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Travelogue from Cairo Trip

Apr 12, 2011
Wilson Center Fellow Jason Brownlee reports on his one-week trip to Egypt to witness the May 19 referendum on amendments to the Egyptian constitution.

Of Revolutions, Regime Change and State Collapse in the Arab World

Feb 28, 2011
David Ottaway, Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Marina Ottaway, Director of the Middle East Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, published a piece for Carnegie Endowment and for the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center on "Of Revolutions, Regime Change and State Collapse in the Arab World."

Articles from Visiting Arab Journalist Program journalist Rachid Ould Boussiafa

Jan 10, 2011
Rachid Ould Boussiafa published his project, "The Reality of Algerians in America and their Role in Rapprochement with the Islamic World" as a series of articles on the web site of Echorouk Al Yaoumi.

Saudi Arabia's Ailing Gerontocracy

Dec 01, 2010
The age and illness of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia have raised anew the concern that the fate of the world's key oil producer is now in the hands of an ailing gerontocracy. Wilson Center Senior Scholar David Ottaway analyzes the line to the Saudi crown.

Beyond the Veil

Nov 04, 2010

Empowering Women in the Muslim World

Nov 04, 2010
Women in the Middle East continue to strive for equality and justice throughout the region. Several recent Middle East Program meetings explored the progress in some countries and some of the challenges that remain.

The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and U.S. Policy

Oct 18, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson Center and the United States Institute of Peace announce the release of The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and U.S. Policy, an unprecedented project by 50 of the world's top scholars on Iran, edited by USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright.

Woodrow Wilson Center's Visiting Arab Journalist Program: 2012

Apr 01, 2010
The Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce the 2012 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.

Engaging With Iran on the Nuclear Issue

Jan 04, 2010
President Obama had given himself until the end of 2009 to decide if Iran is serious about negotiating. Now, "the United States seems headed for a put-up or shut-up moment in its threat to impose sanctions on Iran," writes Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler in this Point of View editorial.

Is It Possible to Negotiate With Iran?

Jan 04, 2010
For the last 30 years, the United States and Iran largely have remained estranged from each other, but the Obama administration has expressed interest in a dialogue with Iran. Two recent Middle East Program events explored whether negotiation is possible in the current atmosphere.

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