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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    General John Allen talked about the U.S.-led coalition to defeat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. He outlined efforts to defund the group, identify and target foreign fighters, and…

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    Media Coverage of North Korea

    Foreign policy experts and journalists talked about how the media covers North Korea. br/ “Reporting on North Korea: Challenges, Problems, and Pitfalls” was a panel of the…

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    Forum on North Korea

    Panelists talked about North Korea, including social and economic changes within the country and efforts by journalists to report on the country’s government and people. br/…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    Chinese analysts talked about the recently concluded fourth plenum of China’s 18th Communist Party Congress. The meeting focused on strengthening the country’s Constitution…

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    Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

    Panelists talked about negotiations to finalize a nuclear agreement with Iran.

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    Presidential Power to Combat ISIS

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke about whether President Obama has the proper authority to carry out military actions against ISIS* militants under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military…

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    Effects of Low Oil Prices

    Oil market and public policy experts talked about the effects of lower oil prices on energy-exporting nations such as Russia, Iraq, Nigeria, and Venezuela. They also analyzed the…

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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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