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July 8, 2011

Syria
Syria Spies on American Protesters

In a remarkable revelation today , the State Department acknowledged that the Syrian Embassy in Washington is tracking Americans, and Syrians visiting or living in the United States, who protest agai…

July 11, 2011

Syria
Syria Attacks U.S. Embassy; Now What Is Our Response?

In the last few months the Syrian regime has detained, hooded, and "roughed up" an American official who had diplomatic immunity, and spied on Americans and Syrians protesting in the United States ag…

December 2, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram Resurgence Boko Haram Resurgence

President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly said that the Nigerian security services would destroy Boko Haram by December. Recently, he has walked back from that optimistic prediction. The reality is t…

September 26, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa - Bring Back Our Girls Picture Negotiations to Free Nigeria’s Kidnapped Chibok School Girls

The Nation is carrying credible reports of negotiations between the Jonathan administration and Boko Haram that would swap the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls for nineteen Boko Haram “commanders.”  The …

September 26, 2013

Iran
Hassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, discusses Iranian foreign policy.

September 26, 2013

Iran
Iran's Place in the World

Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, discusses Iran's place in the world.

May 5, 2006

Sanctions
What Sanctions Mean for Iran’s Economy

As UN Security Council members mull sanctions against Tehran, experts say such a move, even with climbing oil prices, could deal a devastating blow to Iran’s economy.

May 24, 2012

United States
A man holds his ballot sheet as he prepares to vote during Egypt's presidential elections in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on May 23, 2012 (Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Courtesy Reuters). Egypt’s Historic Elections, Violent Eruptions in Lebanon and Yemen

Significant Middle East Developments Egypt. Egyptians went to the polls for a second consecutive day today for the first free presidential elections in Egypt’s history. The turnout was particularly …

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Ongoing Attacks

This publication is now archived. Why was the United Nations targeted in Iraq?We don’t know. It remains unclear who was responsible for the August 19 truck bomb that killed at least 23 people at the …

February 14, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Harnessing Trade for Development and Growth in the Middle East

Overview Many observers of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) believe the lack of economic prospects and poverty in the everyday life of people in the region contribute to extremism, and perh…