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    After a Bloody Summer: What’s New in the Middle East?

    The Lebanon war was a war without winners. Trends indicate that if anything, the changes that are taking place are going in the wrong direction. This was a conflict where none of the participants achieved their objectives. The Carnegie Endowment, in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, hosted Marina Ottoway, Volker Perthes, and Amr Hamzawy to discuss implications of the Lebanon War.

    • Event

    Nuclear Energy and U.S.-Russian Cooperation

    • October 03, 2006
    • Washington, D.C.

    Despite the popular narrative, US-Russian relations are generally good. They have undergone and are undergoing dramatic changes, but the relationship is maturing from an overly romantic partnership to a more pragmatic one. Most people speak of this change to a more “selective partnership” as a tragedy, but in reality, it is a natural evolution.

    • Op-Ed

    More Leaks, Please: Questioning the Iraq Intelligence Report

    The recent National Intelligence Estimate, selectively leaked to the press, claims that the Iraq war has increased the threat of terrorism. But this judgment seems impressionistic and imprecise. The question of what actions make us safer cannot be answered simply by counting the number of new terrorist recruits those actions may inspire, even if we could make such a count with any confidence.

    • Event

    The Challenges of Reconstruction: Member of Parliament Discusses Lebanon’s Future

    Member and Secretary of the Parliament of Lebanon, Mr. Jawad Boulos, spoke at a roundtable hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and moderated by Julia Choucair, September 26, 2006.

    • Op-Ed

    Crude Awakening

    In four key regions—East Asia, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Latin America—a combination of factors has created a new, fluid alliance that could potentially oppose the U.S. and other democracies. In all four regions, countries that have flirted with democracy since 1989 have begun to turn their backs on it. And, in all four regions, authoritarian regimes have a new weapon: oil.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Discussion of Bush's Speech to the UN

    The United States cannot talk to the world about nonproliferation if it is ignoring its own message. Nuclear proliferation remains an essential threat underplayed by the Bush administration.

    • Event

    Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

    Wednesday, September 13, 2006

    • Testimony

    Lebanon: Building on UN Resolution 1701

    Through the efforts of the Lebanese government and the international community, the war with Israel was brought to a negotiated end through UN Resolution 1701 that lays the foundation for lasting security and stability in and around Lebanon. 1701 provides a great opportunity to consolidate a secure, democratic and prosperous Lebanon

    • Proliferation Analysis

    Defining Iran's Nuclear Rights

    Iranian officials and commentators have masterfully and incorrectly defined the crisis over Iran’s nuclear activities.  Instead of being about Iran’s non-compliance with its safeguards obligations and subsequent refusal to answer key questions needed for the International Atomic Energy Agency to verify that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes, the story has become the United States’ bloody minded crusade to deny Iran its nuclear rights.  This story needs to be corrected.

    Iran, like all countries, has a right to “develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes…in conformity with Articles I and II of the Treaty”  Under Article IV of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, Iran can expect international cooperation in exercising such rights.

    However, there is no explicit right to possess uranium enrichment or plutonium separation technology, just as there is not a specific prohibition on possessing such technology.  The rules to guide the international management of nuclear technology have evolved through negotiation and custom.  In all cases,  rights under the NPT are conditioned on the obligation “not to manufacture or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons…; and not to seek or receive any assistance in the manufacture of nuclear weapons.” (Article II)

