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Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Pompeo’s Israeli settlements announcement could imperil Middle East peace chances

"The realignment of long-standing US government policy foreshadows the promised, if long delayed, release of President Trump's vision for regional peace, intimating that the blueprint may countenance the extension of Israeli sovereignty to communities whose existence has, until now, been considered illegal per US interpretation of international law," Shalom Lipner says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Israel

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Teachers’ protest challenges Jordanian status quo

Teachers in Jordan are starting the third week of one of the longest strikes by educators in the region’s history. Negotiations with the government have stalled, and there is no end in sight.

MENASource by Tuqa Nusairat

Civil Society Economy & Business

Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, dies

“While Morsi’s death is a single event, its long-term ramifications will be numerous and far-reaching,” said Jasmine M. El-Gamal, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

North Africa

Tuqa Nusairat is the deputy director of the Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council. Since joining the Council in 2012, she has played a key role in shaping the strategy and direction of the Rafik Hariri Center’s programs, publications, outreach and development and has been instrumental in overseeing relationships with vital stakeholders including donors, board members, and high-level contacts. She is currently leading an initiative focusing on the challenges to unlocking human potential in the region, a core pillar of the Rafik Hariri Center’s work.

During her time at the Council, Tuqa led and supported projects including a Track II Gulf Dialogue, regional conferences on the challenges and opportunities during the Arab Spring, and programming on Yemen, Turkey, North Africa, and the Levant. In addition to managing a team of Washington-based fellows and staff, she oversees a network of non-resident fellows, including their projects on US-Saudi policy, Muslim-Western relations, and Arab-Kurdish relations.

Previously, she worked at the Project on Middle East Democracy and the National Endowment for Democracy. Nusairat holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a BA in Government and International Politics from George Mason University. She speaks Arabic fluently.