Executive Director Stephen McInerney Quoted on Reorganization of MEPI
In an article for Al-Monitor, Executive Director Stephen McInerney is quoted on the reorganization of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) within the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
“Unfortunately, MEPI seems to be in the process of being gutted and losing its identity,” Stephen McInerney, executive director of the Project on Middle East Democracy, told Al-Monitor.
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McInerney attributes the reorganization of foreign aid to the Middle East to former US ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, who served in Egypt during a roller coaster period and faced strong Egyptian government opposition to US civil society promotion.
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