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    Book Discussion on Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World

    Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner, the editors of Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World, talked about democratization in the Middle East following the “Arab…

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    Security Forces in Arab States

    The U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a discussion on the state of security forces in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. All four countries were in some state of political transition with…

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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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    Democracy in the Middle East

    Participants talked about developing democracies in the Middle East and Arab world. Among the topics they addressed were reconstruction efforts in Iraq, the influence of Islam in the…

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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    Scholars talked about U.S.-Iran relations, the role of various forms of Islam in Iranian politics, views about potential U.S. military action in Iraq, and the emergence of some democratic…

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    Middle East Issues

    Policy analists talked about U.S. policy towards the Middle East, the future of Iraq, and security in the region should the U.S. decide to take military action against Iraq. They also…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were opened for audience comments. Several persons were interviewed by telephone from several countries. We talked about how the attacks on the U.S. have affected…

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    Osama Bin Laden's Neighborhood

    Participants talked about the politics and culture of central Asia, concentrating on Afghanistan and its neighbors. Among the topics they addressed were the influence of Islam in the…

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    Understanding History and Reforms in Iran

    Daniel Brumberg and Christiana Bird talked about the dynamics of political, social, and cultural norms of Iran. They focused on the influence of the West and the legacy of Ayatollah…

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