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Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Nusairat quoted in L’Orient-Le Jour on systemic racism in the Arab world

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French Middle East

Fri, Jun 12, 2020

Black lives also matter in the Arab World

When it comes to the essence of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests—the call for an end to systematic and systemic racial discrimination—there is less willingness on the part of many people in the Arab world to acknowledge that such issues also afflict the Gulf, the Levant, and North Africa.

New Atlanticist by Tuqa Nusairat

Human Rights Middle East

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Pompeo’s Israeli settlements announcement could imperil Middle East peace chances

"The realignment of long-standing US government policy foreshadows the promised, if long delayed, release of President Trump's vision for regional peace, intimating that the blueprint may countenance the extension of Israeli sovereignty to communities whose existence has, until now, been considered illegal per US interpretation of international law," Shalom Lipner says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Israel

Tuqa Nusairat is the deputy director of the Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council. Since joining the Council in 2012, she has played a key role in shaping the strategy and direction of the Rafik Hariri Center’s programs, publications, outreach and development and has been instrumental in overseeing relationships with vital stakeholders including donors, board members, and high-level contacts. She is currently leading an initiative focusing on the challenges to unlocking human potential in the region, a core pillar of the Rafik Hariri Center’s work.

During her time at the Council, Tuqa led and supported projects including a Track II Gulf Dialogue, regional conferences on the challenges and opportunities during the Arab Spring, and programming on Yemen, Turkey, North Africa, and the Levant. In addition to managing a team of Washington-based fellows and staff, she oversees a network of non-resident fellows, including their projects on US-Saudi policy, Muslim-Western relations, and Arab-Kurdish relations.

Previously, she worked at the Project on Middle East Democracy and the National Endowment for Democracy. Nusairat holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a BA in Government and International Politics from George Mason University. She speaks Arabic fluently.