Middle East and North Africa News
Mar 12, 2015
"The peculiarities of Israel’s electoral system suggest there’s little use in trying to call Tuesday’s elections," writes Aaron David Miller.
Mar 11, 2015
"The Syrian Center for Policy Research, which is supported by two United Nations agencies, concludes that human development is 'rapidly regressing,' which is destabilizing a country that has long been the strategic center of the Middle East," writes Robin Wright.
Mar 08, 2015
"To veil or not to veil should be a matter of personal choice, a right that all women should be able freely to exercise," writes Haleh Esfandiari.
Mar 05, 2015
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s unrelenting condemnation of the nuclear agreement being negotiated with Iran was received with ovations in Congress and by audiences at AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby. In Iran, however, the response has been more varied and more nuanced," writes Haleh Esfandiari.
Mar 05, 2015
Unless you are on the inside and in touch with the rhythm of the talks, it’s tough to assess matters accurately, but here are five reasons to think a deal may be closer than ever according to Aaron David Miller.
Feb 26, 2015
What can the past tell us about the likely outcome of current bargaining with Iran over its nuclear program? With negotiations ongoing, we spoke with Israeli scholar, Ori Rabinowitz, about the historical context for such dealings. She provides insights from past nuclear negotiations and how they might inform the current talks. Her book on the subject is titled, “Bargaining on Nuclear Tests: Washington and its Cold War Deals.” That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
Feb 20, 2015
"Despite the partisan squabbles in Washington, President Barack Obama’s recent speeches on countering extremism could have been given by a Democrat or a Republican," writes Robin Wright.
Feb 19, 2015
"The world confronts a radicalized version and vision of Islam that requires a military and political approach. This isn’t something that Washington can fix quickly or comprehensively. First and foremost, the Arab states and the Muslim world must own up to the radical extremists in their midst," writes Aaron David Miller.
Feb 18, 2015
"The rights of people in the Middle East are shrinking rather than expanding," writes Haleh Esfandiari and Jason Brodsky.
Feb 18, 2015
The White House conference on violent extremism shouldn't "gloss over brutal attacks on minorities in the United States," says Michael Kugelman.