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Weighing the Benefits and Costs of Military Action Against Iran

September 13, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Former senior national security officials, military officers, and experts with decades of Middle East experience will convene to present the Iran Project’s Report, a balanced, fact-based analysis on the benefits and costs of military action against Iran. Moving the debate past politics and unexamined assumptions about the ability of military action to achieve U.S. objectives, they offer in this report a foundation for clear thinking about the potential use of force against Iran.
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Will the Ongoing Nuclear Talks with Iran Yield Better Results than Past Efforts?

September 07, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Experts who participated in a February 2011 seminar on the Brazilian-Turkish mediation with Iran return to the Wilson Center to assess the ongoing negotiations and possible outcomes.
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Syria: What Lies Ahead

July 16, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
What if the Syrian opposition doesn't unite? Are the Alawites preparing for a separate state? Are the Kurds? What is the likely impact of a Sunni dominated Syrian government on the region? How much U.S. intervention is the right amount? Landis discusses these questions and the future of Syria.

Revolution and Rebirth: The View from Alexandria, Egypt

June 26, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Ismail Serageldin discusses how Egypt’s Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) saw the rebirth of an ancient institution of scholarship and learning. For eight years in Mubarak’s Egypt, the BA was a beacon for freedom and enlightenment, and helped promote the deep currents that fed Egypt’s revolution in the Arab Spring. Yet its own values and commitments were and are being put to the test as the Egyptian people challenge authority and take charge of their own destiny.
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The Arab Awakening: Is Democracy a Mirage?

June 20, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
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The Dynamics of Iran’s Domestic Policy

May 22, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
On the eve of the Baghdad meeting between Iran and the P5+1, two Iran experts discussed the role of domestic dynamics.
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Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment

May 21, 2012 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Fawaz Gerges argues that with a new Middle East emerging from the revolutionary rubble, now is the time for President Obama to truly make headway in the region. In his new book, Obama and the Middle East: The End Of America's Moment, he dissects President Obama’s Middle East strategy.
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Peace Without Partners: Can Israeli Unilateralism Lead to a Two-State Solution?

May 17, 2012 // 11:30am1:00pm
Blue White Future, a non-partisan Israeli organization that seeks to help achieve a two-state solution, has developed a radical new approach to achieve this goal. Blue White Future’s co-founder Ami Ayalon presented the plan and for a wide-ranging discussion of prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
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Palestine's State Building: Towards Economic Independence

May 15, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
The current framework governing the economic relations between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority has failed to deliver economic prosperity and opportunity to the Palestinian people. The resulting economic stagnation could threaten peace in the region. Experts offered an in-depth discussion of this topic.

Is the Arab Awakening Marginalizing Women?

May 14, 2012 // 9:00am12:45pm
The Middle East Program and the Council of Women World Leaders present "Is the Arab Awakening Marginalizing Women?" This conference was designed to assess how women in the MENA region have been affected by the Arab Awakening.

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