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    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    The New Libya

    Libya is making a political and economic comeback, after years of being shunned as a promoter of terrorism. Some question whether the U.S. should hold the country up as an example of successful international diplomacy.

    • Event

    An Islamic Party Faces the Challenges of Democracy and Development

    Islamist parties will play a significant role in Middle Eastern and North African countries experiencing political openings. Saad Eddine el-Othmani, General Secretary of the Moroccan Party of Justice and Development, discussed his party's efforts to promote democracy and development in Morocco in a talk moderated by Thomas Carothers with comments by Nathan Brown at the Carnegie Endowment.

    • Op-Ed

    Al-Qaeda Faces an Ideological Crisis

    The strident tone of Osama bin Laden's latest videotape masks an ideological crisis for Al-Qaeda. Arab politics have transcended the legacy of Al-Qaeda. Today gradualism, participation, and democratic reform, rather than radical violence and jihad, set the agenda.

    • Event

    Islamist Movements and the Democratic Process

    Islamist movements have become major political actors in the Middle East. Nathan Brown, Amr Hamzawy and Marina Ottaway discussed their new study, Islamist Movements and the Democratic Process in the Arab World: Exploring the Gray Zones, which examines the “gray zones”—areas of ambiguity—in their rhetoric and thought.

    • Testimony

    EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson on Doha

    • March 21, 2006

    EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson recommends Carnegie's new study, Winners and Losers: Impact of the Doha Round on Developing Countries.

    • Op-Ed

    Inner Renewal

    We tend to interpret the failure of liberal parties in recent Arab elections as due to either the process of Islamicisation, or to or to the weakness of the political message put forth by secularists. Yet these interpretations mistakenly reduce a complex social reality that must be explained in detail in order to determine the parameters of a possible secularist revival in Arab politics.

    • Paper

    Islamist Movements and the Democratic Process in the Arab World: Exploring Gray Zones

    In view of the recent victory by Hamas in Palestine and the electoral success of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, understanding the thinking of Islamist movements is more important than ever. Experts are trying to move beyond stark views of the Islamist challenge as either a democratizing force or an extreme threat to democracy, to present a nuanced view of the position of Islamist parties.

    • The Backlash Against Democracy Promotion

      Authoritarian leaders around the world have recently started to crack down on democracy-promotion efforts in their countries. The Bush administration's pro-democracy bombast has not helped matters, but has contributed to the false idea that political liberalization is a U.S.-driven phenomenon.

      • Article

      America’s Arab Democracy Dilemma

      Hamas’s recent victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections highlights the deep crisis of secular Arabs. In today’s Arab politics, secular parties have either degenerated into marginal forces with no broad popular support or become gatekeepers of repressive regimes.

      • Article

      Promoting Democracy after Hamas’ Victory

      The victory of Hamas in the Palestinian elections has given rise to much soul searching in Washington about who lost Palestine. The main problem, however, is not U.S. policy but the underlying conditions in the last few months that have led to the victory of Hamas and to the impressive showing by both Shia and Sunni religious parties elsewhere in the region.

    Carnegie Experts on
    North Africa

    • expert thumbnail - Adly
      Amr Adly
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Center
      Adly is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research centers on political economy, development studies, and economic sociology of the Middle East, with a focus on Egypt.
    • expert thumbnail - Bahout
      Joseph Bahout
      Visiting Scholar
      Middle East Program
      Joseph Bahout is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. His research focuses on political developments in Lebanon and Syria, regional spillover from the Syrian crisis, and identity politics across the region.
    • expert thumbnail - Boukhars
      Anouar Boukhars
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Program
      Boukhars is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. He is an associate professor of international relations at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
    • expert thumbnail - Brown
      Frances Z. Brown
      Fellow
      Democracy and Rule of Law Program
      Frances Z. Brown is a fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program, where she researches stabilization, state building, democratization, drivers of conflict, and local governance in fragile states.
    • expert thumbnail - Brown
      Nathan 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.
    • expert thumbnail - Cammack
      Perry Cammack
      Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Perry Cammack is a fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy.
    • expert thumbnail - Carothers
      Thomas Carothers
      Senior Vice President for Studies
      Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, human rights, governance, the rule of law, and civil society.
    • expert thumbnail - Chayes
      Sarah Chayes
      Senior Fellow
      Democracy and Rule of Law Program
      Sarah Chayes is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications. Her work explores how severe corruption can help prompt such crises as terrorism, revolutions and their violent aftermaths, and environmental degradation.
    • expert thumbnail - Dunne
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - El-Shimy
      Yasser El-Shimy
      Co-Director
      Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Yasser El-Shimy is the co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
    • expert thumbnail - Federici
      Vittoria Federici
      Co-Director
      Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Vittoria Federici is the co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her work focuses on defense affairs and security issues related to North Africa and the Levant.
    • expert thumbnail - Ghanem-Yazbeck
      Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck
      Resident Scholar
      Middle East Center
      Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where her work examines political and extremist violence, radicalization, Islamism, and jihadism with an emphasis on Algeria.
    • expert thumbnail - Ghattas
      Kim Ghattas
      Senior Visiting Fellow
      Kim Ghattas is a senior visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she is focused on writing a book about the impact of the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the wider region since 1979.
    • expert thumbnail - Hamzawy
      Amr Hamzawy
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Democracy and Rule of Law Program
      Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin.
    • expert thumbnail - Levite
      Ariel (Eli) Levite
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.
    • expert thumbnail - Lynch
      Marc Lynch
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world.
    • expert thumbnail - Miller
      Andrew Miller
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Program
      Andrew Miller is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.
    • expert thumbnail - Muasher
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Ryu
      Rexon Ryu
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Ryu is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he leads an initiative focused on the intersection of diplomacy, technology, and innovation.
    • expert thumbnail - Sokolsky
      Richard Sokolsky
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Walles
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Wehrey
      Frederic Wehrey
      Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Wehrey specializes in post-conflict transitions, armed groups, and identity politics, with a focus on Libya, North Africa, and the Gulf.
    • expert thumbnail - Yahya
      Maha Yahya
      Director
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Yerkes
      Sarah Yerkes
      Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Sarah Yerkes is a 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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