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Empowering Women in the Muslim World

Women in the Middle East continue to strive for equality and justice throughout the region. Several recent Middle East Program meetings explored the progress in some countries and some of the challenges that remain.

Securing ‘Loose Nukes’

The international community is taking gradual—yet effective—steps to secure nuclear materials, with Russia “turning the corner from nuclear problem state to nuclear solution state,” Carnegie’s Matthew Rojansky says. In this interview, he and other experts assess the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

Lebanon without a President: Can Lebanon Weather the Neighborhood Storm?

The Lebanese Parliament failed to elect a president for the sixth time since the term of President Michel Sleiman expired on May 25, 2014. Due to the lack of Christian consensus, Lebanese sectarian divisions, and regional discord, an early resolution to the vacant presidency is difficult. Despite the void in the presidency, several internal and regional factors, unique to Lebanon, are likely to ensure stability.

One More Last Chance

Is John Kerry quietly on the cusp of a Israel-Palestine peace talks breakthrough? Aaron Miller writes that while the odds of success are long, there is reason to believe.

Can Rouhani Resolve Iran’s Economic Conundrum?

After taking over the presidential office in early August, President-elect Hassan Rouhani will face a long host of economic challenges. He has made the economy—especially tackling unemployment—his highest priority, but it is clear that the process of reversing the negative trends of the past few years will be a medium-term process. This brief will discuss the challenges as well as the approaches of the emerging Rouhani government in the field of economy.

Iran Meeting Isn’t Expected to Produce a Deal on Nuclear Capabilities

When Iran meets with Western powers Saturday, it surely won’t agree to changes in its nuclear program, diplomats say, writes Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler. But an agreement to keep talking will be encouragement enough.

Jane Harman on the Violence in Gaza and the Immigration Crisis

Director Jane Harman discusses the escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians and the immigration crisis on CBS News' Talk of the Nation with Gerald Seib, Danielle Pletka, and Nia-Malika Henderson.

An Assessment of the Iranian Presidential Elections

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Giving Birth to a New Nation: Women Leaders Discuss their Role in Reconstructing Iraq

Eight Iraqi women, including the two female members of the Iraqi Governing Council, recently met at the Wilson Center to discuss reconstruction and the role of women in formal and informal governance structures in Iraq.

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