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    Yemen Conflict

    The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, spoke about the ongoing conflict in the Middle East nation and his framework for peace that included both political and…

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    ISIS in Libya

    State Department Special Envoy for Libya Jonathan Winer, Libyan Embassy Charge D’Affaires Wafa Bugaighis, and Middle East scholars delivered remarks at the Middle East Institute on the challenges…

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    Challenges Facing Afghanistan

    Former Afghan Interior Minister Ali Jalali and other scholars talked about the political and security challenges facing Afghanistan’s government and possibilities for strengthening government untity and…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement in the Middle East

    Middle East experts talked about the potential effects of the Iran nuclear agreement on the region. The historic deal could end Iran’s status as a pariah state but its increased wealth and influence…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement and Middle East Relations

    Panelists talked about the regional implications and Arab press reaction to the Iran nuclear agreement. Roy Gutman shared his observations from his time spent reporting from Tehran, Iran,…

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    U.S. Role in Afghanistan

    Former U.S. Ambassadors to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, Ronald Neumann, and Ryan Crocker participated in a discussion about the U.S. role in Afghanistan. They spoke about their diplomatic…

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    Future of Iraq

    Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S., Lukman Faily, talked about the future of his country and its ongoing military and political conflicts. He characterized Iraq’s conflict with ISIS* as a “messy war,”…

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    Conflict Resolution in Syria

    Ambassador Robert Ford and others talked about resolving the conflict in Syria. Ambassador Ford outlined why the Geneva talks failed to bring a resolution to the fighting in Syria, and said that…

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    Iraq Reconciliation

    Panelists that included Iraqi political scholars talked about the prospects for reconciliation of the different factions in Iraq. They focused on whether national reconciliation can stop…

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    Religion and Diplomacy

    Panelists talked about the role of religion in international diplomacy and U.S. foreign policy. Jerry White from the State Department and White House Special Envoy Arsalan Suleman outlined…

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    Turkey's Response to Islamic Militants

    hosted a discussion on Turkey’s response to ISIL* militants in the Middle East region and ongoing U.S. strikes against targets in Syria. “Turkey: ISIS and the Middle East” was a program of…

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    Implications of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Panelists talked about the political and humanitarian implications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza. This event was hosted by the Middle East Institute and the Foundation for…

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    Israel-Palestine Peace Process

    Three former U.S. ambassadors to the Middle East region talked about the status of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Arthur Hughes, the former U.S. deputy chief of mission in Israel,…

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    Reconciliation for Egypt

    Representatives from different Egyptian political parties talked about how they can work together towards a national reconciliation to create a democratic Egypt government. The panel was…

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    Securing Egypt's Future

    Egyptian and U.S. analysts talked about Egypt’s political parties and those parties' participation in a future democratic Egyptian government. The event began with an introduction by Wendy…

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    Egypt's Relationship with International Community

    Panelists talked about Egypt’s relationship with the international community. They spoke about the existential threats to the country, whether or not the U.S. should continue sending aid, and how…

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    Meeting Needs of the Egyptian People

    Representatives from human rights groups talked about their first-hand knowledge of the current situation in Egyptian communities and what can be done to improve the basic needs and services for…

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    Egyptian Politics

    Ambassador Raouf Adly Saad, who served as special envoy to Africa for interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour, offered an insider’s look at the situation in Egypt and the prospects for the…

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    Egypt's Political Future

    Mona Makram-Ebeid, who resigned from Egypt’s Shura Council in June to support the opposition movement, talked about her country’s political future after the removal of President Mohammed…

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    Palestinian Authority Finances

    Panelists talked about the Palestinian Authority’s financial problems in response to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank report on the crisis. The writers of the reporter…

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