• TV/Radio Broadcast

    Diplomatic Efforts or Continued Offensives?

    On July 28, Amr Hamzawy and Paul Salam appeared on Al Arabiya to discuss ideological and strategic dimensions of Rice's "new Midde East."

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    A New Map of the Middle East

    Given the last two weeks in the Middle East — client entities like Hizbollah provoking a conflict, the Saudis and Egyptians speaking without power from the sidelines, Western uncertainty about the role of Syria and Iran — is it possible to draw a new map of the Middle East?

    • Article

    Crisis in the Middle East

    This is a dangerous moment for the Middle East, because the conflicts in Gaza and Lebanon could easily escalate to involve the broader region. Any strategy to address the present crisis must deal with the realities of the Middle East as they are now, not try to leapfrog over them by seeking to impose a grand new vision. Such a vision would be bound to fail as it did in the case of Iraq.

    • Op-Ed

    Needed: American Diplomacy, Help Wanted

    Over the last few decades most, if not all, Arab-Israeli crises have occurred when the United States has been either unable or unwilling to play an aggressive role as a mediator; and most have only abated after the United States has finally thrown itself into the middle of them.

    • The Muslim Brotherhood Comments on ''Gray Zones'' Carnegie Paper

      • Abdul Monem Abul Futouh
      • July 13, 2006

      • Op-Ed

      The U.S. and Egypt: Giving up on the ''liberty doctrine''

      Has President George W. Bush given up on his liberty doctrine? From Libya to Iran to Azerbaijan, the Bush administration appears to have downgraded the importance of democracy promotion in the last several months. Nowhere, however, has a new indifference to democracy been more striking than in Egypt.

      • Event

      Engagement or Quarantine: How to Deal with the Islamist Advance

      The Heinrich Böll Foundation in cooperation with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a one-day workshop at Carnegie to explore the potential and the limits of engaging groups and movements with an Islamist platform and ideology.

      • Testimony

      U.S. Assistance Programs to Egypt

      • Michele Dunne
      • June 21, 2006
      • House International Relations Committee Hearing

      Egypt made progress in political liberties in 2005 over the course of presidential and parliamentary elections, despite many flaws. The developments of 2005 did not, however, put Egypt firmly on a path toward democracy nor did they demonstrate a clear commitment to such a path on the part of the ruling establishment.

      • Op-Ed

      Is the US through with Arab democracy?

      Is the United States retreating from its democracy promotion agenda in the Arab world? Has the Bush administration become fearful of the potential outcome of Arab democratization after the electoral victory of Hamas and the considerable gains of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's parliamentary elections last year?

      • Op-Ed

      Derailing Democratisation

      Since Egyptian legislative elections were held in December 2005, the National Democratic Party (NDP) has backslid on democratisation, reclaiming the ground of openness that it ceded over the past two years and reversing the short-lived tide of liberalisation. These and other factors indicate that democratisation is back to square one, unless the opposition can force the government's hand.

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      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
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      Thomas Carothers is interim president of 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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      Michele Dunne
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      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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      Kim Ghattas
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Kim Ghattas is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      David Linfield is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where he specializes in how socioeconomic inequality is reshaping political alliances and driving new pressure for change.
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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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      Jake Walles
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      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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      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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