• 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

    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?

    • Event

    Report Launch: Arab Horizons

    The Arab world is facing unprecedented socioeconomic, political, and institutional challenges. With the old order breaking down, citizens and states should forge new social contracts to address these massive challenges.

    • Event

    A Conversation With Tunis Mayor Abderrahim

    • Souad Abderrahim, Sarah Yerkes
    • January 16, 2019
    • Washington, DC

    Mayor Abderrahim discussed her role as the first female, democratically-elected mayor of Tunis, and how she is leading the charge to bring positive change to the capital.

    • Event

    Treatment Under Siege: Mental Health in Gaza

    • Yasser Abu Jamei, Brian K. Barber, Elizabeth Campbell, Alaa Hammouda, Zaha Hassan
    • November 27, 2018
    • Washington, DC

    The prolonged crisis in Gaza has created enormous mental health challenges for the population while access to care and treatment remains limited. If it remains unaddressed, this will seriously affect their future and prospects for ending the conflict.

    • Event

    Rethinking Yemen’s Economy

    • Ala Qasem, Amal Nasser, Mazen Aman, Perry Cammack
    • November 13, 2018
    • Washington, DC

    What can be done to prepare for the significant reconstruction challenges facing Yemen?

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