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  • 2019 Israeli Elections
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    2019 Israeli Elections

    A panel of experts at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy discussed the upcoming Israeli elections, set for April 9, 2019. They predicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would…

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  • Middle East Policy
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    Middle East Policy

    Foreign policy experts talked about U.S.-Middle East policy and looked ahead at what is to come in the region. Two of the panelists talked about their recent trips to the region. Topics included…

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  • Civil Disobedience in Iran
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    Civil Disobedience in Iran

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy held a discussion on civil disobedience in Iran as the 40th anniversary of the creation of the the Islamic Republic of Iran approached. The keynote…

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  • USTurkey Relations
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    U.S.-Turkey Relations

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a discussion on U.S.-Turkey relations amid escalating tensions between the two countries. Panelists discussed the continued detention of…

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  • Lieutenant General Michael Nagata Discusses Counterterrorism Efforts
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    Counterterrorism Efforts

    Lieutenant General Michael Nagata, National Counterterrorism Center director of strategic operational planning, talked about terror threats including the Islamic State, and military…

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  • Islam and Countering Radical Ideology
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    Islam and Countering Radical Ideology

    Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed al-Issa spoke about efforts to promote Islam as a religion of peace and to deter extremist radical ideology. The conversation was moderated by…

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  • Israeli Defense Minister Discusses Middle East Security
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    Israeli Defense Minister on Middle East Security

    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman talked about Middle East security ahead of President Trump’s decision on whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, a decision expected by May 12, 2018. He reiterated Israel’s position…

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  • Middle East Politics and Security
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    Middle East Politics and Security

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a discussion on the future of foreign policy among Middle East nations, with a focus on U.S. allies Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the United…

    320 views
  • Iran Protests
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    Iran Protests

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a panel discussion about the causes, scale, and implications of the ongoing protests in Iran. The discussion was moderated by Michael…

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  • Discussion Examines Lone Wolf Terrorism Threat
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    Lone Wolf Terrorism

    Israeli counterterrorism experts and scholars from Georgetown University and the Washington Institute talked about the threat of lone wolf terrorism. Topics included the motivations and…

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  • President Johnson and the 1967 SixDay War
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    President Johnson and the 1967 Six-Day War

    Foreign policy scholars talked about the Johnson administration’s response to the June 1967 Six-Day War and how the outcome of the conflict has had a continuing effect on the situation in…

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  • Forum Examines Threat Posed by Islamist Extremism
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    Terrorist Threats Against the West

    A Dutch government counterterrorism coordinator as well as policy analysts talked about ways western societies can counter violent extremism and radical ideologies to help prevent…

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  • Soner Cagaptay Discusses emThe New Sultanem
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    Turkish Presidential Powers Referendum

    Soner Cagaptay talked about his book, The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey, about how president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cemented his rule and at what cost to his country’s stability and…

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  • Robert Satloff Previews Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahus Visit to Washington
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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Middle East experts talked about the future of U.S.-Israel relations. The speakers also previewed the upcoming meeting between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

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  • Israeli Officials Discuss US Policy Toward the Middle East
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    U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East

    Israeli Cabinet Minister Tzachi Hanegbi and former Israeli Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich talked about the future of U.S.-Israel relations. The speakers also analyzed the prospects of a two-state…

    370 views
  • Assistant Treasury Secretary Daniel Glaser Discusses ISIS Financing
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    ISIS Financing

    Daniel Glaser talked about how government is combating the financing of ISIS* and terrorism. He focused on the unique challenges ISIS has created, and he stressed the importance of stopping…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Hezbollahs Involvement in Syria
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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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  • Panel Looks at Energy and Middle East Policy
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    Energy and Middle East Policy

    The Washington Institute hosted a discussion on “Energizing Policy: America and the Middle East in an Era of Plentiful Oil.” Panelists talked about the effect of of increased domestic oil…

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  • Forum Focuses on Syrian Presidents Role in War Crimes
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    War Crimes in Syria

    Panelists talked about potential legal repercussions for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was accused of committing war crimes against citizens of Syria as he attempted to maintain his power…

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  • Former Ambassador James Jeffrey Discusses the Attempted Coup in Turkey
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    Turkey Coup Attempt

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy held a discussion on the aftermath of the previous week’s attempt to overthrow the Turkish government. Speakers included former U.S. Ambassador…

    404 views
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