The Carnegie Middle East Program will screen the documentary, “Tunisia: Justice in Transition.” The film tracks the trajectory of Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission, established in 2013 to address the crimes of the Ben Ali and Bourguiba regimes.
U.S. policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is shifting rapidly. Today, the idea of a two-state solution is under serious challenge due to political shifts in the Israeli and Palestinian camps, changes on the ground, and changes in the U.S. stance.
International and expert attention is increasingly focused on the impending challenges of reconstruction, repatriation, and reconciliation following the devastating wars and state failure which followed the Arab uprisings of 2011.
Jordan is in dire need of a new social contract, one that regards all citizens as equal and gives them a meaningful voice as the country attempts to address its economic situation.
Uprisings from Tunis to Cairo promised to end autocracies and bring democratic reforms. Those early hopes for a fundamental shift in Middle Eastern politics appear to have been misplaced.
The government and civil society have been productive collaborators during previous phases of the Tunisian transition, but today, a climate of fear and a growing trust gap are getting in the way of their cooperation.
What the U.S. government, and particularly Congress, can do is scrutinize engagement with and assistance to Egypt in order to ensure that they promote stability for the nation rather than one man rule.
Egypt is on a dangerous course, one with grave implications for the United States. It will be difficult to reverse this trajectory, but Congress has an important opportunity to help the Trump administration tackle this thorny challenge by restoring U.S. credibility and influence with Egypt.
The nature of the conflict in Tunisia’s northwest differs from the country’s other security challenges in that it mirrors an insurgency rather than a protracted terrorist campaign.
The conflict in Syria has created the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Whether refugees return to Syria depends on a number of conditions—such as governance and personal safety as well as political transition.