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    Military Operations in Iraq and Syria

    Marine Corps Brigadier General Kevin Killea, chief of staff for the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), briefed reporters and responded to questions about…

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    Army Chief of Staff Confirmation Hearing

    General Mark Milley gave testimony on his nomination to replace outgoing Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno. General Milley told the committee that Russia is the greatest national…

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    Iran Nuclear Deal and Lobbyists

    Anna Palmer talked about reactions to the Iran nuclear deal from various lobbyist groups. Among other issues she discussed which members of Congress are expected to receive the most…

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    Interview with Dan Ephron

    Dan Ephron talked about his book, Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel. He was interviewed at BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Retired General John Allen, who serves as special presidential envoy, talked about the campaign against ISIS* miltants. He also spoke briefly about the Iran nuclear agreement reached…

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    U.S.-China Relations and the Middle East

    The Center for American Progress hosted a panel discussion on U.S. and Chinese interests in the Middle East. Both countries share concerns about violent extremism, oil and energy issues,…

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    Book Discussion on Killing a King

    Dan Ephron talked about his book, Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel, about the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at a…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on U.S. strategy in combating ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. A broad range of topics…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of international topics, including Iran’s nuclear program and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s role in the…

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    After Words with Mona Eltahawy

    Journalist Mona Eltahawy discusses her book "Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs A Sexual Revolution" She is interviewed by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Marine Corps Brigadier General Thomas Weidley briefed reporters on operations against ISIS and the threats the militant group poses to Iraq, Syria, and the region. The Islamic State of…

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    House Debate on Troop Withdrawal from Iraq and Syria

    The House debated and voted down 288-139 a resolution requiring U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq and Syria in the absence of a congressional vote on an authorization for the use of…

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    Middle East Policy and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on combating ISIS* and U.S. strategy in the Middle East. Secretary Carter told the…

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    News Review with Senator Christopher Murphy

    Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) talked about U.S. policy toward ISIS*, an amendment he introduced that would ban deployment of ground troops to Iraq and Syria, the ongoing debate over…

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    U.S. Interests at the United Nations

    Ambassador Samantha Power testified on congressional priorities and concerns in advancing U.S. national interests at the United Nations (U.N.). Topics included the U.N.'s role in nuclear…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Secretary Kerry joined John Kirby via video conference to brief reporters on a range of international topics, including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jeff Rathke briefed reporters and answered questions on a variety of international affairs topics, including the fight against *ISIS, stopping the flow of foreign terrorist fighters to Iraq…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jeff Rathke briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including the death of an American citizen in Syria and Secretary of State John Kerry’s…

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    U.S. Middle East Policy

    Philip Gordon talked about his piece in Politico Magazine, in which he asserts that the Middle East is “falling apart” and that there “is no easy fix” to the…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jeff Rathke briefed reporters and answered questions on a variety of international affairs topics, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Zivotofsky v. Kerry case, striking…

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