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    President Karzai's Legacy in Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the legacy of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, including the obstacles he faced as president and the future of Afghanistan. Former Afghanistan Commander John Allen…

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    Future of Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the future of Afghanistan following the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Topics included the training of Afghan national and local police forces. The former…

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    Future of Somalia

    United Nations Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay talked about the country’s progress in governance and security. Following his remarks, Ambassador Kay took…

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    Afghanistan Elections

    The U.S. Institute of Peace held a discussion on the previous week’s elections in Afghanistan. The 2014 elections marked the first peaceful democratic transition of power in the…

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    Future of Media in Afghanistan

    Afghan journalists and Voice of American and BBC media executives talked about the future of media and press relations in Afghanistan. Topics included the state of investigative reporting…

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    James Dobbins on the Future of Afghanistan

    James Dobbins gave the keynote address at a U.S. Institute of Peace event on the future of Afghanistan. Among his remarks he said not allowing U.S. and NATO forces to stay in…

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    Future of U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

    Panelists talked about Afghanistan’s relationship with the U.S. USAID official Alex Thier spoke about the progress in Afghan civil society. In addition, other topics included the…

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    Iraqi Governance and Security

    Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq talked about governance and security in his country. He said the U.S. has a moral and legal responsibility to Iraq after invading and…

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    Iranian Politics and Nuclear Program

    David Ignatius and Robin Wright talked about their recent trip to Iran to assess Iran’s internal politics since President Rouhani took office. Topics included the implications of…

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    Status of Security and Political Transition in Iraq

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki talked about his country’s progress in security and political transition. He also addressed concerns of a bipartisan group of U.S. senators…

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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif talked about his country’s efforts to combat terrorism and to encourage peace and stability. Among his remarks he criticized U.S. drone…

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    Foreign Assistance and National Security

    Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) spoke about the importance of foreign aid, diplomatic efforts and defense. He also talked about the need for more interagency cooperation between the…

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    Next Generation in Afghanistan

    A panel of young Afghan leaders and experts on Afghanistan discussed the next generation of leadership in that country at an event hosted by the United State Institute of Peace Open Society…

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    Promoting Democracy and Prosperity in Africa

    African leaders spoke about promoting democracy and African prosperity. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to build democratic institutions following periods of civil war and…

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    Security Forces in Arab States

    The U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a discussion on the state of security forces in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. All four countries were in some state of political transition with…

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    Political Transition and Religious Violence

    Panelists examined tensions between the freedoms of expression and religion in the context of political transitions happening in the Middle East and North Africa. Among the subjects…

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    Future of Syria After Assad

    Syrian opposition activists from the Day After Project presented the outlines of a transition plan for their country post-President Bashar al-Assa. Some of the subjects the covered…

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    U.S.-Myanmar Relations

    Aung San Suu Kyi spoke about U.S.-Myanmar (Burma) relations, and she received the Asia Society’s Global Vision Award. She said that many obstacles remain in her country’s…

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    Leon Panetta on Global Partnership and Policy

    Leon Panetta gave the fifth annual Dean Acheson lecture at the U.S. Institute of Peace. In his remarks he said the military planed to deploy Army units to build international…

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    Conflict Management In Post-War Nations

    Rick Barton gave the keynote address on approaches to building stable nations moving from conflict to peace at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He talked specifically about what the State…

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