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  • Jared Kushner Discusses Trump Administrations Middle East Peace Efforts
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    2019 Soref Symposium Dinner with Jared Kushner

    Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, talked about the administration’s Middle East peace efforts during the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s 2019 Soref…

  • 2019 Israeli Elections
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    2019 Israeli Elections

    A panel of experts at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy discussed the upcoming Israeli elections, set for April 9, 2019. They predicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would…

  • Middle East Policy
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    Middle East Policy

    Foreign policy experts talked about U.S.-Middle East policy and looked ahead at what is to come in the region. Two of the panelists talked about their recent trips to the region. Topics included…

  • Israeli Defense Minister Discusses Middle East Security
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    Israeli Defense Minister on Middle East Security

    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman talked about Middle East security ahead of President Trump’s decision on whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, a decision expected by May 12, 2018. He reiterated Israel’s position…

  • Middle East Politics and Security
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    Middle East Politics and Security

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a discussion on the future of foreign policy among Middle East nations, with a focus on U.S. allies Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the United…

  • Robert Satloff Previews Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahus Visit to Washington
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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Middle East experts talked about the future of U.S.-Israel relations. The speakers also previewed the upcoming meeting between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

  • Discussion on USIsrael Relations
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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Panelists talked about the history and future of U.S.-Israel relations, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming U.S. visit. Longtime Middle East and national security…

  • Discussion on Russias Role in the Conflict in Syria
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    Russia and Syria Military Relationship

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a discussion on Russian military buildup in Syria. They considered what a Russian presence means for the multifaceted Syrian opposition,…

  • Discussion on the IsraelPalestinian Conflict
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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Michael Herzog and Dennis Ross talked about the implications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza Strip, the potential for a longer ceasefire, and the military and political issues at stake.…

  • IsraeliPalestinian Conflict
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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Panelists talked about some of the challenges related to Israel’s suspension of peace talks with Palestine after the Palestinian Liberation Organization announced a reconciliation deal with Hamas.…

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    Matthew Levitt talked about his book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God, in which he explores the power of Hezbollah in Lebanon and the organization’s activities beyond…

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    Motherland Lost

    Samuel Tadros talked about his book, Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity, in which he explores the plight of Coptic Christians living in Egypt. The author argued…

  • USMilitary Assistance to the Syrian Opposition
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    U.S.Military Assistance to the Syrian Opposition

    Two Middle East scholars assessed the Obama administration’s decision to provide military assistance to the Syrian rebels. Marc Lynch said that the U.S. could not stop the civil war while…

  • Experts Examine Pres Obamas Middle East Trip
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    U.S. Middle East Policy

    Panelists talked about the possible implications of President Obama’s trip to the Middle East, which was scheduled for later in the week. Topics included Israel and Iran’s nuclear program.

  • Future of Egypt
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    Future of Egypt

    Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution that would also expand decision-making powers of the country’s President Muhammed Morsi. The…

  • Elections in Muslim Countries
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    Elections in Muslim Countries

    Panelists debated the possibility of successful democracies in Muslim countries. Among the issues they discussed were the need for patience with the democratic process in Muslim countries, reconciliation of…

  • US Middle East Policy in the Obama Administrations Second Term
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    U.S. Middle East Policy in the Obama Administration's Second Term

    Former presidential advisers Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey assessed U.S. Middle East policy in the Obama administration’s second term. They talked about unrest in Syria and their concerns about Egypt’s…

  • The Muslim Brotherhood
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    The Muslim Brotherhood

    Witnesses testified about unrest in the Arab world and the role of groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Witnesses included an Egyptian born Islamic scholar who was granted political…

  • President Obamas Middle East Policy Address
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    President Obama's Middle East Policy Address

    Washington Institute for Near East Policy researchers talked about President Obama’s previous day speech on U.S. policy in the Middle East. The panelists all agreed that President Obama…

  • Uprising in Egypt
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    Uprising in Egypt

    Foreign policy experts spoke about U.S. relations with Egypt and the mass uprisings and anti-government protests occurring across Egypt. Over the past week Egyptians had gathered throughout the country…

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