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    U.S.Military Assistance to the Syrian Opposition

    Two Middle East scholars assessed the Obama administration’s decision to provide military assistance to the Syrian rebels. Marc Lynch said that the U.S. could not stop the civil…

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    Political Unrest in Syria and Egypt

    Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in Syria and challenges in Egypt after the revolution. This was part of a national security…

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    Marc Lynch on the Syria and the Middle East

    Marc Lynch talked about the uprisings in Syria. Topics included the international response, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to Saudi Arabia, and the 60-nation gathering…

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    Future of Syria

    Scholars discussed the origins of the conflict in Syria and the situation on the ground. They said the U.S. and the international community had no good options in Syria, where the…

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    Impact of New Media on Political Conflict

    Representatives from the government and academia talked about an Institute of Peace report on the role social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube play in motivating political…

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    Citizen Journalism and Political Conflicts

    International bloggers talked about citizen journalism as an effective tool for change during political conflicts. They talked about the advantages and disadvantages of using social…

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    Future Public Diplomacy Agendas

    Participants spoke about diplomatic challenges facing the next presidential administration and the need to strengthen communications with other countries. Among the topics they…

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    Influence of Arab Media

    The second panel of conference on “The Power and Influence of Arab Media” addressed the question of “Is Arab Media a Force for Reform, the Status Quo, or Extremism?”…

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