July 30, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Analysts and observers on the ground in Turkey assess the implications of Turkey’s moves for U.S. Syrian-Kurdish collaboration against ISIS, Turkey’s own domestic stability and prospects for government formation in Ankara.
July 29, 2015 // 9:30am — 10:45am
Four analysts and observers of Iran and Middle Eastern politics assessed the state of the current deal, the implications of this accord, and the consequences for the region.
July 23, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Recent years have seen Turkish humanitarian non-governmental organizations play a growing role in international peacebuilding. To what extent can we talk about an interaction between the state and the NGOs? Is it a sustainable model or one dependent upon temporary policies?
July 23, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Who got what in the Iran nuclear deal? An Iran scholar, a sanctions specialist and nuclear experts discussed the meaning of the agreement and explored what’s next for all parties. This event was the fifth in the Iran Forum series sponsored by a consortium of eight Washington think tanks. They are: the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the RAND Corporation, the Arms Control Association, the Center for a New American Security, the Stimson Center, Partnership for a Secure America, and the Ploughshares Fund.
July 16, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
In this podcast, four analysts and observers of Iran, Middle Eastern politics, and U.S. foreign policy assess the state of the current deal, the implications of this accord and the consequences for the region.
July 14, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:00am
On July 14, a conversation took place on the internal developments in Jordan since the onset of the Arab Spring. Panelists addressed how the civil war in Syria and the rise of ISIS has affected Jordan. They also discussed Jordan’s policy options and the prospect of a buffer zone.
July 09, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Iran hopes that the pending nuclear framework agreement will lead to much needed foreign investment in its oil and gas sector. Insofar as eased sanctions permit, billions of dollars will be needed to reverse production declines and re-establish production growth. How realistic are Iran’s aspirations to attract such investment, and what increased production and exports can be reasonably expected over the near to medium term?
July 08, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement. We will postpone this event on Wednesday, July 8 until a deal is announced.
June 25, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Attention during President Rouhani's first two years in office has understandably been focused on Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the P5+1. Yet these two years have also witnessed important developments—and conflicts—in the sphere of politics, the economy, human rights, and social policy. Our panel examined this broad spectrum of issues.
June 24, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Moore discussed his two and a half year ordeal as a captive of Somali pirates, with a focus on certain myths about hostage-taking.
Experts & Staff
- Henri J. Barkey // Director, Middle East Program
- Kendra Heideman // Program Associate
- Julia Craig Romano // Program Assistant
- Margot Badran // Senior Scholar
- Jason Brodsky // Policy Advisor to the Director, President and CEO and Research Associate
- Jeffrey Goldberg // Distinguished Fellow
- Aaron David Miller // Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar
- Amal Mudallali // Senior Scholar
- David Ottaway // Senior Scholar
- Marina Ottaway // Senior Scholar
- Robin Wright // USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar
- Haleh Esfandiari // Director Emerita, Middle East Program