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  • Discussion on Israel
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    Israel and the Middle East

    Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Itamar Rabinovich talked about Israel’s role in the Middle East and approach toward issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the…

  • Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon Remarks
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    Israeli Foreign Policy and National Security

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon spoke about a variety of topics, including U.S.-Israel relations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, concerns about the Iran nuclear deal, the rise of ISIL*, conflict in…

  • Discussion on the Syrian Refugee Crisis
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    Refugee Crisis in Europe

    Academics and State Department officials talked about Europe’s response to an influx of Syrian and other refugees in several nations, focusing on the situation in countries that were points of entry or final…

  • Discussion on the Islamic State
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    Future of Iraq

    A panel of academics discussed the future of Iraq after the new wave of violence from ISIS* threatened security in the country, including the Kurdish region, disrupted politics, and threatened many minority…

  • IsraeliPalestinian Peace Process
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    Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

    The Wilson Center held a briefing and discussion with Palestinian Authority Lead Negotiator Saeb Erekat talked about the state of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the two-state…

  • Nuclear Monitoring
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    Nuclear Monitoring

    International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano talked about the role of his agency in promoting the peaceful use of atomic energy along with monitoring national nuclear programs.…

  • Questions on Nuclear Monitoring
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    Questions on Nuclear Monitoring

    International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano responded to questions from reporters after he gave a talk about the role of his agency in monitoring national nuclear programs. Wilson Center…

  • 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…

  • IsraeliPalestinian Peace Process
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    Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

    Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erakat talked with Aaron David Miller about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the current state of the negotiations, U.S. policy, and future prospects…

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    44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World

    Photojournalist David Burnett talked about his experiences as a Western photographer capturing the images of the Iranian Revolution. The events are chronicled in his book 44 Days: Iran and…

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    My Prison, My Home

    Haleh Esfandiari talked about her book My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran (Ecco; September 1, 2009). The book is a memoir of her childhood in Iran and her professional career as well as the…

  • Nuclear Energy and Proliferation
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    Nuclear Energy and Proliferation

    Ambassador Gregory Schulte, U.S. permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), talked about efforts to limit Iran’s nuclear program, developing a series of…

  • Iranian Nuclear Program
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    Iranian Nuclear Program

    Gary Samore talked about the prospects for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program. He argued that the National Intelligence Estimate statement that Iran has halted its nuclear weapons program…

  • After the Annapolis Summit
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    After the Annapolis Summit

    Panelists talked about prospects for peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors in the wake of the Annapolis meeting. It included presentations by Sallai Meridor, Israeli Ambassador to the…