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      James M. Acton
      Jessica T. Mathews Chair
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      Nuclear Policy Program
      Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Cornelius Adebahr
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      Carnegie Europe
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      Bader Al-Saif
      Nonresident Fellow
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Bader Mousa Al-Saif is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his research focuses on the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula.
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      Jon Bateman
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      Cyber Policy Initiative
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      Frances Z. Brown
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      Dr. Frances Z. Brown is a senior fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, who previously worked at the White House, USAID, and in non-governmental organizations. She writes on conflict, governance, and U.S. foreign policy.
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      Nathan J. Brown
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Brown, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, is a distinguished scholar and author of six well-received books on Arab politics.
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      Thomas Carothers
      Harvey V. Fineberg Chair for Democracy Studies
      Senior Vice President for Studies
      Thomas Carothers is senior vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is a leading authority on international support for democracy, human rights, governance, the rule of law, and civil society.
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      James F. Collins
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Russia and Eurasia Program;
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      Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.
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      Ryan Crocker
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
      Ryan Crocker is a nonresident senior fellow in the Geoeconomics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Suzanne DiMaggio
      Senior Fellow
      Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
      Suzanne DiMaggio is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and Asia, especially Iran and North Korea.
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      Michele Dunne
      Director and Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.
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      Yasmine Farouk
      Visiting Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Yasmine Farouk is a visiting fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Kim Ghattas
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Kim Ghattas is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Rose Gottemoeller
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Rose Gottemoeller is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. She also serves as the Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.
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      Amr Hamzawy
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin.
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      Harith Hasan
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Harith Hasan is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, sectarianism, identity politics, religious actors, and state-society relations.
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      Zaha Hassan
      Visiting Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Program
      Dr. H.A. Hellyer is a senior associate fellow and scholar at the Royal United Services Institute in London and a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on politics, international relations, security, and religion in the West and the Arab world.
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      Mark Hibbs
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Hibbs is a Germany-based nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. His areas of expertise are nuclear verification and safeguards, multilateral nuclear trade policy, international nuclear cooperation, and nonproliferation arrangements.
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      Christopher Hill
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Asia Program
      Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill is currently chief global advisor at the University of Denver Global Engagement. He is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as ambassador to Iraq.
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      John Kerry
      Visiting Distinguished Statesman
      John Kerry is a visiting distinguished statesman at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he will focus on conflict resolution and global environmental challenges.
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      Kheder Khaddour
      Nonresident Scholar
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Kheder Khaddour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research centers on civil military relations and local identities in the Levant, with a focus on Syria.
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      Ariel (Eli) Levite
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Cyber Policy Initiative
      Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.
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      Jessica Tuchman Mathews
      Distinguished Fellow
      Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.
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      Nesrine Mbarek
      Gardner Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Nesrine Mbarek is a John Gardner Fellow for Public Service working at Carnegie’s Middle East Program.
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      Brett McGurk
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Brett McGurk is a nonresident senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Hamza Meddeb
      Nonresident Scholar
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Hamza Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on economic reform, political economy of conflicts, and border insecurity across the Middle East and North Africa.
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      Senior Fellow
      Aaron David Miller is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, focusing on U.S. foreign policy.
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      Andrew Miller
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Program
      Andrew Miller is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.
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      Marwan Muasher
      Vice President for Studies
      Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.
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      Aram Nerguizian
      Senior Advisor
      Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Aram Nerguizian is senior advisor of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on the Lebanese security sector, long-term force transformation in the Levant, and efforts to develop national security institutions in post-conflict and divided societies.
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      Andrew O’Donohue
      Nonresident Research Assistant
      Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
      Andrew O’Donohue is a nonresident research assistant in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where his research focuses on political polarization and challenges facing democratic governance.
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      Vice President for Studies
      Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues; cyberconflict; and new approaches to international public-private management of strategic technologies.
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      Carnegie Europe
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      Karim Sadjadpour
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      Middle East Program
      Karim Sadjadpour is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East.
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      Yezid Sayigh
      Senior Fellow
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Yezid Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where he leads the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS). His work focuses on the comparative political and economic roles of Arab armed forces and nonstate actors, the impact of war on states and societies, and the politics of postconflict reconstruction and security sector transformation in Arab transitions, and authoritarian resurgence.
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      Richard Sokolsky
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      Russia and Eurasia Program
      Richard Sokolsky is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program. His work focuses on U.S. policy toward Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
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      Sinan Ülgen
      Visiting Scholar
      Carnegie Europe
      Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, nuclear policy, cyberpolicy, and transatlantic relations.
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      Tristan Volpe
      Nonresident Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Tristan Volpe is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and assistant professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.
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      Jake Walles
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Jake Walles is a nonresident senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Israeli-Palestinian issues, Tunisia, and counterterrorism.
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      Frederic Wehrey
      Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Frederic Wehrey is a senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research deals with armed conflict, security sectors, and identity politics, with a focus on Libya, North Africa, and the Gulf.
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      Maha Yahya
      Director
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Yahya is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.
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      Sarah Yerkes
      Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Sarah Yerkes is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on Tunisia’s political, economic, and security developments as well as state-society relations in the Middle East and North Africa.

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