In early 2011, uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt led to the overthrow of their heads of state and sparked a wave of protests throughout the Middle East and North Africa, now commonly referred to as the "Arab awakening." Brookings experts comment on the continuing unrest in the region, and its implications for relations with the United States and with the rest of the world.
A Syrian refugee girl stands behind a door at a makeshift settlement in the village of Ketermaya, south of Beirut (REUTERS/Ali Hashisho).
The case for deconstructing Syria
September 25, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
In order to begin to resolve the Syria crisis, Michael O'Hanlon argues we must focus on a number of regional solutions rather than one big comprehensive plan.
Middle East and North Africa
September 22, 2015
September 8, 2015, Shadi Hamid and William McCants
Opinion | The Washington Post
September 3, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
August 25, 2015
2015, Daniel L. Byman
Opinion | Politico Magazine
August 19, 2015, William McCants
July 2015, General Lloyd J. Austin, III, Kenneth M. Pollack and Tamara Cofman Wittes
July 13, 2015, William McCants and Clint Watts
July 10, 2015, Jenny Perlman Robinson and Mayyada Abu Jaber
Paper | Brookings Doha Center
July 9, 2015, Sultan Barakat and Sansom Milton
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Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Nonresident Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Tamara Cofman Wittes
Director, Center for Middle East Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy
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