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    Intelligence Communities' Role in Predicting COVID-19

    The Brookings Institution hosted a virtual discussion, which explored the importance of the CIA in predicting crises like COVID-19. Author Chris Whipple spoke about his recently released…

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    House Hearing on U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    The House Intelligence Committee held a virtual hearing on U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special rapporteur on executions, presented the findings of her report on the murder of Saudi…

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    Beirut 1958

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book, Beirut 1958: How America’s Wars in the Middle East Began, in which he recalled President Eisenhower’s decision to deploy U.S. Marines to Beirut in 1958,…

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    Iran Hostage Crisis, 40 Years Later

    From 1979 to 1981, 52 Americans were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The Wilson Center hosted a panel discussing how the Iran Hostage Crisis has impacted U.S. foreign policy…

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    Conflict in Yemen

    The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion about the conflict in Yemen and the U.S. policy toward the ongoing violence and related humanitarian issues. Panelists talked about many…

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    Iran-Contra

    Malcolm Byrne talked about his book, Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power, in which he looks at the Iran-Contra scandal. Mr. Byrne used declassified…

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    Security and Politics in Afghanistan

    General John Allen, former commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, and other panelists talked about the security situation and political dynamics in Afghanistan. Topics included U.S. interests in the…

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    JFK's Forgotten Crisis

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book JFK’s Forgotten Crisis, in which he examines the Kennedy administration’s efforts to thwart China’s invasion of Indian territory in 1962.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-Arizona) and three academics and foreign policy experts debated the merits of the pending nuclear agreement between the P5+1* powers and…

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    What We Won

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book, What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89, about the CIA’s involvement in Afghanistan from 1979-1989. He also talked about the legacy of…

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    ISIS and Al-Qaeda

    Matthew Olsen talked about the threat of ISIS* and al-Qaeda in Iraq, Syria, and the Middle East, and efforts being made by U.S. and international community to curb those threats. He said there was no…

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    Foreign Policy in 2014

    Brookings Institution fellows talked about the list they complied foreign policy issues in 2014. Panelists focused on on Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and the U.S. pivot to Asia. They said that…

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    Changing Government Surveillance Programs

    Panelists talked about President Obama’s just concluded speech on surveillance policy and his proposed changes to the way in which the National Security Agency collects and monitors phone…

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    President Obama, Congress, and Military Action in Syria

    Former State and Defense Department officials and a former CIA analyst talked about the possibility of U.S. military strikes on Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons against…

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    Special Operations and Iraq

    General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) talked about the evolution of the Joint Special Operations Command and the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in particular the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Bruce Riedel,…

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    Global Counterterrorism

    Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated relations with Pakistan, the use of drones by U.S., and al-Qaida’s influence…

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    Future of Pakistan, Panel 2

    Panelists talked about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, as well as the future of the relationship. Among the topics they addressed were military cooperation in counterterrorism, the use…

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    U.S. Pakistan Relations

    Former intelligence officials assessed U.S.-Pakistan relations. In their remarks they criticized U.S. policy toward Pakistan noting that financial support is often given with little means…

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    Middle East Political Unrest

    Former CIA Analyst Bruce Riedel, and Gary Sick, who served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, talked about the impact of political unrest in the…

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    Deadly Embrace

    Bruce Riedel looks at Pakistan’s role in the global jihad movement in his latest book. Mr. Riedel spoke about this topic at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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