Middle East and North Africa Events

Deciphering Russian Policy on Syria: What Happened…and What’s Next

October 07, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Since the Arab Spring arrived in Syria in 2011, Russia has strongly supported the Assad regime’s efforts to suppress its opponents, while the U.S. has remained relatively uninvolved. Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University, analyzed the next steps as Russia and the U.S. work to cooperate on Syria.
Photo by Mona Youssef
Webcast

An Assessment of Rouhani’s Visit to New York: Real Diplomacy or Failed Expectations?

October 02, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Two Iran experts assess Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to the United Nations General Assembly and its implications for improving relations between the United States and Iran.
Photo by Mona Youssef
Webcast

Challenges of Chemical Weapons Disarmament in Syria

September 27, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
The U.S.-Russian agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons calls on the Assad regime to provide an inventory of its weapons stockpile and agree to a timetable for their removal and ultimate destruction. Charles Duelfer, a leading expert on WMD disarmament with extensive experience in Iraq with the UN and the U.S. government, will discuss the practical challenges of implementing this accord.
Podcast

Iraq: 2014 and Beyond

September 25, 2013 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
This presentation will consider what Iraq’s options are in 2014, and what impact resolution of these issues will have on US policy in the region.
Photo by Mona Youssef

Egypt’s Predicament after Two Revolutions

September 24, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Makram-Ebeid discusses the roadmap for the way ahead and transitional justice in Egypt after having been through two revolutions since 2011.
Webcast

Peace and War: The View from Israel

September 23, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
The Middle East seems permanently in crisis. Join us for a fascinating analysis of Israel's view of the region, its challenges and opportunities—and the U.S.-Israeli relationship from two former Israeli officials deeply involved in matters of negotiations and national security policy, with comments from Doran and Miller.
Webcast

Is Egypt on the Right Path? A Conversation with Egyptian Policymakers

September 16, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Egyptian policymakers will discuss whether Egypt is on the right path.

U.S.-Iran Reconciliation Under President Rouhani? (held at Atlantic Council)

September 12, 2013 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Panelists will discuss the prospects for direct talks and progress in multilateral negotiations and dissect internal factors influencing the chances for reconciliation, including Rouhani's new cabinet and the amount of leeway the new President is likely to receive from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Webcast

Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation (Report Launch)

September 12, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
In the wake of food riots in more than 30 countries in 2008 and the Arab Spring, in which food prices played an instigating role, the relationship between food security and instability demands a closer examination. “There is a lot of data on conflict, and a lot of data on food security, but it’s rarely brought together,” says Emmy Simmons, the author of the latest edition of 'ECSP Report.'
Podcast

Media Briefing: G20 Meetings in Moscow

August 29, 2013 // 10:00am10:25am
Kennan Institute
In this media briefing, Wilson Center experts preview the President’s upcoming visit to Moscow, U.S.-Russia Relations, and the response to Syria.

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