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    Escalating Violence in Iraq

    Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily and others talked about the the escalating violence in Iraq and the threat and influence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They…

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    Afghanistan Elections

    Former Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and former Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary David Sedney talked about Afghanistan’s recent presidential election, the impact of the…

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    NATO Summit Preview

    Outgoing NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen talked about his vision for the future of NATO and previewed the upcoming September 2014 NATO summit in Wales. Secretary General…

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    War Crimes in Syria

    Ambassador Stephen Rapp talked about war crimes and crimes against humanity that have occurred during the civil war in Syria. Topics included the use of chemical weapons and shrapnel…

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    Afghan Economy and Political Transition

    Paul Ross talked about Afghanistan and shared findings and recommendations from the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Article IV Consultation, an annual review of…

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    Asia-Pacific Missile Defense

    Panelists talked about missile defense in the Asia-Pacific region. Topics included the nuclear threat from North Korea, and the regional influence of China and Japan. Former…

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    Missile Defense Capabilities

    Former directors of the Missile Defense Agency talked about U.S. missile defense capabilities, as well as the capabilities of Russia and Europe.  The panel was part of the Atlantic…

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    Future of Missile Defense

    Panelists talked about future capabilities and technologies of missile defense, and potential threats from China and Russia. Former Obama administration Defense Undersecretary James…

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    Transatlantic Missile Defense Programs

    Panelists talked about transatlantic missile defense programs. Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker said he didn’t have much faith in negotiations with Iran on…

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    Defense Cooperation in the Arabian Gulf

    Panelists talked about missile defense cooperation in the Arabian Gulf. Iran’s nuclear program was one of main topics. The panel was part of the Atlantic Council’s fourth…

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    Global Missile Defense

    Vice Amiral James Winnefield was the keynote speaker at an Atlantic Council day-long missile defense conference. He said the number one missile defense threat was North Korea’s…

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    Vice President Biden on Ukraine

    Vice President Joe Biden talked about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. He said that NATO must be “resolute” at imposing costs on Russia for violating Ukraine’s…

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    Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks

    Secretary of State John Kerry gave the keynote speech at an Atlantic Council event commemorating the historic milestones of the transatlantic community. In his remarks he said…

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    Russian Foreign Policy and Ukraine

    Mikhail Kasyanov talked about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy agenda. He assessed the foreign policy strategy of…

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    Islam and Politics in Pakistan

    Panelists talked about the rise of Islamic political parties in Pakistan, and U.S.-Pakistan relations. Notable speakers included former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani.

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    Virtual Currency

    Panelists talked about the impact of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies on the future of financial and political systems. Bitcoin is a decentralized Internet-based system for…

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    Marine Corps Readiness

    General James Amos talked about proposed cuts to the Defense Department’s budget and the impact of those cuts on the Marine Corps' ability to defend U.S. interests. 

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    Human Rights and Internet Access in Iran

    Dutch politician Marietje Schaake Marietje Schaake was interviewed by Barbara Slavin about her visit to Iran as a member of the European Parliament. She said Iranians feel the West…

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    Afghanistan Reconstruction

    Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko provided an update on the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and addressed future operations in the region…

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    Russian Intervention in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk talked about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, the referendum in Crimea, and the transatlantic community’s response. Speaking at…

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