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  • Biosecurity Experts and Medical Professionals Discuss Biological Terrorism
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    Biological Terrorism

    Biosecurity experts and medical professionals talked about combating biological terrorism. They discussed lessons learned from previous outbreaks and attacks, shared ideas for response and…

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  • Discussion Examines Security Challenges in Latin America
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    Security Challenges in Latin America

    Panelists talked about Latin America and some of the current and future security challenges facing the region, particularly following the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro.…

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  • Discussion on Middle East Peace Process
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    Middle East Peace Process

    Middle East scholars and diplomats talked about escalating violence in Jerusalem and what is needed to create stability and lasting peace in the region. This special luncheon seminar on…

    448 views
  • Discussion on Kidnapping and Terrorism
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    Terrorism and Hostage-Taking

    Panelists talked about terrorism and hostage-taking, as well as related issues such as piracy, hijacking, hostage negotiation, and military rescue missions. They also provided some…

    335 views
  • Discussion on Military Role in Combating Terrorism
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    Military Role in Combating Terrorism

    Panelists talked about the role of military forces in combating terrorist organizations around the world. Topics included current threats from *ISIS, the legal basis for authorizing military force, and…

    341 views
  • Discussion on Health Security Challenges
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    Global Health and Security Challenges

    Medical and defense analysts talked about health security challenges faced by government officials. Topics included the spread of the Ebola virus, health concerns related to warfare, and…

    301 views
  • Security at the Olympics
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    Security at Olympic Games

    As the Winter Olympics in Sochi ended, a panel of experts assessed security operations at the games, and discussed lessons learned from Russia’s experience. Topics included cybersecurity as the Olympics moved into the…

    288 views
  • Potomac Institute Looks at Threat of Lone Wolf Terrorism
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    Nature of Domestic Terrorist Threats

    Panelists talked about the growing threat of “lone wolf” domestic terrorist attacks. “Lone wolf” is a term associated with notable attacks such as the shooting at the Fort Hood, Texas, Army base, the…

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  • International Terrorism
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    International Terrorism

    Ambassadors from the League of Arab States and Mali and the deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Lithuania talked about security cooperation among countries worldwide in combating terrorism…

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  • Experts Analyze Latin America PostChavez
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    Post-Chavez Latin America

    Latin America experts talked about Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and his chances for winning the country’s April 2013 presidential election. President Maduro succeeded deceased former President Hugo Chavez in…

    264 views
  • Middle East Security Concerns
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    Middle East Security Concerns

    Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s civil war, a constitutional crisis in Egypt, Iran’s push for nuclear capability, the recent Palestinian-Israeli…

    246 views
  • First Anniversary of Osama bin Laden Death
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    First Anniversary of Osama bin Laden Death

    To mark the one-year anniversary of killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEALS, a panel of former military and intelligence officials assessed the state of al-Qaida, and the potential impact of…

    397 views
  • Palestinian Statehood
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    Palestinian Statehood

    As the United Nations Security Council formally considered Palestine’s statehood bid, experts discussed the implications of the long-standing conflict with Israel on the U.S. and international…

    273 views
  • Combating Terrorism
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    Combating Terrorism

    Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor talked about Israeli counter-terrorism efforts against homegrown, regional and international terrorist organizations. He also talked about recent conflict in…

    220 views
  • US Influence in the Middle East
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    U.S. Influence in the Middle East

    Yosef Kuperwasser talked about the influence that the United States has had in the Middle East, the radicalism, terrorism, and proliferation of mass destruction in the Middle East, and what…

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  • The Middle East in 2007
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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,…

    91 views
  • emCounterterrorism Strategiesem
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    Counterterrorism Strategies

    Contributors and the editor discussed the book, Counterterrorism Strategies: Successes and Failures of Six Nations, published by Potomac Books. They said that the worst is yet to come in terms of…

    114 views
  • International Counterterorism
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    International Counterterorism

    Panelists talked about international efforts to combat terrorism, radical ideologies and motivations of terrorist groups, terrorist financing, and tactics employed by terrorist…

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