An Islamist backed by the Muslim Brotherhood declared victory as Egypt's first democratically elected president even as the country's military rulers issued a decree that stripped the position of much of its power. With the United States giving billions in aid, is it time for America to put its money where its mouth is? Wilson Center President, Director, CEO Jane Harman joined CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront to discuss United States military aid to Egypt and what our next step should be.
The Middle East Program's Jillian Frumkin discusses the need to strengthen civil society in Iraq so it is rooted in society before the June 30 transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqis.
James Zogby and guests highlight recent polling of Arab and Muslim opinion on Iran and delves into that nation’s declining popularity among citizens around the Middle East.
USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright joined MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss her book "The Islamists are Coming," the rise of the Islamic political movement, and its staying power.
Robin Wright discusses options for the US and the West in stemming the violence in Syria on Sky News.
In this conference, speakers discussed progress toward the empowerment of women in the Middle East and North Africa. The first panel examined the status of women in a select number of countries in the region, focusing on women's rights and civil society, and examining developments in women's political participation and legal rights. The second panel focused on the experiences of women in peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
On the occasion of the second anniversary of the Arab Spring, the Middle East Program (MEP) invited a group of experts from the region, Europe, and the United States to contribute to this publication by answering the question, “Has the Arab Spring Lived Up to Expectations?”
Kofi Annan’s plan for a political transition in Syria won’t end the violence and could make things much worse for the opposition by weakening international resolve, says Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller in a New York Times opinion piece.
May 22, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
May 24, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm