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His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan to Speak at the Wilson Center

On Wednesday, September 28, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan will deliver a speech at the Wilson Center titled "Religion, Globalization, and Democracy." RSVP for this event.

Morocco: “Advanced Decentralization” Meets the Sahara Autonomy Initiative

The pace of reform in Morocco has been extremely slow since the enacting of the new constitution. Yet, buried in the maze of reports and studies that accompany any change in Morocco, a significant development is taking place: the program of “advanced regionalization” promoted by the king is transforming the 2007 proposal to grant a degree of autonomy to the Western Sahara into a one-size-fits-all system in which all Moroccan regions would enjoy more self-government, with the Western Sahara treated like any other region.

Can the U.S. Rally Middle Eastern Countries to Halt Iraq Violence?

Wilson Center Scholar Robin Wright, David Ignatius, Tavis Smiley and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson discuss Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to push the Middle East to address the instability in Iraq.

How the Kurds Got Their Way

Iraqi Kurdistan has achieved new prosperity by exporting its own oil and gas to Turkey, against the objections of Iraq’s central government. By challenging Baghdad’s claims to exclusive control of Iraq’s natural resources, the Kurds are showing how economic cooperation can make Middle Eastern borders more porous.
Jane Harman on "Erin Burnett OutFront"

Harman on Egypt's Military Power Grab: "I am Stunned"

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 Case Against Negotiating With Assad

"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is on a roll," writes Aaron David Miller. But, he cautions, negotiations with Assad would be a bad move.

Haleh Esfandiari Receives "Leader for Democracy" Award from POMED

The Woodrow Wilson Center's Middle East Program Director, Haleh Esfandiari, was honored in recognition of her outstanding and inspirational work. She, along with Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a former Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, were among the first three recipients of the "Leader for Democracy" award given by the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED).

Iran’s Man in the Middle by Haleh Esfandiari

Middle East Program Director Haleh Esfandiari has a piece in the New York Review of Books blog on Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani called “Iran’s Man in the Middle.”

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