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Middle East Roundtable & Context: Venezuela

Haleh Esfandiari, Joshua Stacher , and Aaron Miller discuss the latest developments in the Middle East. In our second segment, Cynthia Arnson provides insight into the re-election of Hugo Chavez.

A Rough Neighborhood: Afghanistan and Its Neighbors

Read the presentation given by Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan
People stand on a bridge overlooking the river Nile.

Return to Tahrir Square: Political Uncertainty, Military Unrest Color Protests

Egyptians mark the first anniversary of the revolution that toppled former dictator Hosni Mubarak—an uprising centering on Cairo’s iconic square that prompted hopes of a new and democratic politics. Just back from a research trip to Egypt, Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright gives a first-hand impression of the country’s political situation, reporting on protests against the military and the recent parliamentary elections.

The Truly Massive Challenges Facing Iran's New President

After the Aug. 4 inauguration, Rouhani will face a grueling test of the popularity he won at the polls against five other candidates, writes Robin Wright.
Jane Harmon discusses Syria on Morning Joe

Chemical Weapons in Syria?

Jane Harman appears on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss allegations of chemical weapon use in Syria.
Free Syrian Army members tear a banner with picture of Syria's President Al Assad at Syrian border crossing building between Syria and Turkey at Jarablus

Why Syria's Rebels Can't Have it All

The reasons to intervene in Syria are just not compelling enough to offset the risks and the unknowns. For the United States to enter the fray as a quasi-combatant would make matters more complicated, not less, writes Aaron David Miller in Foreign Policy.

A Changing Middle East: The View From Lebanon

Situated between Israel and Syria, Lebanon sits in the center of a region experiencing an unprecedented period of change. Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Fuad Siniora discusses the impact of the Arab Spring on his country, the conflict in Syria, and the future of the region.

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