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.
REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed - Newly-arrived Syrian refugees carry their belongings as they walk at Azraq refugee camp near Al Azraq area, east of Amman, August 19, 2014.
Syrian Displacement: Views from the Region
September 16, 2014
On September 16, the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will present a first-hand view of Syria’s displacement crisis.
Middle East and North Africa
July 25, 2014, Shadi Hamid and Fred Dews
July 18, 2014, Shadi Hamid and Fred Dews
Interview | NPR
April 1, 2014, Shadi Hamid
Interview | CNN
March 25, 2014, Shadi Hamid
February 14, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon and Fred Dews
Interview | Voice of Russia
December 13, 2013, F. Gregory Gause, III
Interview | NPR- "To The Point"
December 3, 2013, Salman Shaikh
Interview | Al-Monitor
October 23, 2013, Salman Shaikh
Interview | Council on Foreign Relations
October 10, 2013, F. Gregory Gause, III
Interview | The Atlantic Council
October 3, 2013, F. Gregory Gause, III
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Director, Brookings Doha Center
Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy
Nonresident Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
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