16 Sep
POMED Notes: A Plan for the United States to help defeat ISIS: A conversation with House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon

On Thursday, September 11, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, to discuss American strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). For a full summary, keep reading or click here  for the PDF. Framing action against ISIL as vital to American security interests and those of our regional allies, Rep. McKeon laid out his vision for attacking and ...

16 Sep
POMED Notes: “Social Media and Social Activism”

On Monday, September 15 2014, the Wilson Center and the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs hosted a panel titled “Social Media and Social Activism: The cases of Brazil, Iran, and Mexico”. The panel was moderated by Daniel Calingaert, the executive vice-president of Freedom House; Paolo Sotero, the director of the Brazil Institute at the Wilson Center; Mariam Memarsadeghi, the co-founder and co-director of Tavaana; former vice-president and general counsel of ...

16 Sep
President Erdogan Would Welcome Exiled MB Members; Analysts Question Turkey’s Foreign Policy

 Photo credit: Reuters Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would welcome members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood into the country after Qatar, under pressure from other GCC countries, asked the exiled officials to find refuge elsewhere. Erdogan declared that ...

16 Sep
POMED Notes: “American Isolationism: Is It a Myth or a Reality?”

  On Monday, September 15, the Wilson Center hosted a panel discussion titled "American Isolationism: Is It a Myth or a Reality?" Former foreign affairs correspondent and news anchor for CNN, Jill Dougherty, moderated a panel discussion between Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Wilson Center, Ambassador Ivo Daalder with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Bruce Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University. The ...

16 Sep
Congressmen Urge Re-authorization of Lautenberg Amendment

 Photo credit: Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger Last week, Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-06) and 97 other members of Congress sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, urging them to reauthorize the Lautenberg Amendment. Originally enacted in 1989, the Lautenberg Amendment protects ...

15 Sep
POMED Notes: “Tackling Egypt’s Economic Dilemma”

On Wednesday, September 10, The Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East hosted a panel discussion titled “Tackling Egypt’s Economic Dilemma.” Dr. Ahmad Galal, managing director of the Economic Research Forum and former Finance Minister of Egypt, and Dr. Mohsin Khan, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council spoke on the panel. Francis Ricciardone, Director of the Hariri Center, moderated. For a full summary, continue reading or click here for ...

15 Sep
Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah Released on Bail; Kerry Visits Cairo

 Photo credit: Reuters Egyptian political activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah was released on bail along with two others today, pending an appeal and retrial of their 15-year prison sentences for breaking a controversial protest law enacted last year. At a ...

15 Sep
John Kerry Announces $500m USAID for Syria; Support for Assad is Fading

Photo Credit: Telegraph.co.uk On September 12, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the USAID will be providing an additional $500 million  in humanitarian aid for those affected by the Syrian civil war. This amount brings the total of ...

12 Sep
POMED Notes: “Rouhani’s Iran”

On Thursday, September 11 2014, the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Project on Middle East Political Science hosted a panel discussion entitled “Rouhani’s Iran.” The panel featured Kaveh Ehsani of DePaul University, Shervin Malekzadeh of Swarthmore College and ...

12 Sep
Malinowski to Return to Bahrain; Maryam al-Khawaja Begins Hunger Strike

 Photo Credit: CNN U.S. Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski will once again be visiting Bahrain after being expelled in July. According to Gulf Daily News, Malinowski allegedly will back demands by the party in exchange for its participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections. The ...

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