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    • Paper

    Fake Civil Society: The Rise of Pro-Government NGOs in Nigeria

    Nigeria’s top powerbrokers have cultivated a new generation of pro-government NGOs. These groups masquerade as authentic civil society groups, singing the praises of top officials and attacking their critics.

    • Op-Ed

    Tunisia Faces a New Future

    Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, who had served less than a year in office. Removing Prime Minister Mechichi from power was only one of several steps President Saied took to consolidate power and address what he saw as an urgent, emergency situation.

    • Article

    Building Momentum in the U.S. Fight Against Corruption

    While the initial signs are encouraging, the Biden administration must act decisively to achieve lasting impact in its global anti-corruption efforts.

    • Paper

    Redefining the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

    To fix their troubled relationship, the United States and Turkey should take gradual, concrete steps that build confidence and focus on common agendas.

    • Op-Ed

    Facing Triple Crises, Tunisia is in Trouble

    Tunisia, the Arab world’s only free country according to Freedom House, is mired in three simultaneous crises that have the potential not only to undermine the country’s progress since the 2011 revolution, but also to plunge it into a deep national dysfunction.

    • Op-Ed

    Washington’s Democracy Dilemma

    After four years of the Trump administration’s slash-and-burn approach to democracy at home and abroad, U.S. President Joe Biden’s focus on reviving U.S. leadership on global democracy represents a breath of fresh air.

    • Op-Ed

    How to Build On the Generation Equality Forum

    In June 2021, thousands of gender equality advocates convened—online and offline—at the Generation Equality Forum, a global gathering organized by U.N. Women and co-hosted by Mexico and France. The forum was the biggest international conference for gender equality since the landmark 1995 Beijing Conference.

    • Strategic Europe

    Europe’s Looming Unpredictable Autumn

    There will be no respite when European leaders return from a summer break punctuated by floods, cyber attacks, coronavirus, and challenges to the EU’s rule of law. All the more reason for them to explain to citizens what is at stake for Europe’s future.*

    • Article

    An Anti-Corruption Agenda for the Middle Class

    Biden has promised a foreign policy for the middle class. What does that mean for his anti-corruption approach?

    • Op-Ed

    Biden Has to Work with Autocrats. He Should Just Admit It.

    Biden has signaled that he’s open to dialogue with America’s rivals, and that he doesn’t want another Cold War. But his rhetoric at times sounds like he’s gearing up for one, and that he’s formulating a Biden Doctrine that emphasizes the “alliance of democracies” vision he articulated in 2020.

