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Turkey Program Coordinator Merve Tahiroğlu featured on the Greek Current Podcast
May 11, 2022
In a May 11, 2022 episode of the Greek Current podcast, “Why the views of ordinary Turks to the war in Ukraine should matter to…
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Turkey Program Coordinator Merve Tahiroğlu featured in the Wall Street Journal
May 11, 2022
In a May 11, 2022 article by Jared Malsin for the Wall Street Journal, “Biden Administration Asks Congress to Approve New Weapons Deal With Turkey,”…
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Turkey Program Coordinator Merve Tahiroğlu featured on i24 News
April 26, 2022
On an April 26, 2022 “Middle East Now” i24 News segment hosted by Laura Cellier, “U.S. Condemns Conviction of Turkish Philanthropist,” Turkey Program Coordinator Merve…
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MISSION STATEMENT
Established in 2005, the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to examining how genuine democracies can develop in the Middle East and how the United States can best support that process.
Through advocacy, research, and partnerships with regional civil society organizations and advocates, POMED seeks to empower and support the citizens of the Middle East and North Africa in pursuit of their legitimate aspirations for greater democratic rights.
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RESEARCH
The research program produces original analysis of key issues and trends in democratic change, political reform, human rights, and authoritarianism in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa and of U.S. policy as it pertains to democratic development in the region. Our research publications include Snapshots, Policy Briefs, Expert Q&A’s, Backgrounders, Reports, and Fact Sheets. Authors include POMED’s Nonresident Fellows, our resident staff, and other experts based in the MENA region, the United States, and Europe.
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ADVOCACY
The advocacy program directly engages a broad network of U.S. policymakers, while working closely with the coalition of activists and advocates who share a commitment to democracy and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.
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CIVIL SOCIETY PARTNERSHIPS
The civil society partnerships program aims to build the capacity of emerging regional policy centers through technical assistance trainings and regular guidance and mentorship. We work with nascent civil society organizations across the MENA region to strengthen advocacy and policy writing skills and promote improved institutional practices to help ensure organizational viability and impact.
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"POMED – as all of you know very well – continues to play a hugely important role in focusing all of us on a central reality in the Middle East, and that is that at the core of much of the disorder that all of us see today are some very important deficits, deficits of freedom, of opportunity, and dignity."
— U.S. Ambassador
William J. Burns

OUR STAFF
Stephen McInerney
Executive Director
Stephen previously served as POMED’s Advocacy Director from 2007 to 2010. He has extensive experience in the Middle East and North Africa, including graduate studies of Middle Eastern politics, histor...
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