German photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer took portraits of forty Syrian war-wounded in towns, villages and refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon between spring 2014 and 2015. The media summarize the number of casualties on a daily basis, but often ignore the wounded. The war will never end for them, as they will have to endure their injuries for the rest of their lives. Wiedenhöfer’s project aims to show the suffering of the civilian population in a modern war.
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Artist Helen Zughaib has been engaged in reminding her viewers about the price of conflict since before the Arab Spring. “I think of myself as somebody who’s talking about the people who end up paying the price for war. It’s women and children.” For this exhibition, she has created objects in mixed media-- plates, shoes, tiles, wooden boxes, recalling the ways of life left behind or destroyed by war.
Berlin-based Daniel Sonnentag’s photos of Syrian, Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghani displaced children in Berlin, THEY HAVE NAMES, address the individuality of the single person, their characters or stories, strengths or weaknesses, and their dreams or nightmares, beyond the stigma of being a refugee.
The Inter-American Dialogue is hosting an open discussion on mara criminal activity, community networks, and state responses in the Northern Triangle. For more on this issue see the recent International Crisis Group report: Mafia of the Poor: Gang Violence and Extortion in Central America.
The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) and Ploughshares Fund are hosting the second in a debate series on a range of nuclear challenges and policy decisions the Trump administration will face in 2017. The debate series aims to provide a forum for in-depth exploration of arguments on both sides of key nuclear policy issues.
This conference, hosted by the Wilson Center, will analyze how the winner of Iran’s presidential election faces ongoing challenges at home and abroad. Panelists will explore the immediate and long-term implications of the election and how Iran’s president will navigate both existing and new challenges.
The Stimson Center is hosting a panel that unpacks the Trump administration’s first budget and its strategic impact worldwide. Stimson’s experts will examine the strategic implications of military spending increases as well as the proposed deep cuts to the State Department, and United Nations budgets.
The Heritage Foundation is hosting a discussion on the South Caucases and why the region is important and cannot be ignored by U.S. policymakers.
As part of the Special Arts Program on the Human Impact of the Syrian Conflict, the Middle East Institute is hosting a panel conversation on the role and impact of creative and arts based initiatives in conflict resolution, as well as in relief and public awareness campaigns.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a veteran of both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, will offer his thoughts on the war in Afghanistan and how U.S. policy can best address it.
The Atlantic Council's Africa Center is hosting a conversation for policymakers to have a better understanding of how Africa's potential - and problems - affects the United States is urgently needed.
In his newest book Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State, former FBI special agent and New York Times best-selling author Ali Soufan dissects bin Laden’s brand of jihadi terrorism and its major offshoots, explaining how we got here from that moment in 2011 and how the threat could be countered.
Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting a more personal story of Somalia, one told through the people living with a changing climate and the human consequences. New America is co-hosting this special multi-media event with The GroundTruth Project, and the Stanley Foundation.
The American Enterprise Institute is hosting Lt. Gen. Thomas Trask and retired Vice Adm. Mark Fox to mark the release of the new AEI monograph, “The Future of Iran’s Security Policy,” whichprovides policymakers with an analytical tool kit to better manage conflict with Tehran and understand and combat the Islamic Republic’s destabilizing agenda in the Middle East, followed by a discussion on the future of Iranian power in the Middle East, the challenge it poses to the US, and how Washington can respond.
Six years after Osama Bin Laden's death, a new American administration is searching for ways forward in the battle against a resurgent al-Qaida and the future of American counterterrorism policy
The Stimson Center is hosting Todd Sechser, Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, and Matthew Fuhrmann, Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University. They will present their new book, Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy. The book presents a data-based, skeptical view of the political utility of nuclear weapons in crisis situations.
When Conrad Crane retired from active duty to become a research professor, he never expected to become a modern Cassandra, fated to tell truth to power without being heeded. After the world transformed on 9/11, Crane warned the Army that it was not prepared to execute stability operations, counterinsurgency, and the eventual reconstruction of Iraq.
Drawing on her new report, Civil Society Under Assault: Repression and Responses in Russia, Egypt, and Ethiopia, Saskia Brechenmacher will examine three key aspects government crack downs on civil society: 1) the variety of tactics used by governments to weaken civil society; 2) the manifold effects of such campaigns on local civil society actors; and 3) the struggle for effective international responses.
On May 19, the Africa Security Initiative of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings will host a discussion of conflict, famine, and security in Africa today.
International Law and National Security: A View from Abroad on Current Trends in Targeting, Detention and Trials
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights, and the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy are hosting a panel discussion on International Law and National Security: A View from Abroad on Current Trends in Targeting, Detention, and Trials.
Syrian members of the “health cluster” of NGOs and several other organizations have released a report on the value of subterranean hospitals in the war zone, "Saving Lives Underground: A Case for Fortified Hospitals in Syria." The Middle East Institute (MEI) hosting representatives from the authoring organizations for a presentation of the report’s key findings and recommendations.
Hudson Institute, in cooperation with the Romanian research institute New Strategy Center, will hold a conference on Black Sea regional issues and their importance to both NATO and U.S. security. An expert panel will discuss challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. and its allies in this volatile environment.
