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    Book Discussion on One Second After

    William Forstchen talked about his novel One Second After (Forge Books; March 17, 2009). In his novel he depicts what America would be like after a high-altitude nuclear bomb explosion that…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations and Policy Toward Iran

    Policy analysts discussed U.S. and Israeli policy toward Iran. Topics included the state of Iran’s nuclear program, its influence in Syria and with the Palestinian group Hamas,…

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    Muslim Brotherhood

    Participants spoke about the recent political uprising in Egypt, a national referendum on constitutional reforms in Egypt, and the potential role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the political…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Panelists talked about the U.S.-Israel relationship and the Middle East peace process. They advocated that the United States pay less attention to the peace process, and instead focus…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Following introductory remarks by Cliff May, panelists spoke regional security in the Middle East, Iranian nuclear ambitions, as well as suggestions from some quarters of possible military…

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    Israel's Global Influence

    George Gilder, author of The Israel Test, gave the keynote address at a Hudson Institute and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies discussion on the relationship between Israel and…

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    Book Discussion on Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine

    Jonathan Schanzer talked about his book Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine (Palgrave Macmillan; November 11, 2008). He talks about the conflict between Fatah and Hamas since…

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    Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren Remarks

    Ambassador Michael Oren spoke about relations between the U.S. and Israel, the Middle East peace process, and the recent bid by the Palestinian Authority to gain statehood at the United…

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    U.S.-Israel Relationship, Threats and Opportunities Panel

    Panelists talked about the impact of a failed Syrian regime on Israel’s relations with Arabic countries. They also criticized the Obama administration for having a “hands…

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    Elections in Muslim Countries

    Panelists debated the possibility of successful democracies in Muslim countries. Among the issues they discussed were the need for patience with the democratic process in Muslim…

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    U.S. Cybersecurity Policy

    Representative Pete Hoekstra spoke on his time on the House Select Intelligence Committee and the committee’s approach to cybersecurity issues versus the Obama administration’s…

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    Al-Qaida Operations and Threats

    Panelists talked about the current state of al-Qaida and its affiliates. They rejected the idea of al-Qaida being decimated or defeated. Mr. Joscelyn cautioned against…

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    Nuclear Weapons in Muslim Countries

    Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear proliferation ambitions. All agreed Iran’s nuclear program is a serious threat to the U.S. and the region. David Albright,…

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    Gary Samore Remarks on Iran's Nuclear Program

    Gary Samore spoke about Iran’s nuclear enrichment and development programs, the use of sanctions to open the program to international inspection, and regional security issues caused…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

    Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) and Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) talked about U.S. foreign policy. Senator Casey remarked on the fear of chemical weapons in Syria and talked about…

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    Iran’s Human Rights Record

    Panelists talked about Iran’s human rights abuses and nuclear program. The participants Included an Iranian political prisoner who described her abuse and subsequent escape, and…

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    U.S.- Israel Strategic Relationship

    Panelists talked about relations between the U.S. and Israel, as well as the Obama administration’s Middle East policy. Among the topics addressed were the history of the…

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    Syria and the Assad Regime

    A forum hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies discussed problems with Syria and national repercussions for the destabilization of the Assad regime. 

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    Syrian Civil War

    Panelists talked about Syria’s civil war and ways to deal with Syrian President Assad. Mr. Hannah, former National Security Adviser to Vice President Cheney, criticized…

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    Senators Kyl and Lieberman on Foreign Policy

    Retiring Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) discussed Iran’s nuclear program, Syria’s civil war and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Both senators were…

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