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About the Brookings Doha Center

Established in 2008, the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) is an overseas center of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. As a hub for Brookings scholarship in the region, the BDC advances high-quality, independent research and policy analysis on the Middle East and North Africa.

In pursuing its mission, the BDC undertakes field-oriented research and programming that addresses and informs regional and international policy discussions, engaging key elements of governments, businesses, civil society, the media, and academia on four key areas:

i. International relations in the Middle East
ii. Regional Security and domestic stability
iii. Inclusive growth and equality of opportunity
iv. Governance reform and state-society relations

Open to a broad range of views, the BDC encourages a rich exchange of ideas between the Middle East and the international community. Since its founding, the BDC has hosted leading scholars from dozens of different countries; put on a large number of events, including high-level roundtables, and timely policy discussions; and published a series of influential Policy Briefings and Analysis Papers.

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