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  • 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…

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  • 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.…

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  • 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…

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  • Discussion on Combating Extremist Ideology
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    Countering Violent Extremism and Ideology

    Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein gave a keynote address by video conference about international efforts to curb the flow of foreign fighters into terrorist organizations such as ISIL* Then a…

    467 views
  • Humanitarian Efforts in Syria
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    Syrian Civil War and Humanitarian Aid

    Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford talked about humanitarian efforts in Syria. Mr. Miliband urged members of the United Nations…

    443 views
  • Middle East Policy Planning
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    Middle East Policy Planning

    Panelists that included former special envoy Dennis Ross discussed the past 30 years of U.S. policy planning for the Middle East and gave recommendations for the current situation including dealing with the…

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  • William Burns on Middle East Policy
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    William Burns on Middle East Policy

    Deputy Secretary of State William Burns talked about foreign policy challenges in the Middle East, including issues with Syria, Iran, and the relationship with Russia. This was a keynote address of the…

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  • Discussion on US Policy Toward the Middle East
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    Evolution of U.S.-Israel Relations

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel William Brown and former special envoy Dennis Ross discussed U.S. policy toward the Middle East and the history of U.S. relations with Israel. Israeli Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein…

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