Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, dies

“While Morsi’s death is a single event, its long-term ramifications will be numerous and far-reaching,” said Jasmine M. El-Gamal, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

North Africa

Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Nusairat Quoted in Bloomberg on Khashoggi Investigation

Read the full article here.

In the News by Tuqa Nusairat

Tue, Oct 16, 2018

The chilling effect of the Khashoggi case: A trigger for Arabs living in fear

Since the apparent murder-disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2, analysts have focused primarily on the implications for US-Saudi relations and the future of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s vision for domestic reforms. Absent from policy discussions and analysis is the impact of brutally silencing a mild critic of an autocratic regime on the psyche of 450 million Arabs, most of whom still live under regimes that severely limit freedoms of speech, protest, political participation, and religion.

MENASource by Tuqa Nusairat

Saudi Arabia

Tuqa Nusairat is the deputy director of the 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 Middle East programs’ work, with a focus on the role of youth in driving development in the Arab world.

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.