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    Civil Unrest in Syria

    Middle East policy experts spoke about the on-going civil unrest and the evolving military situation in Syria. Topics included the background of the conflicts, potential U.S.…

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    U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. Ambassador Smith talked about moderate reforms taking place in the…

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    Arab Media on U.S.-Arab Relations

    Members of the Arab media remarked on how they view the U.S. while reporting for Middle Eastern networks. They also talked about the changing news environment, including the influence…

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    U.S. and Arab Strategies Toward Iran

    Panelists discussed the role of Iran’s nuclear program in the geo-political dynamics of the Middle East. Topics included the effectiveness of economic sanctions, the consequences…

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    Middle East Business and Employment Environment

    Representatives from both U.S. and Middle Eastern organizations talked about how the uncertain political situation in many countries was contributing to a lack of investment in the…

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    U.S.-Arab Relations Luncheon Speeches

    Egypt’s ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed M. Tawfik shared his experiences during on his country’s revolution the previouis year, and how economic growth would be essential to its…

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    National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Luncheon

    Danny Sebright made introductory remarks for the keynote speakers during the luncheon sponsored by the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council at the 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference,…

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    Arabian Peninsula States

    Arabian Gulf states scholars talked about the decline of American power. Kuwait University’s Political Science Professor Abdullah Al-Shayji called the U.S. “a broken…

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    Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

    Israeli and Palestinian conflict scholars talked about the future of Palestine. Panelists discussed the economic, social, and humanitarian challenges the Palestinian people face after…

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    North Africa and Middle East Unrest

    Panelists talked about issues of importance to American and Arab relations. The first panel concentrated on Syria and the opposition to Assad’s government. The second panel…

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    U.S. -Saudi Arabia Relations

    Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal talked about recent unrest in the Arab world, and Israel-Palestinian relations. In his remarks he said the right choice was made in the succession process…

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    Libyan Revolution and Political Transition

    Libyan Ambassador to the U-S Ali Aujali discussed his country’s next steps following the death of former leader Moammar Gadhaf. He was introduced by Harriet Fulbright.

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    Gas Prices and U.S. Energy Policy

    Former Shell Oil Company President John Hofmeister spoke about U.S. energy policy. He criticized both the Obama administration and Congress among his comments. He said President…

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    Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

    Following opening remarks, Chas Freeman gave the opening keynote address at the 19th annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference. He talked about the history and current state of…

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    Status of Iraq

    Experts on Iraq talked about circumstances in the country. Among the issues they addressed were efforts to form a coalition government, rising threats of sectarian tensions, the U.S.…

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    Israel-Palestine Peace Process

    Middle East experts talked about the Middle East peace process, efforts to reinvigorate face-to-face negotiations, and the impact of the tensions between Israel and the Palestinian…

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    U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    Ambassador James Smith spoke about the status of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations.

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    Energy and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists talked about U.S. energy policy in the Middle East. Among the issues they addressed were energy security, global demand for oil, and the price of oil and natural…

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    U.S. Military and the Middle East

    Lieutenant General John Allen gave the keynote address at the second day of the Arab-U.S. policymakers conference. He talked about the areas of responsibility, goals, activities, and…

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    State of the Arab Economy

    Participants spoke about the state of the economy in the Arab world and prospects for employment and economic growth throughout the region. Among the topics they addressed were…

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