Arab Transitions

Past Programs and Projects

Arab Transitions

Engaging like-minded public policy thinkers and private sector actors, the project, Pathways to Progress: Peace, Prosperity, and Change in the Middle East, seeks to highlight new thinking and creative solutions in the region, promoting an active dialogue between the United States and the Arab world in which new ideas flow in both directions.


Research and Analysis

March 12, 2015

The Stimson Center and the George C. Marshall Foundation have collaborated since the spring of 2011 to explore the repercussions of the Arab Spring for regional security, as well as the potential to transform state-society relations in key Arab states.

March 3, 2015 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

When the Arab Spring began in late 2010 in Tunisia, and then quickly spread to Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria, it was hailed as a historic moment of transformation for the Middle East region.

November 20, 2014 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

As Tunisia approaches its presidential election later this month, it's important to take the long view on the changes that began with the Tunisian revolt in late 2010.

April 11, 2013 | EXTERNAL: Mona Sadek

Maghreb civil society and private sector leaders are increasingly pushing for increased regional economic integration across North Africa.

July 6, 2012 | EXPERT: Mona Yacoubian

With the Arab transitions now well into their second year, the region's stark economic challenges remain largely unaddressed. Job growth in particular stands out as an urgent and acute need, with a demand of 50-million new jobs in the next decade.

January 30, 2012

On January 23, 2012, the Stimson Center hosted a panel discussion as part of a new project “Pathways to Progress: Peace, Prosperity and Change in the Middle East
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