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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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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    Russia and Syria Military Relationship

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a discussion on Russian military buildup in Syria. They considered what a Russian presence means for the multifaceted Syrian opposition,…

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    Iraq-Iran Relations

    Panelists talked about talked about Iran’s influence on the security and political landscape in Iraq. They also discussed Iran’s support to Iraqi Shiite militias, known as Popular…

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    Islamic State Finances

    Gerald Roberts talked about his work leading the federal government’s global terrorist financing investigations, focusing on his latest efforts against ISIS.* He spoke about how ISIS finances…

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    ISIS Recruitment of Foreign Fighters

    Panelists talked about the increasing number of foreign fighters joining the ISIS* cause. They focused on how nations can rehabilitate and reintegrate citizens returning from fighting for…

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    Combating ISIS

    Regional experts and a former U.S. Army colonel who served in Iraq talked about the role played by Shiite militias in Syria and Iran in the fight against ISIS. The Islamic State of Iraq…

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    Countering Violent Extremism and Ideology

    Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein gave a keynote address by video conference about international efforts to curb the flow of foreign fighters into terrorist organizations such as ISIL* Then a…

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    Evolution of U.S.-Israel Relations

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel William Brown and former special envoy Dennis Ross discussed U.S. policy toward the Middle East and the history of U.S. relations with Israel. Israeli Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein…

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    Middle East Policy Planning

    Panelists that included former special envoy Dennis Ross discussed the past 30 years of U.S. policy planning for the Middle East and gave recommendations for the current situation including dealing with the…

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    William Burns on Middle East Policy

    Deputy Secretary of State William Burns talked about foreign policy challenges in the Middle East, including issues with Syria, Iran, and the relationship with Russia. This was a keynote address of the…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Michael Herzog and Dennis Ross talked about the implications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza Strip, the potential for a longer ceasefire, and the military and political issues at stake.…

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    Iraq Crisis and the Kurds

    Two Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representatives talked about the ongoing conflict in Iraq, what it means for Kurds and the KRG, and the potential for an independent Kurdistan. The…

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