Middle East


    • Event

    Reimagining the Public Sector in the Middle East and Central Asia

    • Jihad Azour, Michele Dunne, Amy Ekdawi, Teresa Ter-Minassian, Tao Zhang
    • January 09, 2018
    • Washington, DC

    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?

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    How the Protests in Iran Affect the United States

    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.

    • Diwan

    Full Court Press

    The Saudi regime is reshaping the country’s legal sector in profound ways.

    • Diwan

    War Online

    • Ghida Tayara
    • January 05, 2018

    As Carnegie releases a report on Iranian cyber operations, Diwan speaks to Collin Anderson, one of the co-authors.

    • Event

    Iran’s Cyber Threat

    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.

    • Diwan

    The View From Ankara

    • Ghida Tayara
    • January 04, 2018

    Sinan Ülgen discusses Turkey’s options as it maneuvers in a complicated regional and international context.

    • Report

    Iran’s Cyber Threat: Espionage, Sabotage, and Revenge

    Incidents involving Iran have been among the most sophisticated, costly, and consequential attacks in the history of the internet.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Unrest is Rippling Through Iran’s Strategic Oil Heartland

    Protests in Iran’s western provinces could disrupt oil production and the finances of the regime.

    • Op-Ed

    Change in Iran Will Only Come From Its People—Not the United States

    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.

    • Diwan

    Whither Iran?

    Ali Hashem examines the ongoing protests in the Islamic Republic, and what they may mean for Tehran’s regional agenda.


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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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