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  • Discussion Focuses on the Future of Afghanistan
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    Future of Afghanistan

    Analysts and former ambassadors talked about possible U.S. policy and strategy toward Afghanistan in the upcoming Trump administration. They assessed the current situation in the region, and laid…

  • Afghan Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib Discusses USAfghanistan Relations
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    U.S.-Afghanistan Relations in the Trump Administration

    Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s ambassador to the U.S., looked ahead to U.S. policy toward Afghanistan under the Trump administration, followed by panel discussions on the topic. The panels “Security” and…

  • 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…

  • Conversation with Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani
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    Conversation with Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani

    First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani spoke about the challenges facing her country in its efforts to rebuild. She addressed several perceptions she called “half-truths” about the state of her…

  • Hearing on US Strategy in Afghanistan
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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Current and former State Department experts on Afghanistan testified on U.S. strategy toward that country. The hearing focused on the level of U.S. troops after 2016, the role of the nation’s…

  • US Ambassador to Afghanistan and Pakistan Nominations
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    U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Pakistan Nominations

    Nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Senators questions primarily addressed how each nominee would address the…

  • Lifting Sanctions on Libya
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    Lifting Sanctions on Libya

    The Security Council debated lifting international sanctions on Libya after Libya had reached an agreement on reparations for victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Scotland. The resolution…

  • Policy Toward Iraq
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    Policy Toward Iraq

    Following a meeting of the Security Council in which members voted to add items to a list of restricted sales to Iraq, ambassadors spoke to the media about the vote and policy toward Iraq.

  • United Nations News Conference
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    United Nations News Conference

    Mr. Blix and other ambassadors spoke to reporters about Security Council efforts to pass a resolution on weapons inspections in Iraq.

  • Weapons Inspections in Iraq
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    Weapons Inspections in Iraq

    Following a briefing of the Security Council, Mr. Blix and other diplomats talked to reporters about the meeting and how United Nations weapons inspections in Iraq would proceed. They said…