691Jul 22, 2013
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Martti Ahtisaari of Finland and former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi talked about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. They discussed the topic ...
536May 28, 2013
Political Change in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia
Analysts from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace talked about the political developments and institutional dynamics in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia since the “Arab Spring” that ...
592Mar 21, 2013
Cost of the Iraq War
Linda Bilmes spoke about the costs of the war in Iraq, which she projected to reach $5 trillion. Those projections exceed the original figures in her book The Three Trillion Dollar War, ...
393Nov 20, 2012
Middle East Policy
Panelists talked about the challenges in the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in President Obama’s second term. Topics included the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions over ...
257Apr 5, 2012
Arab Political Transition and Economic Challenges
Business leaders from Tunisia and Egypt outlined economic plans for the two nations to move forward in the aftermath of the “Arab Spring” uprisings of 2011. They also responded to ...
1,248Apr 5, 2012
Middle East Reforms and Governing
Representatives from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Morocco gave updates on the ongoing reforms happening since Middle East uprisings that started in Spring 2011. Topics included elections, the writing ...
316Mar 8, 2012
Political Transition in Libya
Libyan Prime Minister Abdel-Rahim El Keib talked about his country’s political transition and the future of U.S.-Libya relations. In his remarks he said many challenges lie ahead in the ...
227Dec 19, 2011
Future of Iraq and Arab Nations
Panelists talked about the results of a recent Arab American Institute poll on current attitudes in Iraq and countries undergoing political transition. James Zogby said the poll found divergent ...
184Nov 22, 2011
Arab World Unrest
Middle East scholars talked about the impact of political uprisings and demonstrations across the Arab world during the spring of 2011. They focused on the rule of monarchies in Jordan, Bahrain, and ...
1,107May 27, 2011
Arab World Unrest and Middle East Peace Process
Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, discussed the impact of the recent political unrest in the Arab world on the Palestinians as well as the Middle East peace ...
1,498Mar 23, 2011
Arab World Political Unrest
Lisa Anderson, president of the American University in Cairo, gave her perspective on the origins of political unrest in the Middle East, focusing on Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. Among her ...