Events

Has the Arab Spring Lived Up to Expectations?

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?”

Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

“I think urging the U.N. immediately to investigate this is right action number one and then, two, mobilizing the entire world community. If there was a massive use of chemical weapons, that should be a rallying cry for the world to get involved,” said Jane Harman on Andrea Mitchell Reports.

Articles from Visiting Arab Journalist Program journalist Rachid Ould Boussiafa

Rachid Ould Boussiafa published his project, "The Reality of Algerians in America and their Role in Rapprochement with the Islamic World" as a series of articles on the web site of Echorouk Al Yaoumi.

Will Annan Save Assad?

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.

Iran’s Nuclear Chess: Calculating America’s Moves

"Iran's Nuclear Chess: Calculating America's Moves"

Learning from Iran’s elections

The field of candidates may be limited, but the outside world can still learn a lot from Iran's 2013 presidential poll, writes Robin Wright in a ForeignPolicy.com op-ed.

Mali: The Time for Dithering is Over

Since Tuareg nationalists and al-Qaeda seized control of northern Mali in February 2012, the world has been dithering about what to do. Neither the United States nor Algeria, two potentially key actors in the unfolding drama, has decided on its role yet. Mali’s neighbors, the African Union, and the UN Security Council have not wanted to take any risky action and have found ways to put off a military response in the slim hope of finding a political solution.

Robert Litwak on President Obama's Address on Syria

Robert Litwak analyzes the implications of Syria for Iran’s nuclear challenge

Ripples of the Arab Spring: Revolt and the Role of Women

Pro-democracy rebellions have erupted across the Middle East since December 2010. The Wilson Center's Middle East Program continues to hold meetings to explore effects in different countries and among different groups, including women. Events included a June event in which three female panelists participated in the Wilson Center session from Egypt, via Skype.

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