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Travelogue from Cairo Trip

Wilson Center Fellow Jason Brownlee reports on his one-week trip to Egypt to witness the May 19 referendum on amendments to the Egyptian constitution.

Civil War in Syria: How Will It End?

Robert Ford, America’s recently retired ambassador to Syria, shares his thoughts on the use of force, the prospects for a diplomatic solution, and the possibility of collaborating with Iran during a candid discussion of the ongoing violence with Syria.

Hopes for Peace in a Troubled Region: The View from Israel

In this Context Q&A, former Israeli Chief Peace Negotiator Gilead Sher discussed the newest round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the larger security picture in the region.

The Demons Besieging Lebanon: Iran’s Tighter Grip

Hezbollah’s main strength in Lebanon is not its weaponry. Its real backbone is its popular support, which guarantees Hezbollah’s control over state institutions. Iran may be prepared to lose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but it is certainly not ready to lose Lebanon. Now that Hezbollah’s popular support in Lebanon is waning, Iran will do whatever it takes to overcome the results of Lebanon's parliamentary elections in 2013.

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