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    U.S. Policy in Iraq and Syria

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria following the loss of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, which was captured by ISIS* on May 17, 2015. The witnesses argued that the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Are you confident in President Obama’s strategy against ISIS?” The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including the president’s strategy against the so-called Islamic State* in Syria and Iraq, trade policy, and…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jeff Rathke briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including Egypt’s death sentence decision for former President Mohamed…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Is the U.S. military effort against ISIS* working?” Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone, previewed the week…

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    Vice President Biden on U.S.-Israel Relations

    Vice President Biden delivered remarks at an event celebrating the 67th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence. He spoke about U.S.-Israel relations and defended…

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    Turkey and the Middle East

    Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu talked about evolving violence in the Middle East as well as Turkey’s role in the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and…

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    Q&A with Jessica Stern

    Jessica Stern, co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror, talked about the genesis and growth of the organization, its goals, mission, and methods. She also spoke about the impact of…

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    State Department Daily Breifing

    Jeff Rathke briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including Secretary Kerry’s meeting with the Cuban foreign minister and the potential…

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    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Yemen and Syria

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke with reporters about the conflict in Yemen and the ISIS takeover of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, Syria. The Islamic State of…

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    Islamic Faith and Western Civilization

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about the Islamic faith and Western civilization. She also spoke about her book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, as…

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    Arab League Joint Military Force Creation

    Eric Trager talked about unrest in Yemen and the Arab League’s call for the creation of a joint military force to counter violent extremism and political instability across the Middle…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke to reporters about the strong relationship between the U.S. and Israel and their concerns regarding…

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    Middle East Conflicts

    Michael Rubin talked about several areas of the Middle East, including current conflicts between Sunni and Shiite forces in Yemen, U.S.-Iran cooperation in the fight against *ISIL in Iraq,…

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    U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State Terrorists

    Retired General John Allen, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter *ISIL, was joined by two Defense Department officials in testifying before the House Foreign…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jeff Rathke briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including Israel’s release of tax funds to the Palestinian Authority and the conflict in…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest answered reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including nuclear negotiations with Iran and U.S.-Israel relations.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a range of international affairs topics, including the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private…

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    Book Discussion on ISIS

    Hassan Hassan, co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, talked about the rise and leadership of *ISIS in the Middle East. Mr. Hassan co-wrote the book with journalist Michael…

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    Book Discussion on The Kurdish Spring

    David Phillips talked about his book, The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East, about the shifting alliances in the fight against *ISIS. He also spoke about the U.S.…

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