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    State Department Briefing

    Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the State Department Nathan Sales and Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker announced the department is designating an…

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    State Department Briefing on Iran and Iraq

    Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker briefed reporters at the State Department on the political situation on the ground in Iran and Iraq.

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    House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing on Middle East Policy

    State Department officials testified on Middle East policy before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee. Topics included relations with Iran, Turkey’s military operation in Syria,…

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    Middle East Strategy

    David Schenker, assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, discussed Middle East strategy at a day-long event held at the Atlantic Council. In his remarks, he talked about U.S. relations in…

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    State Department Confirmations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing on three State Department nominations, including retired Admiral Harry Harris to be ambassador to South Korea.

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    Hezbollah's Involvement in Syria

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a discussion on Hezbollah’s interest and involvement in the ongoing conflict in Syria. Hezbollah is a Shiite militant group and…

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    Combating ISIS

    Regional experts and a former U.S. Army colonel who served in Iraq talked about the role played by Shiite militias in Syria and Iran in the fight against ISIS. The Islamic State of Iraq…

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    Violence in Syria and the Assad Regime

    Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member John McCain (R-AZ) talked about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s violence against the citizens of his country. He criticized the Obama…

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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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    The Threat From Hezbollah

    Participants spoke about prospects for Middle East, Hezbollah’s influence in the region, the interests of Arab states such as Iran, Syria, and Lebanon in regional security, and the…

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    Future of Lebanon

    A panel discussion on the future of Lebanon was held. Originally the discussion was titled “Lebanon on the Brink.” However, in light of Lebanese leaders reaching an agreement this week to end clashes…

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    Political Unrest in Lebanon

    The panelists discussed Syria and the future of Lebanon’s democracy, and whether Lebanon is on the brink of civil war. The panelists responded to audience members' questions. The Lebanon…

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    The Middle East in 2007

    Panelists discussed the challenges and opportunities in 2007 for peace in the Middle East. Topics included the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel,…

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    Reconstruction in Lebanon

    A panel discussion was held on reconstruction efforts in Lebanon following the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. Much of Lebanon’s civilian infrastructure, including roads, bridges,…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Syria

    The committee held a hearing on U.S. policy toward Syria. Topics included arms proliferation, Syrian connections with terrorist activity, Syria’s opposition to the U.S. role in Iraq, and…

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