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A Presentation on the World Bank Group's Newly Released Doing Business 2014 Report
The geopolitics of oil in the Middle East is undergoing a transformation as significant as the aftermath of the 1970s oil embargo due to the rise of U.S. unconventional oil and gas. Edward L.
Since Syria’s internal war began two years ago, the accumulating human consequences have been dire, both inside Syria and across the region: an estimated 100,000 people dead; the deliberate targeting of civilians and health infrastructure and medical personnel; mass internal displacement and the mass exodus of refugees to neighboring countries; and a worsening environment for the delivery
Political upheaval in Egypt, including the overthrow of the Morsi government, has affected political debates and actors across the Maghreb in different ways. Though political actors across the region see implications for local politics in Egypt’s recent events, the specific circumstances in each country remain the most important determinants of how local political trends will evolve in the Maghreb.
Part I: Considering Peace: Highlighting the Irish Peace Process Experience and Development in the Middle East
The CSIS Middle East Program will host a Statesmen's Forum on "A View from Iraq and the Region"
His Excellency Hoshyar Zebari
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq
Please join us for a discussion on how ending child marriage advances U.S. foreign policy objectives. Child marriage violates many human rights; it is also a threat to the prosperity and stability of countries. This event will explore how child marriage undermines U.S. development and foreign policy objectives and how the United States can more effectively work to end child marriage and raise the status of girls around the world.
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa must help foster an authentic, moderate religious discourse that will offer a viable and appealing alternative to extremist ideas, according to Dr. Ahmed Abaddi. Abaddi is the secretary general of the Rabita Mohammedia des Oulemas (Mohammadan League of Islamic Scholars), a council established by King Mohammed VI.
There is no grand strategy of global jihadi expansion from North Africa and the Sahel, according to Jean-Pierre Filiu. Rising violence associated with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is instead fueled by competition and escalation between various fragmented groups in the region, he argued.
The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) entered into force in 1997 and today has 188 parties. This treaty, which bans the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, transfer or use of chemical weapons, has a robust verification regime including challenge inspections. Work to eliminate existing stockpiles of chemical agents continues among the treaty parties.