Events

Winning the Peace: The Role of Women in Post-Conflict Iraq

In this cover story from the summer issue of Centerpoint, Iraqi women and international policymakers convene at the Wilson Center for a two-day conference to discuss the strategic role women can and should play in post-conflict Iraq. This conference was sponsored by the Center's Conflict Prevention and Middle East Projects and the organization Women Waging Peace.

Economic Lessons from Iraq for Countries of the Arab Spring (Spring 2 2012)

Given that Iraqis have experienced relatively democratic elections, Sassoon analyzes the economic lessons of an Arab country emerging from an authoritarian regime and assesses the pitfalls that other Arab countries might encounter with their nascent democracies.

Event Transcript - Researching the Middle East

Transcript for a panel discussion on the challenges of researching and writing on recent Middle East history.

Discussion with Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of the Ennahda party in Tunisia

Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of the Ennahda party in Tunisia, discussed the recent developments in Tunisia including the new constitution, reasons for the democratic transition’s success, and challenges ahead for the country.

Robert Litwak on President Obama's Address on Syria

Robert Litwak analyzes the implications of Syria for Iran’s nuclear challenge
Jane Harmon discusses Syria on Morning Joe

Chemical Weapons in Syria?

Jane Harman appears on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss allegations of chemical weapon use in Syria.

The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombing

What do most cases of suicide terrorism have in common? Ami Pedazhur, an expert on suicide terrorism, describes the organizational, community, and personal levels of what he considers a social political phenomenon.

Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Shift in the Winds?

In the wake of President Obama’s reelection, senior Iranian officials close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei are speaking publicly of direct talks with the United States over Iran’s nuclear program. But it remains unclear if Khamenei is ready. His deep suspicions of the United States and reservations regarding the utility of negotiations with Washington remain in place.

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