Middle East and North Africa News

Obama, Netanyahu Can't Afford Fight

Mar 05, 2012
Politics and rising tensions with Iran will make this meeting between Obama and Netanyahu more about common interests than conflict, writes Distinguished Scholar Aaron Miller in Policito.

Palestine-Israel Peace Unlikely Agenda Item

Mar 05, 2012
Election-year politics, post-Arab Spring uncertainty, and the Fatah-Hamas rift are standing in the way of a possible two-state solution—while Iran’s nuclear program remains in dominant focus.

Fall 2012 CWIHP Internship Opportunities

Feb 28, 2012
The Cold War International History Project is currently accepting internship applications for the Fall 2012 academic semester. Deadline to apply: 7/20

U.S.-Led Exit Strategy for Assad

Feb 28, 2012
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.

"Quran burning in Kabul? What it's like for an expat in Afghanistan"

Feb 27, 2012
During a lockdown, if you try to walk across the street to buy bread, your compound guards will not only deny you exit, they’ll reprimand you for being outside at all. It's all part of living in Kabul, former Wilson Center research assistant Matt Trevithick writes.

Michael Adler on the latest IAEA Report on Iran

Feb 24, 2012
Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler reacts to latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency

Iran's Offer to Talk About Its Nuclear Program Eases Tension For Now

Feb 21, 2012
“Iran showed this week that it has a policy every bit as dual track as the one the United States is pursuing against it,” writes Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler. “In a dramatic gesture, Iran stepped away from warnings of military retaliation to offer talks on a nuclear program Washington fears could lead to the bomb for the Islamic Republic.”

Jane Harman, Wilson Center Mourn Passing of Anthony Shadid

Feb 17, 2012
The Wilson Center family mourns the passing of Anthony Shadid – a remarkable reporter and unwavering champion for justice.

What Can the West do in Syria?

Feb 14, 2012
Robin Wright discusses options for the US and the West in stemming the violence in Syria on Sky News.

Divided Insurgents Unable to Prompt Mass Defections in Military

Feb 09, 2012
Syria’s opposition is still too fractured to pose a viable political alternative to President Bashar al-Assad, in spite of the mass killings of civilians in Homs and elsewhere, Wilson Center expert Robin Wright tells CNN’s Piers Morgan.

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