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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*.…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • US Relations with Turkey Iran and Russia
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    U.S. Relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia

    Former national security advisers spoke about U.S. relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia, and each country’s role in Syria’s escalating violence. Other topics included Iran’s nuclear…

  • Iranian Nuclear Program
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    Iranian Nuclear Program

    Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA) talked about Iran’s nuclear program. Among the topics he addressed were regional security concerns, United Nations sanctions against Iran, and the political…

  • The Future of USIran Relations
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    The Future of U.S.-Iran Relations

    Scholars and a former hostage in the Iranian hostage crisis participated in a panel discussion on the future of U.S.-Iran relations thirty years after the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Topics included the…

  • Public Opinion in Iran
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    Public Opinion in Iran

    Kenneth Ballen talked about public opinion in Iran on issues of nuclear development, economic growth, Iran’s political future, and place in the international community. He presented…