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  • 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

    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…

  • Afghanistan Pakistan and Regional Stability
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    Afghanistan, Pakistan and Regional Stability

    Panelists talked about U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan, instability in the region, threats posed by terrorism and the resurgence of Taliban militias, as well as potential impact…

  • PostConflict Rebuilding
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    Post-Conflict Rebuilding

    Mr. Dobbins talked about his book The Beginner’s Guide to Nation Building which details how countries like the United States can bring stability to post-conflict areas of the world. He also…

  • Possibility of Civil War in Iraq
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    Possibility of Civil War in Iraq

    Panelists talked about the future of Iraq, political struggles between different factions, and U.S. policy in the country. Mr. Kagan moderated the panel which responded to comments and…

  • US Policy Toward the Middle East
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    U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East

    Mr. Clemons moderates a discussion on the moral dimensions of United States policy toward the Middle East. Panelists talked about efforts to combat terrorism in the region, military…

  • Peacekeeping in Lebanon
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    Peacekeeping in Lebanon

    Panelists spoke about a United Nations cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon, as well as the composition and operation of an international peacekeeping force…

  • Iraq Reconstruction
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    Iraq Reconstruction

    Mr. Dobbins spoke about Iraq reconstruction, saying that the Bush administration does not intend to seek new funds for Iraq reconstruction and that this was the beginning of the end of U.S.…

  • Afghanistan Four Years Later
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    Afghanistan Four Years Later

    The Center for American Progress hosted a forum titled “Afghanistan, Four Years Later: Progress, Problems, and Prospects for the Future.” Participants of the first panel, which was moderated by…

  • US Policy in Iraq
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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    James Dobbins talked about the war with Iraq. He said that the U.S. did not provide security for Iraq so the people do not put their trust in the American President. He also took phone…

  • Situation in Iraq
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    Situation in Iraq

    Mr. Dobbins talked about the Iraqi Prime Minister’s visit and Iraq reconstruction efforts. He noted that the Iraqi government has maintained cohesion in the face of internal strife, and he…

  • Partners for Afghanistan
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    Partners for Afghanistan

    Mr. Dobbins moderated a panel on partnerships for the reconstruction of Afgahanisatan. Professor Hanifi talked about the need for the peoples of Afghan to become more cohesive and about repatriation of…

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