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    Cornelius Adebahr
    Nonresident Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Adebahr is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie Europe. His research focuses on foreign and security policy, in particular regarding Iran and the Persian Gulf, on European and transatlantic affairs, and on citizens’ engagement.
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    Rafiah Al Talei
    Acting Editor-in-Chief, Sada
    Middle East Program
    Rafiah Al Talei is the acting editor-in-chief for Sada in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Al-Saif
    Bader Al-Saif
    Nonresident Fellow
    Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
    Bader Mousa Al-Saif is a nonresident fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his research focuses on the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula.
  • expert thumbnail - Axyonova
    Vera Axyonova
    EASI-Hurford Next Generation Fellow
    Vera Axyonova is an EASI-Hurford Next Generation fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Baer
    Dan Baer
    Senior Fellow
    Europe Program
    Dan Baer is a senior fellow in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Balfour
    Rosa Balfour
    Director
    Carnegie Europe
    Rosa Balfour is director of Carnegie Europe. Her fields of expertise include European politics, institutions, and foreign and security policy.
  • expert thumbnail - Brechenmacher
    Saskia Brechenmacher
    Fellow
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Saskia Brechenmacher is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and a fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where her research focuses on gender, civil society, and democratic governance.
  • expert thumbnail - Brown
    Frances Z. Brown
    Senior Fellow and Co-Director
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Frances Z. Brown is a senior fellow and co-director of Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, who previously worked at the White House, USAID, and in nongovernmental organizations. She writes on conflict, governance, and U.S. foreign policy
  • expert thumbnail - Brown
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Carothers
    Thomas Carothers
    Harvey V. Fineberg Chair for Democracy Studies
    Interim President
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Chivvis
    Chris Chivvis
    Senior Fellow and Director
    American Statecraft Program
    Chris Chivvis is the director of the American Statecraft Program at the Carnegie Endowment.
  • expert thumbnail - Dunne
    Michele Dunne
    Director and Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Michele Dunne is the director and a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.
  • expert thumbnail - Feldstein
    Steven Feldstein
    Senior Fellow
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Steven Feldstein is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where he focuses on issues of democracy, technology, human rights, U.S. foreign policy, and Africa.
  • expert thumbnail - Gokhale
    Vijay Gokhale
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie India
    Mr. Vijay Gokhale is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie India and the former foreign secretary of India.
  • expert thumbnail - Hassan
    Zaha Hassan
    Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Hellyer
    H. A. Hellyer
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Program
    Dr. H.A. Hellyer, FRSA, is a fellow at Cambridge University, a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, and a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on international relations, security, and belief in the Middle East, the West, and Southeast Asia.
  • expert thumbnail - Hollis
    Duncan B. Hollis
    Nonresident Scholar
    Cyber Policy Initiative
    Duncan B. Hollis is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the James E. Beasley professor of law at Temple Law School, where he also serves as the associate dean for academic affairs.
  • expert thumbnail - Kellner
    Peter Kellner
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Kellner is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on Brexit, populism, and electoral democracy.
  • expert thumbnail - Kleinfeld
    Rachel Kleinfeld
    Senior Fellow
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Rachel Kleinfeld is a senior fellow in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where she focuses on issues of rule of law, security, and governance in post-conflict countries, fragile states, and states in transition.
  • expert thumbnail - Linfield
    David Linfield
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - McCoy
    Jennifer McCoy
    Nonresident Scholar
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Jennifer McCoy is a nonresident scholar in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where she focuses on political polarization and democratic resilience in the U.S. and around the 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 - Moore
    Robert Taj Moore
    Fellow
    Technology and International Affairs Program
    R. Taj Moore is a lawyer and fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program
  • expert thumbnail - Movchan
    Andrey Movchan
    Nonresident Scholar
    Economic Policy Program
    Carnegie Moscow Center
    Movchan is a nonresident scholar in the Economic Policy Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
  • 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 - Murtazashvili
    Jennifer B. Murtazashvili
    Nonresident Scholar
    Asia Program
    Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili is a nonresident scholar in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Ohanyan
    Anna Ohanyan
    Nonresident Senior Scholar
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    Anna Ohanyan is a nonresident senior scholar in the Russia and Eurasia Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Page
    Matthew T. Page
    Nonresident Scholar
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Matthew T. Page is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Quarcoo
    Ashley Quarcoo
    Nonresident Scholar
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Ashley Quarcoo is a nonresident scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy, Conflict and Governance Program. She is also the senior director for democracy programs and pillars with the Partnership for American Democracy.
  • expert thumbnail - Sasse
    Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Sasse is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.
  • expert thumbnail - Sayigh
    Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Fellow
    Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
    Yezid Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr 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.
  • expert thumbnail - Shah
    Aqil Shah
    Visiting Scholar
    South Asia Program
    Aqil Shah is a visiting scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Staniland
    Paul Staniland
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program
    Paul Staniland is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Stronski
    Paul Stronski
    Senior Fellow
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Stuenkel
    Oliver Stuenkel
    Nonresident Scholar
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Oliver Stuenkel is an associate professor at the School of International Relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil. He is also a nonresident scholar affiliated with the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on Latin American politics and foreign policy, as well as China’s and the United States’ role in Latin America.
  • expert thumbnail - Vaishnav
    Milan Vaishnav
    Director and Senior Fellow
    South Asia Program
    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior.
  • 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 - Yahya
    Maha Yahya
    Director
    Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
    Yahya is director of the Malcolm H. Kerr 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
    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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    Richard Youngs
    Senior Fellow
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Richard Youngs is a senior fellow in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, based at Carnegie Europe. He works on EU foreign policy and on issues of international democracy.
  • expert thumbnail - Yovanovitch
    Marie Yovanovitch
    Senior Fellow
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    Marie Yovanovitch is a senior fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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