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Telling Their Story: A Journalist's Mission to Syria

Journalist Rania Abouzeid has covered Syria from inside the country since the uprising broke out in March 2011. At New America, Rania shared her experience reporting on the military and human dimensions of the conflict.

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Can Women Unlock Syria's Stalemate?

Raising the profile of women is essential toward resolving conflicts. Leila Hilal discusses how to unleash women's potential as peacemakers in Syria.

Back to Business

Back to Business

Social entrepreneurs in the Middle East are finding new, innovative ways to solve societal problems and expand opportunities for youth employment. An expert panel addressed this promising undercurrent of the Arab transitions.

The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

The Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: What More Can be Done?

The conflict in Syria has claimed more than 100,000 lives and displaced over 6 million civilians. In a conversation with Leila Hilal, EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva addressed the challenges and potential solutions of Syria’s deepening humanitarian crisis.

Attitudes from Tehran

Attitudes from Tehran

At the New America Foundation, Tehran-based pollster Ebrahim Mohseni, along with Shibley Telhami, Steven Kull, and Trita Parsi, discussed groundbreaking public opinion surveys conducted in Iran surrounding the June 14 presidential election.


Constitution Watch


The Middle East Task Force announces the launch of the 'Constitution Watch,' a unique website dedicated to monitoring constitution-making that will detail and analyze current constitutional processes ongoing in countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

Click here to view the Constitution Watch.

Middle East Task Force Staff

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Senior Fellow, International Security Program

Leila Hilal is a senior fellow for the International Security Program and...

Mohamad Najem
Carnegie Fellow, Middle East Task Force

Mohamad Najem is adjunct Carnegie fellow under the Middle East Task Force at...



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