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  • Dennis Ross and Kenneth Stein Discuss USIsrael Relations
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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a discussion on U.S.-Israel relations with former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross and Emory University Professor Kenneth Stein. The two talked…

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  • Juan Zarate and Former Representative Mike Rogers on Cybersecurity Threats
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    Economic Cybersecurity Threats

    Panelists discussed the increase in cyber threats to both businesses and government. They discussed the new report, Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge, edited by Samantha Ravich, on…

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  • Discussion on Reform in Iran
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    Reform in Iran

    Panelists talked about prospects for reform in Iran under President Hassan Rouhani, including changes in political policies, economic growth, and improved human rights conditions. Topics included…

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  • Discussion on the Impact of Turkeys Parliamentary Election
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    Turkey's Parliamentary Election Results

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman and former member of the Turkish parliament Aykan Erdemir talked about the impact of Turkey’s recent election on its foreign and domestic policies.…

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  • Discussion on Turkish Policy Toward Syria
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    Turkey's Syria Policy and ISIS

    Journalists and foreign policy analysts talked about Turkey’s policies toward Syria following increased violence by ISIS* militants in the region. They discussed Turkey’s reluctance to fully…

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  • Discussion on the IsraelPalestinian Conflict
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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Panelists talked about the implications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, including the changing roles of Turkey, Egypt, and Qatar. They spoke about the motivating factors that…

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  • AlQaida Operations and Threats
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    Al-Qaida Operations and Threats

    Panelists talked about the current state of al-Qaida and its affiliates. They rejected the idea of al-Qaida being decimated or defeated. Mr. Joscelyn cautioned against thinking of al-Qaida as…

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  • Irans Human Rights Record
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    Iran's Human Rights Record

    Panelists talked about Iran’s human rights abuses and nuclear program. The participants Included an Iranian political prisoner who described her abuse and subsequent escape, and two other Iranians, one of whom was a…

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  • US Foreign Policy in the Middle East
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    U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

    Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) and Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) talked about U.S. foreign policy. Senator Casey remarked on the fear of chemical weapons in Syria and talked about the Obama administration working to recognize…

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  • Undersecretary Cohen on Foreign Policy
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    Undersecretary Cohen on Foreign Policy

    David Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, accepted the George Shultz Award for Distinguished Service. He also spoke about sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.…

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  • Nuclear Weapons in Muslim Countries
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    Nuclear Weapons in Muslim Countries

    Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear proliferation ambitions. All agreed Iran’s nuclear program is a serious threat to the U.S. and the region. David Albright, founder of the Institute for Science and…

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  • Syrian Civil War
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    Syrian Civil War

    Panelists talked about Syria’s civil war and ways to deal with Syrian President Assad. Mr. Hannah, former National Security Adviser to Vice President Cheney, criticized President Obama for how he’s dealt with the Syrian…

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  • Elections in Muslim Countries
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    Elections in Muslim Countries

    Panelists debated the possibility of successful democracies in Muslim countries. Among the issues they discussed were the need for patience with the democratic process in Muslim countries, reconciliation of…

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  • Senators Kyl and Lieberman on Foreign Policy
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    Senators Kyl and Lieberman on Foreign Policy

    Retiring Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) discussed Iran’s nuclear program, Syria’s civil war and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Both senators were critical of the Obama…

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  • Future of Syria
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    Future of Syria

    Ambassador Robert Ford talked about the future of Syria. In his remarks he said the Syrian President Assad’s tenure as leader of his country would end soon. This was a keynote address of the Foundation…

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  • Syria and the Assad Regime
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    Syria and the Assad Regime

    A forum hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies discussed problems with Syria and national repercussions for the destabilization of the Assad regime.

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  • Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren Remarks
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    Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren Remarks

    Ambassador Michael Oren spoke about relations between the U.S. and Israel, the Middle East peace process, and the recent bid by the Palestinian Authority to gain statehood at the United…

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  • USIsrael Relationship Threats and Opportunities Panel
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    U.S.-Israel Relationship, Threats and Opportunities Panel

    Panelists talked about the impact of a failed Syrian regime on Israel’s relations with Arabic countries. They also criticized the Obama administration for having a “hands off” approach to…

    251 views
  • US Israel Strategic Relationship
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    U.S.- Israel Strategic Relationship

    Panelists talked about relations between the U.S. and Israel, as well as the Obama administration’s Middle East policy. Among the topics addressed were the history of the U.S.-Israel…

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  • USIsrael Relations
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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Panelists talked about the U.S.-Israel relationship and the Middle East peace process. They advocated that the United States pay less attention to the peace process, and instead focus on…

    331 views
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