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    Violence in Iraq

    Experts on Iraq talked about the ongoing militant violence in that country. They discussed Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the region; the role of the U.S. and other…

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    Parliamentary Elections in Iraq

    Ambassador Lukman Faily gave an assessment of the potential outcomes of Iraq’s April 30, 2014, parliamentary elections. In his remarks he said that Iraq was a “story in the…

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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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    Jon Alterman on the Situation in Egypt

    Jon Alterman talked about the deteriorating situation in Egypt, U.S. response to the crisis, and how a de-stabilized Egypt might impact the entire region. He responded to telephone…

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    Kristen Chick on the Situation in Egypt

    Kristen Chick gave an update on the situation in Eqypt, where violent protests in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi continued. She also talked about U.S. response to…

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    Economic Challenges in North Africa

    Panelists talked about economic transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco. They discussed governmental ability to…

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    Secretary Clinton on U.S. Policy in North Africa

    Secretary of State Clinton gave the keynote address at a conference on the political, economic, and security transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya,…

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    Politics in North Africa

    Middle East scholars talked about political transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco. Some of the subjects they…

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    U.S. Relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia

    Former national security advisers spoke about U.S. relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia, and each country’s role in Syria’s escalating violence. Other topics included…

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    Arab World Unrest

    Middle East scholars talked about the impact of political uprisings and demonstrations across the Arab world during the spring of 2011. They focused on the rule of monarchies in Jordan,…

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    Arab States Unrest and U.S. Policy

    Jon Alterman talked about the political unrest in the Middle East, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Syria and the potential diplomatic…

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    Implications of the Uprising in Egypt

    Journalists discussed the unrest and anti-government protests in Egypt. Among the issues they addressed were the evolving events on the ground in Cairo and other cities across Egypt,…

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    Iranian Nuclear Program

    Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA) talked about Iran’s nuclear program. Among the topics he addressed were regional security concerns, United Nations sanctions against Iran, and…

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    The Future of U.S.-Iran Relations

    Scholars and a former hostage in the Iranian hostage crisis participated in a panel discussion on the future of U.S.-Iran relations thirty years after the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah…

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    Public Opinion in Iran

    Kenneth Ballen talked about public opinion in Iran on issues of nuclear development, economic growth, Iran’s political future, and place in the international community. He…

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    Situation in Gaza

    The guests talked about the continuing conflict between Gaza under Hamas control and the West Bank under Fatah control. Other topics included U.S. policy towards the Palestinian…

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    Israeli Politics

    Mr. Alterman spoke about the announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of his plans to start a new centrist party. He discussed the future of the Knesset and how the new…

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    U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    Mr. Alterman explained how the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia was formed. Among the topics were U.S. oil interests, the connection between the Saudi Royal…

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    Book Discussion on No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

    Reza Aslan talked about his book No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, published by Random House. He focused on the likelihood of creating an Islamic democracy…

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    U.S.-Arab Relations

    Mr. Alterman talked about a recent report on the state of relations between the U.S. and Arab world, events in the Middle East, and democratic movements in the region. He also…

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