Michele Dunne

Nonresident Scholar
Middle East Program
Michele Dunne is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.
 

Education

Ph.D., M.A., B.S., Georgetown University

Languages

Arabic; English

 

Michele Dunne is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East. She was the founding director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council from 2011 to 2013 and was a senior associate and editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 2006 to 2011. 

Dunne was a Middle East specialist at the U.S. Department of State from 1986 to 2003, where she served in assignments that included the National Security Council, the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff, the U.S. embassy in Cairo, the U.S. consulate general in Jerusalem, and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. She also served as a visiting professor of Arabic language and Arab studies at Georgetown from 2003 to 2006.  

  • Current History November 30, 2021
    As Oil Is Waning, the Times Are Changing

    While the Arab countries, particularly the wealthy Gulf states, might long have considered themselves insulated from global trends, recent events show that this is no longer true, if indeed it ever was. Mass protests, the pandemic, and climate change are all buffeting the region.

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  • The Signal September 2, 2021
    The Fall

    At stake in Tunisia are the hard-won political gains of the last ten years: the increases in freedom of expression and association, individual rights, and the Tunisian constitution.

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  • Op-Ed August 24, 2021
    Is the Two-State Solution Still Viable?

    A survey of experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the viability of the two-state solution.

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  • Op-Ed Middle East Institute June 21, 2021
    Some Change, but Not a Great Deal

    The new and oft-repeated formulation of “equal measures of security, freedom, opportunity, and dignity” for Israelis and Palestinians is meant to signal some change in policy, but not a great deal of change.

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  • From Hardware to Holism: Rebalancing America’s Security Engagement With Arab States
    May 18, 2021 عربي
    From Hardware to Holism: Rebalancing America’s Security Engagement With Arab States

    U.S. security policy with Arab states has long needed a major overhaul. This compendium presents different arguments and proposals for how the United States can do just this.

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  • Op-Ed Financial Times March 31, 2021
    U.S. Must Scrutinize its Militarized Policies if it is Serious About Rights

    In the first two months in office, Biden's administration has already tangled publicly with adversaries and allies over human rights and democracy.

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  • Egypt: Trends in Politics, Economics, and Human Rights
    Testimony U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism September 9, 2020
    Egypt: Trends in Politics, Economics, and Human Rights

    Congress should lead the reorientation of assistance policies towards Egypt as well as urge administration engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to promote more constructive outcomes.

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  • Working Group on Egypt Letter to Secretary Pompeo on Escalating Rights Abuses
    June 30, 2020
    Working Group on Egypt Letter to Secretary Pompeo on Escalating Rights Abuses

    Washington should press Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to cease his escalating crackdown on peaceful opponents, including journalists, activists, and members of American citizens’ families residing in Egypt.

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  • As Gulf Donors Shift Priorities, Arab States Search for Aid
    June 9, 2020
    As Gulf Donors Shift Priorities, Arab States Search for Aid

    Having lost the cushion of Gulf support, many Arab states are looking for external financing from international financial institutions and other donors such as China (particularly in North Africa) and the United States.

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  • Fear and Learning in the Arab Uprisings
    Journal of Democracy January 15, 2020
    Fear and Learning in the Arab Uprisings

    As the tenth anniversary of the first uprising of the Arab Spring approaches, massive and sustained popular uprisings in Sudan, Algeria, Iraq, and Lebanon have shown that the Arab world is far from finished with the question of democracy.

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  • Navigating a Turbulent Future: What to Expect in 2022?
    December 9, 2021 Live on YouTube and Facebook عربي
    Navigating a Turbulent Future? What to Expect in 2022

    The Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center will be holding its fifth annual conference on Wednesday, December 8, and Thursday, December 9, 2021, to delve deeper into what to expect in 2022.

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  • The Middle East and the World in a Time of American Disengagement
    December 8, 2021 YouTube@CARNEGIEMENA عربي
    The Middle East and the World in a Time of American Disengagement

    Join us on Wednesday, December 8 from 17:45-19:15 EET for a public panel discussion with Dalia Dassa Kaye, Marwan Muasher, Karim Sadjadpour, Dmitri Trenin, Sinan Ülgen chaired by Michele Dunne.

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  • Ultimate Political Authority: The Struggle for Power in 21st Century Egypt
    December 3, 2021 Live Online
    Ultimate Political Authority: The Struggle for Power in 21st Century Egypt

    Please join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Middle East program for a public discussion marking the launch of two new books, "Bread and Freedom" and "Lumbering State, Restless Society."

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  • North Africa Faces the Pandemic
    October 7, 2021 Live Online
    North Africa Faces the Pandemic

    Please join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Middle East Program for the launch of a newly published Sada mini-documentary series, which offers a look into the pandemic’s effect on four vulnerable North African communities.

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  • Re-balancing U.S. Security Engagement with Arab States
    May 26, 2021 Live Online
    Re-balancing U.S. Security Engagement with Arab States

    Please join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Middle East program for a public discussion marking the launch of a new edited volume, “From Hardware to Holism: Re-balancing America's Security Engagement with Arab States.”

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  • North Africa in Transition
    December 16, 2020 YouTube @CarnegieMENA عربي
    North Africa: Tension as the New Normal?

    Held on Dec. 16 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST (5:30-7:00 p.m. Beirut). North Africa has witnessed a tumultuous year with persistent conflict in Libya, popular protests in Algeria, tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia over Addis Ababa’s building of a dam on the Nile, and recent skirmishes in the West Sahara, which might threaten the region’s stability. Panelists will explore the implications of these unfolding dynamics and discuss the future of the region’s autocratic regimes, geopolitical rivalries, as well as the alliances that will shape North Africa in 2021.

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  • A Global Renewal? What to Expect in 2021
    December 16, 2020 Live on YouTube @CarnegieMENA عربي
    A Global Renewal? What to Expect in 2021

    The conference will consist of six virtual discussions that will provide a look ahead to 2021, focusing on what Carnegie scholars and other experts believe will be the most significant and challenging issues facing the Middle East and North Africa in their interaction with international actors.

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  • Carnegie Connects: The World Reacts to a Biden Presidency, Part II
    November 18, 2020 Live Online
    Carnegie Connects: The World Reacts to a Biden Presidency, Part II

    Join us as three Carnegie scholars sit down with Aaron David Miller to share their views on how various Middle East, Russian and Indian actors might assess and react to the foreign policies of a new administration.

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  • Virtual Event Series—Egypt Faces the Pandemic
    June 11, 2020 Carnegie Live
    Egypt Faces the Pandemic: Health and Economic Effects

    How hard will Egypt be hit by the pandemic’s health effects? To what extent is its health system meeting the challenge?

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  • Yemen and International Humanitarian Law: Briefing from UN Experts
    October 21, 2019 Washington, DC
    Yemen and International Humanitarian Law: Briefing from UN Experts

    How will the latest developments in the conflict in Yemen affect the dire conditions in the country and the prospects for accountability?

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