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Royal Shakeup Could Strain US-Saudi Relations

May 05, 2015
King Salman of Saudi Arabia announced changes in the line of succession on April 29, which could lead to new tensions in U.S.-Saudi relations. In the latest edition of the Wilson Center Middle East Program’s Viewpoints series, David Ottaway describes how a new wave of “Saudi hawks” are opposed to U.S. engagement with Iran and are asserting their military power against Tehran’s allies in Yemen.

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Iuliu Maniu Foundation to Honor 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award Recipient Eleonora Cercavschi

Mar 09, 2009
Eleonora Cercavschi, recipient of the 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award was honored by the Iuliu Maniu Foundation for her work defending children's right to be educated in their own language.

Frequent CEF Author and Speaker Awarded Marine Fellowship

Mar 06, 2009
MARCH 2009 - Wen Bo From Pacific Environment Chosen as Pew Distinguished Marine Conservation Fellowship

President Obama and Arab-Israeli Peace: Picking His Spots

Mar 04, 2009
Aaron David Miller, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and a 20-year veteran of Arab-Israeli negotiations, discusses four realities Washington must come to grips with in crafting an approach toward the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Scholar Studies Islamist Electoral Participation in the Middle East

Mar 04, 2009
Wilson Center Fellow Samer Shehata looks at Islamist politics in Egypt, Morocco, and Kuwait, and describes why elections do matter, even in undemocratic regimes.

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.