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    Book Discussion on Iran-Contra

    Malcolm Byrne talked about his book, Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power, in which he looks at the Iran-Contra scandal. Mr. Byrne…

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    ISIS and Al-Qaeda

    Matthew Olsen talked about the threat of ISIS* and al-Qaeda in Iraq, Syria, and the Middle East, and efforts being made by U.S. and international community to curb those threats. He…

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    Book Discussion on What We Won

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book, What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89, about the CIA’s involvement in Afghanistan from 1979-1989. He also talked about…

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    Foreign Policy in 2014

    Brookings Institution fellows talked about the list they complied foreign policy issues in 2014. Panelists focused on on Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and the U.S. pivot to Asia. They said…

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    Changing Government Surveillance Programs

    Panelists talked about President Obama’s just concluded speech on surveillance policy and his proposed changes to the way in which the National Security Agency collects and monitors…

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    President Obama, Congress, and Military Action in Syria

    Former State and Defense Department officials and a former CIA analyst talked about the possibility of U.S. military strikes on Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons against…

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    Special Operations and Iraq

    General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) talked about the evolution of the Joint Special Operations Command and the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in particular the terrorist Abu Musab…

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    Global Counterterrorism

    Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated relations with Pakistan, the use of drones by U.S., and al-Qaida’s influence…

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    Future of Pakistan, Panel 2

    Panelists talked about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, as well as the future of the relationship. Among the topics they addressed were military cooperation in…

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    U.S. Pakistan Relations

    Former intelligence officials assessed U.S.-Pakistan relations. In their remarks they criticized U.S. policy toward Pakistan noting that financial support is often given with little…

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    Middle East Political Unrest

    Former CIA Analyst Bruce Riedel, and Gary Sick, who served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, talked about the impact of political unrest in the…

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    Book Discussion on Deadly Embrace

    Bruce Riedel looks at Pakistan’s role in the global jihad movement in his latest book. Mr. Riedel spoke about this topic at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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    Policy Implications for Pakistan's Future

    Panelists talked about the future of Pakistan’s relations with the U.S., as well as its relations with India and Afghanistan. They also responded to questions from the…

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    Global Security Panel

    Panelists talked about their books on global security. After the presentations, the authors responded to questions from members of the audience. Benjamin Wittes moderated. Their…

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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the implications of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan at a Middle East Policy Council panel.  Former CIA Division Chief Frank Anderson talked about…

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    U.S. Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Bruce Riedel spoke about U.S. counterterrorism strategy and the state of al-Qaida and Taliban forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also talked about terrorist recruiting both in…

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    U.S. Policy in Afghanistan

    Panelists assessed President Barack Obama’s policy options for Afghanistan. Among the issues they addressed were counter terrorism and counterinsurgency strategies, increased…

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    Afghan Presidential Election

    Panelists talked about the prospects for Afghanistan’s future, assessing the outcome of the Afghan presidential election, and the implications for future American policy in…

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    Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

    A panel discussion was held on the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, the previous week. The discussion focused on the extremist networks allegedly responsible for the assaults, the…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

    A panel discussion was held titled “Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges This Fall and Beyond.” After their opening remarks and initial discussion, the…

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