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Middle Eastern Women on the Move

As part of its series on gender issues in the Middle East, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Project held, on October 2 and 3, 2001, a two-day conference on “Middle Eastern Women on the Move: Openings for and the Constraints on Women’s Political Participation in the Middle East.”

Combating Human Trafficking: Key Approaches

According to the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is among the fastest growing criminal activities with more than 700,000 people, mostly women and children, trafficked worldwide annually, including 50,000 persons into the United States. This half-day conference focused on trafficking in persons and regional responses to combating this problem.

Who Lost Iraq?

"We didn't sign up for nation-building, kept denying that's what we wanted to do, and in the end stopped trying," writes Aaron David Miller.
Robin Wright on BBC

Egypt Risks 'Unraveling the Revolution'

Egypt could risk an "unraveling of the revolution" amid declining voter turnout over the course of the elections and deepening political polarisation, Wilson Center-USIP Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright told BBC's Jane O'Brien.

Wilson Center Mourns the Death of Mohamad Chatah

The Wilson Center is deeply saddened by the horrific death of Mohamad Chatah, Lebanon's former Finance Minister and Ambassador to the U.S., writes Jane Harman.

The U.S. Department of State issues a statement regarding the recent violence in Bahrain

The State Department issued a statement on behalf of Nabeel Rajab, 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award recipient and leading Bahraini human rights activist who was beaten by government forces in the capital of Manama last week.

Mixed Set of Expectations for Iran’s New President

When Hassan Rouhani takes office as Iran’s newly elected president on August 3, the expectations of those who elected him and expect him to pursue a moderate course will be high, but many remain skeptical about the prospects for real change. Leading Iran expert Shaul Bakhash provides context on expectations for the new president.

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