Holding elections and referendums has become more frequent in both democracies and dictatorships. But another form of political expression is becoming much more frequent than elections: street protests.
There has been a global transformation of political and civic activism, with innovative new forms and often dramatic impact, even in the face of widespread efforts by governments to limit civic and political space.
There are a few think tanks in DC that seem to have made conscious efforts to avoid manels. Visibility is a major component for success on the job, and the first step toward that success is speaking on panels.
Joseph Bahout is a nonresident fellow 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.
Fellow Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
Saskia Brechenmacher is a fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where her research focuses on gender, conflict, and governance, as well as trends in civic activism and civil society repression.
Program ManagerProgram on Civil-Military Relations in Arab StatesCarnegie Middle East Center
Romy Nasr is the program manager on the Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS) program at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her work focuses on defense affairs and security issues related to North Africa and the Levant.
Paul Stronski is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on the relationship between Russia and neighboring countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
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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