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

Oct 30, 2013
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.

Behind the Smiles in Geneva, No Concrete Progress in Iran Negotiations

Oct 17, 2013
U.S. and Iranian officials are praising nuclear talks in Geneva this week as a key diplomatic success, but the problems that torpedoed previous efforts to win guarantees from Iran that it will not seek the bomb appear undiminished, writes Michael Adler on The Daily Beast.

A New Beginning and a New Regional Office Paving the Way for a New Model for Human Rights in Egypt

Sep 30, 2013
Former Wilson Center public policy scholar Moushira Khattab on Egypt's decision to offer to host a regional office for the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights (OHCHR).

Can There Be Real and Lasting Change With Iran?

Sep 26, 2013
In this interview on The Takeaway, Middle East Program Director Haleh Esfandiari and Retired Air Force Colonel Dave Roeder discussed the way forward for Iran-U.S. relations.

Dealing with Iran: Get Ready for a Wild Ride

Sep 26, 2013
The Obama administration's effort to negotiate a deal on the nuclear issue is going to be an unpredictable ride, but any deal will need to acknowledge the politics on both sides, writes Aaron David Miller.

The Tally

Sep 20, 2013
The Syrians created a crisis by using chemical weapons in a massive attack on August 21, President Barack Obama threatened force but then vacillated, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, recognizing both Obama's strengths and his weaknesses, stepped up, grabbed center stage, and inserted himself directly into a process he'd long avoided. It shows that the right combination of pain and gain is what creates openings and drives big decisions.

Egypt’s Struggle for Democracy

Sep 19, 2013
How has Egypt fared since the military’s removal of President Morsi? Has the situation stabilized and is the nation on a path toward meaningful and lasting democratic reforms? Mohamed Anwar El Sadat, a nephew of the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Sameh Fawzy, who was appointed to Egypt’s Shura Council by former President Morsi, provide context.

Will U.S.-Russia Deal Change Battlefield Realities in Syria?

Sep 19, 2013
In this op-ed, Robin Wright provides a scorecard on how the U.S.-Russia deal to rid Syria of its chemical weapons may play out for some of the key players.

Marina Ottaway on President Obama's Address on Syria

Sep 11, 2013
Marina Ottaway comments on President Obama's speech to Congress making his case for military action against Syria.

Robert Litwak on President Obama's Address on Syria

Sep 11, 2013
Robert Litwak analyzes the implications of Syria for Iran’s nuclear challenge

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