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  • Discussion on US Policy in Iraq and Iran
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    Discussion on U.S. Policy in Iraq and Iran

    Middle East policy experts including former Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Rend al-Rahim Francke discussed the ongoing protests in Iraq, which began in October 2019. Demonstrators are protesting…

  • Fortieth Anniversary of Iranian Revolution
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    Fortieth Anniversary of Iranian Revolution

    The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) hosted a discussion with Iran experts on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution. Panelists discussed the history of Iran and the…

  • Elections in Muslim Countries
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    Elections in Muslim Countries

    Panelists debated the possibility of successful democracies in Muslim countries. Among the issues they discussed were the need for patience with the democratic process in Muslim countries, reconciliation of…

  • Syria and the Assad Regime
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    Syria and the Assad Regime

    A forum hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies discussed problems with Syria and national repercussions for the destabilization of the Assad regime.

  • Alleged Iranian Covert Operations
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    Alleged Iranian Covert Operations

    Witnesses testified on recent allegations that Iran attempted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the U.S., and Iran’s other international covert operations. Among the topis they addressed…

  • Muslim Brotherhood
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    Muslim Brotherhood

    Participants spoke about the recent political uprising in Egypt, a national referendum on constitutional reforms in Egypt, and the potential role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the political…

  • Irans Nuclear Program
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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Following introductory remarks by Cliff May, panelists spoke regional security in the Middle East, Iranian nuclear ambitions, as well as suggestions from some quarters of possible military…

  • US Foreign Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Reuel Marc Gerecht spoke about U.S. foreign policy goals. Among the topics he addressed were the Middle East peace talks, relations with Iran, and a controversy over Koran burning by a…

  •  Irving Kristol Award
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    Irving Kristol Award

    Historian Bernard Lewis received the American Enterprise Institute’s Irving Kristol Award for 2007. He delivered the Irving Kristol Lecture at the Institute’s annual dinner on the topic of “Europe and…

  • Possibility of Civil War in Iraq
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    Possibility of Civil War in Iraq

    Panelists talked about the future of Iraq, political struggles between different factions, and U.S. policy in the country. Mr. Kagan moderated the panel which responded to comments and…

  • Should the US Support Islamists
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    Should the U.S. Support Islamists?

    Two Middle East experts held a formal discussion about whether the United States should rely on Islamists. Mr. Gerecht, former member of the Central Intelligence Agency, argued that democratization efforts should…

  • US Policy Toward Iran
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    Participants talked about relations between the U.S. and Iran, as well as proposed policies by the Bush administration and Kerry campaign. Among the topics they addressed were Iranian…

  • US Policy Toward Iran
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    Mr. Gerecht talked about U.S. policy toward Iran and his cover story in the Weekly Standard that examined the question of whether or not the U.S. should use military force against Iran to…

  • Iraqi Constitution
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    Iraqi Constitution

    Mr. Gerecht talked about the Iraqi constitution, sticking points to adoption in the Constitutional Assembly, as well as compromises and the decisions still to be made. Mr. Murphy spoke via…

  • Medical Ethics in the Age of Terrorism
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    Medical Ethics in the Age of Terrorism

    Moderated by former Defense Department Assistant Secretary Korb, the panelists debated the use of detainees' medical records to capitalize on illness, phobias, and other vulnerabilities for use in military interrogation…

  • emThe Islamic Paradoxem
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    The Islamic Paradox

    Mr. Gerecht talked about his book The Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy, published by American Enterprise Institute Press. The author…

  • AlQaida vs the United States
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    Al-Qaida vs. the United States

    Participants talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, popular anti-American sentiment around the globe, improving investigations and enforcement of anti-terror laws, and intelligence…

  • US Policy Toward Iran
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    Mr. Gerecht talked about U.S. policy toward Iran. The previous day, the IAEA passed a resolution favored by Iran. He also responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from…

  • What Next Iraqis Take Control
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    What Next? Iraqis Take Control

    Rend Rahim, Iraq’s ambassador designate to the United States, spoke about the transfer of sovereignty, the United Nations, and the role of the media in the new Iraqi interim government. She then…

  • Iraq War and Terrorism
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    Iraq War and Terrorism

    Mr. Gerecht talked about the situation in Iraq and U.S. efforts to combat terrorism. He also discussed his Weekly Standard cover story, and responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and…

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