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    Iran Hostage Crisis, 40 Years Later

    From 1979 to 1981, 52 Americans were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The Wilson Center hosted a panel discussing how the Iran Hostage Crisis has impacted U.S. foreign policy…

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    Special Operations and Iraq

    General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) talked about the evolution of the Joint Special Operations Command and the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in particular the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Bruce Riedel,…

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    Global Counterterrorism

    Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated relations with Pakistan, the use of drones by U.S., and al-Qaida’s influence…

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    Future of Pakistan, Panel 2

    Panelists talked about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, as well as the future of the relationship. Among the topics they addressed were military cooperation in counterterrorism, the use…

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    U.S. Pakistan Relations

    Former intelligence officials assessed U.S.-Pakistan relations. In their remarks they criticized U.S. policy toward Pakistan noting that financial support is often given with little means…

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    Middle East Political Unrest

    Former CIA Analyst Bruce Riedel, and Gary Sick, who served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, talked about the impact of political unrest in the…

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    Deadly Embrace

    Bruce Riedel looks at Pakistan’s role in the global jihad movement in his latest book. Mr. Riedel spoke about this topic at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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    Policy Implications for Pakistan's Future

    Panelists talked about the future of Pakistan’s relations with the U.S., as well as its relations with India and Afghanistan. They also responded to questions from the audience. This…

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    Global Security Panel

    Panelists talked about their books on global security. After the presentations, the authors responded to questions from members of the audience. Benjamin Wittes moderated. Their books were: Benjamin Wittes -…

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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the implications of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan at a Middle East Policy Council panel. Former CIA Division Chief Frank Anderson talked about Afghanistan…

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    U.S. Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Bruce Riedel spoke about U.S. counterterrorism strategy and the state of al-Qaida and Taliban forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also talked about terrorist recruiting both in Pakistan…

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    U.S. Policy in Afghanistan

    Panelists assessed President Barack Obama’s policy options for Afghanistan. Among the issues they addressed were counter terrorism and counterinsurgency strategies, increased troop levels…

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    Afghan Presidential Election

    Panelists talked about the prospects for Afghanistan’s future, assessing the outcome of the Afghan presidential election, and the implications for future American policy in Afghanistan.…

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    Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

    A panel discussion was held on the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, the previous week. The discussion focused on the extremist networks allegedly responsible for the assaults, the…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

    A panel discussion was held titled “Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges This Fall and Beyond.” After their opening remarks and initial discussion, the panelists responded to…

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    Pakistani Foreign Policy

    Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke at the Brookings Institution following a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Topics included U.S-Pakistan relations,…

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    Pakistani Elections Outlook

    The panelists, including two Pakistani members of parliament, discussed the upcoming elections in Pakistan and the future of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) after the assassination of the…

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    Carlos Pascal moderated a panel discussion titled, “The Way Forward in Iraq: An Examination of the Petraeus-Crocker Progress Report.” Topics included an analysis of the Iraq situation, the…

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    Inside Hamas

    Zaki Chehab talked about his book Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement, published by Nation Books. Journalist Zaki Chehab detailed the rise of Hamas in the Palestinian…

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    Understanding al-Qaida

    Bruce Riedel talked about al-Qaida, the current state of leadership in the terrorist movement, its influence in the Muslim world, and recent operations by the network. He also spoke about…

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