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    Public Perceptions of Iraqi Governance

    Panelists talked about the relationship between corrupt and inept governments and the rise of extremist groups such as ISIL.* They discussion focusing on public perceptions of Iraq’s…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Syria

    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace about U.S. policy in Syria and the ongoing campaign against ISIL.* He talked about of the need for an internationally…

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    Security Threats to Georgia

    Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli talked about her country’s relationship with Russia and her country’s security in light of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict and…

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    Afghan Government and Security

    Ambassador Dan Feldman and other peace policy experts talked about the strength of the Afghan unity government and the country’s security situation. Topics included U.S.…

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    Iraq and Combating ISIS

    Saleem al-Jubouri spoke about Iraq and the fight against ISIS.* He said that peace could be achieved and called for increased aid and military efforts to combat ISIS. He also spoke…

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    Female Leadership in Africa

    Panelists talked about the role of women’s leadership in Africa in peace-building and development efforts. They also discussed the progress made and the risks remaining to…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Former Iranian and U.S. officials outlined Iran nuclear agreement negotiations. Iran and the P5+1* agreed to a framework to limit Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for an end…

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    Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    Ambassador William Taylor, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, made opening remarks before a discussion about a public opinion poll on Ukrainian views about Crimea, relations with…

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    Pakistani Counterterrorism Efforts

    Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan spoke about his country’s 20-point national plan to fight terrorism. Pakistan’s government drafted the plan following a…

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    Special Envoys and Diplomacy

    Former ambassadors talked about the use of special envoys in international areas of conflict. They discussed their effectiveness, the autonomy and latitude they have in conducting…

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    U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

    Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke about U.S.-Afghanistan relations. Afterward he answered questions from moderator Stephen Hadley and members of the…

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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…

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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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