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  • CSIS Hosts Discussion on US Alliances
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    U.S. Alliances and Leadership

    Experts including those who served in the Obama and George W. Bush administrations talked about the importance of U.S.-led alliances such as NATO. Speakers included retired Admiral Gary Roughead,…

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  • Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Discusses Challenges Facing the Middle East
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    Middle East Challenges

    Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy talked about economic and political challenges facing Middle Eastern nations. He spoke of a need for the region’s leaders to adapt to the…

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  • Lisa Anderson Discusses Challenges Facing the Middle East
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    Middle East Security Challenges

    Lisa Anderson spoke about security challenges and politics in the Middle East. She focused on political uprisings, modern state structure, the rise of non-state actors, and combating ISIS*.…

    154 views
  • General James Mattis on Middle East Security Challenges
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    Middle East Security Challenges

    General James Mattis, former commander of U.S. Central Command, spoke about security and military challenges in the Middle East. In his remarks he said Iran is the most enduring threat to…

    1,254 views
  • Ambassador Lukman Faily on the Future of Iraq
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    Future of Iraq

    Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily talked about the future of Iraq, its political structure, and challenges facing the country, including efforts to combat ISIL*. Ambassador Faily was joined by…

    132 views
  • Discussion on Terrorism and Islamic Extremism
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    Combating ISIS and Terrorist Groups

    Panelists talked about the Obama administration’s evolving policy on combating ISIS militants in Syria. The panel included Juan Zarate, Jon Alterman, and Juliana Goldman, and was moderated by Bob…

    365 views
  • Violence in Iraq
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    Violence in Iraq

    Experts on Iraq talked about the ongoing militant violence in that country. They discussed Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the region; the role of the U.S. and other regional…

    2,069 views
  • Iraqi Ambassador on Parliamentary Elections
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    Parliamentary Elections in Iraq

    Ambassador Lukman Faily gave an assessment of the potential outcomes of Iraq’s April 30, 2014, parliamentary elections. In his remarks he said that Iraq was a “story in the making,” and…

    256 views
  • US Relations with Gulf States
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    U.S.-Persian Gulf Nations Relations

    William Burns talked about the U.S. relationship with Arab countries in the Persian Gulf. Topics included ongoing diplomatic efforts with Iran, and U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, Yemen,…

    546 views
  • Kristen Chick on the Situation in Egypt
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    Kristen Chick on the Situation in Egypt

    Kristen Chick gave an update on the situation in Eqypt, where violent protests in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi continued. She also talked about U.S. response to the…

    128 views
  • Jon Alterman on the Situation in Egypt
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    Jon Alterman on the Situation in Egypt

    Jon Alterman talked about the deteriorating situation in Egypt, U.S. response to the crisis, and how a de-stabilized Egypt might impact the entire region. He responded to telephone calls…

    71 views
  • Economic Challenges in North Africa
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    Economic Challenges in North Africa

    Panelists talked about economic transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco. They discussed governmental ability to create economic…

    139 views
  • Politics in North Africa
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    Politics in North Africa

    Middle East scholars talked about political transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco. Some of the subjects they addressed were…

    466 views
  • Secretary Clinton on US Policy in North Africa
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    Secretary Clinton on U.S. Policy in North Africa

    Secretary of State Clinton gave the keynote address at a conference on the political, economic, and security transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya,…

    415 views
  • US Relations with Turkey Iran and Russia
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    U.S. Relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia

    Former national security advisers spoke about U.S. relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia, and each country’s role in Syria’s escalating violence. Other topics included Iran’s nuclear…

    1,282 views
  • Arab World Unrest
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    Arab World Unrest

    Middle East scholars talked about the impact of political uprisings and demonstrations across the Arab world during the spring of 2011. They focused on the rule of monarchies in Jordan,…

    137 views
  • Arab States Unrest and US Policy
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    Arab States Unrest and U.S. Policy

    Jon Alterman talked about the political unrest in the Middle East, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Syria and the potential diplomatic and…

    288 views
  • Implications of the Uprising in Egypt
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    Implications of the Uprising in Egypt

    Journalists discussed the unrest and anti-government protests in Egypt. Among the issues they addressed were the evolving events on the ground in Cairo and other cities across Egypt,…

    167 views
  • Iranian Nuclear Program
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    Iranian Nuclear Program

    Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA) talked about Iran’s nuclear program. Among the topics he addressed were regional security concerns, United Nations sanctions against Iran, and the political…

    156 views
  • The Future of USIran Relations
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    The Future of U.S.-Iran Relations

    Scholars and a former hostage in the Iranian hostage crisis participated in a panel discussion on the future of U.S.-Iran relations thirty years after the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Topics included the…

    162 views
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