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John Kerry’s Challenge: Restarting the Middle East Peace Process

Stalled efforts to reach an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians are once again front and center. Secretary of State Kerry has committed himself to finding a way forward on a dispute that has become one of the world’s immovable objects. Is there any reason to believe that this time can be different? Aaron Miller, a veteran of Middle East negotiations, provides context.

Reflections on Women in the Arab Spring: Women’s Voices from Around the World

In Celebration of International Women’s Day 2012

With Claims of Chemical Warfare in Syria, Have We Reached a Tipping Point?

Jane Harman joins a panel on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the U.S. position on Syria in the context of reports of chemical weapons use and the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq War.

To Deal With Iran, Treasury Dept. Addresses Its Private-Sector Financiers

Treasury Dept. terrorism specialist Stuart Levey, journalist Robin Wright, and former IMF executive Jahangir Amuzegar discuss the Treasury's strategy of peacefully confronting Iran by destroying its "credit rating." The event was hosted by the Wilson Center's Middle East Program.

China and the Persian Gulf

Beijing, in its quest looking for energy resources, is slowly and steadily building ties with the resource-rich Persian Gulf states. What implications does this have for Washington which constantly looks to counterbalance China's influence in the global arena? This new book, edited by the Asia Program at the Wilson Center, examines China’s role in the Persian Gulf, evolving views on China from within the Gulf, and what China’s presence means for the United States.

Political Developments in Morocco: The African Context

The Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a meeting with Saad Eddine El Othmani, the former Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, on “Political Developments in Morocco: The African Context.”

Making a Virtue Out of a Necessity

By having a congressional debate and resolution authorizing military action in Syria, President Obama is trying to make a virtue out of a necessity. Aaron David Miller provides four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.

A Third Iraq War?

"Given its deepening sectarian and ethnic divisions—and the absence of a cohesive or effective military—the modern Iraqi state may not hold," writes Robin Wright.

Tunisia’s Islamists Struggle to Rule

David Ottaway, a senior scholar at the Wilson Center, has recently returned from Tunisia. This piece is an overview of his observations of current challenges faced by Tunisia’s leadership.

Wilson Forum - The Rise & Fall of Iran in Arab and Muslim Eyes

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.

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