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    Syria, Ukraine, and the Middle East

    Officials from the State and Defense Departments and foreign policy scholars testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the growing threat of terrorism in Syria and…

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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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    Future of al-Qaida Leadership

    Panelists talked about the relevance of al-Qaida following the killing of Osama bin Laden and political uprisings in the Middle East since 2011. They also responded to questions from the…

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    First Anniversary of Osama bin Laden Death

    To mark the one-year anniversary of killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEALS, a panel of former military and intelligence officials assessed the state of…

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    Iran and Hezbollah Threat Assessment

    Witnesses testified on threats to the U.S. posed by both Iran and Hezbollah in the Middle East. Among the topics addressed were state-sponsored terrorism threats, terrorist fundraising…

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    Alleged Iranian Covert Operations

    Witnesses testified on recent allegations that Iran attempted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the U.S., and Iran’s other international covert operations. Among the topis…

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    Terrorist Funding

    Matthew Levitt talked about terrorist funding, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included how organizations like al- Qaeda get money and the…

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    Ideological Extremism

    Participants spoke about U.S. counterterrorism strategy and efforts to diminish ideological extremism. They also spoke about a new report by on ways to counter extremist ideology from…

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    Dan Benjamin on Counterterrorism

    Daniel Benjamin spoke about U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Among the issues he addressed were the evolving threat and increasing resilience of al-Qaida and other terrorist…

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    Homegrown Terrorism Threat

    Matthew Levitt, a former FBI counterterrorism intelligence analyst, talked about the arrests of several Americans detained in Pakistan on suspicion that they were plotting terrorist attacks…

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    Global Counterterrorism Network

    Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Vickers talked about the status of the War on Terror, the recent history of special operations and unconventional warfare, the role of…

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    Environment of Terrorists

    Moderated by Professor Macdonald, experts discussed the environments that enable terrorism. Topics included Pakistani seminaries and their relation to jihads, Hamas radicalization of…

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    Terrorism and the Middle East

    Mr. Levitt will talk about Hezbollah, its financial supporters, and its influence in the Middle East. He said Hezbollah is the most organized political party in Lebanon, although…

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    Terrorism Financing

    Participants talked about terrorism financing and various states involved in terrorism sponsorship. Among the states they examined were Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran and…

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    Terrorism

    Mr. Levitt discussed recent terrorist activities in Saudi Arabia and Morocco and the terrorist networks operating in the Middle East. He responded to audience telephone calls,…

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    Terrorist Financing

    Witnesses testified about the role of charities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the financing of terrorist activities. Among the issues they addressed were investigating…

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