Middle East and North Africa

    • Event

    Turkey and the Middle East: A Fruitful Relationship?

    Turkey is currently in the process of redefining its identity as a global actor, providing Europe and the U.S. with opportunities to build relations with Istanbul that will help advance their Middle East agendas.

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    Carnegie Live... Democracy and Crises in the Middle East

    The recent crisis in Gaza, upcoming Israeli elections, and Iraq’s provincial elections are reshaping the political landscape in the Middle East and providing new opportunities for Europe and the United States to play a constructive role.

    • Multimedia

    The 'Soft' Counter-Terrorism of Saudi Arabia

    As part of a wider approach to counter-terrorism, Saudi Arabia has implemented an innovative rehabilitation program for the less extreme offenders. Christopher Boucek gives a brief assessment of the program and the lessons the West can learn.

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    The EU and Conflict in the Middle East

    The situation in the Middle East is set to deteriorate. The European policy community assessed past European action in the region, lessons learnt, and a future strategy.

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    Iran: A Test-Case for A New U.S. Administration and Its International Partners

    Debate on how best the new U.S. administration and its international partners should engage Iran.

    • Commentary

    The Arab world's cold war patron seems to be back

    Almost undetected, Russia is regaining much of the influence that it lost in the Middle East after the Soviet Union collapsed. Ever since Russia invaded Georgia in August, Arab satellite television and websites have been rife with talk about the region's role in an emerging "new cold war." Is the Arab world's cold war patron really back, and, if so, what will it mean for peace in the region?

    • Multimedia

    Iran's Missile Tests

    Iran’s tests of long-range missiles this week deepens already strained tensions with the U.S. and Israel. Karim Sadjapour explains to the BBC’s Newshour that Iran is signaling it will not modify its behavior under pressure from the international community.

    • Commentary

    The Effectiveness of the “Surge”

    Carnegie President Jessica T. Mathews appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight to discuss the effectiveness of the “surge” in meeting its objectives in Iraq. Mathews argues that while a departure of U.S. troops from Iraq would likely increase violence in the short-term, it remains unclear whether the consequences of staying are better for the U.S. and Iraq in the medium- and long-term.

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