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  • Future of Syria
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    Future of Syria

    Ribal al-Assad, a first cousin and opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, spoke about the many issues facing the future of his homeland and the Middle East. He commented on Russian…

    332 views
  • Andrew Bacevich Discusses emAmericas War for the Greater Middle Eastem
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    America's War for the Greater Middle East

    Professor Andrew Bacevich talked about his book America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History, in which he looks at the United States' involvement in the Middle East since…

    1,535 views
  • emIslamic Stateem
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    Islamic State

    Abdel Bari Atwan talked about his book, Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate, about the rise of ISIS* and the methods the organization has used to take over much of Syria and Iraq. He also…

    1,610 views
  • Colin Powell on US Foreign Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy and International Conflicts

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed foreign policy and the U.S. approach to handling the situation in Iraq and Syria. He also commented on the use of the military in Western Africa to help…

    2,209 views
  • Resettlement of Refugees Part 2
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    Resettlement of Refugees, Part 2

    Mark Cetron and Liz Mclaughlin talked about the Center for Disease Control’s efforts to screen refugees for diseases and the unintended consequences for host countries taking in refugees.…

    122 views
  • Syria Iran and the Future of the Middle East
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    Syria, Iran, and the Future of the Middle East

    Iran and Western policy specialist Roxane Farmanfarmaian discussed Iran and Syria and their effects on the changing geopolitical map of the rest of the Middle East. Topics included current events including…

    369 views
  • British Perspective on Middle East Uprisings
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    British Perspective on Middle East Uprisings

    British Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for the Middle East and South Asia Alistair Burt gave a British perspective on recent Middle East uprisings and world energy security. He…

    45 views
  • emKill Khalidem
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    Kill Khalid

    Paul McGeough talked about his book Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas (New Press (March 10, 2009). He talked about the failed poisoning of Khalid Mishal by the Israelis in…

    452 views
  • USArab Trade Relations
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    U.S.-Arab Trade Relations

    United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna al Qasimi talked about international trade. Topics included the state of the global economy Commercial and Bilateral Trade between the U.S. and…

    181 views
  • Perspective of Middle Eastern Youth
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    Perspective of Middle Eastern Youth

    Shafeeq Ghabra talked about the size and future of the youth population in the Middle East, where approximately half of the population was under the age of 21. He also talked about their perceptions of…

    33 views
  • emNo God but God  The Origins Evolution and Future of Islamem
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    No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

    Reza Aslan talked about his book No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, published by Random House. He focused on the likelihood of creating an Islamic democracy in the…

    921 views
  • Security Politics and Islam
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    Security, Politics, and Islam

    Mr. Roy and Mr. Abbas talked about the influence of fundamentalist Islam on Middle East politics, culture, and religion. Among the topics they addressed were the causes of religious extremism,…

    32 views
  • Palestine After Arafat
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    Palestine After Arafat

    Participants talked about the future of a Palestinian state, the Middle East peace process, and Arab solidarity following the death of Chairman Arafat. Following their remarks they answered…

    30 views
  • US Relations with the Islamic World
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    U.S. Relations with the Islamic World

    Participants talked about the influence of religion on international politics, perceptions of the role of religion in American society, Islam and Middle Eastern politics, and the need for…

    40 views
  • Future of the Middle East
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    Future of the Middle East

    Panelists talked about the future of the Middle East and the role of the U.S. in the region. They also discussed the actions and responsibilities of the Arab and Western media vis-à-vis…

    44 views
  • USArab Relations
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    U.S.-Arab Relations

    Ambassadors spoke about politics in the Arab world, relations with the U.S., Arab views of President Bush, the Middle East peace process, and democratization. Following their remarks they…

    33 views
  • Middle East Crisis
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    Middle East Crisis

    A panel of former ambassadors discussed the conflict in the Middle East. They answered questions from the audience at the end of the program.

    21 views
  • Israel and the Gulf Crisis
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    Israel and the Gulf Crisis

    Mr. Rabin discussed the significance, the implications, and the possible solutions of the crisis in the Persian Gulf.

    26 views
  • Address by Pierre Salinger
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    Address by Pierre Salinger

    Salinger addressed the topics of the emerging European Economic Community, German reunification, Lithuanian independence and the Middle East.

    25 views
  • American Approach to Mideast Peace Process
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    American Approach to Mideast Peace Process

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