Arab Transitions Analysis

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Arab Transitions Analysis

Tunisia's Path to a New Order November 4, 2014
By Ellen Laipson

Tunisia's Democratic Growing Pains October 23, 2014
By Ellen Laipson 

Libyan Medical Tourism in Tunisia August 6, 2013
By Bridget Joyce

Egypt's Chaos Need Not Derail the Abrab Spring July 12, 2013
By Ellen Laipson and Mona Yacoubian

Picture Perfect: The economic integration of North Africa July, 2013
By Ghazi Ben Ahmed and Ellen Laipson

Can Egypt Become the Next India? June, 2013
By Mona Yacoubian

Private Sector, Civil Society Push for REI in the Maghreb April 11, 2013
By Mona Sadek

Jordan's Forgotten Youth Problem March 19, 2013
By Que'Nique Mykte' Newbill

The Latest Front in a Long War  March 7, 2013
By Chester Crocker and Ellen Laipson 

It's What Happens After Jordan's Elections That Really Matters February 01, 2013
By Mona Yacoubian

Parliamentary Elections in Jordan - Change or More of the Same? January 21, 2013
By Que'Nique Mykte' Newbill 

Economic Ties Can Save Africa's Arab Spring, January 14, 2013
By Ellen Laipson and Ghazi Ben Ahmed

Innovative Startups Present New Promise For Arab Transitions, December 5, 2012
By Que'Nique Mykte' Newbill and Dina Shahrokhi

Why Syria may be the cataylst for Jordan's Arab Spring, November 2, 2012
By Que'Nique Mykte' Newbill

Engagement, not withdrawal, is needed in Arab World, September 21, 2012
By Mona Yacoubian

The Changing Middle East: Updating the Security Agenda, August 2, 2012
By Ellen Laipson

Arab Spring Must Also Weather Environmental Threats, July 30, 2012
By Mona Yacoubian and David Michel, in Al Monitor

Harnessing Innovation for Economic Growth in the Arab World, July 6, 2012
By Mona Yacoubian

Video | Update on Egypt and Iran, May 31, 2012
With Ellen Laipson, on Alhurrah 

Tunisia's Transition: Still the Arab Revolts' Best Hope, May 14, 2012
By Ellen Laipson

Q&A with Ellen Laipson on the Arab Spring, Women's Status, and Models for Change, April 4, 2012
With Ellen Laipson, for the Asia Foundation's "In Asia"

Is Egypt Heading Off the Rails, February 23, 2012
By Mona Yacoubian

Video | After the Uprisings: US Policy in a Changing Middle East, February 10, 2012
With Mona Yacoubian, for Project on Middle East Democracy

The Post-Arab Spring and US Policy, February 6, 2012
By Mona Yacoubian, for the International Affairs Forum

Libya's Missing Weapons, February 02, 2012
By Rachel Stohl

Middle East "Marshall Plan" Will Sustain Arab Spring, in the Hill, January 11, 2012
By Mona Yacoubian

Life Begins After 25: Demography and the Societal Timing of the Arab Spring, for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, January 2012
By Richard Cincotta

The Arab League's Evolving Role in a Restless Middle East, November 22, 2011
By Haifa Jedea

Prince Nayef's Rise and Saudi Arabia's Step Backward, November 4, 2011
By Ellen Laipson, in Foreign Affairs

Where Will Tunisia Take Us?, November 3, 2011
By Shannon Zimmerman and Guy Hammond

Stimson Experts Respond to Events in Libya, August 22, 2011
By Ellen Laipson and William Durch

The Security Agenda for a Changing Middle East, July 29, 2011
By Ellen Laipson

America and the Arab Spring, July 21, 2011, for the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress
By Mona Yacoubian

An Unsustainable Endeavor: Water Scarcity and Human Security in the Middle East, June 7, 2011
By John Doble

As in Asia, Reform in Arab World Depends on Distinct Cultural Settings, for the Asia Foundation, May 26, 2011
By Ellen Laipson

Impact of the Arab Uprisings, April 18, 2011
By Mona Yacoubian

Libya: Predation, Protection and Political Change, March 28, 2011
By William Durch

Video | Viewpoint with James Zogby: Violence and Political Unrest Throughout the Middle East, March 25, 2011
With Ellen Laipson

Center or Bust?: Will the Various Forces in Bahrain Finally Compromise on a Centrist Approach to Power?, March 8, 2011
By Jean-Francois Seznec

Cairo, Heed the Lessons from Algiers and Beirut, February 23, 2011
By Mona Yacoubian

Crackdown in Bahrain, February 22, 2011
By Jean-Francois Seznec

Video | Anti-Government Protests in the Middle East and Northern Africa, on CSPAN's Washington Journal on February 20, 2011
With Ellen Laipson 

Beyond Cairo: Prospects for Change in the Middle East, February 16, 2011
By Ellen Laipson and Steven Heydemann

Political Islamist Movements: The Case of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, February 8, 2011
By Diaa Rashwan

Iraq's Transition in the Shadow of Egypt, February 7, 2011
By Ellen Laipson

Video | A New Day in the Middle East?, on, February 2, 2011
With Mona Yacoubian

Why Egypt Shut Down the Internet, February 2, 2011
By Alison Yost

Winning the Future in the New Middle East, February 1, 2011
By Mona Yacoubian

The Arab World's First Soft Revolution?, January 14, 2011
By Ellen Laipson

The Broader Middle East and North Africa: Major Challenges Ahead, June 8, 2004
By Mona Yacoubian, for United States Institute of Peace