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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Discussion on ISIS Foreign Fighters in Europe
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    Foreign Fighters in Europe

    Panelists talked about ways U.S. officials could assist their European counterparts to prevent further terrorist attacks on the European continent. Panelists focused on the threat posed by…

  • 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 Federal Counterterrorism Efforts
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    Islamic State Finances

    Gerald Roberts talked about his work leading the federal government’s global terrorist financing investigations, focusing on his latest efforts against ISIS.* He spoke about how ISIS finances…

  • Discussion on Rehabilitating Returning Terrorist Fighters
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    ISIS Recruitment of Foreign Fighters

    Panelists talked about the increasing number of foreign fighters joining the ISIS* cause. They focused on how nations can rehabilitate and reintegrate citizens returning from fighting for…

  • Discussion on Combating the Islamic State ISISISIL
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    Combating ISIS

    Regional experts and a former U.S. Army colonel who served in Iraq talked about the role played by Shiite militias in Syria and Iran in the fight against ISIS. The Islamic State of Iraq…

  • 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…

  • Future of alQaida Leadership
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    Future of al-Qaida Leadership

    Panelists talked about the relevance of al-Qaida following the killing of Osama bin Laden and political uprisings in the Middle East since 2011. They also responded to questions from the…

  •  Ideological Extremism
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    Ideological Extremism

    Participants spoke about U.S. counterterrorism strategy and efforts to diminish ideological extremism. They also spoke about a new report by on ways to counter extremist ideology from a…

  • Dan Benjamin on Counterterrorism
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    Dan Benjamin on Counterterrorism

    Daniel Benjamin spoke about U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Among the issues he addressed were the evolving threat and increasing resilience of al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations, as…

  • Global Counterterrorism Network
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    Global Counterterrorism Network

    Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Vickers talked about the status of the War on Terror, the recent history of special operations and unconventional warfare, the role of counter-terrorism…

  • Foreign Policy Perspective
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    Foreign Policy Perspective

    Vice President Cheney spoke at the annual Weinberg Founders Conference about the history of the realtions of the United States with the Middle East and the struggle against radical extremists. He said that success…

  • Middle East Peace Process
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    Middle East Peace Process

    A panel discussion was held on the prospects for peace in the Middle East five years after President Bush proposed a “two-state solution” in a Rose Garden address. Topics included the rise…