With revolutionary change sweeping through the Middle East and North Africa and violence erupting in Libya, U.S. policy toward the region is quickly evolving.
As the Arab world is being engulfed by mass outrage and popular unrest spurred by long-term economic and political frustration, it remains unclear what long-term effects the unrest will have on the region.
While a greater degree of pluralism has been introduced into Arab societies, they are still likely to grapple with political apathy, low voter turnout, dwindling membership in registered parties, and shrinking constituencies for the foreseeable future.
Yemen faces a great and growing number of challenges which need to be addressed immediately, or there is a very real risk that the country will collapse, becoming a safe-haven for al-Qaeda and destabilizing the entire Gulf region.
On his return from a month-long trip to Afghanistan, Gilles Dorronsoro provided a briefing on the security situation on the ground and offered a post-election strategy for addressing the Taliban threat.
Shahram Chubin and Christoph Bertram presented an in-depth analysis on the aftermath of the Iranian election, and what it meant and will continue to mean for the world.
Post-war Iraq has a role to play as a regional leader in the Gulf. This discussion aims to identify the research and policy opportunities to place Iraq higher on the European Agenga.
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.
Carnegie's Sven Behrendt spoke at a DAFG Expert Discussion about the risks and benefits inherent in creating a strategic European partnership with Arab sovereign wealth funds.
Roundtable debate with Marcel Pott, Marina Ottaway and Guido Steinberg on engaging the Gulf to bring about peace in the Middle East.