Contentious Politics in the Syrian Conflict: Opposition, Representation, and Resistance (Carnegie Middle East Center)

The Assad regime’s instinct to survive at any cost closed off opportunities for change in Syria, yet contentious politics was possible and is still taking place.

https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/05/15/contentious-politics-in-syrian-conflict-opposition-representation-and-resistance-pub-81798

MAHA YAHYA

A Grave Crisis, With No Silver Bullet (Carnegie Middle East Center)

As Lebanon begins negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, the two sides will have to find the least painful path to adjustment in the country.

https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/05/11/lebanon-and-international-monetary-fund-finding-least-painful-path-to-adjustment-pub-81752

AMER BISAT,  MARCEL CASSARD,  ISHAC DIWAN

Inequality and Its Discontents in the Middle East (Carnegie Middle East Center)

Extreme inequality underlies recent protests throughout the Middle East. Without drastic structural reform, a larger storm is brewing in the region.

https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/03/12/inequality-and-its-discontents-in-middle-east-pub-81266

LYDIA ASSOUAD

Security Assistance in the Middle East: A Three-Dimensional Chessboard (Carnegie Middle East Center)

The United States, Russia, and Iran have chosen markedly different approaches to security assistance in the Middle East, with dramatic implications for statebuilding and stability.

https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/02/06/security-assistance-in-middle-east-three-dimensional-chessboard-pub-80993

ROBERT SPRINGBORG,  F.C. “PINK” WILLIAMS,  JOHN ZAVAGE

The Politics of Post-Conflict Reconstruction (Carnegie Middle East Center)

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.

https://carnegie-mec.org/2018/09/13/politics-of-post-conflict-reconstruction-pub-77243

MAHA YAHYA,  MARC LYNCH,  FREDERIC WEHREY,  FRANCES Z. BROWN,  DALIA GHANEM-YAZBECK

Two States or One? Reappraising the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse (Carnegie Middle East Center)

The Israeli and Palestinian communities are growing ever closer physically while remaining separated politically. Any solution must adequately address the needs of both sides.

https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/09/18/two-states-or-one-reappraising-israeli-palestinian-impasse-pub-77269

EDWARD P. DJEREJIAN,  MARWAN MUASHER,  NATHAN J. BROWN,  SAMIH AL-ABID,  TARIQ DANA,  DAHLIA SCHEINDLIN,  GILEAD SHER,  KHALIL SHIKAKI