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Stimson, the George C. Marshall Foundation, and the Safadi Foundation USA hosted an April 2012 panel discussion entitled “Arab Countries in Transition: An Update on International Support One Year after the Deauville Partnership.”  The panel was mo …

Panel Discussion: Arab Countries in Transition Read More »

Published March 27, 2015 / Held April 9, 2012


Commentary
This week the Obama administration launched the bombing phase of the U.S. strategy with the goal of destroying the Islamic State. While results of the initial phase are still becoming clarified, it is another aspect of the strategy – the arming of mode …

Arming Syrian Rebels: Deja Vu All Over Again Read More »

Published September 26, 2014


Stimson in the News
Experts on Syrian Crisis: How to End the Bloodshed On September 24, the Belfer Center and the Institute of Politics co-sponsored a discussion on the state of the ongoing crisis in Syria. “The Syrian Tragedy: Ending the Bloodshed” was moderated by Kenne …

Mona Yacoubian participates in Belfer Center panel on Syrian crisis Read More »

Published February 28, 2014


Commentary
The Syrian crisis is rapidly turning into a humanitarian and security nightmare with regional and possibly global implications. The conflict is now firmly entrenched in a military stalemate. While “stalemate” conveys a sense of stasis, the impasse tran …

A strategy to rescue diplomacy on Syria Read More »

Published February 26, 2014


Stimson in the News
A strategy to rescue diplomacy on Syria The Syrian crisis is rapidly turning into a humanitarian and security nightmare with regional and possibly global implications. The conflict is now firmly entrenched in a military stalemate. While “stalemate” con …

Mona Yacoubian policy brief on Syria diplomacy published by Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Center Read More »

Published February 25, 2014


Stimson in the News
A-Nusra calls Lebanon bombing ‘retaliatory measure’ AMMAN: The Lebanese branch of al-Qaeda offshoot Jabhat a-Nusra has claimed credit for a car bombing in the Lebanese town of Hermel that killed three on Saturday just miles from the border with Syria, …

Mona Yacoubian is quoted in Syria:direct on Hezbollah intervention in Syria Read More »

Published February 11, 2014


Commentary
Although violence continues across Syria and the first round of the peace talks in Geneva yielded no progress, Syria expert Mona Yacoubian says that diplomacy is complex and negotiations will be “a months-long process.” With the next round of talks sla …

Can Syrian Talks Inch Forward? Read More »

Published February 7, 2014


Stimson in the News
Can Syrian Talks Inch Forward? Although violence continues across Syria and the first round of the peace talks in Geneva yielded no progress, Syria expert Mona Yacoubian says that diplomacy is complex and negotiations will be “a months-long process.” W …

Mona Yacoubian interviewed at the Council On Foreign Relations on Syria civilian human rights issue Read More »

Published February 7, 2014


Stimson in the News
Syria chemical attacks: The controversy continues BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. – Ted Postol is mad, and he doesn’t care who knows it. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist is convinced that the White House pushed the country to the brink of milita …

Mona Yacoubian is quoted in Globalpost on the perpetrators of the Syrian chemical attacks Read More »

Published February 5, 2014


Commentary
Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, July 17, 2013 Video of the Hearing Statements of all witnesses Mona Yacoubian, Senior Advisor, Middle East, The Stimson Center Thank you, Mr. Chairman and members of the House Armed Services Committe …

The Security Situation in Syria: Implications for U.S. National Security and Policy Options Read More »

Published July 17, 2013


Research Pages
A Strategy to Rescue Diplomacy on Syria, February 25, 2014 With Mona Yacoubian, Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Center Interview| Can Syrian Talks Inch Forward? February 6, 2014 With Mona Yacoubian, Council on Foreign Relations …

Syria/Lebanon Analysis Read More »

Published November 17, 2011


Event
The momentous events sweeping the Arab world since the end of 2010 raise important questions about the art and science of analyzing political and societal events.  Stimson invited a group of experts to evaluate how various non-government sectors l …

Seismic Shift: Understanding Change in the Middle East Read More »

Published May 25, 2011 / Held May 25, 2011


Report
On December 13, 2007, the Stimson Center’s Southwest Asia/Gulf Project organized the seminar Towards a More Secure and Stable Lebanon: Prospects for Security Sector Reform. The seminar brought together Lebanese, US, European and UN government and non-g …

Towards a More Secure and Stable Lebanon: Prospects for Security Sector Reform Read More »

Published December 13, 2007


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