Marwan Muasher

Vice President for Studies tel +1 202 939 2275 fax +1 202 483 1840
Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.
 

Education

PhD, Purdue University

Languages

Arabic; English

 

Marwan Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East. Muasher served as foreign minister (2002–2004) and deputy prime minister (2004–2005) of Jordan, and his career has spanned the areas of diplomacy, development, civil society, and communications.

Muasher began his career as a journalist for the Jordan Times. He then served at the Ministry of Planning, at the prime minister’s office as press adviser, and as director of the Jordan Information Bureau in Washington.

In 1995, Muasher opened Jordan’s first embassy in Israel, and in 1996 he became minister of information and the government spokesperson. From 1997 to 2002, he served in Washington again as ambassador, negotiating the first free-trade agreement between the United States and an Arab nation. He then returned to Jordan to serve as foreign minister, where he played a central role in developing the Arab Peace Initiative and the Middle East roadmap.

In 2004, he became deputy prime minister responsible for reform and government performance and led the effort to produce a ten-year plan for political, economic, and social reform. From 2006 to 2007, he was a member of the Jordanian Senate.

From 2007 to 2010, he was senior vice president of external affairs at the World Bank.

He is the author of The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation (Yale University Press, 2008) and The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism (Yale University Press, 2014).

  • Op-Ed Economist August 26, 2021
    On America’s Declining Influence in the Arab World

    As its time as the sole superpower concludes, U.S. influence in the Middle East is inevitably waning. But the process is being hastened by rapid change in what have long been the three pillars of American policy in the region: stability, Israel, and oil.

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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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  • The EU’s Passive Approach to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
    Strategic Europe May 6, 2021
    The EU’s Passive Approach to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

    The Europeans have paid lip service to a two-state solution based on an independent Palestine alongside Israel. But without a clear plan to make it happen, such a solution will remain unattainable.

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  • Op-Ed Foreign Affairs April 27, 2021
    After the Two-State Solution: New Israel-Palestine Peace Efforts Must Focus on Equality

    It is time for the international community to face a stark truth that, polls show, a majority of Palestinians have already come to understand: a two-state solution is no longer feasible.

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  • Op-Ed Foreign Affairs April 27, 2021
    After the Two-State Solution

    In rapid succession, in its final months in office, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump negotiated agreements establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and, finally, Morocco.

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  • Breaking the Israel-Palestine Status Quo
    Paper April 19, 2021 عربي
    Breaking the Israel-Palestine Status Quo

    A new U.S. approach should prioritize protecting the rights and human security of Palestinians and Israelis over maintaining a peace process and attempting short-term fixes.

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  • Op-Ed World Politics Review December 2, 2020
    Why Jordan Is Relieved to See Trump Go

    The usually warm relationship between the United States and Jordan has come under strain during President Donald Trump’s time in office.

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  • Refugee Crises in the Arab World
    October 18, 2018
    Refugee Crises in the Arab World

    The conflicts generating mass population movements from and within the Middle East have become global in nature, and their destabilizing effect can be felt far beyond its borders. Addressing their ramifications requires bold leadership and a sense of shared responsibility at the global, regional, and national levels.

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  • The Next Arab Uprising: The Collapse of Authoritarianism in the Middle East
    Op-Ed Foreign Affairs October 16, 2018
    The Next Arab Uprising: The Collapse of Authoritarianism in the Middle East

    The fundamental bargain underpinning stability in Middle Eastern states is coming undone, and unless regional leaders move quickly to strike new bargains with their citizens, even larger storms will come.

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  • Engaging Society to Reform Arab Education: From Schooling to Learning
    October 11, 2018
    Engaging Society to Reform Arab Education: From Schooling to Learning

    Arab educational systems need to serve the needs of pluralistic societies and foster the development of active, responsible citizens who are empowered to deal with complexity and advance constructive change.

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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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  • A Global Outlook: Issues That Matter
    December 8, 2021 YouTube @CARNEGIEMENA عربي
    A Global Outlook: Issues That Matter

    Join us for the opening session on Wednesday, December 8, from 15:15 until 16:00 Beirut time, to learn more about our new president and the issues he intends to focus on.

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  • Carnegie Connects: Four Perspectives on the Israeli Palestine Conflict
    May 19, 2021 Live Online
    Carnegie Connects: Four Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Violence between Israelis and Palestinians escalated alarmingly last week spiraling across three fronts: within the city of Jerusalem; throughout Israel between its Arab and Jewish citizens; and in an escalating conflict between the government of Israel and Hamas.

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  • Breaking the Israel-Palestine Status Quo
    April 29, 2021 YouTube and Facebook عربي
    Arabic launch | Breaking the Israel-Palestine Status Quo

    After decades of on and off negotiations and failed peace initiatives and as Israel continues to block the emergence of a sovereign and viable Palestinian state, it is time for a shift in U.S. policy toward Palestinian-Israeli peacemaking.

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  • Breaking the Israel-Palestine Status Quo
    April 20, 2021 Live Online
    A New U.S. Approach to Israel-Palestine

    Please join co-author Marwan Muasher, Zaha Hassan, and Daniel Levy for the Launch of a report calling for a new U.S. approach to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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  • Palestine, Israel, and the Arab Agreements
    December 16, 2020 YouTube @CarnegieMENA عربي
    What Happens to Palestine if the Arabs Go to Peaces?

    Held on Dec. 16 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST (4:00-5:00 p.m. Beirut). This panel will look at the implications of the recent agreements signed between Israel and several Arab countries, most notably the United Arab Emirates. It will examine what impact these will have on Palestinian-Israeli relations, on Palestinian rights, and on prospects for a two-state solution.

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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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  • Legacy and Lessons of the Arab Spring at 10: A Conversation in Honor of Malcolm H. Kerr
    October 19, 2020 Live Online عربي
    Legacy and Lessons of the Arab Spring at Ten: A Conversation in Honor of Malcolm H. Kerr

    The event will feature remarks by William J. Burns, Ann Kerr, and Maha Yahya, followed by a conversation between Jihad Azour, Marwan Muasher, Ben Rhodes, and Christiane Amanpour looking toward the ten-year anniversary of the Arab Spring.

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  • U.S. and the Middle East: Lessons from the Obama and Trump Administrations
    September 24, 2020 Live Online
    U.S. and the Middle East: Lessons from the Obama and Trump Administrations

    Join us for a panel discussion that will bring together former Obama and Trump administration officials alongside experts from the MENA region. Together, they will take a critical look at U.S. policies under both presidents with a view toward recommendations for the next administration.

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