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  • Washington Journal James Dobbins Discusses the Top Foreign Policy Stories of 2018
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    James Dobbins on the Top Foreign Policy Stories of 2018

    RAND Corporation’s James Dobbins discusses the top foreign policy stories of 2018 and previews key foreign policy challenges in the year ahead.

  • Council on Foreign Relations Discussion on USIran Relations
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    Council on Foreign Relations Discussion on U.S.-Iran Relations

    The Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion on the United States' relationship with Iran following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Washington Journal James Dobbins Discusses US Foreign Policy Challenges
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    James Dobbins on U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges

    Longtime career diplomat James Dobbins talked about his book, Foreign Service: Five Decades on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy and the Trump administration’s foreign policy challenges…

  • Brookings Institution Hosts Discussion on Afghanistan
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    Afghanistan Security

    Former Afghanistan Commander General David Petraeus and two former ambassadors talked about a report on the future of U.S. operations in Afghanistan. General Petraeus said there is cause to…

  • Mideast Conflicts and ISIS Threats
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    Mideast Conflicts and ISIS Threats

    Middle East experts talked about the history of Middle East conflict. Among the topics they discussed were the ISIL* threat to the U.S., U.S. policy in the Middle East, and Westerners' reasons for joining ISIL.…

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    James Dobbins on the Future of Afghanistan

    James Dobbins gave the keynote address at a U.S. Institute of Peace event on the future of Afghanistan. Among his remarks he said not allowing U.S. and NATO forces to stay in Afghanistan…

  • House Examines Future of the Afghanistan Mission
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    Afghanistan War Transition

    Witnesses assessed conditions in Afghanistan and the U.S. military transition in 2014. They also talked about implications of the bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan and the…

  • Afghanistan War Transition
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    Afghanistan War Transition

    State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officials gave the Senate Foreign Relations Committee an update on the ISAF & NATO operational transition in…

  • Senate Hears About Military Transition in Afghanistan
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    Military and Political Transition in Afghanistan

    Defense and State Department officials testified on regional instability and political and economic challenges in both Afghanistan and Pakistan as U.S. troops prepared to withdraw from…

  • Cato Institute Looks At Lessons From War in Afghanistan
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    Lessons from the War in Afghanistan

    Three scholars talked about the lessons that could be learned from the war in Afghanistan. They examined what went wrong and how to avoid those mistakes in the future. Topics included Ambassador James…

  • Future of Afghanistan
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    Future of Afghanistan

    Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and security transitions facing Afghanistan. Mr. Dobbin said that the Afghan government could collapse…

  • Future of Afghanistan
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    Future of Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the future of Afghanistan. Topics included peace negotiations, U.S.-Pakistan relations, Afghanistan war strategy and counterinsurgency efforts. Following prepared…

  • Peace in Afghanistan
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    Peace in Afghanistan

    The co-chairs of the Century Foundation’s International Task Force on Afghanistan talked about the release of the group’s report on the prospects for peace in Afghanistan. In their remarks…

  • Afghanistan Update
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    Afghanistan Update

    James Dobbins talked about the latest news in Afghanistan. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson previewed topics for Sunday morning…

  • Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
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    Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

    Witnesses testified on U.S. and international rescue, recovery and reconstruction efforts in Haiti after an earthquake that devastated the nation. Among the topics they addressed were…

  • Future of Iraq
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    Future of Iraq

    Panelists talked about predictions for Iraq in 2020. Speakers included a former Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S., and a former Iraqi Trade and Defense Minister. They responded to audience members' questions following…

  • Discussion on Containment in Afghanistan
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    Discussion on Containment in Afghanistan

    Foreign policy experts spoke about strategic options and U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Among the issues they addressed were military disengagement, regional security and political stability,…

  • USIran Policy
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    U.S.-Iran Policy

    Zbigniew Brzezinski addressed the fourth panel of the RAND Corporation day-long conference titled, "Understanding Iran: Domestic and Foreign Policy on the Eve of the Presidential Election".…

  • US Policy Toward Iran
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    In a portion of a conference on the future of U.S. national security policy, panelists focused on challenges posed by Iran and security concerns in the Middle East. Among the issues they…

  • US Iraq Policy
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    U.S. Iraq Policy

    The guest talked about today’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on U.S policy and options in Iraq. He is scheduled to testify at the hearing. He said that an occupying force must…

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