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  • 2019 Soref Symposium Discussion on Middle East Peace Policy
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    2019 Soref Symposium: Discussion on Middle East Peace Policy

    During the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s 2019 Soref Symposium dinner, a panel of Middle East experts discussed and analyzed remarks made by Jared Kushner, son-in-law of and…

  • Jared Kushner Discusses Trump Administrations Middle East Peace Efforts
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    2019 Soref Symposium Dinner with Jared Kushner

    Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, talked about the administration’s Middle East peace efforts during the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s 2019 Soref…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Discussion on Moderate Islam
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    Islam and Countering Radical Ideology

    Two Muslim academics talked about how to counter extremism within Islam. Much of their discussion concerned how to encourage moderate and reformist movements.

  • Discussion on French Reaction to the Paris Terrorist Attacks
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    French Foreign Policy and Combating ISIS

    French academics and former diplomats talked about the impact of the Paris terrorist attacks on French foreign and domestic policies, as well as the country’s efforts to combat the ISIS* in…

  • Discussion on USIsrael Relations
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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Panelists talked about the history and future of U.S.-Israel relations, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming U.S. visit. Longtime Middle East and national security…

  • Discussion on Russias Role in the Conflict in Syria
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    Russia and Syria Military Relationship

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a discussion on Russian military buildup in Syria. They considered what a Russian presence means for the multifaceted Syrian opposition,…

  • Discussion on the IsraelPalestinian Conflict
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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Michael Herzog and Dennis Ross talked about the implications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza Strip, the potential for a longer ceasefire, and the military and political issues at stake.…

  • Kurdish Independence Movement in Iraq
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    Iraq Crisis and the Kurds

    Two Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representatives talked about the ongoing conflict in Iraq, what it means for Kurds and the KRG, and the potential for an independent Kurdistan. The…

  • Situation in Iraq
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    Escalating Violence in Iraq

    Panelists talked about militant activity in northern Iraq and how the U.S. government should respond. In June 2014, the militant group ISIS* seized several cities in northern and western…

  • emHezbollahem
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    Matthew Levitt talked about his book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God, in which he explores the power of Hezbollah in Lebanon and the organization’s activities beyond…

  • USMilitary Assistance to the Syrian Opposition
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    U.S.Military Assistance to the Syrian Opposition

    Two Middle East scholars assessed the Obama administration’s decision to provide military assistance to the Syrian rebels. Marc Lynch said that the U.S. could not stop the civil war while…

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