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  • USSpain Relations
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    U.S.-Spain Relations

    Spanish Ambassador to the U.S. Pedro Morenés talked about security, terrorism, and U.S.-Spain relations. Ambassador Morenés talked about his country’s participation in the global security…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Terrorism
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    Terrorism Challenges

    Panelists at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies talked about ways to combat terrorist threats. Former Turkish Parliament member Aykan Erdemir said the national security approach Turkey was taking…

    573 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Lone Wolf Terrorism
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    "Lone Wolf" Terrorism

    Panelists talked about “lone wolf” terrorists. They discussed their characteristics, the process of radicalization, terror incidents, and the response strategies of law enforcement to help…

    756 views
  • Discussion on International Efforts to Fight Terrorism
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    International Efforts to Fight Terrorism

    The Potomac Institute held a forum on countering terrorist organizations and biological threats. The panel comprised former Homeland Security Security Tom Ridge, former U.S. Senator Joseph…

    503 views
  • Discussion on Combating Terrorism
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    2015 Terrorism Threat Outlook

    Diplomats, political experts, and military advisers talked about the terrorism threat outlook for 2015. terrorist threats and best practices in countering terrorism. They also discussed…

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  • Discussion on American Leadership and Foreign Policy
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    American Leadership and Foreign Policy

    Former Ambassador Paul Bremer delivered a keynote address on America’s position as an influential world power and his views on what the U.S. should be doing to fight terrorism. He gave historical…

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  • Discussion on the Role of Religion in Combating Terrorism
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    Role of Religion in Combating Terrorism

    Experts and clergy leaders gave presentatiionson the role of religion in combating extremism. Topics addressed included politics versus religion, religion and tolerance, and the tendency of…

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  • 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
  • Policy Experts on the Expansion of ISIL
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    Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

    Former Defense Department and FBI officials talked about the international community’s concern over the expansion of ISIS.* They also discussed the group’s evolution and why the…

    760 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…

    289 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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  • 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…

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  • Terrorism Review and Outlook
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    Terrorism Review and Outlook

    Ambassadors from Spain and Morocco, and former intelligence professionals and scholars talked about terrorism events that occurred in 2010 as well as the recent 2011 events such as the Moscow airport…

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  • Israels CounterTerrorism Strategies
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    Israel's Counter-Terrorism Strategies

    Panelists spoke about Israel’s counter-terrorism strategies. Among the topics they addressed were the threat of nuclear terrorism, state sponsorship of terrorist activity, Iran’s influence…

    323 views
  • Terrorism Review of 2008 and Outlook for 2009
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    Terrorism Review of 2008 and Outlook for 2009

    A panel discussion was held on the findings of the Potomac Institute annual report on the past, current, and emerging threats of terrorism. Topics included policy changes in the Obama…

    222 views
  • Security Threats in North Africa
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    Security Threats in North Africa

    Michael Swetnam and Nejib Ayachi made opening remarks at an international conference on security challenges and response strategies for the Maghreb and Sahel regions of North Africa. Following their remarks a…

    302 views
  • 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
  • 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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  • International Efforts to Combat Terrorism
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    International Efforts to Combat Terrorism

    Diplomatic officials talked about international efforts to combat global terrorism. Among the issues they addressed were modes on international cooperation, sources of terrorist beliefs,…

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