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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues. Topics included U.S. support for Lebanese actions against ISIS* militant actions along the…

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    Future of Lebanon

    State and Defense Department officials and Middle East experts testified on Lebanon’s future. The previous day, February 24, Israeli jets carried out air strikes in eastern…

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    Foreign Aid to Jordan and Lebanon

    Witnesses testified on U.S. foreign aid for Jordan and Lebanon. Among the issues they addressed were a recent influx of Syrian refugees, the impact of refugee populations on host…

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    Book Discussion on Hezbollah

    Matthew Levitt talked about his book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God, in which he explores the power of Hezbollah in Lebanon and the organization’s…

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    Hezbollah as a Global Threat

    Middle East policy experts testified about the evolution of Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant organization, and its relationship with Iran.

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    Transformations in the Arab World

    The heads of government from Egypt, Libya, Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about the political and social challenges facing…

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    Book Discussion on American Sheikhs

    Professor Brian VanDeMark talked about his book, American Sheikhs: Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America’s Influence in the Middle East, a history of the American…

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    Book Discussion on A Privilege to Die

    Thanassis Cambanis talked about the rise, power, and popularity of Hezbollah in Lebanon. Mr. Cambanis spoke at the New York Public Library in Manhattan on Wednesday, February 2,…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    In a portion of the State Department daily briefing, P.J. Crowley spoke about a United Nations special tribunal on the 2005 assassination of a Lebanese leader.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    P.J. Crowley was joined at the State Department daily briefing by representatives from USAID and Ambassador Holbrooke’s office to talk about relief efforts in Pakistan following…

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    Hezbollah and the Middle East, Analysts

    Witnesses testified about the international an regional security threats posed by Hezbollah, including its role in Lebanon and support it receives from Syria and Iran. In their remarks…

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    Hezbollah and the Middle East, Government Officials

    Officials testified about the international an regional security threats posed by Hezbollah, including its role in Lebanon and support it receives from Syria and Iran. They said that…

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    Lebanese Election Results

    Shilbey Telhami spoke about election results in Lebanon in which the pro-Western government retained power despite a strong challenge from Hezbollah. He talked about the potential…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Lebanon and Syria

    Panelists spoke about shifting political structures and relations in Lebanon, changes by the Obama administration in U.S. policy toward Syria, and the potential impact of U.S. Middle East…

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    Geo-Political Dynamics of Lebanon and Syria

    A panel discussion was held on U.S. relations with Lebanon and Syria. Topics included U.S. military action in eastern Syria, internal political developments in the two countries, peace…

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    25th Beirut Remembrance

    Families and fellow service members held a remembrance service to honor the 241 service members killed 25 years ago in Beirut, Lebanon. On October 23, 1983, a terrorist truck bomb…

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    Retrospective on the 25th Anniversary of Beirut Bombings

    Retired Marine Corps commanders spoke about the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine compound in Beriut, lessons learned as a result of the incident and subsequent military responses to…

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    U.S.-Lebanon Relations

    President Bush and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman spoke to reporters after their meeting.

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    Hezbollah 's Role in Lebanon's Government

    Firas Maksad talked about the temporary power-sharing agreement between br/ Hezbollah and the U.S. backed political parties of Lebanon’s government.  This comes as a new…

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    Future of Lebanon

    A panel discussion on the future of Lebanon was held. Originally the discussion was titled “Lebanon on the Brink.” However, in light of Lebanese leaders reaching an…

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