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The Future of Syria: A History Lesson

In this Context interview, Christian Sahner, a historian of the Middle East, provided insight into Syria’s civil war and the impact of the emergence of the Islamic State through the lens of history.

Jane Harman on Face the Nation

"Our counter narrative against ISIL is what is going to win the day. If we don't win the argument, we, the coalition of forty, are never going to prevail against the extremists." says Jane Harman.

Why NATO Needs Turkey in the Fight Against ISIS

"When you look at ISIS, it's in at least two countries - you have it in Iraq and you have it in Syria - and that complicates exactly how you can go against them and deteriorate their ability to carry out terrorist acts. You have to have countries in the region who support this (campaign against ISIS). It can't be a west against this group (ISIS), it has to be other countries and especially countries from that region," says Jill Dougherty.

U.S. Seeking to Build Coalition to Take on ISIS

"This is a very risk averse president, and a relatively risk averse American population, we are not going to forge the kind of coalition which allows for thousands of boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria" says Aaron David Miller.

Kerry Pushes for Gaza Cease-Fire

As Secretary of State John Kerry implores an end to the current crisis in the Middle East, violence continues in the region. Jane Harman joins NOW With Alex Wagner to discuss on MSNBC.

Iran’s Nuclear Chess: Calculating America’s Moves

On the eve of the latest deadline for a potential deal with Iran over its nuclear program, Robert Litwak has authored an insightful study that considers the technical and political contexts for a possible resolution. He identifies a core question --- Is Iran a “revolutionary state” or an “ordinary country”?

Jane Harman on the Violence in Gaza and the Immigration Crisis

Director Jane Harman discusses the escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians and the immigration crisis on CBS News' Talk of the Nation with Gerald Seib, Danielle Pletka, and Nia-Malika Henderson.

Is a Ground Invasion Next in Gaza?

Director Jane Harman joins NBC News’ Martin Fletcher on Morning Joe to discuss the latest crisis in Israel and Gaza, as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu puts further pressure on militants.

Haleh Esfandiari on Iranian Women’s Role in Reconstructing Iran

“Women have been a key and continued to be the key to reconstruct Iran and also introduce changes and improve the social affairs in Iran,” remarked Haleh Esfandiari in an interview with The Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

Can the U.S. Rally Middle Eastern Countries to Halt Iraq Violence?

Wilson Center Scholar Robin Wright, David Ignatius, Tavis Smiley and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson discuss Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to push the Middle East to address the instability in Iraq.