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    Islamic Extremism

    Panelists talked about the religious basis of Islamist terrorism and how or whether it should factor into a comprehensive US strategy to defeat extremists. The topic of the first panel, “The Challenge of…

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    Iraqi Elections

    Panelists talked about the status of Iraq’s parliamentary elections scheduled on March 7, 2010, and its impact on military operations in Iraq and future U.S. policy. Among the topics they…

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    The Future of the Iranian Military

    Ali Alfoneh, Michael Connell, and Kenneth Katzman participated in a panel discussion on the role of Iran’s military forces in the country’s politics. Topics included the developmental phases of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard…

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    State of U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists discussed the state of United States foreign policy, including how they expected the president to address that issue in that evening’s State of the Union address. Topics included…

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    Democracitic Reform in the Middle East

    Panelists talked about democratization and political reform in the Arab world. They focused on challenges to reform in Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Future of the Iraqi Armed Forces

    Lieutenant General Nasier Abadi, deputy chief of staff of the Iraqi Armed Forces, joined a discussion on the condition of the Iraqi armed forces. Topics included establishment of democratic…

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    Sovereignty, Security and Justice

    Ms. Pletka and Mr. Rubin moderated a discussion of the situation in Iraq from an Iraqi perspective. Ms. Al-Rahim, Mr. Chalabi, and Mr. Al-Rahim all lived outside of Iraq for several years. They argued that the American invasion has resulted in…

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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…

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