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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki responded to questions from reporters on a variety of international topics. She talked about the recent terror attack in Yemen, the death of King Abudullah of Saudi Arabia,…

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    Combating Global Terrorism

    Former Ambassador Marc Ginsberg talked about the terrorist attacks in France and the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Yemen, and how these events could complicate larger U.S.…

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    U.S.-Persian Gulf Nations Relations

    William Burns talked about the U.S. relationship with Arab countries in the Persian Gulf. Topics included ongoing diplomatic efforts with Iran, and U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia,…

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    Al-Qaida Influence in Yemen

    Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively tackle the terror group and its acts of violence. Ibrahim Sharqieh and Gregory…

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    Future of Yemen

    Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi talked about the future of his country. He took over the presidency in February 2012, after an uprising forced the previous president to step…

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    U.S. Response to Embassy Attacks

    Daniel Serwer talked about attacks on U.S. embassies in Yemen and Libya, where U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed, and how the U.S. should respond. He also…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “What should the U.S. response be to attacks on American embassies in Libya and Yemen?”

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    Attacks on American Embassies in Libya and Yemen

    Ned Parker was interviewed by phone about the attacks on American embassies in Libya and Yemen. U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three staff members were killed in…

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    John Brennan on U.S. Policy Toward Yemen

    John O. Brennan discussed U.S. policy toward Yemen, the status of Yemen’s political transition and economic recovery program, as well as the humanitarian and security. The Obama…

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    Tawakkol Karman on Unrest in the Arab World

    Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman spoke about political unrest and violence in North Africa and the Middle, often referred to the “Arab Spring.” She talked about her experiences…

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    White House Briefing

    Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues, including the killing of the leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian peninsula (AQAP) Anwar al-Awlaki by a U.S. drone…

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    Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi United Nations Address

    Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi addressed the United Nations General Assembly.

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    U.S. Policy Toward Yemen

    Officials and Middle East experts testified on U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Yemen. Among the topics they addressed were recent political unrest in the country, al-Qaida’s…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen briefed reporters. Secretary Gates, who was participating in his last press conference before his…

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    U.S. Role in Yemen

    Christopher Boucek talked about the U.S. role in Yeman, destabilization in that country, and Yemen’s role in the rise and power of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). He also…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mark Toner briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including Yemeni President Saleh’s continued efforts to remain in power despite popular uprisings, and State…

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    Book Discussion on High-Value Target: Countering al Qaeda in Yemen

    Edmund Hull, former ambassador to Yemen (2001-2004), talked about the U.S.'s counter-terrorism efforts in that country. Former Ambassador Hull responded to questions from members of…

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    U.S. Middle East Policy

    President Obama talked about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, focusing on political reforms after a wave of popular uprisings in Arab countries from Tunisia to Syria. In his remarks…

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    Political Unrest in Yemen

    Panelists talked about political unrest and popular anti-government protests in Yemen. Among the topics they addressed were U.S. interests in political stability in the country, past…

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    Unrest in the Middle East

    Ellen Laipson talked about the geopolitical impact from the continuing anti-government protests in the Middle East and Northern Africa. She also responded to telephone calls and…

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