Although governments in the Middle East and Central Asia spend a great deal on the public sector by international standards, they are failing to secure inclusive growth. How can the public sector be modernized in order to trim costs and improve services?
A discussion of the current state of the protests in Iran, how they affect the United States, and what role Washington can play, if any, in these protests.
The Saudi regime is reshaping the country’s legal sector in profound ways.
As Carnegie releases a report on Iranian cyber operations, Diwan speaks to Collin Anderson, one of the co-authors.
The four-decade-long U.S.-Iran cold war has increasingly moved into cyberspace. Tehran has become increasingly adept at conducting cyber espionage and disruptive attacks against opponents at home and abroad.
Sinan Ülgen discusses Turkey’s options as it maneuvers in a complicated regional and international context.
Incidents involving Iran have been among the most sophisticated, costly, and consequential attacks in the history of the internet.
Protests in Iran’s western provinces could disrupt oil production and the finances of the regime.
It is appropriate for U.S. officials to support Iranian demands for the rule of law, transparency, economic opportunity, and personal freedom. But it is important to recognize that they are bystanders in a dynamic process whose outcome will be determined squarely within Iran itself.
Ali Hashem examines the ongoing protests in the Islamic Republic, and what they may mean for Tehran’s regional agenda.
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.