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  • Undersecretary Discusses Women in the Middle East
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    Women and the Middle East

    Tara Sonenshine talked about some of the advances and continued challenges for women in the Arab world. She argued the importance of including women in political and social affairs in the Middle East…

  • US Military Operations in Afghanistan
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    U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan

    The top commander of NATO’s training mission in Afghanistan and the president of National Defense University talked about the Defense Department’s Ministry of Defense Advisers (MoDA)…

  • Future of Egypt
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    Future of Egypt

    Egyptian Assistant Defense Minister Said Elassar made remarks and took questions at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He was part of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, a military council…

  • Senator McCain on Middle East Policy
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    Senator McCain on Middle East Policy

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about the status of U.S. interests in the Middle East. He said the Senate was close to finishing legislation freeing Libyan assets for use by the…

  • Future of Two Sudans
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    Future of Two Sudans

    Former presidents of African nations talked about the current situation in North and South Sudan and looked at the future challenges for the region. They also responded to questions from…

  • Secretary Clinton and President Karzai on USAfghanistan Relations
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    Secretary Clinton and President Karzai on U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

    Secretary Clinton and President Karzai spoke about relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan, as well as his trip to the U.S. They characterized the visit as highly successful, and said…

  • Secretary Clinton Remarks on Nonproliferation and Arms Control
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    Secretary Clinton Remarks on Nonproliferation and Arms Control

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said international treaties must be strengthened and that the International Atomic Energy Agency be given more resources to provide stability in a world…

  • National Security Strategy
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    National Security Strategy

    Mr. Hadley talked about the Bush administration’s continued commitment to a preemptive defense strategy outlined in a National Security Strategy document, required by law, and released the same day. He said…

  • Women Authors  The Write Stuff
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    Women Authors: The Write Stuff

    Panelists discussed the lives, roles, and contributions of women. Among the topics addressed were the authors' books, their reasons for writing, and the identities of women. Ms. Sonenshine…

  • Behind the Scenes at the White House
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    Behind the Scenes at the White House

    Former social secretaries spoke about organizing and entertaining at White House events over the years. They related personal recollections of the events and spoke about how various…

  • USRussia Relations
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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Educators and policy analysts examined relations between the United States and Russia in the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact following the Cold War. They…

  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    Ms. Noonan has a new book, Simply Speaking. She was a speech writer for President Reagan and also wrote for President Bush when he was a presidential candidate. The guests debated current…

  • Should the US Be the Worlds Sheriff
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    Should the U.S. Be the World's Sheriff?

    A discussion on foreign policy following the Cold War was held at the Brookings Institution. Panelists discussed the role of the United States in foreign conflicts and looked at America’s…

  • Economic Sanctions
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    Economic Sanctions

    Participants in this forum talked about the cost of economic sanctions, when they work and whether or not U.S. policy regarding economic sanctions needs to change. Following their…

  • Politics of Abortion
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    Politics of Abortion

    Advocates on both sides of the abortion issue discussed why it is so contentious and the possibilities for reaching a consensus. They examined such factors as religion and the dualistic…

  • Women in the Political Fast Lane
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    Women in the Political Fast Lane

    Participants talked about their political careers and what qualities women need to be successful in the political arena. They also discussed the need for more women in politics. Ms. Kunin…

  • Womens Perspective on Washington
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    Women's Perspective on Washington

    In a panel discussion titled, Washington Through the Eyes of the Women Who Cover It, participants discussed Washington politics from their own perspectives as female journalists. There was…

  • Washington Sunday Journal
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    Washington Sunday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

  • Women and the Economy
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    Women and the Economy

    The panelists discussed economic trends, legislation and policies and how they affect women. They also answered questions from the audience.

  • Legislation Impact on Women and Minorities
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    Legislation Impact on Women and Minorities

    Five female correspondents from both television and the print media discussed the impact of recent legislation on women and minorities. They also discussed media coverage of female and…

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