William J. Burns Named Next Carnegie President

press release October 29, 2014

Ambassador William J. Burns, U.S. deputy secretary of state, will be Carnegie’s ninth president in its 105-year history. Jessica T. Mathews will step down after 18 years in the post.


Can Oil and Gas Markets Adjust to a Rising Persia?

Article October 31, 2014

A nuclear deal with Iran could help revive the country’s energy sector, with serious effects on consumers and producers, especially in the Middle East.



U.S.-Arab Counterterrorism Cooperation in a Region Ripe for Extremism

Policy Outlook October 27, 2014

Many Arab governments are fueling the very extremism they purport to fight and looking for U.S. cover. Washington should play the long game.


Is Libya a Proxy War?

WASHINGTON POST October 27, 2014

At its core, the fighting in Libya is about two centers of power vying for the mantle of legitimacy in a country devoid of any workable institutions.


The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Action Without a Script

Article October 22, 2014

The EU’s understandable priority in Gaza is to contain further violence. But the union also needs a deeper policy that addresses the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


The Muslim Brotherhood and the Future of Political Islam in Egypt

Paper October 22, 2014

Egypt has witnessed a tidal wave of conservative nationalism since June 30 that cuts across regime discourse on local politics, the economy, and foreign relations.


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