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    Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Reviewers Panel

    Witnesses testified on State Department involvement before, during, and after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11-12, 2013. Questions focused on departmental…

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    Benghazi Consulate Attack Report

    Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of their investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which…

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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Current and former U.S. and Russian ambassadors assessed the status of relations between the two countries. They all concluded that U.S.-Russia relations were much better than…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and other panelists talk about negotiations over Iran’s Nuclear Program. This event took place at the Carnegie Endowment for International…

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    Nuclear Deal Talks with Iran

    Former nuclear proliferation negotiators for the Clinton and Obama administrations and for Iran discussed the current talks with Iran over its nuclear program. Robert Einhorn said that…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community could deal with it. Topics included how negotiations could occur, the effectiveness of…

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    War in Afghanistan

    Panelists discussed U.S. strategy for the Afghanistan war, the cost of operations, counterinsurgency goals, threats to regional security, and peace negotiations. They also responded to…

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    Law of the Sea Treaty

    Panelists debated the Law of the Sea Treaty.
    The Law of the Sea Treaty, adopted in 1982 but still not ratified, calls for technology transfers and wealth transfers from developed to…

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    Truth Commission on Bush Administration Policies

    At a hearing titled “Getting to the Truth Through a Nonpartisan Commission of Inquiry,” legal experts testified about a potential investigation into Bush administration policies…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Thomas Pickering and David Sanger talked about U.S. foreign policy, focusing on the cultural and historical aspects of U.S foreign policy and U.S. national security. They responded to…

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    Prevention of Nuclear-Armed Iran

    Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program.
    This forum was part of an Arms Control Association conference on nuclear nonproliferation issues.

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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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    United Nations Agenda

    United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson gave an update on the United Nations current agenda and the upcoming work. Topics included the civil war in Syria and that…

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    Report on Detainee Treatment

    The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment released a report on the treatment of suspected terrorists during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. The…

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    Politics and Economics in South Asia

    Scholars from two Washington think tanks and the head of Pakistan’s largest private security firm talked about the major forces shaping the politics and economics of India, Pakistan,…

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    Pakistan Elections

    Former Pakistan Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan and former Ambassador to the United States Maleeha Lodhi spoke about the elections held in their country on May 11. Former Prime…

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    Invasion of Kuwait by Iraq

    In its third meeting since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the Security Council discussed the invasion. They unanimously declared the invasion of Kuwait null and void and called on all…

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    Human Rights Violations in Kuwait

    Kuwaiti refugees testified before the United Nations Security Council, describing torture, rape and murder of Kuwaiti citizens by Iraqi soldiers. Kuwait was invaded by Iraq in August…

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    Bipartisan Foreign Policy Consensus

    A public dialog on finding a bipartisan foreign policy consensus was moderated by Matt Rojansk. Topics included the most important foreign policy and national security issues for the…

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    Russia-Georgia Conflict

    A panel discussion was held on the conflict in Georgia. David Bakradze, Georgia’s Parliament chairman, participated via teleconference. He provided an update on the…

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