Lina Khatib, PhDProgram Manager, Arab Reform and Democracy Program (former)
Lina Khatib, co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL, has announced that she will step down from the position in December to lead the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Read more »
ARD in the news
A paper released by CDDRL Arab Reform and Democracy Program Manager, Lina Khatib addresses the challenges and opportunities for political participation in Tunisia and Egypt post-Arab Spring. Published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Khatib argues that while there are challenges following the democratic transitions a new opening for political parties and civil society in the Arab world is in the making. Read more »
Stanford scholars make the case to intervene in SyriaCDDRL, FSI Stanford, ARD in the news
More than two years into the uprising in Syria, the U.S. policy to "lead from behind" has done nothing but prolong the bloodshed. In a piece for The Atlantic, CDDRL's Larry Diamond and Lina Khatib argue that international intervention - led by the U.S. - is urgently needed to end a civil war that has fueled a refugee crisis and intensified regional insecurity. Read more »
Qatar's external and domestic challengesARD in the news: International Bar Association on April 5, 2013
In a piece titled, "Qatar: meteoric growth must not distract from 'severe human rights shortcomings'" published by the International Bar Association, ARD co-founder Lina Khatib comments on Qatar's external and domestic challenges. Khatib's comments are based on her recent article for the Chatham House journal International Affairs titled, " Qatar's Foreign Policy: The Limits of Pragmatism".
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The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is holding its fourth annual conference in Tunis on March 28-29. This year's conference theme 'Building Bridges: Towards Viable Democracies in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya' examines the cornerstones of democratic transition in those countries. It will address: - Constitution drafting - National dialogues and civil society - Political coalitions and Islamism - Political participation and pluralism - Economic policy - Arab relations with the USA and Europe Read more »