Middle East and North Africa News

The Mideast Blame Game

Aug 22, 2011
As Palestine prepares to make its case for statehood before the United Nations next month, world powers are maneuvering to ensure they're not to blame for the outcome—and this has only exacerbated the Israel-Palestine standstill, writes Aaron David Miller in The Washington Post.

Bahraini Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab to Receive 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

Jul 29, 2011
Nabeel Rajab, a leading human rights activist and president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, will receive the 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, presented annually by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Ripples of the Arab Spring: Revolt and the Role of Women

Jul 07, 2011
Pro-democracy rebellions have erupted across the Middle East since December 2010. The Wilson Center's Middle East Program continues to hold meetings to explore effects in different countries and among different groups, including women. Events included a June event in which three female panelists participated in the Wilson Center session from Egypt, via Skype.

Will Buds from the Arab Spring Continue to Blossom?

Jul 07, 2011
Something began during the Arab Spring that is irreversible, contends Wilson Center Scholar Roberto Toscano. The Arab masses feel empowered and have set the stage for economic and social transformation.

A Premature Spring

Jul 05, 2011
By Roberto Toscano, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars *a shorter version of this piece appeared in the July 2011 issue of the Wilson Center's Centerpoint*

Gender and Islam in Africa: New Book from Wilson Center Senior Scholar Margot Badran

Jul 05, 2011
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Margot Badran is the editor of a new book Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law

Morocco's Arab Spring

Jun 22, 2011
By David B. Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and former Bureau Chief, Washington Post, Cairo

UN Nuclear Watchdog Warns on Iran and Syria

May 25, 2011
By Michael Adler, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

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