Timing
Turmoil Across the Middle East: What Does It Mean?

Turmoil Across the Middle East: What Does It Mean?

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

In the past few weeks, the Islamic State (ISIS) “caliphate” has collapsed. Syria’s Assad regime all but formally won the six-year war, a consolidation of Iranian and Russian influence. Saudi Arabia purged parts of its royal family. Lebanon’s prime minister abruptly resigned. Iraq’s Kurds voted for independence, triggering a confrontation with Baghdad. Years of U.S. and international engagement has failed to politically and physically rebuild fractured countries, and the very viability of states like Iraq and Syria has been challenged. Where is the region headed, and what are the U.S. roles amid this tumult? At USIP, distinguished Middle East analysts explored where the region is headed, and the U.S. roles amid this tumult.

Democracy & Governance; Violent Extremism; Fragility & Resilience

Politics of a Nuclear Deal: Former U.S. & Iranian Officials Debate

Politics of a Nuclear Deal: Former U.S. & Iranian Officials Debate

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015 / Time: 5:30am - 7:00am

Iran and the world’s six major powers now face a June 30 deadline for converting a blueprint into a final nuclear deal. A unique panel of former U.S. and Iranian officials assessed the status of the talks and the political dynamics that will determine the fate of any agreement in Washington and Tehran. The discussion was held on April 20 at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Global Policy; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

Inside Iran

Inside Iran

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014 / Time: 4:30am - 6:00am

Two long-time Middle East experts have recently returned from Iran. Their discussions with cabinet members, ayatollahs, hardliners, Members of Parliament, economists, opposition figures and ordinary Iranians offer rare insights into Iran’s increasingly vibrant political scene since President Rouhani took office and the implications of the new nuclear agreement. Robin Wright and David Ignatius offered fresh perspectives on what’s next.

Religion

Real Politics of Iran: Views from Within

Real Politics of Iran: Views from Within

Date: Monday, July 15, 2013 / Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Members of USIP’s Internal Iran Study Group discussed a range of dynamics in the universities, opposition, the economy and even the security apparatus that often escape the foreign headlines and highlighted what is expected in light of Hassan Rouhani’s recent election as president.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention