Jay Solomon, foreign affairs correspondent of the Wall Street Journal, and Daniel Brumberg, USIP’s senior adviser in the Center for Conflict Management, examined two of the most significant challenges for the Middle East, Iran and Syria, and the ramifications their interplay has for U.S. regional strategy. This event took place on March 21, 2012.
Over the last six months, Iran has witnessed an escalating power struggle as conservatives of different ideological stripes and loyalties jockey for influence ahead of the March 2012 parliamentary elections. On November 18, USIP hosted a distinguished panel of experts on these and other developments on the elections in Iran.
On Dec.1, USIP launched “The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and U.S. Policy,” featuring Ambassador Dennis Ross, Special Assistant to the President, followed by top experts discussing the internal and external crises facing Iran. "The Iran Primer,” a joint product of the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, brings together 50 seasoned experts on Iran from some twenty foreign policy think tanks, eight universities, and six U.S. administrations. Edited by Senior Fellow Robin Wright, the book and website offer a comprehensive overview of Iran’s politics, economy, military, foreign policy and nuclear program.
Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri discusses his fatwa against Al-Qaida, Taliban, and other radical organizations and how he and his organizations have been working toward reducing the spread of extremism. He has explicitly declared terrorism as an act of disbelief (kufr) in Islam, and his peacebuilding activities are bringing youth away from radical ideology. This event took place on November 10, 2010.
In a unique opportunity exploring how music and the media serve as platforms to speak out against injustice and for peace, Arab hip hop artists the Narcicyst and Omar Offendum and Iranian hip hop artist Mana performed their latest works and participated in a discussion at USIP with Manal Omar, director of Iraq Programs and Theo Dolan, senior program officer at the Center of Innovation for Media, Conflict, and Peacebuilding.
March 2, 2010
A distinguished panel of experts discussed the current movements in Iran today, many of which are led by women, and also reflected upon the past three decades of the shifting status of women in Iran.
March 12, 2010
This USIP event examined the role of the clergy in Iran's political system both historically and as it relates to the Green Movement, today.
February 1, 2010
USIP invited an expert panel to participate in a frank discussion of the conflict between the Iranian regime and the opposition and its implications for the Obama administration.
The January 22, 2010 event examined the complex nexus between democratic change and U.S. security interests, with a principal focus on Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Yemen.