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Women on Syria Part II: After Assad

Jun 24, 2013
The endgame in Syria is not clear after two years of intense fighting between the rebels and government forces. But the Syrian opposition has made it clear that President Bashar Assad leave the country. Twelve women from seven Arab countries, from Bahrain to Egypt and Syria, were asked what a post-Assad Syria would be like.

Economic Growth and Development in Post Yugoslav Countries

Jun 22, 2013
“Economic Growth and Development in Post-Yugoslav Countries,” a Wilson Center article by Public Policy Scholar Franjo Štiblar, examines what happened in economic and social terms to post-Yugoslav countries after independence.

Top Egyptian Cleric Tackles Extremism

Jun 19, 2013
Grand Mufti Mohammed Ali Goma’a has warned that the rising tide of sectarianism threatens to tear Egyptian society apart. Egypt’s highest authority on Islamic law has argued that religious leaders have a responsibility to challenge extremist narratives. He discussed challenges to Christian-Muslim relations with Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, the Anglican bishop of Egypt and North Africa, at a June 14 event hosted by the United States of Peace.

Latin American Program in the News: What is Different in the Drug Policy Debate in the Americas?

Jun 09, 2013
Juan Carlos Garzón authored a piece in Project Syndicate commenting on the Organization of American States’ General Assembly meeting which focused on the problem of drugs in the Americas. This article was also published in Offnews.

Ghannouchi: Islamists now taking on Islamists

May 30, 2013
Sheikh Rachid al Ghannouchi spoke candidly about the new crackdown on Salafi extremists and other challenges Tunisia faces two years after the Jasmine Revolution. "We have to fight against this phenomenon [of extremist violence] through economic development, through the media," Ghannouchi said in Washington.

How to Soothe the Friction with China

May 29, 2013
In an article in The Indian Express, Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway argues that risk management and reduction should be a priority in Sino-Indian diplomacy following a potentially dangerous military standoff in Kashmir earlier this spring.

Japan's Disaster Relier Diplomacy: Fostering Military Cooperation in Asia

May 15, 2013
Japan scholar Hideshi Futori's paper on Japan's disaster relief diplomacy was published by the East-West Center. The full article can be accessed via: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/publications/japan%E2%80%99s-disaster-relief-diplomacy-fostering-military-cooperation-in-asia

Rediscovering the Umma

May 10, 2013
Ina Merdjanova, former Southeast Europe policy scholar, releases her latest monograph Rediscovering the Umma. "Ina Merdjanova discusses the conditions and role of Islam in relation to post-Ottoman nation-building, the communist period, and post-communist developments in the Balkans, focusing in particular on the remarkable transformations experienced by Muslim communities after the end of the Cold War. Amidst multiple structural and cultural transitions, they sought to renegotiate their place and reclaim their Islamic identities in formally secular legal and normative environments, mostly as minorities in majority-Christian societies." (Oxford University Press)

Latin American Program in the News: Peace with FARC possibly within reach

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arson remarks upon the encouraging prospects of a negotiated peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC while addressing the concerns that lay ahead.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama begins bilateral meeting with Peña Nieto

May 06, 2013
Associate Eric L. Olson comments on concerns shared by U.S. officials regarding the new Mexican government, which seems less inclined to provide the same level of deep cooperation with U.S. law enforcement officers in cracking down on bi-national arms trafficking. This was also published in NorthJersey and in Tico Times.

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