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Iran’s Surprising Election: Has the Reform Movement Been Reborn?

With just about everyone expecting the need for a runoff, it came as a significant surprise when moderate presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani captured more than 50 percent of the vote. A late surge of enthusiasm and some key endorsements gave Rouhani the victory and seems to have given new life to Iran’s reform movement. Haleh Esfandiari, the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program Director, provides context.

Global Authoritarians and the Arab Spring: New Challenges for U.S. Diplomacy

As the Arab Spring enters its third year, the contours of a new strategic landscape are taking shape in the Middle East. Reflecting the disordered state of regional politics, this landscape is far from stable. Yet it contains features that will pose significant challenges for U.S. diplomacy.

Who Won the Gaza War?

Who is winning the war in Gaza? Aaron David Miller writes that while it's still too early to say, for now, here's how he would score the performance of the five major parties to this crisis: Israel, Hamas, the PA, Egypt, and the United States.
Robin Wright on Morning Joe

Muslim Brotherhood and the Future of the Middle East

USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright joined MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss her book "The Islamists are Coming," the rise of the Islamic political movement, and its staying power.

Bibi Trapped

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces the prospect of being ensnared in traps that will limit his room to maneuver and undermine Israel's interests, writes Aaron David Miller.

What Can the West do in Syria?

Robin Wright discusses options for the US and the West in stemming the violence in Syria on Sky News.

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