Arab Awakening

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    • 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.

        • TV/Radio Broadcast

        In Lebanon, Assassination Inquiry Proves Divisive, Could Rekindle Unrest

        The U.N.-backed international tribunal's investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri could either help end Lebanon's political violence or shatter the country's fragile stability after decades of civil war.

        • Event

        Egypt on the Brink

        As protests in Egypt escalate into a full-fledged uprising that threatens to unravel Egypt's existing political order, President Mubarak's announcement that he will not run for president again in September does not seem to be enough to appease the protesters and end the protests.

        • Op-Ed

        Liberals Had Better Get Organized

        While recent events in Tunisia and in Egypt demonstrate that Arabs are not a cultural exception to the broad desire for freedom around the world, building democracy will require the creation of organized political parties.

        • Op-Ed

        How to Achieve Real Reform in the Arab World

        The status quo in the Arab world is unsustainable. Arab regimes have a choice: They can either lead a reform process from above or watch it take place in the streets below.

        • Op-Ed

        Egypt and Indonesia

        The recent upheaval in Egypt, led by a newly assertive mix of idealistic young protesters, civic groups, and political opposition parties, bears a resemblance to Indonesia’s democratic transition ten years ago.

      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.
      • 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.
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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.
      • expert thumbnail - Brown
        Frances Z. Brown
        Senior Fellow
        Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
        Dr. Frances Z. Brown is a senior fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, who previously worked at the White House, USAID, and in non-governmental organizations. 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
        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.

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