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Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions

July 24, 2014 // 11:30am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Foreign Ministers of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala discuss the regional perspective to the humanitarian crisis and unaccompanied minors.
Podcast

Teleconference: Israelis and Palestinians in Crisis: Are We at a Tipping Point?

July 15, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
The recent upsurge in violence in the West Bank and Gaza have brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a new and dangerous level. Is this just another periodic escalation or have we reached a tipping point that could take the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to an even darker and dangerous place? Is the Fatah-Hamas unity deal dead? Where does Egypt stand? And, against the backdrop of a failed peace effort, is there still a credible and important role for the US?
Photo by Mona Youssef
Webcast

In the Mainstream: Religious Extremism in the Middle East and North Africa

July 11, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Panelists discuss the rise and prominence of religious extremism in the MENA region. Although most attention and policies focus on the problem of violent religious extremism, non-violent religious extremism continues to spread in communities throughout the region. Both forms are significant in their ability to alter the social, cultural, and political landscapes of Muslim-majority countries. Speakers examine these issues and discuss how the United States and international community can address the rise of religious extremism in the MENA region.
Photo by Mona Youssef
Webcast

Whither the Palestinians

July 07, 2014 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Middle East Program
Iraq and Syria may be dominating the headlines, but the Israeli-Palestinian issue remains a volatile and unpredictable piece of the Middle Eastern puzzle. Join us as three veteran analysts and practitioners discuss the Palestinians and their politics, including the recent unity agreement, the impasse in the peace process, and the prospects for elections in the West Bank and Gaza. This event is part of The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Українсько-турецькі відносини на сучасному етапі: можливості та перешкоди

July 03, 2014 // 10:00am1:00pm
Kennan Institute in Ukraine
Міжнародний круглий стіл «Українсько-турецькі відносини на сучасному етапі: можливості та перешкоди» відбувся у Києві 3 липня 2014 року. Програма круглого столу включала широке коло питань двосторонніх стосунків України і Туреччини, зокрема чорноморської безпеки, економічних відносин, транспорту та енергетики, співробітництва у галузях науки, освіти і культури. Особливу увагу учасники дискусії приділили найбільш актуальним проблемам, які турбують обидві країни, таким як ситуація в окупованому Росією Криму та навколо нього, становище кримських татар, безпека і припинення бойових дій на Добансі, криза на Близькому Сході і стан справ у Сирії та Іраку.
Podcast

What Is Causing the Sudden Flood of Unaccompanied Children from Central America?

June 30, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
As many as 52,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have arrived at the U.S. border since October, 2013 with the possibility of another 60,000 arriving before the end of this year. In this Ground Truth Briefing, three experts on the ground in Central America will discuss this developing crisis.

Південний Захід України у контексті сучасних трансформацій

June 17, 2014 // 10:00am1:00pm
Kennan Institute in Ukraine
17 червня в Одесі за сприяння Київського представництва Інституту Кеннана в Україні та Центру міжнародних досліджень Одеського національного університету імені І.І. Мечникова відбувся Круглий стіл на тему: «Південний Захід України у контексті сучасних політичних, соціальних, економічних, геополітичних та безпекових трансформацій». Учасники круглого столу обговорили нагальні проблеми які турбують населення Південного Заходу України у сфері безпеки, проблеми управління регіоном, балансу політичних сил, відзначили негативний вплив Росії на безпеку у регіоні.
Webcast

Mutual Security on Hold? Russia, the West, and European Security Architecture

June 16, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Global Europe Program
This year, the Munich Security Conference celebrated its 50th anniversary. These fifty years of substantive dialogue on security cooperation have existed against a changing political backdrop – from the tensions of the Cold War and the brutal conflict in the Western Balkans, to the attacks of September 11, 2001, the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the global “War on Terror.” Mutual security and the transatlantic relationship are once again faced with challenges in the form of the crisis in Ukraine. What does this crisis mean for mutual security, and how will it affect the security architecture in Europe?
Webcast

The Philippines, Vietnam, and Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea

June 03, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
As Beijing continues to trumpet its “New Type of Great Power Relationship” with the United States, and the United States attempts to buttress its “Rebalance to Asia”, Asia-Pacific nations keep a close eye on relations between the two giants. Watch the webcast or read the policy brief here.
Webcast

National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change

May 15, 2014 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Climate change poses a serious threat to U.S. national security and is becoming a “catalyst for conflict” in vulnerable countries, according to a panel of retired military leaders.

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