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    Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    Ambassador William Taylor, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, made opening remarks before a discussion about a public opinion poll on Ukrainian views about Crimea, relations with…

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    Pakistani Counterterrorism Efforts

    Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan spoke about his country’s 20-point national plan to fight terrorism. Pakistan’s government drafted the plan following a…

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    Special Envoys and Diplomacy

    Former ambassadors talked about the use of special envoys in international areas of conflict. They discussed their effectiveness, the autonomy and latitude they have in conducting…

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    U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

    Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke about U.S.-Afghanistan relations. Afterward he answered questions from moderator Stephen Hadley and members of the…

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    President Karzai's Legacy in Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the legacy of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, including the obstacles he faced as president and the future of Afghanistan. Former Afghanistan Commander John Allen…

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    Future of Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the future of Afghanistan following the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Topics included the training of Afghan national and local police forces. The former…

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    Future of Somalia

    United Nations Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay talked about the country’s progress in governance and security. Following his remarks, Ambassador Kay took…

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    Afghanistan Elections

    The U.S. Institute of Peace held a discussion on the previous week’s elections in Afghanistan. The 2014 elections marked the first peaceful democratic transition of power in the…

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    Future of Media in Afghanistan

    Afghan journalists and Voice of American and BBC media executives talked about the future of media and press relations in Afghanistan. Topics included the state of investigative reporting…

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    James Dobbins on the Future of Afghanistan

    James Dobbins gave the keynote address at a U.S. Institute of Peace event on the future of Afghanistan. Among his remarks he said not allowing U.S. and NATO forces to stay in…

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    Future of U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

    Panelists talked about Afghanistan’s relationship with the U.S. USAID official Alex Thier spoke about the progress in Afghan civil society. In addition, other topics included the…

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    Iraqi Governance and Security

    Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq talked about governance and security in his country. He said the U.S. has a moral and legal responsibility to Iraq after invading and…

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    Iranian Politics and Nuclear Program

    David Ignatius and Robin Wright talked about their recent trip to Iran to assess Iran’s internal politics since President Rouhani took office. Topics included the implications of…

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    Status of Security and Political Transition in Iraq

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki talked about his country’s progress in security and political transition. He also addressed concerns of a bipartisan group of U.S. senators…

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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif talked about his country’s efforts to combat terrorism and to encourage peace and stability. Among his remarks he criticized U.S. drone…

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    Foreign Assistance and National Security

    Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) spoke about the importance of foreign aid, diplomatic efforts and defense. He also talked about the need for more interagency cooperation between the…

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    Next Generation in Afghanistan

    A panel of young Afghan leaders and experts on Afghanistan discussed the next generation of leadership in that country at an event hosted by the United State Institute of Peace Open Society…

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    Promoting Democracy and Prosperity in Africa

    African leaders spoke about promoting democracy and African prosperity. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to build democratic institutions following periods of civil war and…

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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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    Political Transition and Religious Violence

    Panelists examined tensions between the freedoms of expression and religion in the context of political transitions happening in the Middle East and North Africa. Among the subjects…

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