Terrorism

The U.S.-Pakistan Relationship Is on Life Support

In the days since President Trump came down hard on Pakistan in his speech outlining America’s new Afghanistan strategy, the reaction in Islamabad—and elsewhere across the country—has been predictably angry and defiant.

The Forgotten Flight Remembered: The Story of UTA 772

It has been called the greatest murder investigation in French history. When a suitcase bomb destroyed French Airlines UTA Flight 772, killing all 170 passengers and crew on board, it triggered a decades long search for accountability… a story that has previously been largely untold.

Afghanistan's Summer of Violence Illustrates Difficulties Trump Administration Will Face

Afghanistan has suffered through a harrowing summer, even by the nightmarish standards of a country convulsed by conflict for decades.

Economic Outlook for the MENA Region: A Conversation with the IMF's Dr. Jihad Azour

Countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) continue to face the challenge of generating inclusive and long-lasting growth in the environment of low oil prices, ongoing conflicts, and concerns regarding regional security. For the region’s oil exporters, the challenges are particularly acute, as fiscal consolidation plans must be calibrated and structural reforms designed to diversify away from oil and promote private investment.

MENA Women News Brief

The Middle East Program will send out the latest developments on women’s issues in the region on a bi-weekly basis.

 

August 1 - August 15, 2018

 

Bahrain

August 9: Sexually-Harassed Bahraini Women Only Themselves to Blame, Officials Imply

Afghanistan Update: Taliban Rising

Providing an update on the situation in Afghanistan, Wilson Asia Program Deputy Director Michael Kugelman describes a “really disturbing state of affairs.” Reacting to a recent attack on a TV station, Kugelman says of the violence that, “the sad thing is it’s almost like a daily occurrence.”  With the Taliban rising to new levels of power, what will it take to turn the corner in war-torn Afghanistan? That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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Drivers of Insecurity and Instability in the Middle East and South Asia

The Middle East and South Asia are complex and volatile regions.

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