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    ISIS Financing

    Daniel Glaser talked about how government is combating the financing of ISIS* and terrorism. He focused on the unique challenges ISIS has created, and he stressed the importance of stopping…

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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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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Sanctions Relief

    State and Treasury Department officials and academics testified at a hearing on the foreign policy implications of lifting sanctions on Iran in accordance with the Iran nuclear agreement.…

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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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    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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    Islamic State Financing

    Witnesses testified at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on how organizations such as the Islamic State* obtain and deploy financial resources to commit acts of terror and further…

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    Syria, Ukraine, and the Middle East

    Officials from the State and Defense Departments and foreign policy scholars testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the growing threat of terrorism in Syria and sectarianism…

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    Hezbollah

    Matthew Levitt talked about his book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God, in which he explores the power of Hezbollah in Lebanon and the organization’s activities beyond…

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    Hezbollah as a Global Threat

    Middle East policy experts testified about the evolution of Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant organization, and its relationship with Iran.

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    Future of al-Qaida Leadership

    Panelists talked about the relevance of al-Qaida following the killing of Osama bin Laden and political uprisings in the Middle East since 2011. They also responded to questions from the…

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    First Anniversary of Osama bin Laden Death

    To mark the one-year anniversary of killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEALS, a panel of former military and intelligence officials assessed the state of al-Qaida, and the potential impact of…

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    Iran and Hezbollah Threat Assessment

    Witnesses testified on threats to the U.S. posed by both Iran and Hezbollah in the Middle East. Among the topics addressed were state-sponsored terrorism threats, terrorist fundraising…

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    Alleged Iranian Covert Operations

    Witnesses testified on recent allegations that Iran attempted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the U.S., and Iran’s other international covert operations. Among the topis they addressed…

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    Terrorist Funding

    Matthew Levitt talked about terrorist funding, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included how organizations like al- Qaeda get money and the impact…

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    Ideological Extremism

    Participants spoke about U.S. counterterrorism strategy and efforts to diminish ideological extremism. They also spoke about a new report by on ways to counter extremist ideology from a…

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    Dan Benjamin on Counterterrorism

    Daniel Benjamin spoke about U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Among the issues he addressed were the evolving threat and increasing resilience of al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations, as…

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    Homegrown Terrorism Threat

    Matthew Levitt, a former FBI counterterrorism intelligence analyst, talked about the arrests of several Americans detained in Pakistan on suspicion that they were plotting terrorist attacks…

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    Global Counterterrorism Network

    Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Vickers talked about the status of the War on Terror, the recent history of special operations and unconventional warfare, the role of counter-terrorism…

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    Environment of Terrorists

    Moderated by Professor Macdonald, experts discussed the environments that enable terrorism. Topics included Pakistani seminaries and their relation to jihads, Hamas radicalization of Palestinians, and terrorism in…

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