The Volatile Tunisia-Libya Border: Between Tunisia’s Security Policy and Libya’s Militia Factions (Carnegie Middle East Center)

Along the border between Tunisia and Libya, informal trade agreements led to a tight-knit border economy. But political changes in both Libya and Tunisia have fundamentally altered the economic and security landscape.

https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/09/03/volatile-tunisia-libya-border-between-tunisia-s-security-policy-and-libya-s-militia-factions-pub-82647

HAMZA MEDDEB

Arming for Pandemic: Military Responses to COVID-19 in the Arab World (Carnegie Middle East Center)

The coronavirus pandemic is changing perspectives on governance and how armed forces interact with society, but nowhere is this more salient than in the Arab world

https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/06/04/arming-for-pandemic-military-responses-to-covid-19-in-arab-world-event-7337

ARAM NERGUIZIAN,  ROBERT SPRINGBORG,  EMMA SOUBRIER,  FREDERIC WEHREY

Two Paths to Dominance: Military Businesses in Turkey and Egypt (Carnegie Middle East Center)

Egyptian and Turkish military businesses have used their institutional privileges to dominate their respective economies, but they have key differences. Turkey’s military businesses are centrally managed while Egypt’s use multiple complex conglomerates

https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/06/03/two-paths-to-dominance-military-businesses-in-turkey-and-egypt-pub-81869

ZEINAB ABUL-MAGD,  İSMET AKÇA,  SHANA MARSHALL

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