• Event

    Yemen: The War and the Way Out

    • Huda Al-Attas, Kristine Beckerle, Mustapha Noman
    • August 20, 2019
    • Beirut, Lebanon

    Yemen’s devastating conflict has entered its fifth year, with all sides exhausted by the enormous material and human costs incurred.

    • Event

    Tunisia at a Crossroads

    • Sonia Dridi, Michael Robbins, Sarah Yerkes, Emir Sfaxi, Oumayma Ben Abdallah
    • July 09, 2019
    • Washington, DC

    Tunisia is at a crossroads. The democratic transition has failed to meet the expectations of most citizens, with the government unable to address key challenges facing their country. What comes next?

    • Event

    The Military and Politics: The Cases of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, and Sudan

    The armed forces have been a central political player and the real locus of power in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, and Sudan for the past 60 years.

    • Event

    Bouteflika is Gone: What does the Future Hold for Algeria?

    • Younes Abouyoub, Haizam Amirah-Fernández, Amel Belaid, Dalia Ghanem
    • May 13, 2019
    • Beirut, Lebanon

    In February 2019, millions of Algerians began protesting against a fifth term of their ailing 82-year-old then-president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

    • Event

    Tunisia’s Political System

    • Sarah Yerkes, Patricia Karam, Asma Ghribi, Sharan Grewal
    • April 30, 2019
    • Washington, DC

    As Tunisia moves closer to elections, the level of trust people have in the government and the electoral system is at a low point. The country’s political parties must find a way to connect with the public to both win votes and restore faith in Tunisia’s democratic institutions.

    • Event

    Trump’s Iran Escalation

    What is the likely outcome of the Trump administration’s escalating pressure campaign against Iran? How will Tehran react, and what lessons can be drawn from the last four decades of U.S.-Iran history?

    • Event

    Will Sisi be Egypt’s President for Life?

    • Moataz El Fegiery, Mai El-Sadany, Michele Dunne, Susan B. Glasser
    • April 08, 2019
    • Washington, DC

    The Egyptian parliament is in the process of finalizing amendments to the 2014 constitution that would allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to stay in office for twenty years, increase military control of politics, and end judicial independence.

    • Event

    The MENA Region: From Transition to Transformation

    Through its updated MENA strategy, the World Bank Group aims to pursue a two-pronged approach to promote peace and stability through economic and social inclusion.

    • Event

    Religious Authority in the Middle East: Implications for U.S. Policy

    • Sarah Yerkes, A.Kadir Yildirim, Shaun Casey, Nathan J. Brown, Courtney Freer, Annelle Sheline, Scott Williamson, Sharan Grewal, Mirjam Künkler, Tarek Masoud, Yusuf Sarfati, Peter Mandaville
    • March 19, 2019
    • Washington, DC

    Religious authority is an increasingly influential but poorly understood source of power in governments throughout the Middle East. Who speaks for Islam in the region? How do Islamists and fundamentalists harness and exert religious authority, despite Islam’s largely decentralized power structure?

    • Event

    Marking A Year of Protest in Gaza

    How did a simple Facebook post inspire thousands of Palestinians to protest the siege of Gaza and renew demands for the right to return?

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