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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Panelists talked about U.S. policy options for facilitating a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They spoke about the positions of both the Israelis and the Palestinians,…

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    U.S. Policy in the Middle East

    Tamara Cofman Wittes talked about recent developments in Israel, Iraq and Iran, and the ongoing nuclear talks between the U.S. and Iran.

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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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    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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    Iraq Security and Politics

    Speaker of Iraq’s Council of Representatives Usama al-Nujayfi, a Sunni leader, talked about the recent spike in violence in his country and possible plans by the Iraqi government to…

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    Political Future of Egypt

    Middle East experts and former State Department officials talked about Egypt’s political future and its relationship with the United States. Topics included the prospects for a…

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    Women and the Middle East

    Tara Sonenshine talked about some of the advances and continued challenges for women in the Arab world. She argued the importance of including women in political and social affairs in…

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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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    Egypt's Constitutional Referendum

    Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They reviewed the referendum, explained the key factions involved in writing the constitution…

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new…

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    Public Perceptions of Arabs and Muslims

    Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. The poll was conducted following violent protests in the Arab world that…

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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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    Political Transitions in the Middle East

    U.S. State Department officials testified about recent political unrest and violence in the Middle East including in Syria and Egypt. They also talked about the recent agreement…

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    Rebuilding U.S.-Muslim World Relations

    Panelists spoke about U.S. relations with Islamic nations and culture in various parts of the world, focusing on the Middle East and Arab world. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Book Discussion on The Next Founders

    Joshua Muravchik talked about his book The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East, published by Encounter Books. He profiled seven people from the Middle East who are…

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    U.S. and European Policy Toward Terrorism

    The third of a day-long event titled, “U.S Approaches to Foreign Policy: Strategies of Engagement,” focused on U.S. and European approaches to fighting terrorism. Topics…

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    Annapolis Middle East Summit

    Middle East analysts spoke about a forthcoming summit between Israel and the Palestinian Authority to be held in Annapolis, Maryland. Among the topics they addressed were regional…

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    State of Arab Liberalism

    Participants talked about the potential for widespread acceptance of democracy in the Middle East and the Arab world. Among the issues they addressed were the place of liberal thought…

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    Instability in Iraq

    Policy analysts talked about operations in Iraq and the recent rise in insurgent movements and violence against forces in the region. They also talked about the transfer of power to…

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    Retaliation Against U.S.

    The guests talked about possible retribution towards the U.S. during and after a possible war with Iraq. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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