Arab Awakening

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    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Egypt's Political Future

    The gap between Egyptian society, particularly the younger element, and the government has been widening over the past several years and has greatly contributed to the current protests in Egypt.

    • Article

    Protests in Yemen Threaten Fragile State

    While the scale of the protests in Yemen has so far remained modest in comparison to those in Egypt and Tunisia, the impact for a country already on the brink of failure could be significant.

    • Op-Ed

    Egypt Needs a National Security Council and Proportional Representation

    In order to secure a successful political transition, Egypt should establish a national security council to guarantee the military's role in providing stability and implement a proportional electoral system to ensure political and legislative pluralism.

    • Op-Ed

    An Immediate Exit For Mubarak?

    Mubarak’s continued unwillingness to acknowledge his complicity in the recent violence sharply undermines his ability to play a role in a peaceful transition toward democracy.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    U.S. and Arab Leaders Walk Fine Line in Egypt

    As demonstrators continue calls for President Hosni Mubarak's immediate resignation, the United States faces diplomatic challenges in its relationship with Egypt.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    A Process of Change: Egypt and Beyond

    The growing gap between Egypt’s extremely young population and the Mubarak regime, combined with the regime’s inability to recognize that gap, helped catalyze the unrest in Egypt.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Hosni Mubarak’s Legacy and the Roots of the Uprising in Egypt

    The United States should not allow apprehensions about a democratic Egypt’s potential foreign policy to hinder its support for free and fair elections.

    • Op-Ed

    The Egyptian Constitution's Rulebook for Change

    Even if President Mubarak were to step down, provisions in the Egyptian constitution could undermine the ultimate goal of a regime change and a transition toward full democracy.

    • Violence in Egypt: A Statement by the Working Group on Egypt

      • February 03, 2011
      • February 3

      The recent escalation of violence in Egypt due to government-organized thugs acting against peaceful demonstrators indicates that President Mubarak cannot be entrusted with overseeing the country's orderly transition to democracy.

      • Statement of Egyptian Activists

        • February 03, 2011
        • February 3

        A committee of pro-democracy activists involved in negotiating with the Egyptian authorities suggest a way to move from the present confrontation to a peaceful transition.

      Carnegie Experts on
      Arab Awakening

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        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.
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        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.
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        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.
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        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.
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        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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