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    Future of Iraq

    Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S., Lukman Faily, talked about the future of his country and its ongoing military and political conflicts. He characterized Iraq’s conflict with…

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    U.S. Role in Afghanistan

    Former U.S. Ambassadors to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, Ronald Neumann, and Ryan Crocker participated in a discussion about the U.S. role in Afghanistan. They spoke about their…

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    Conflict Resolution in Syria

    Ambassador Robert Ford and others talked about resolving the conflict in Syria. Ambassador Ford outlined why the Geneva talks failed to bring a resolution to the fighting in Syria, and…

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    Iraq Reconciliation

    Panelists that included Iraqi political scholars talked about the prospects for reconciliation of the different factions in Iraq. They focused on whether national reconciliation can…

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    Turkey's Response to Islamic Militants

    hosted a discussion on Turkey’s response to ISIL* militants in the Middle East region and ongoing U.S. strikes against targets in Syria. “Turkey: ISIS and the Middle East”…

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    Implications of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Panelists talked about the political and humanitarian implications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza. This event was hosted by the Middle East Institute and the Foundation…

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    Religion and Diplomacy

    Panelists talked about the role of religion in international diplomacy and U.S. foreign policy. Jerry White from the State Department and White House Special Envoy Arsalan Suleman…

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    Israel-Palestine Peace Process

    Three former U.S. ambassadors to the Middle East region talked about the status of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Arthur Hughes, the former U.S. deputy chief of mission in…

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    Egypt's Relationship with International Community

    Panelists talked about Egypt’s relationship with the international community. They spoke about the existential threats to the country, whether or not the U.S. should continue…

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    Reconciliation for Egypt

    Representatives from different Egyptian political parties talked about how they can work together towards a national reconciliation to create a democratic Egypt government. The panel…

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    Securing Egypt's Future

    Egyptian and U.S. analysts talked about Egypt’s political parties and those parties' participation in a future democratic Egyptian government. The event began with an…

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    Meeting Needs of the Egyptian People

    Representatives from human rights groups talked about their first-hand knowledge of the current situation in Egyptian communities and what can be done to improve the basic needs and…

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    Egyptian Politics

    Ambassador Raouf Adly Saad, who served as special envoy to Africa for interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour, offered an insider’s look at the situation in Egypt and the prospects…

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    Egypt's Political Future

    Mona Makram-Ebeid, who resigned from Egypt’s Shura Council in June to support the opposition movement, talked about her country’s political future after the removal of President…

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    Palestinian Authority Finances

    Panelists talked about the Palestinian Authority’s financial problems in response to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank report on the crisis. The writers of the…

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    Middle East Politics

    Historian Walid Khalidi discussed recent developments in Middle Eastern politics in the context of the history of the region. While discussing the relationship between Palestine,…

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    Oil Production in Iraq

    Panelists talked about oil production and distribution in Iraq, as well as challenges facing the industry in post-war Iraq. Iraq’s crude oil production had been recovering,…

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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    Former State Department and United Nations officials talked about Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S.-Iran relationship, Israel, and recent U.S. sanctions agains Iran’s energy,…

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    Turkey and the Middle East, Panel 3

    Panelists talked about Turkey’s relations with countries in the Middle East, focusing on relations with Iraq, Israel, Syria and Iran. They responded to questions from the…

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    Turkey and the Middle East, Panel 1

    The first of three panels, panelists included Yal Akdo, member of Parliament, Rusen Cakir, correspondent for the Daily Vatan, Michael Gunter, professor at Tennessee Technological…

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