Middle East and North Africa News

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.

David Ottaway on President Obama's Address on Syria

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

Robin Wright on President Obama's Address on Syria

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

Haleh Esfandiari on President Obama's Address on Syria

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

Wilson Center Experts Provide Reaction and Analysis on the President's Address on Syria

Sep 11, 2013
Wilson Center experts Haleh Esfandiari, Robert Litwak, Aaron David Miller, David Ottaway, Marina Ottaway, and Robin Wright provide reaction and analysis on President Obama's address on Syria

Can Obama Afford Not to Bomb Syria?

Sep 10, 2013
When you're selling the least bad option as a strategic and consequential move, you know you have a problem, writes Aaron David Miller in ForeignPolicy.com.

Islamists Endure in Egypt’s New Political Map

Sep 09, 2013
The political map of Egypt is slowly changing. As events continue to unfold following the June 30 and then the July 3 coup, there are emerging new realities that may have an impact on the future of the country for years to come.

Making a Virtue Out of a Necessity

Sep 05, 2013
By having a congressional debate and resolution authorizing military action in Syria, President Obama is trying to make a virtue out of a necessity. Aaron David Miller provides four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.

Can Egypt’s Latest Lifeline Result in a Modern Constitution?

Sep 04, 2013
Egyptians have embarked on yet another battle in their fight for freedom—a fight they started when they took to the streets on January 25, 2011. This fight continued in battles on June 30 and July 26, 2013. A committee of ten experts appointed by the interim president Adly Mansour has proposed a host of amendments to Egypt’s 2012 constitution—a flawed constitution by all standards. The amendments will be further examined by a committee of 50 formed on September 1, 2013 through a mixture of appointment and elections before finally being put to referendum.

Dalia Ziada on Egypt’s Turmoil

Sep 04, 2013
Dalia Ziada is an award-winning human rights activist and the executive director of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies in Cairo, Egypt. She analyzed the ouster of the Islamists in the following interview.

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