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    Intelligence Communities' Role in Predicting COVID-19

    The Brookings Institution hosted a virtual discussion, which explored the importance of the CIA in predicting crises like COVID-19. Author Chris Whipple spoke about his recently released…

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    House Hearing on U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    The House Intelligence Committee held a virtual hearing on U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special rapporteur on executions, presented the findings of her report on the murder of Saudi…

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    Beirut 1958

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book, Beirut 1958: How America’s Wars in the Middle East Began, in which he recalled President Eisenhower’s decision to deploy U.S. Marines to Beirut in 1958,…

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    Iran-Contra

    Malcolm Byrne talked about his book, Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power, in which he looks at the Iran-Contra scandal. Mr. Byrne used declassified…

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    What We Won

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book, What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89, about the CIA’s involvement in Afghanistan from 1979-1989. He also talked about the legacy of…

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    ISIS and Al-Qaeda

    Matthew Olsen talked about the threat of ISIS* and al-Qaeda in Iraq, Syria, and the Middle East, and efforts being made by U.S. and international community to curb those threats. He said there was no…

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    Foreign Policy in 2014

    Brookings Institution fellows talked about the list they complied foreign policy issues in 2014. Panelists focused on on Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and the U.S. pivot to Asia. They said that…

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    Changing Government Surveillance Programs

    Panelists talked about President Obama’s just concluded speech on surveillance policy and his proposed changes to the way in which the National Security Agency collects and monitors phone…

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