The U.S. military must maintain its competitiveness in a rapidly evolving, globalized technology landscape. How can the U.S. military keep its strategic advantage in an era of disruptive change? How can the Department of Defense (DoD) break down barriers to innovation? The Center for a New American Security's Future of Warfare Initiative is hosting a conversation on how DoD can evolve and adapt the force for an uncertain future.
Highlighting both the heroism of America's most elite soldiers and the controversies surrounding their growth, The Heritage Foundation will host author of Oppose Any Foe who will present the first comprehensive history of the U.S. special forces and their daring missions.
The Wilson Center is hosting Kamran Bokhari, a senior analyst with the intelligence firm Geopolitical Futures and senior fellow with the Center for Global Policy, who will identify and discuss three main drivers of insecurity and instability in these two parts of the world: autocratic meltdown, geosectarianism, and jihadism.
This event hosted by the Atlantic Council will explore the main sources of instability in the Balkans and how a renewed US strategy for engagement might reduce the risk of conflict in the region. Panelists will also discuss Europe's role and the importance of a strong US-EU vision for the region, especially as several Balkan nations want to move closer to EU and NATO membership.
In this event at the Wilson Center, Guy Laron will discuss his latest book, The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East, which investigates the causes and consequences of one of the most significant moments in the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as the Cold War in the Middle East.
The Hudson Institute is hosting a discussion examining both American and European perspectives on the war in Syria and Western policy.
On May 11, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will launch a new public opinion poll, by Nonresident Senior Fellow Shibley Telhami, focusing on American attitudes towards the travel ban, the recent U.S. airstrikes against Syria, and the U.S. refugee policy. This data also provides trend lines on American attitudes towards Islam and Muslims, and whether these opinions have changed since the election.
The Inter-American Dialogue is hosting Denise Dresser, one of Mexico’s most visible and influential political analysts, for this wide-ranging discussion on her country’s national challenges, such as trade and migration, and what should be done to address them.
Returning Home: The Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Returned Migrants in the Northern Triangle of Central America
The Wilson Center's Latin America Program is hosting an in-depth discussion with a panel of experts from the International Organization for Migration on trends and challenges in addressing return migration, especially of unaccompanied migrant children in the Northern Triangle.
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, unresolved for 25 years, has escalated in an almost linear fashion since 2008, culminating in a four-day war a year ago. This conflict poses a threat to international security that is not given its right due, and which most US decision-makers have neglected for over a decade. The Atlantic Council and the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute will host a conversation on the international politics of this conflict.
Libya-U.S. Relations 2017: New Vision, Hope, and Opportunities will examine opportunities for partnerships and investment in the energy, infrastructure, banking, and security sectors, explore the future of U.S.-Libya relations at the commencement of a new U.S. presidential administration, and discuss strategies for moving forward toward mutually beneficial growth and prosperity.
New America is hosting Matti Friedman and Douglas Ollivant for a discussion of his new book, Pumpkin Flowers, and its broader lessons for America’s wars in Iraq and beyond.
Israel serves as a valuable lens through which to view the changing engagement of Russia and America in the region. Expert Yuri Teper will discuss regional shifts and their implications for the new U.S. administration.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies is hosting a conversation with a new generation of Latinos in foreign policy. Featured in the 40 Under 40, these talented experts will discuss current political and economic developments in Latin America, U.S. business interests in the Middle East, and the new Latinos in Foreign Policy Association.
The Hudson Institute is hosting a bipartisan panel to assess key strategic issues from Trump’s handling of the JCPOA to his decision to launch cruise missile strikes against a government airbase in Syria, and evaluate the long-term outlook for American foreign policy under the Trump administration.
As part of the Atlantic Council's Commanders Series, they are hosting a conversation with ADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of US Pacific Command.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Foreign Policy Institute (SAIS-FPI) are hosting Philippe Lazzarini, the United Nations deputy special coordinator in Lebanon. He will discuss opportunities and challenges for shifting the international response to Lebanon's Syrian refugee crisis beyond short-term humanitarian and stabilization efforts to a more sustainable economic growth strategy.
On the occasion of the online launch of the Updated Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention, the ICRC convenes a panel of experts at the Humanitarium to discuss the Commentary's main findings. This livestreamed event will discuss how international humanitarian law (IHL) protects wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of the armed forces in case of an armed conflict at sea. The event is part of the Conference Cycle on "Generating Respect for the Law", which aims at addressing the importance of IHL and prevention efforts.
As the Trump administration and Congress consider the future of border policy and funding proposals for a border wall, this discussion will evaluate the state of the border, the effectiveness of various enforcement strategies, current trends in apprehensions and the flows of migrants, and what the changing realities mean for the migration policies and agendas of the United States, Mexico, and the region.
The Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security is hosting a Commanders Series event with General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army, on the Army’s perspective on today’s complex global challenges.
The Atlantic Council’s Northern Triangle Security and Economic Opportunity Task Force will unveil its proposals on how the United States and the three countries can work together to solve longstanding regional challenges at this event.