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Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center

Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center is an independent research institute based in Beirut, Lebanon, that is part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Drawing on the knowledge of our top regional experts, Malcolm H. Kerr provides in-depth analysis of political, socio-economic, and security issues in the Middle East and North Africa. It seeks to cultivate a deeper understanding of the region by offering insights into the challenges faced by states and citizens, and by addressing long-term trends. As freedom of expression has been increasingly curbed, Malcolm H. Kerr has served as a space for individuals to express their views on the region and reflect on potential solutions.

As a partner in the XCEPT programme’s X-Border Local Research Network, Malcolm H. Kerr conducts research in the borderlands of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. A primary focus of this research is to assess how internal conflicts, external intervention, and human loss and displacement are shaping border areas in the Middle East and North African border areas.

Our team

Research Director
Maha Yahya

Carnegie Middle East Center

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Research Lead
Ahmed Nagi

Carnegie Middle East Center

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Research Lead
Armenak Tokmajyan

Carnegie Middle East Center

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Research Lead
Bader Al-Saif 

Carnegie Middle East Center

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Research Lead
Dalia Ghanem  

Carnegie Middle East Center

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Research Lead
Hamza Meddeb

Carnegie Middle East Center

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Research Lead
Harith Hasan

Carnegie Middle East Center

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Research Lead
Kheder Khaddour

Carnegie Middle East Center

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Research Lead
Mohanad Hage Ali

Carnegie Middle East Center

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Our research

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25th January 2023

In recent days, Jordan has led the way in Arab countries’ rapprochement with Syria. But Amman’s experience shows that, without regional coordination,...

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25th January 2023

Morocco has successfully begun to connect its once-neglected eastern region to domestic and global economic resources. But it is vital to ensure that ...

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23rd January 2023

In this podcast The Asia Foundation, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, the Rift Valley Institute, and their local research partners dis...

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26th October 2022

Addressing securitization in conflict zones in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

RESEARCH REPORT

26th October 2022

Saudi Arabia’s security is contingent on Yemen’s stability and economic prosperity. As such, Riyadh should help revive Yemen’s moribund economy, in bo...

RESEARCH REPORT

21st September 2022

Tunisia’s planned free trade zone in Ben Guerdane has stalled while similar projects in Libya have advanced. If Tunisian authorities move quickly to r...

RESEARCH REPORT

15th September 2022

The case of the Salafi groups underscores the complex evolution of cross-border exchange of religious ideas, with external powers able to grow influen...

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10th August 2022

After a decade of civil war, Syria’s border with Turkey is divided. Yet long-term stability will require a peace agreement that treats the border as a...

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29th July 2022

Joint bulletin from The Asia Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, and Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center about recent research and activities....

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22nd July 2022

Liars, Guns, and Money

Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center

In this interview, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center’s non-resident scholar Armenak Tokmajyan talks about Sarmada, Syria’s border with Turke...

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14th July 2022

As part of the Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) program, the X-Border Local Research Network held a report launch event to ex...

RESEARCH REPORT

23rd June 2022

This report aims to amplify a grounded understanding of the everyday reality of communities in fragile border areas, and how conflict shapes their liv...

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