On the 3rd anniversary of the Arab Spring, Jane Harman writes about the need for U.S. "long diplomacy" to help fill the power vacuum in the region in the wake of uprisings.
Former Wilson Center Fellow Samer Shehata is the editor of a newly published book: Islamist Politics in the Middle East: Movements and Change (Routledge). Shehata wrote the book’s introduction and one of the chapters entitled “Political Da‘wa: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood’s Participation in Semi-Authoritarian Elections.” He was a Fellow at the Center in 2008-2009.
The Middle East Program's Jillian Frumkin discusses the need to strengthen civil society in Iraq so it is rooted in society before the June 30 transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqis.
Stalled efforts to reach an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians are once again front and center. Secretary of State Kerry has committed himself to finding a way forward on a dispute that has become one of the world’s immovable objects. Is there any reason to believe that this time can be different? Aaron Miller, a veteran of Middle East negotiations, provides context.
The Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce the 2014 competition for the Wilson Center's Visiting Arab Journalist Program. One Arab, Middle Eastern or North African journalist will be selected each year. Successful applicants will spend 3 months in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in the heart of Washington, D.C., where they will carry out advanced, policy-oriented research and writing. This program is made possible by generous financial support provided by Dr. David Ottaway, a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
The Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a meeting with Saad Eddine El Othmani, the former Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, on “Political Developments in Morocco: The African Context.”
In this conference, speakers discussed progress toward the empowerment of women in the Middle East and North Africa. The first panel examined the status of women in a select number of countries in the region, focusing on women's rights and civil society, and examining developments in women's political participation and legal rights. The second panel focused on the experiences of women in peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
By having a congressional debate and resolution authorizing military action in Syria, President Obama is trying to make a virtue out of a necessity. Aaron David Miller provides four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.
March 17, 2014 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
March 18, 2014 // 8:30am — 9:30am
March 20, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm