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  • US Withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan
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    U.S. Withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan

    Bob Schieffer moderated a Center for Strategic and International Studies panel discussion about the consequences of U.S. military withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan. Participants talked about…

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  • Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Discusses Challenges Facing the Middle East
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    Middle East Challenges

    Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy talked about economic and political challenges facing Middle Eastern nations. He spoke of a need for the region’s leaders to adapt to the…

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  • Lisa Anderson Discusses Challenges Facing the Middle East
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    Middle East Security Challenges

    Lisa Anderson spoke about security challenges and politics in the Middle East. She focused on political uprisings, modern state structure, the rise of non-state actors, and combating ISIS*.…

    291 views
  • General James Mattis on Middle East Security Challenges
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    Middle East Security Challenges

    General James Mattis, former commander of U.S. Central Command, spoke about security and military challenges in the Middle East. In his remarks he said Iran is the most enduring threat to…

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  • US Relations with Gulf States
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    U.S.-Persian Gulf Nations Relations

    William Burns talked about the U.S. relationship with Arab countries in the Persian Gulf. Topics included ongoing diplomatic efforts with Iran, and U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, Yemen,…

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  • Kristen Chick on the Situation in Egypt
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    Kristen Chick on the Situation in Egypt

    Kristen Chick gave an update on the situation in Eqypt, where violent protests in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi continued. She also talked about U.S. response to the…

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  • Jon Alterman on the Situation in Egypt
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    Jon Alterman on the Situation in Egypt

    Jon Alterman talked about the deteriorating situation in Egypt, U.S. response to the crisis, and how a de-stabilized Egypt might impact the entire region. He responded to telephone calls…

    107 views
  • Arab World Unrest
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    Arab World Unrest

    Middle East scholars talked about the impact of political uprisings and demonstrations across the Arab world during the spring of 2011. They focused on the rule of monarchies in Jordan,…

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  • Arab States Unrest and US Policy
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    Arab States Unrest and U.S. Policy

    Jon Alterman talked about the political unrest in the Middle East, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Syria and the potential diplomatic and…

    299 views
  • Implications of the Uprising in Egypt
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    Implications of the Uprising in Egypt

    Journalists discussed the unrest and anti-government protests in Egypt. Among the issues they addressed were the evolving events on the ground in Cairo and other cities across Egypt,…

    172 views
  • Situation in Gaza
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    Situation in Gaza

    The guests talked about the continuing conflict between Gaza under Hamas control and the West Bank under Fatah control. Other topics included U.S. policy towards the Palestinian government and…

    78 views
  • Israeli Politics
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    Israeli Politics

    Mr. Alterman spoke about the announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of his plans to start a new centrist party. He discussed the future of the Knesset and how the new party…

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  • emNo God but God  The Origins Evolution and Future of Islamem
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    No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

    Reza Aslan talked about his book No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, published by Random House. He focused on the likelihood of creating an Islamic democracy in the…

    951 views
  • USArab Relations
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    U.S.-Arab Relations

    Mr. Alterman talked about a recent report on the state of relations between the U.S. and Arab world, events in the Middle East, and democratic movements in the region. He also responded to…

    15 views
  • Future of the Middle East
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    Future of the Middle East

    Panelists talked about the future of the Middle East and the role of the U.S. in the region. They also discussed the actions and responsibilities of the Arab and Western media vis-à-vis…

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  • Future of the Middle East
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    Future of the Middle East

    Foreign Minister Muasher spoke about the Middle East peace process, the election of a Palestinian Prime Minister, post-war reconstruction in Iraq, and relations between the U.S. and the…

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