Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Yezid Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where he leads the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS). His work focuses on the comparative political and economic roles of Arab armed forces and nonstate actors, the impact of war on states and societies, and the politics of postconflict reconstruction and security sector transformation in Arab transitions, and authoritarian resurgence.
March 30, 2021
Russia, Turkey, and Qatar have presented a trilateral initiative on Syria, but it’s who is included that matters more.
December 14, 2020
Armed forces throughout the Middle East prove that military affairs are too important to be left to the officers alone.
December 08, 2020
Egypt’s closing of the inquiry into the Regeni murder is Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s way of avoiding challenges from within.
June 22, 2020
The Egyptian military may intervene in neighboring Libya, but it likely wants to avoid a major confrontation.
April 24, 2020
Egypt’s military has allowed civilians to lead the coronavirus response, but some things are troubling.
February 29, 2020
The dramatic escalation in the governorate may hide a high-risk Russian negotiation tactic.
July 29, 2019
The military has no interlocutors with which to negotiate a transition toward broader participation in national decisions.
October 24, 2018
Mohammed bin Salman will weather the Khashoggi murder, his tightening grip over Saudi security explains why.
October 20, 2017
The Kurdish referendum on independence may have delayed such an outcome for many years.
April 04, 2017
In an exchange, Yezid Sayigh and Michel Duclos discuss the conditions of economic assistance to a postwar Syria.