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Tragedy in Afghanistan, Farce in Qatar

In an op-ed for Pakistan's Express Tribune newspaper, senior program associate Michael Kugelman laments the sad state of the war in Afghanistan--and of recent efforts to negotiate an end to it.

"Years from now," Kugelman writes, "people will look back on this conflict and see that history can be both tragedy and farce, at the same time."

Read the op-ed here.

Turkey and the Arab Spring

Members of the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s Strategic Research Center will discuss Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East in the context of the Arab Spring. They will try to shed light on the factors that influenced Turkey's response to the democratic uprisings of the last three years, with special emphasis on the Syrian case. The Strategic Research Center is the Ministry's in-house think-tank to establish channels of communication between policy makers and the academic and research community.

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: September 1, 2013.

The Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Security

“In the post-Cold War period, the challenges of energy, environment, climate change, and water have become very much a part of our fundamental transatlantic relationship,” said CNA General Counsel Sherri Goodman, launching a new report on U.S.-EU security at the Wilson Center.

Afghanistan after 2014: Regional Impact

Spotlight on Central Eurasia Series //

This event explored local and regional perspectives on the future of Afghanistan against the backdrop of the planned NATO withdrawal of military forces from the region. The first session focused on local politics and governance in Afghanistan, and the second session investigated the ways in which Afghanistan’s neighbors have been discussing and planning for the upcoming changes.

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

On this episode of Wilson Forum  James Zogby highlights recent polling of Arab and Muslim opinion on Iran and delves into that nation’s declining popularity among citizens around the Middle East.  Zogby was joined by panelists Haleh EsfandiariHisham MelhemBarbara Slavin, and Marc Lynch in this National Conversation discussion moderated by Tom Gjelten of NPR.

NPIHP Partner Publishes Article on Able Archer Crisis and Deterrence Theory

NPIHP Partner Dima Adamsky published an article in the latest issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies. "The 1983 Nuclear Crisis – Lessons for Deterrence Theory and Practice" examines NATO's 1983 Able Archer exercise that simulated a nuclear strike in Europe. Using newly-available historical sources, Adamsky suggests that the severity of the conflict stemmed from the US deterrence strategy of the time and offers a new mechanism for evaluating the effectiveness of deterrence.

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