Arab Transitions Events

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Arab Transitions Events

"Arab Stabilization Plan," with Majid Jafar, March 14, 2012 

"Libya's Missing Weapons: Understanding Global Efforts to Control Conventional Arms," with Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro, February 2, 2012

"An Economic Perspective on the Arab Spring One Year Later,"With Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats, January 23, 2012

Yemen: Recent Developments and Internal Security, December 9, 2009

Mustafa Alani is the Program Director of Security and Terrorism Studies and a Senior Advisor at the Gulf Research Center (GRC) located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates discuss his findings from recent travel in Yemen.

Turmoil in Yemen, November 20, 2009

April Longley Alley, Research Associate at the National Defense University, joined us for a discussion on the deteriorating situation in Yemen.

Syria: From Isolation to Acceptance? April 23, 2008

Speakers included Andrew Tabler, editor of Syria Today and former Fellow at the Institute of Current World Affairs; Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation; and Emile El-Hokayem of the Stimson Center.

Talk by Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi, March 12, 2007

Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi, the Minister of Economy and Planning of the United Arab Emirates described the economic progress of the Emirates, arguing that the UAE had diversified its economy over the past two decades based on lessons learned from previous failures to capitalize on the oil boom of the 1970s.

Does a Demographic Transition Promote a Democratic Transition? January 25, 2007

Richard Cincotta's presentation on demographics and democratic reform

The Challenge of Dealing with Syria, December 19, 2005

David Ignatius of the Washington Post and Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma and Syriacomment.com spoke about Syrian domestic and foreign developments.