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    Book Discussion on Hezbollah

    Matthew Levitt talked about his book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God, in which he explores the power of Hezbollah in Lebanon and the organization’s…

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    General James Jones on Middle East Policy

    National Security Adviser and retired General James Jones spoke about U.S. Middle East policy. In his remarks he said that making peace in the Middle East would stop Iran…

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    The Six-Day War: Lessons Learned

    A forum titled “From Diplomacy to War: June 1967 Revisited,” was held marking the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. The focus was on the diplomatic…

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    Iraqi Decision Making Under Saddam Hussein

    Speakers talked about the leadership abilities and style of Saddam Hussein. They spoke about documents and audio files captured after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 which have…

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    Ideological Extremism

    Participants spoke about U.S. counterterrorism strategy and efforts to diminish ideological extremism. They also spoke about a new report by on ways to counter extremist ideology from…

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    The Six-Day War: Diplomacy

    A forum titled “From Diplomacy to War: June 1967 Revisited” was held marking the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. Opening remarks were made by Yuval…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

    Secretary Hagel spoke about his recent trip to the Middle East, U.S. national security strategic objectives, and the Defense Department’s role in navigating the changing political…

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    U.S. Middle East Policy in the Obama Administration's Second Term

    Former presidential advisers Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey assessed U.S. Middle East policy in the Obama administration’s second term. They talked about unrest in Syria and their…

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    U.S.Military Assistance to the Syrian Opposition

    Two Middle East scholars assessed the Obama administration’s decision to provide military assistance to the Syrian rebels. Marc Lynch said that the U.S. could not stop the civil…

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    Nuclear Security and the Middle East

    Panelists talked about nuclear security and the Middle East as President Obama prepares to host more than forty world leaders in Washington, D.C. for the Nuclear Security Summit on April…

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    Admiral Mullen Remarks on Middle East Security Challenges

    Admiral Mike Mullen about U.S. strategy in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East; the recent events in Yemen; and what U.S. military forces might look like after the end of the wars in…

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    Syrian Civil War and Humanitarian Aid

    Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford talked about humanitarian efforts in Syria. Mr. Miliband urged members of the United…

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    President Obama's Middle East Policy Address

    Washington Institute for Near East Policy researchers talked about President Obama’s previous day speech on U.S. policy in the Middle East. The panelists all agreed that…

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    Middle East Trip Report

    Participants spoke about a diplomatic delegation’s trip to the Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt. The focused on the status of efforts to restart peace negotiations, regional…

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    Middle East Peace Talks

    Middle East experts talked about the prospects and challenges of renewed peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. They also answered questions from the…

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    Israeli Threats and Opportunities

    Ehud Barak talked about Israel’s security challenges. Topics included the threat of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the spread of missile technology to Hamas and Hizballah, and…

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    Future of Egypt

    Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution that would also expand decision-making powers of the country’s President Muhammed…

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    Uprising in Egypt

    Foreign policy experts spoke about U.S. relations with Egypt and the mass uprisings and anti-government protests occurring across Egypt. Over the past week Egyptians had gathered…

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    Global Counterterrorism Network

    Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Vickers talked about the status of the War on Terror, the recent history of special operations and unconventional warfare, the role of…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Speakers discussed efforts to combat Iran’s nuclear program and why it is in the U.S.'s best interest to prevent it. Topics included the threat Iran poses to the rest of the…

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