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  • Panelists Discuss US Relations with North Korea
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    U.S.-North Korea Relations

    The Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion on U.S.-North Korea relations with former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Mike Mullen and Korea expert Victor Cha. They talked about what a…

  • Atlantic Council Hosts Discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal
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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    The Atlantic Council hosted a series of discussions to mark the first anniversary of the full implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). A panel of international…

  • Discussion on the Iran Nuclear Agreement
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    Nuclear Iran

    Panelists talked about preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the threat of a nuclear Iran, and potential strategies to combat this and other similar security threats. “Iran and the…

  • Stimson Center Hosts Talk on Stability in Northeast Asia
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    Strategies in Northeast Asia

    Brad Roberts talked about extended nuclear deterrence and U.S. defense strategies toward Northeast Asia. He addressed the North Korean nuclear threat, China’s modernization of its arsenal,…

  • Transitions Between War and Peace
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    Transitions Between War and Peace

    Panelists talked about ways to improve transitional and reconstruction efforts in post-conflict countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Mali. Among the issues they addressed were the…

  • Iran Experts Discuss June 14 Presidential Elections
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    Iran's Presidential Election

    Panelists talked about Iran’s June 14, 2013, presidential election. Topics included the openness and fairness of the election and what that might signify and possible policy changes toward…

  • Middle East Policy
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    Middle East Policy

    Panelists talked about the challenges in the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in President Obama’s second term. Topics included the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions over Iran’s…

  • After Words with David Crist
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    After Words with David Crist

    A U.S. military officer and Middle East expert analyzes thirty years of hostility between the U.S. and Iran and suggests that the failure of both sides to receive sincere offers for detente…

  • Conversation with Representative Mike Rogers
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    Conversation with Representative Mike Rogers

    Representative Mike Rogers, chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, talked about lessons learned from the operation in which U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden. He was told of…

  • Unrest in the Middle East
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    Unrest in the Middle East

    Ellen Laipson talked about the geopolitical impact from the continuing anti-government protests in the Middle East and Northern Africa. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

  • Future of USIraq Relations
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    Future of U.S.-Iraq Relations

    Ellen Laipson discussed the recent trends in US-Iraq relations and the effects of continued engagement on national interests, and issues in the relationship in the coming years. She is the author…

  • Persian Gulf Security Issues
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    Persian Gulf Security Issues

    Panelists talked about security in the Persian Gulf region at the Middle East Institute annual conference. Speakers included a newspaper editor from the United Arab Emirates, and a former vice admiral in the U.S.…

  • emBad Days in Basraem
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    Bad Days in Basra

    Hilary Synnott talked about his book Bad Days in Basra: My Turbulent Time as Britain’s Man in Southern Iraq, published by I.B. Tauris. The book is an insider British account of the early…

  • 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 Mr. Boorstin,…