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US Policy Toward Syria

What are the perceptions of U.S. engagement in Syria? What should the United States change in its policy toward Syria?

Climate Change Mitigation in MENA

How can efforts in climate change mitigation in MENA be integrated into U.S. policies in the Middle East? Zeinab Shukar answers.

The New Iraq and US Policy

How will the new Iraq and U.S. policy be aligned? What does the “new Iraq” look like? Mohammed Shummary gives details.

U.S. Engagement in MENA

What changes should be suggested to the post-9/11 U.S. engagement in MENA? Elizabeth Nugent provides thoughts and suggestions.

Gender Dimension of Pakistan's Security

In a recent study for UN Women, Dr. Simbal Khan carried out a comprehensive analysis of the gender dimension of Pakistan's security policies.

Supporting Women Scholars in Afghanistan

How is the Afghan Womens Scholars network supporting women scholars in Afghanistan? Founder Sweeta Akbari explains AWS’ platform.

Supporting Scholars Inside Afghanistan

What role can the international community play in supporting students and scholars inside Afghanistan? M. Abul Ahrar Ramizpoor answers.

Supporting Afghan Scholars Abroad

Supporting Afghan scholars abroad is a challenge. How can the international community help? Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili explains.

The GCC-China Relationship

What are the parameters of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) - China relationship? And, are there differences among GCC countries in terms of their ties to China? Is there a risk of friction between US and China in the GCC, as China may be expanding its engagement with the region beyond economic cooperation?

The Changing Roles of Major Powers in MENA

How has the rise of China's influence in the Middle East and North Africa affected other major powers' roles in the region? Are there opportunities for cooperation between China and the other major powers in the Middle East and North Africa?

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