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May 31, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Why Identity Matters: Legal Barriers to Women's Economic Empowerment

Around the world discriminatory citizenship and identification laws hinder women’s ability to fully participate in and contribute to economies. The majority of the estimated 2.4 billion people who la…

Podcast A woman in Iran holds her identification in front of her face after voting March 2, 2012.

March 29, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Arab Spring

In National Review magazine, I write about which Arab regimes will reform and survive--and which will not. On balance, I argue that the Arab monarchies have a better chance than the fake "republics"…

February 7, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The New Palestinian Prime Minister

Once upon a time, progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace was thought to require reform of Palestinian political institutions. Creation of the post of Palestinian Authority (PA) prime minister, sep…

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal talk before an agreement signing ceremony in Doha.

January 6, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Democracy Hits the Gulf

Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed al-Sabah inspects an honour guard at Merdeka palace in Jakarta. (Supri Supri/Courtesy Reuters) When a news story says that an Arab prime minister nar…

Democracy Hits the Gulf

May 12, 2011

The GCC: "Carefully Considered Reform" or Reactionary Politics?

Leaders of the Gulf Arab States pose for a photo before the opening session of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh May 10, 2011. (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters) Little-noticed news from th…

Leaders of the Gulf Arab States pose for a photo before the opening session of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh May 10, 2011.

March 16, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
What Comes Next in Bahrain?

Saudi Arabian troops cross the causeway leading to Bahrain in this still image from video on March 14, 2011. (Bahrain State TV/Courtesy Reuters) The current situation in Bahrain is disastrous. Effor…

Saudi Arabian troops cross the causeway leading to Bahrain in this still image from video on March 14, 2011.

February 16, 2011

Iran
Catching Up with the Middle East

People carry the body of a protester killed on Monday, February 14, 2011 in Bahrain. (Hamad I Mohammed/Courtesy Reuters) The Middle East has for decades seemed to be in permanent stasis, with little…

People carry the body of a protester killed on Monday, February 14, 2011 in Bahrain.

July 4, 2014

Taliban
The Taliban in Afghanistan

Though toppled from power in 2001, the Taliban regrouped to resist the U.S.-led occupation of Afghanistan. As international forces draw down, the insurgency remains resilient.

Policemen gather around a shopping mall after a Taliban attack in January 2010.

April 28, 2017

Global
Keynote: 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Following a welcome message by James Lindsay, Calvin Sims, in conversation with Mira Patel, launch the 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs with a keynote address about leadership, m…

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