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Washington Institute for Near East Policy

What?? Michael Oren Going to Scowcroft Center

Steve Clemons | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There are some exceptions, but one of the major failings of Washington's think tank and policy communities is a general unwillingness to embrace the people and ideas that run counter to an institution's own. They are contributing to the political and intellectual fragmentation dividing and paralyzing this town.

Hossein Derakshan: Sued Here and Imprisoned There

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Yesterday, the father of blogging in Iran, Hossein Derakshan, the young person who had helped hundreds if not thousands of bloggers inside Iran, failed to secure an appeal of a 20-year sentence imposed on him by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Lucas Kavner

Tony Kushner CUNY Controversy Continues: Trustees To Reconvene On Monday | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts

The chairman of the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees released a public statement today, calling for the board to reconsider its de...

Blair: Fight Extremist Narrative

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Marshall

Although he was too diplomatic to say so, Blair's call for confronting the extremist narrative head-on challenges current U.S. policy.

Nixon Center Has Ticket of the Month: Chas Freeman vs. Rob Satloff

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

At the Nixon Center, it will be Chas Freeman vs. Rob Satloff on the topic: "Israel: Strategic Asset or Liability?" This is one of the few genuine debates on Israel-Middle East issues that I have seen organized in Washington

There's a Whiff of McCarthyism in the Air

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

In the censure of public officials on Israel, there's a whiff of McCarthyism in the air, and it doesn't smell any better today than it did 60 years ago.

Terrorist Dropouts: Family Ties May Deter Violence

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Since 2001, al-Qaida is believed to have dispatched three men to blow up American airliners. Two of them tried but failed to set of...

Another Israeli Election Down to the Wire

David Makovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Makovsky

On February 10, Israelis will go to the polls to choose a new government, and the election campaigning -- curtailed by Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip -- has resumed in earnest.

Dennis Ross Will Be Obama's 'Ambassador-at-Large' For The Middle East

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World