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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Einat Wilf and Ghaith al-Omari talked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what the prospects are for a two-state solution. Ms. Wilf presented her study, Aligning Policy…

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    Islam and Countering Radical Ideology

    Two Muslim academics talked about how to counter extremism within Islam. Much of their discussion concerned how to encourage moderate and reformist movements.

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    French Foreign Policy and Combating ISIS

    French academics and former diplomats talked about the impact of the Paris terrorist attacks on French foreign and domestic policies, as well as the country’s efforts to combat the…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Panelists talked about the history and future of U.S.-Israel relations, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming U.S. visit. Longtime Middle East and national…

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    Russia and Syria Military Relationship

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a discussion on Russian military buildup in Syria. They considered what a Russian presence means for the multifaceted Syrian…

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    Iraq-Iran Relations

    Panelists talked about talked about Iran’s influence on the security and political landscape in Iraq. They also discussed Iran’s support to Iraqi Shiite militias, known as…

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    Islamic State Finances

    Gerald Roberts talked about his work leading the federal government’s global terrorist financing investigations, focusing on his latest efforts against ISIS.* He spoke about how ISIS…

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    ISIS Recruitment of Foreign Fighters

    Panelists talked about the increasing number of foreign fighters joining the ISIS* cause. They focused on how nations can rehabilitate and reintegrate citizens returning from fighting…

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    Combating ISIS

    Regional experts and a former U.S. Army colonel who served in Iraq talked about the role played by Shiite militias in Syria and Iran in the fight against ISIS. The Islamic State of Iraq…

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    Countering Violent Extremism and Ideology

    Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein gave a keynote address by video conference about international efforts to curb the flow of foreign fighters into terrorist organizations such as…

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    Middle East Policy Planning

    Panelists that included former special envoy Dennis Ross discussed the past 30 years of U.S. policy planning for the Middle East and gave recommendations for the current situation including…

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    William Burns on Middle East Policy

    Deputy Secretary of State William Burns talked about foreign policy challenges in the Middle East, including issues with Syria, Iran, and the relationship with Russia. This was a keynote…

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    Evolution of U.S.-Israel Relations

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel William Brown and former special envoy Dennis Ross discussed U.S. policy toward the Middle East and the history of U.S. relations with Israel. Israeli…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Michael Herzog and Dennis Ross talked about the implications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza Strip, the potential for a longer ceasefire, and the military and political…

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    Iraq Crisis and the Kurds

    Two Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representatives talked about the ongoing conflict in Iraq, what it means for Kurds and the KRG, and the potential for an independent…

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    Escalating Violence in Iraq

    Panelists talked about militant activity in northern Iraq and how the U.S. government should respond. In June 2014, the militant group ISIS* seized several cities in northern and…

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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…

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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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    Syrian Opposition Groups

    Washington Institute for Near East Policy defense and Middle East analysts talked about their report on Syria’s military opposition groups as well as the potential implications of a…

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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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