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"Best Practices": Progressive Family Laws in Muslim Countries

The goal of this project is to produce a concise, brief document that indicates “best practices” in the application and implementation of family law in Muslim countries. Thereby, we wish to make the positive developments that are occurring in the Muslim world’s legislative and judicial practice better known and available to other states and practitioners that are grappling with the same issues. We hope this overview will be helpful to lawmakers, legal practitioners, and civil society groups. Publication available in English, Dari, and Arabic.

Iran: The Week in Review

The Middle East Program offers the latest news on Iran, based on a selection of Iranian news sources. "Iran: The Week in Review" is a weekly summary of information with links to news in both English and Farsi. It includes the latest developments and analysis of news about the country. The Middle East Program will send "Iran: The Week in Review" every Thursday afternoon through the end of August.

Building a New Iraq: Women's Role in Reconstruction

Iraq's progress toward democracy has been marred by violence, delays in reconstruction, and only intermittent nurturing of civil society. Despite these formidable obstacles, many Iraqis labor tirelessly for peace and stability. Among those strongly committed to a stable Iraq are the country's women, who face an ongoing battle for political representation. In this report, available for download, read how women leaders in Iraq are ensuring their voices are heard.

Where Does Nuclear Diplomacy Stand Now?

In this interview, Iran nuclear expert Michael Adler describes the outcome of the latest P5+1 talks in Kazakhstan.

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.

A View from the Region: Different Perspectives on Israel's War with Lebanon's Hizbullah

Former and current Wilson Center scholars and speakers examine the war and its implications from the perspective of Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Turkey and the United States.

New Offer to Iran Doesn't Look Like a Breakthrough; West Should Bend a Bit

The United States and its five negotiating partners can't decide how far to go in trying to entice Iran and time presses as Iran continues to amass significant nuclear stockpiles and capabilities, writes Iran Nuclear Expert Michael Adler.

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