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Peace Without Partners: Can Israeli Unilateralism Lead to a Two-State Solution?

Peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority have been all but abandoned. In light of increasing skepticism on both sides, an expert panel examined a new paradigm for establishing a two-state solution.

The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are

Islamist politics have been reinvigorated by the power shifts happening in the Middle East. As secular dictatorships fall, religious conservatism is gaining actual strength and consolidating itself in positions of political power. Better comprehending this new dynamic is the subject of The Islamists Are Coming, a new book edited by Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright.

Iran's Apparent Rebuff Risks Escalating Nuclear Tension

In a crucial mission at a time of escalating tension over Iran, United Nations nuclear inspectors failed to make progress on finding out whether the Islamic republic seeks the bomb, and the International Atomic Energy Agency wasted no time in announcing this. A terse statement issued just as the IAEA inspectors’ plane was taking off from Iran reported that the mission was a bust. The team had been denied permission to see the suspect Parchin military testing site, despite “intensive efforts” to make it happen during the visit Monday and Tuesday.

Wilson Expert: Military Strike No 'Silver Bullet' Against Iran Nuclear Capability


Israel, Iran, and the Arabs: A Regional Perspective

Four Middle East experts discussed the challenges facing the region in light of the events of the past year, focusing on current tensions between Israel and Iran and the shift in regional relationships.

Efforts to Stop Iran from Developing a Nuclear Bomb

Public Policy Scholar Aaron David Miller and USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright discuss diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and the possibility of armed conflict among Iran, Israel, and the United Steates, on the Diane Rehm Show.

Serious Concerns Shroud Iran’s Nuclear Program

The United States has already signaled that it will use the IAEA report in its continuing campaign to get tough sanctions against Iran in order to force it to negotiate on its nuclear ambitions, says Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler. Washington wants to rally the international community to put pressure on Iran, and now it has a documented report from the U.N. nuclear watchdog that Iran has done much more to obtain nuclear weapons than was previously known.

Trouble over Tehran

Public Policy Scholar Aaron David Miller outlines five reasons that Israel and the United States might want to think long and hard about preemptively striking Iran's nuclear facilities.