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    Israeli National Security

    Former Israeli intelligence officer Yossi Alpher talked about Israel’s national security and the threat from *ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq. He focused on what his country and…

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    Tactics for Promoting Democracy

    Diplomatic, academic, and legal experts talked about the tactics for promoting democracy.  br/ This panel was part of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Kennan Institute’s…

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    Promoting Democracy

    Diplomatic, academic, and legal experts talked about the importance of assistance to nations that are exploring democratic reforms or newly democratic states.  br/ This panel was part…

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    Book Discussion on Among the Ruins

    Christian Sahner talked about his book, Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present. in which he discusses the civil war in Syria and the U.S. fight against militants in the region. He…

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    Book Discussion on Putin's Kleptocracy

    Karen Dawisha talked about her book, Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?, in which she chronicles Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rise to power and his ambition to restore…

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    Keystone XL Pipeline Political Process

    Panelists discussed the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The oil pipeline system runs from Canada into the U.S. Three phases of the system were underway, and the fourth was awaiting…

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    U.S.- Russia Relations

    Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov talked about U.S.-Russia relations, saying that both nations were at fault for the current strained relations. He said that the…

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    European Union Economic Policy Priorities

    Panelists talked about the future of the European Union and its policy priorities for the European economy, energy market, and defense policy. Experts from the European Parliament…

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    Supreme Court 2014 Term Preview

    Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and legal scholars previewed the 2014-2015 Supreme Court term. Among the cases they discussed were racial gerrymandering of congressional…

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    Scottish Attitudes Toward the Independence Referendum

    Panelists talked about Scotland’s independence referendum, the Scottish people’s feelings about the vote, and issues that could sway voters' minds before the September 18, 2014…

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    Future of Iraq

    A panel of academics discussed the future of Iraq after the new wave of violence from ISIL* threatened security in the country, including the Kurdish region, disrupted politics, and…

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    The foreign ministers of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras participated in a panel discussion on the increase in the number of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Academics and former government officials talked about the role of Palestinian politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including the tensions after the discovery in the West Bank of…

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    Russia, Ukraine, and Energy Policy

    Panelists talked about the energy situation in Europe following the crisis in Ukraine. Topics included Russia’s changing relationship with western countries due to increased…

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    European Security

    A group of analysts talked about European security and the challenges facing the transatlantic relationship following the crisis in Ukraine. Regarding news that Russia had cut off…

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    U.S.-Mexico Border Commerce

    Roberta Jacobson gave the keynote address at the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute discussion on trade and commerce between the U.S.-Mexico border. She focused on the impact of…

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    Key Figures at the End of the Cold War

    James Graham Wilson talked about the Cold War, and argued that the actions of four key figures led to its end: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary of State George Schultz and Presidents Reagan and…

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    Act of Voting

    Sophia Rosenfeld talked about the history and role of the secret ballot in America. She described voting techniques used following the American Revolution, and the development of the…

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    NATO Alliances and European Security

    Panelists talked about NATO expansion and alliances, and European security following the end of the Cold War. The panel was made up of former Russian, German, and Polish officials, and…

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    Secretary Hagel on NATO Expansion

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel talked about NATO expansion and European security following the Cold War. He called on NATO allies to increase their defense spending, saying the U.S.…

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