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Iraqi-U.S. Relations Amidst Militants

Jane Harman discusses possible U.S. response to militants advances in Iraq on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

Saudi Arabia's Ailing Gerontocracy

The age and illness of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia have raised anew the concern that the fate of the world's key oil producer is now in the hands of an ailing gerontocracy. Wilson Center Senior Scholar David Ottaway analyzes the line to the Saudi crown.

Iran Nuclear Talks Stagger On With Little Progress

Talks with Iran on its nuclear work have continued but little progress has been made. Iran nuclear expert Michael Alder reports that a "large gap" remains between the positions of Iran and the six nations negotiating with it – the United States, Russia, China, Britain, Germany and France.

The Limits of Action In Syria

Aaron David Miller considers three core questions that need answering about the military action the president is about to authorize in Syria.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis is Pushing Lebanon to the Brink

The Syrian refugee issue in Lebanon is threatening to become the real humanitarian crisis in the region. There are more Syrian refugees in Lebanon than in any other country in the region. Straddled by a weak economy, domestic political infighting, and internal divisions over the crisis in Syria, Lebanon is finding it hard to cope with the evolving problem inside its borders. In the absence of a quick and sustained international support, the refugee issue in Lebanon could become a full blown crisis with domestic and regional implications for Lebanon.

The Women's Movement in Iran

In this chapter from The Iran Primer, Haleh Esfandiari provides an historical overview of the women's movement in Iran.

Five Myths About the Gaza Crisis

Yes, Israelis and Palestinians have entered yet another violent round in their seemingly interminable conflict. How did they get into this mess? And, more important, how are they going to get out of it? As we watch the fighting escalate, here are five myths that need correcting.

Iraq: Tackling Corruption and Sectarianism is More Critical than the Outcome of Elections

Iraqis are heading to the polls at the end of April. More important than the results of these elections are fundamental issues confronting the country such as the economy's utter reliance on oil, the prevalence of corruption in every sector, and the deepening sectarianism that is impacting political and economic decisions.

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