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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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    Future of Pakistan

    Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousef Raza Gilani spoke about Pakistan’s future stability, democracy, and prosperity. Following his prepared remarks he answered questions…

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    Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence

    Panelists talked about Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) agency and its alleged involvement in several terrorism attacks. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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    Policy Toward Iran After Sanctions

    Trita Parsi and Michael Singh talked about the prospects for a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear crisis in the wake of recently imposed United Nations and U.S. sanctions. Among…

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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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    A New Middle East: Myth or Reality

    Mr. Hitchens talked about U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East. He made comparisons between U.S. policy in the early 1980s and the Persian Gulf War. He also talked…

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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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    U.S. Policy in the Middle East, 1998

    Mr. Hitchens talked about the motivations for, and implications of, recent U.S. policies toward the Middle East. He discussed hostilities with Iraq, U.S. antiterrorism policies in…

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    Marching Towards Hell: America and Islam After Iraq

    Michael Scheuer talked about the impact of the Iraq War on radical Islamist groups. He argued that U.S. foreign policy since the end of the Cold War has weakened U.S. national…

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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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    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 Geopolitics

    Participants at a forum on Turkish foreign policy and geopolitics talked about Turkey’s growing role in the Middle East, including its relations with Israel, Iran and Iraq. Among…

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    U.S.-Iraq Relations

    Panelists spoke about U.S.-Iraq relations following the formal withdrawal of U.S. troops, focusing on both the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition of the U.S.-Iraqi…

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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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    Implications of a Syria Revolt

    Panelists discussed ongoing violence and political unrest in Syria, as well as options for a possible resolution. Topics included U.S. sanctions against the country’s largest…

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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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    Persian Gulf Security Issues

    Panelists talked about security in the Persian Gulf region at the Middle East Institute annual conference. Speakers included a newspaper editor from the United Arab Emirates, and a…

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    Israel After Egypt

    Panelists talked about potential impact of the political revolution in Egypt on the Middle East peace process, future security concerns in the region, and the current impasse in the…

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    The Egyptian Military

    One week after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ceded power to a military council following days of protests against his rule, panelists at the Middle East Institute discussed the future of…

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    Middle East Peace Process

    Panelists talked about the Arab-Israeli peace process. Speakers included a former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, and a Palestinian pollster. They responded to audience…

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