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The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad

October 25, 2011 // 4:30pm6:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Exclusive interviews with Mansour Farhang, David Newton, and William Miller on what they think newly-released Iraqi government documents and recorded conversations from Saddam Hussein mean for the retrospective view of the eight-year conflict.
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Iran: Domestic Change and Global Presence

October 14, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Iran is wracked by its greatest political turmoil since the Iranian revolution. With the Obama Administration striving for engagement rather than confrontation, these developments have raised the diplomatic stakes with both countries. Two leading experts will discussion domestic developments in Iran as well as the current posture of the international community and how both developments create challenges for the United States.
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Iran: Turmoil at Home, Assertiveness Abroad?

September 30, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Six leading Iran experts discussed the country’s domestic and international developments since the contested 2009 presidential elections, looking at how the Iranian regime has managed its internal political, economic, and social affairs as well as its foreign policy.
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"Rogue States" and the United States: A Historical Perspective

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Vice President for Programs and Director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center Robert Litwak answers some of the biggest questions surrounding the relationship between today's "Rogue States" (North Korea, Libya, Iran) and the United States.
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“Rogue States” and the United States: An Historical Perspective

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
What are the implications for the ongoing challenges to international order and American security posed by states such as Iran and North Korea? How can states that egregiously violate international norms be reintegrated into the “family” or “community” of nations?
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Suspended Somewhere Between

July 28, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Middle East Program
Akbar Ahmed’s book of poetry, Suspended Somewhere Between, is personal, historical, and political. During this special event, featuring poetry readings from this new book, Ahmed discussed the role of the arts in interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue.
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Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

July 13, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
In “Rock the Casbah,” Wright, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and television commentator, tells the personal stories behind the rejection of both autocrats and extremists in the Muslim world.
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Iran: Will Repression Succeed?

June 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
The Iranian government responded to the massive protests that followed the contested 2009 presidential election with a severe clampdown on dissent, including widespread arrests, show trials, press and internet controls and the silencing of opposition leaders. Iranians have remained quiescent during the "Arab spring" and the unrest that is shaking the Arab world. Our panelists examine whether this means repression has succeeded in Iran or whether the proponents of democracy and of the opposition Green Movement are merely biding their time.

Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement

June 01, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Middle East Program
These are exhilarating times in the Middle East and North Africa. From the Green Movement in Iran to the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia and other uprisings in the region, demonstrators are demanding their democratic dignity and the expansion of their rights as citizens. The desegregated nature of these massive demonstrations, in which throngs of women walk shoulder to shoulder with men and face batons and bullets with open hands and life-affirming words, is unprecedented. It is indeed a revolution within revolutions. It is an antidote to Islamic fundamentalism, a turning point in the contemporary history of Islam. These circulating women—visible, voiced, and mobile—are seasoned negotiators of confined spaces, veteran trespassers of walls, closed doors, and iron gates. They are an audacious moderating, modernizing force to be reckoned with. Milani discusses the complex interconnectedness between power, space, and physical mobility in the Islamic world in general and Iran in particular.

Syria and Iran: An Alliance Tested?

May 09, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Middle East Program
The alliance between Syria and Iran has been a prominent and enduring feature on the political landscape of the Middle East since 1979. Goodarzi provides a brief overview and analysis of the origins and development of the Tehran-Damascus nexus and focus on its influence on regional politics, including the recent Arab spring.

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