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  • 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…

  • Iran Protests
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    Iran Protests

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a panel discussion about the causes, scale, and implications of the ongoing protests in Iran. The discussion was moderated by Michael…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Israeli Officials Discuss US Policy Toward the Middle East
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    U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East

    Israeli Cabinet Minister Tzachi Hanegbi and former Israeli Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich talked about the future of U.S.-Israel relations. The speakers also analyzed the prospects of a two-state…

  • 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 Focuses on Hezbollahs Involvement in Syria
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    Hezbollah's Involvement in Syria

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a discussion on Hezbollah’s interest and involvement in the ongoing conflict in Syria. Hezbollah is a Shiite militant group and…

  • Panel Looks at Energy and Middle East Policy
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    Energy and Middle East Policy

    The Washington Institute hosted a discussion on “Energizing Policy: America and the Middle East in an Era of Plentiful Oil.” Panelists talked about the effect of of increased domestic oil…

  • Forum Focuses on Syrian Presidents Role in War Crimes
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    War Crimes in Syria

    Panelists talked about potential legal repercussions for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was accused of committing war crimes against citizens of Syria as he attempted to maintain his power…

  • 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 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 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 the Middle East Peace Process
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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Einat Wilf and Ghaith al-Omari talked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what the prospects are for a two-state solution. Ms. Wilf presented her study, Aligning Policy with…

  • 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…

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