Events

Iran’s Nuclear Chess: Calculating America’s Moves

The new Middle East Program monograph "Iran's Nuclear Chess: Calculating America's Moves" by Robert Litwak, vice president for scholars and director of international security studies at the Wilson Center, addresses the nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran and the implications for U.S. policy toward Iran.

Wilson Forum - The Rise & Fall of Iran in Arab and Muslim Eyes

James Zogby and guests highlight recent polling of Arab and Muslim opinion on Iran and delves into that nation’s declining popularity among citizens around the Middle East.

Can Egypt Become a Representative Democracy?

Jane Harman discusses the Egyptian Supreme Court’s decision to dissolve the country’s lower house of parliament and the second round of Egyptian Presidential elections on Fox News Live.

"They Tried to Break My Spirit"

Middle East Program Director Haleh Esfandiari chronicles her interrogation and incarceration in Iran, including 105 days in solitary confinement at Evin Prison, in My Prison, My Home. The new book is set against the backdrop of fond memories of her Iranian upbringing, with insights into the current troubled political climate.

The Struggle for Freedom and Human Rights

Nabil Rajab, recipient of the 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, says Bahraini people will continue to fight for human rights despite government intimidation. After ten months of government crackdown "people are back to the streets and are committed to the struggle until they achieve their goal."

Syria: What's Really Happening

"In Syria, there are no good options, American credibility is at stake, and the pressures to act are considerable in the face of great uncertainties," writes Aaron David Miller in Salon.com.

Has the Arab Spring Lived Up to Expectations?

On the occasion of the second anniversary of the Arab Spring, the Middle East Program (MEP) invited a group of experts from the region, Europe, and the United States to contribute to this publication by answering the question, “Has the Arab Spring Lived Up to Expectations?”

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