Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), founded in 1910 and based in Washington DC, is a global network of policy research centres and more than one hundred experts in twenty countries. It works to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision makers in government, business, and civil society. The Carnegie Middle East Program, with offices in both Washington and Beirut, has a long track record of projects engaging directly with local voices to examine key economic, sociopolitical, and strategic issues in the Arab world. Carnegie

In October 2015, in partnership with the Asfari Foundation, CEIP launched the Arab World Horizons Project: an affirmative agenda for a changing Middle East. The three-year project consists of research and consultations on key regional challenges, aiming to develop a broad policy framework examining the key challenges facing the Middle East region and developing policy ideas to support transitions to more inclusive governance systems and to address challenges in the region. In early 2017, the project launched the comprehensive “Arab Fractures” report in Arabic on January 20 and in English on February 1. The report, authored by Carnegie scholars, and featuring contributions by a number of Arab luminaries such as Rached Ghannouchi, Rima Khalaf, Salam Fayyad, and others, attempts to take stock of the institutional challenges facing the Arab world. It argues that despite the proliferation of security challenges in the Middle East, fundamental deficits in governance and accountability underline much of the turmoil in the region. “Arab Fractures” builds on an earlier Carnegie survey, released in February 2016, of more than 100 Arab experts and thought leaders from across the Middle East, entitled “Arab Voices on the Challenges of the New Middle East.”