Arab Awakening

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    • Op-Ed

    How the U.S. Can Back Mideast Reform

    Washington has an opportunity to rethink its policies and help Arab countries start real, but gradual, political reform. This would help create stability, peace, and democracy — all at the same time.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    'No Movement' On Talks In Egypt

    The protesters in Egypt must look beyond the issue of whether and when President Mubarak will step down and begin to consider what it will take to engage in an orderly transition to democracy in Egypt.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Egypt Uprising Not a Surprise

    The long-standing U.S. relationship with Egypt makes it problematic for the Obama administration to remain silent on violence committed by the regime as the protests continue.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Protesters Demand Changes To Egypt's Constitution

    The Egyptian constitution does not give citizens the means to challenge the state and thus could help the Mubarak regime maintain the status quo in Egypt.

    • Egypt’s Transition to Democracy: A Letter From the Working Group on Egypt

      • February 08, 2011
      • February 8

      The Obama administration should commit to a true transition to democracy in Egypt and the creation of an open political system that protects civil rights and liberties.

      • Article

      Algeria’s Oil Revenues Will Not Prevent Social Upheaval

      Unless Algeria's leaders quickly address the major structural problems plaguing the nation's economy and increase government oversight, protests in the country will likely grow.

      • Op-Ed

      Is It Time To Send In The Lawyers?

      Egypt’s transition toward democracy could still be undermined by the Mubarak regime, which is empowered by a constitution that grants overwhelming power to the executive.

      • Op-Ed

      The Danger of Half Steps

      It is important for the United States to support a real and sustained transition to democracy without appearing to interfere in Egypt’s domestic affairs or being sidetracked by the current regime’s piecemeal reform efforts.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      No Way Back For Egypt And The Region

      While the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia might been triggered by the economy, issues of governance and the need for political reform are at the heart of the demonstrations.

      • Op-Ed

      After Mubarak, What's Next For Egypt?

      After Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak steps down, a transitional government needs to act to help Egypt move toward a fully democratic system rather than a military regime or a slightly liberalized autocracy.

    Carnegie Experts on
    Arab Awakening

    • expert thumbnail - Al-Saif
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Bahout
      Joseph Bahout
      Nonresident Fellow
      Middle East Program
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Baunov
      Alexander Baunov
      Senior Fellow
      Editor in Chief of Carnegie.ru
      Moscow Center
      Baunov is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of Carnegie.ru.
    • expert thumbnail - Brown
      Frances Z. Brown
      Senior Fellow
      Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
      Frances Z. Brown is a senior fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, who arrived at Carnegie after fifteen years as a USAID official, White House staffer, and non-governmental organization practitioner. She writes on conflict, governance, and U.S. foreign policy.
    • expert thumbnail - Ghattas
      Kim Ghattas
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Kim Ghattas is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Hasan
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Khaddour
      Kheder Khaddour
      Nonresident Scholar
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Kozhanov
      Nikolay Kozhanov
      Former nonresident scholar
      Foreign and Security Policy Program
      Moscow Center
      Kozhanov is a former nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center and a contributing expert to the Moscow-based Institute of the Middle East.
    • expert thumbnail - Lehne
      Stefan Lehne
      Visiting Scholar
      Carnegie Europe
      Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.
    • 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 - Meddeb
      Hamza Meddeb
      Nonresident Scholar
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Miller
      Andrew Miller
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Program
      Andrew Miller is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.
    • expert thumbnail - Nagi
      Ahmed Nagi
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Center
      Ahmed Nagi is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his research centers on Yemen.
    • expert thumbnail - Sayigh
      Yezid Sayigh
      Senior Fellow
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Wehrey
      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.
    • 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
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Youngs
      Richard Youngs
      Senior Fellow
      Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
      Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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