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Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Will US-brokered agreement between UAE and Israel be a regional gamechanger?

A US-brokered deal has seen Israel and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations for the first time in history. Atlantic Council experts discuss what the agreement means and what is next for the wider region:

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Conflict Israel

Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Jordan protests met with repression as government changes tactics

The Jordanian government must make a concerted effort to address the serious economic challenges and disparities that have marginalized a majority of Jordanians with little options left but to strike or protest the conditions they face.

MENASource by Tuqa Nusairat

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

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

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, Nusairat 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.