Michele Dunne

  • Michel Joins Voice of America's Encounter Program to Discuss the Future of Security in the European Union Following the Brussels Attacks


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  • Whatever Happened to the Forum for the Future?

    "Governments and Civil Society Hand in Hand for a Better Future" was the title of this year's G8 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative "Forum for the Future," held in Cairo December 16 to 17. The next day, while senior international diplomats attending the forum were still in town, Egyptian police raided the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR). They arrested prominent youth activist Mohamed Adel, beat up and detained several others, and confiscated computers and documents. The raided organization is one of only a few Egyptian human rights groups that have dared to criticize the violent repression of supporters of ousted former President Mohamed Morsi and others and to call for accountability. Of course ECESR was not among the tiny group of hand-picked Egyptian "civil society partners" invited to take part in the forum.
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  • Egypt’s Transition Roadmap: Main Event or Sideshow?

    Secretary of State John Kerry called on the military-backed interim government to “keep faith with the roadmap and the path ahead to continue the march to democracy” during his November 3 stop in Cairo, one of several references he made to the roadmap as the key indicator of how things are going in Egypt.  Kerry can be forgiven for trying to find a concrete yardstick to cling to in evaluating what is likely to happen next in Egypt and on what basis the United States can decide whether to restore the assistance that was reduced recently.  But he chose the wrong one.
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  • Dunne on Aid to Egypt

    In light of a US House Foreign Affairs hearing on Egypt, Atlantic Council VP and Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East Director Michele Dunne joined Al Jazeera to comment on the status of US assistance to Egypt and the extent to which stopping some of the military assistance may impact Egypt:

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  • Dunne on US-Iranian Negotiations

    Atlantic Council VP and Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East Director Michele Dunne appears on Al Hurra’s weekly program All Directionsto discuss prospects of diplomatic talks between the United States and Iran in Geneva, and perceived consequences for US allies in the Middle East:

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  • Dunne Quoted on US-Iran Rapprochement

    Pan-Arab daily Asharq Al Awsat quotes Atlantic Council VP and Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East Director Michele Dunne on diplomatic rapprochement between the United States and Iran:

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  • Dunne Quoted on Aid Cut to Egypt

    Atlantic Council VP and Rafik Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne is quoted in Bloomberg on the US decision to cut foreign assistance to Egypt:

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  • Dunne on Arab World's Syria Fears

    Michele Dunne, Atlantic Council VP and director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, joins Bloomberg Businessweek to comment on the President's plan for military intervention in Syria, and the Arab world's reactions to US inaction so far.
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  • Dunne on Syria and Cyber Warfare

    Atlantic Council VP and Rafik Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne joins Bloomberg's Money Moves with Deirdre Bolton to discuss the outlook for cyber threats that could follow any US military action in Syria.
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  • Dunne on Egyptian Cabinet Shake-up

    Michele Dunne, Atlantic Council VP and director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, discusses recent political developments in Egypt with Al Jazeera:

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