U.S. and European interests beyond the threat of terrorism.
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.