Middle East and North Africa News

Growing Unrest in Egypt on the Eve of Elections

Nov 23, 2011
Reflecting on her recent trips to Egypt and Tunisia, Jane Harman discusses the different situations in both countries and her suggestions for elections.

Progress for Women, but a Long Way to Go

Nov 23, 2011
In a year of some major successes for women — the Nobel Peace Prize, the commanding performances of Angela Merkel and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the end of men-first in the line of succession to the British throne — a new worldwide study concludes that women remain well behind men in two crucial areas: economic equality and political power.
Adler and Miller

Iran's Nuclear Program: Reaction to the IAEA Report

Nov 08, 2011
Is Iran destined to become a nuclear power? Aaron David Miller and Michael Adler weigh the options, including whether military action might succeed where sanctions and diplomacy so far failed.
Tunsian Enhada Party secretary general Hamadi Jbeli (L) and Party leader Rachid

The Islamists Are Coming

Nov 08, 2011
No question, Islamist parties are more assertive and ambitious than ever, says Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright, and the next decade will be far more traumatic for both insiders and outsiders than the last one, though often due more to economic challenges than Islamist politics.

Seven Ways Seven Billion People Affect the Planet

Oct 31, 2011
Seven billion people now live on earth, only a dozen years after global population hit six billion. But the seven billion milestone is not about sheer numbers: Demographic trends will significantly impact the planet’s resources and peoples’ security.
Muammar Gaddafi

Libya and the Arab Spring after Gaddafi

Oct 31, 2011
In exclusive interviews, Aaron David Miller, Haleh Esfandiari and William B. Milam discuss the significance of Muammar Gaddafi's death in the context of the greater Arab Spring.
King Abdullah and Ahmadinejad

Foiled Iranian Terror Plot

Oct 20, 2011
The alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador has increased the fear of more attacks on American soil and raised questions about what could be gained from such a bold provocation. Wilson Center experts provide broader context to this bizarre and disturbing news.

NPIHP partner and former Wilson Center scholar Avner Cohen interviewed in Jerusalem Post

Oct 13, 2011
Avner Cohen, senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and a close NPIHP partner was recently interviewed by the Jerusalem Post on Iran’s nuclear program.

Uncle Sam and the Saudi Split

Sep 26, 2011
Why is the House of Saud risking its hard-won relationship with Washington over the Palestine statehood issue? Senior Scholar David Ottaway examines this recent tension.

World Readies for Palestine Statehood Bid

Sep 18, 2011
With Palestine’s bid for statehood still under consideration by the UN General Assembly, Public Policy Scholar Aaron David Miller discusses the hard road ahead of a possible vote, its implications for Israel, and the United States' position on a UN-recognized Palestinian state.

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