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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Panelists talked about some of the challenges related to Israel’s suspension of peace talks with Palestine after the Palestinian Liberation Organization announced a reconciliation…

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    U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    Middle Eastern policy experts spoke about the state of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations, the Obama administration’s outreach to Iran, and U.S. policies towards Syria and Egypt. They…

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    Intelligence and Counterterrorism Policy

    Panelists talked about intelligence and counterterrorism efforts domestically and internationally. Eliot Abrams named Syria as “jihadi central” and the area of greatest…

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    Book Discussion with Elliott Abrams, Tested by Zion

    Elliott Abrams, who served on President George W. Bush’s national security staff, talked about the accomplishments and failures of the Bush administration regarding the…

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    Foreign Policy and Whittaker Chambers

    From a conference on the 60th anniversary of the publication of Whittaker Chambers' book, Witness, panelists talked about foreign policy and Whittaker Chambers, and whether Witness' message…

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    History of Human Rights Policy

    Senior diplomats spoke about the evolution of human rights policy at a day-long conference to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Panelists talked about the upcoming upcoming P-5+1 talks on Iran’s nuclear program. P-5+1 refers to the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council (France, the…

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    Islamic Religion Groups and Arab Politics

    Former senior White House advisers discussed internal deliberations over Middle East policy. Dennis Ross said that in one-on-one discussions, former Egyptian President of Egypt Hosni…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Panelists talked about the U.S.-Israel relationship and the Middle East peace process. They advocated that the United States pay less attention to the peace process, and instead focus…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy and the Middle East

    Elliott Abrams, former White House Deputy National Security Adviser for President George W. Bush, and former Democratic Representative Robert Wexler debated U.S. foreign policy toward…

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    U.S. Middle East Policy

    Participants spoke about U.S. policy and political unrest in the Middle East. Dennis Ross said the U.S. had outdated assumptions about the Arab world, and also talked about a possible…

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    Book Discussion on The Strong Horse

    Lee Smith argued that in the Middle East the general public tends to follow whoever is the strongest leader. He said that U.S. policy should reflect this reality.  Commentary by…

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