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    Going to Tehran

    Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett talked about their book, Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran, in which they argue that the U.S. needs…

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    Beyond the War on Terror

    Participants in a day-long forum on U.S. military policy and terrorism spoke about a number of issues. Admiral Roughead spoke about the role of the Navy in national security and counterterrorism. Following…

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    Status of U.S.-Iran Relations

    Panelists talked about the status of relations between the U.S. and Iran. Among the topics they addressed were Iran’s increased influence in the Middle East over the previous decade, Iran’s…

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    The Future of Iran

    Flynt Leverett, international affairs professor for Penn State University, talked about the next step for the Obama administration, its allies and the United Nations when it comes to…

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    Iranian Election Results

    Mr. Leverett spoke about Iranian presidential election results, the protests by citizens charging fraud and election-rigging by the incumbent government, and U.S. reaction to the situation…

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    Future of the G-8

    Foreign policy analysts spoke about the Toyaho Summit and the G-8's relevance as the global distribution of wealth and influence has changed since the group originated over thirty years…

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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    Mr. Leverett spoke about the Bush administration’s engagement policy with Iran, doubts about the earnestness of earlier calls for engagement on several issues, recent remarks about Iranian…

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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    Mr. Leverett talked about U.S.-Iran relations. He had written a report calling for comprehensive engagement with Tehran, saying that the only viable diplomatic approach is to seek a comprehensive…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    The panel members talked about political, military and diplomatic options for future policy toward Iran, as well as potential challenges for U.S. policy toward Israel and other countries in…

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    U.S.-Iran Diplomacy

    Flynt Leverett talked about his new report calling for comprehensive engagement with Iran. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

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    Counterterrorism After September 11

    Scholars, political administrators, and journalists discuss the state of U.S. counterterrorism strategies and the changes federal programs have undergone since 2001.

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    U.S. Middle East Policy

    Flynt Leverett spoke about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and future strategies for building relations in the region. He argued for the return of a “realist” approach that would empower Middle…

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    Lebanese Election

    Mr. Leverett talked about the Lebanese elections which end June 19, and about Syria’s political influence in that country. He was in Syria during the month-long Lebanese elections and was an observer…

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    Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial by Fire

    Flynt Leverett talked about his book Inheriting Syria: Bashar’s Trial by Fire, published by Brookings Institution Press. Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New Yorker, and James…

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    Intelligence Reform Bill

    Mr. Leverett talked about the Intelligence Reform Bill signed into law by President Bush the previous day. Mr. Leverett recently published an op-ed piece in the December 16 issue of the…

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    Palestinian Politics After Arafat

    Panelists discussed the impact of the death of Yasser Arafat on U.S. policy, the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, and the prospects for democracy in the Middle East. They discussed Arafat’s…

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    2004 Vote & Homeland Security

    Mr. Leverett talked about the 9/11 report, terror alerts, and Senator Kerry’s plans to deal with terrorism. He also responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers.

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    Iran and Terrorism

    Mr. Leverett discussed the current U.S. administration charges that Iran harbored members of al-Qaida and supported other terrorist groups. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes…

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