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Tehran’s Promise

Jul 27, 2015
"After decades of living in a pariah nation, Iranians seem to crave normalcy—but on their own terms. Figuring out their relationship with the outside world is a big part of the transition," writes Robin Wright.

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Scholar Is Hopeful About Iraq Despite Lingering Frustrations

Jul 07, 2011
Iraqis are increasingly frustrated about a lack of basic services, civil rights, and economic issues, reports Omar Al-Mashhadani, a political activist and former spokesman for the Iraqi Parliament. And as media attention focuses on other parts of the Arab world, Iraqis are frustrated that their voices are not getting heard.

Will Buds from the Arab Spring Continue to Blossom?

Jul 07, 2011
Something began during the Arab Spring that is irreversible, contends Wilson Center Scholar Roberto Toscano. The Arab masses feel empowered and have set the stage for economic and social transformation.

Ripples of the Arab Spring: Revolt and the Role of Women

Jul 07, 2011
Pro-democracy rebellions have erupted across the Middle East since December 2010. The Wilson Center's Middle East Program continues to hold meetings to explore effects in different countries and among different groups, including women. Events included a June event in which three female panelists participated in the Wilson Center session from Egypt, via Skype.

Skirmish in Persian Gulf Caught on Tape

Jul 06, 2011
Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler released a video on The Daily Beast of a British ship in the Persian Gulf firing warning shots on what was possibly an Iranian vessel heading straight towards it. The incident raises questions about the possibility of an unintended flare up in tensions that could arise through confusion about engagement.

A Premature Spring

Jul 05, 2011
By Roberto Toscano, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars *a shorter version of this piece appeared in the July 2011 issue of the Wilson Center's Centerpoint*

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.