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  • Qatari Ambassador Speaks About Gulf Region Tensions
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    Qatar Blockade

    The World Affairs Council in Washington, DC hosted a discussion on the diplomatic and economic blockade of Qatar, featuring Meshal bin Hamad al-Thani, the Qatari ambassador to the United States.…

  • Afghanistan Ambassador Discusses Countrys Future
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    Future of Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib talked about the potential for successful democracy, peace, and unity in Afghanistan, relations with the U.S., and security challenges…

  • Pakistani Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani Remarks
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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., spoke about U.S.-Pakistan relations. Topics included counterterrorism, regional security in South Asia, and trade.

  • Iran Nuclear Negotiations Part 2
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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Part 2

    Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran John Limbert and National Iranian American Council President Trita Parsi participated in a discussion on the Iran nuclear talks. Barbara…

  • Discussion on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Part 1

    John Limbert and Jamal Abdi discussed ongoing P5+1* negotiations with Iran about that country’s nuclear program. They analyzed the situation from the perspectives of the U.S., Iran, and…

  • emA Time to Attackem
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    A Time to Attack

    Matthew Kroenig talked about his book, A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat, in which he says that it is critical for the U.S. to take action against Iran and its nuclear…

  • emThe Measure of Civilizationem
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    The Measure of Civilization

    Ian Morris looks at the development of civilizations over the past 15,000 years and uses current measures for human development to explain why the center of advancement moved from the East…

  • em13 Bankers The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdownem
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    13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

    Simon Johnson (MIT professor; former chief economist at the IMF) talked about the power of Wall Street banks since the 2008 financial collapse. In March 2009, the heads of the 13 largest…

  • emThe Forty Years Warem
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    The Forty Years War

    Len Colodny and Tom Shachtman talk about the impact of the neoconservative movement on presidential foreign policy decisions going back to the Nixon administration. They say that neoconservatives…

  • Global Recovery From the Economic Crises
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    Global Recovery From the Economic Crises

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, delivered the keynote address at a World Affairs Council event on recovery from the global economic crises.…