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Stability vs. Accountability: The Cost of Political Settlements in the MENA Region

October 18, 2023 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

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As Western governments have been shifting their attention away from the Middle East, more and more conflicts in the region have been resolved through political settlements or elite bargains. A new Chatham House report argues that these settlements have not actually resolved conflict. Instead, they have prioritized stability over accountability and, in turn, cemented corruption and inequality with citizens paying the cost. 

Please join the CSIS Middle East Program for a discussion on how this has played out in Iraq, Lebanon, and Libya, and the potential way forward. We will be joined by Chatham House experts, Renad Mansour and Farea Al-Muslimi, and CSIS Senior Fellow Natasha Hall. The discussion will be moderated by Jon Alterman. 

This event is made possible by general support to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Contact Information

Jon B. Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program
Dr. Renad Mansour
Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme & Project Director, Iraq Initiative, Chatham House
Farea Al-Muslimi
Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House