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    Extremist Movements in the Middle East

    Middle East researchers and scholars talked about the increase in radical extremist movements across Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq. and U.S. policies aimed at supressing them. “Jihadist Movements…

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    Political Security in the Middle East

    Legal and policy planning experts talked about the future of political stability and security in the Middle East as the U.S. and its allies combated ISIS* militants. They focused on the political, security and humanitarian reasons…

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    Tony Blinken on U.S. Policy Toward Terrorists

    Deputy National Security Adviser Antony Blinken talked about how the U.S. planned to work with allies to combat the Islamic State* and how the mission was not comparable to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Talking…

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    Iran and the Middle East

    Panelists talked about Iran and its role in Middle East political stability, the fight against ISIS* militants, and the Syrian civil war. They also spoke about the implications of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear…

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    Coalition Response to ISIS

    Panelists talked about the coalition of countries in the Middle East participating in the fight against ISIS* militants. Former Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher said Jordan was a willing participant in the…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

    Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Martti Ahtisaari of Finland and former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi talked about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. They discussed the topic earlier in the day…