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Announcement: UNGA Resolution on Female Genital Mutilation

Former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Moushira Khattab was informed by No Peace Without Justice that on December 20, at its 67th Ordinary Session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will adopt the Resolution “Intensifying Global Efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation.”

U.S.-Led Exit Strategy for Assad

An offer of immunity for Assad would save many lives and deal a blow to Iran, Wilson Center President Jane Harman writes in The Wall Street Journal.

The Limits of Action In Syria

Aaron David Miller considers three core questions that need answering about the military action the president is about to authorize in Syria.

The Iran Primer Blog: Contributions from Current and Former Wilson Center Experts

Below are pieces from current and former Wilson Center experts available on the Iran Primer blog website at http://iranprimer.usip.org/blog.

Change May Be Greater Than Anyone Expected

By choosing the candidate least identified with the recent policies of the ruling system, a majority sent a strong message to the Supreme Leader and the regime, writes Haleh Esfandiari, in the New York Time's "Room for Debate" section.

Iraq: Tackling Corruption and Sectarianism is More Critical than the Outcome of Elections

Iraqis are heading to the polls at the end of April. More important than the results of these elections are fundamental issues confronting the country such as the economy's utter reliance on oil, the prevalence of corruption in every sector, and the deepening sectarianism that is impacting political and economic decisions.

The Future of U.S.-Israeli Relations

Jane Harman and Aaron David Miller comment on U.S.-Israeli relations in light of the election.

Political Transition in Afghanistan: The State, Islam, and Civil Society

With the adoption of a new constitution in January 2004 and elections slated for September 2004, Afghanistan stands at a critical turning point in its political development. This Special Report examines the challenges facing Afghanistan in its quest for democracy and stability.

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