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  • Foreign Affairs Panel Reviews US Policy Toward Iran
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    Days before President Trump was expected to announce his decision on whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Iranian threats.…

  • Washington Journal James Jeffrey Discusses the Future of Iraq
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    James Jeffrey on the Future of Iraq

    James Jeffrey talked about the significance of Iraqi forces retaking the previously ISIS-held city of Mosul.

  • 2016 Coup Attempt in Turkey Panel 2
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    2016 Coup Attempt in Turkey, Panel 2

    The SETA Foundation for Political, Economic, and Social Research hosted a discussion on the 2016 failed coup attempt in Turkey, focusing on the causes and the lasting geopolitical…

  • Hearing Focuses on Counterterrorism Efforts After 911
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    Combating Terrorism

    Witnesses testified at a hearing assessing the fight against terrorism 15 years after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Witnesses included the former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Iraq James…

  • Former Ambassador James Jeffrey Discusses the Attempted Coup in Turkey
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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…

  • Panel Discussion on the Future of Iraq
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    Future of Iraq

    The Atlantic Council held a panel discussion to mark the launch of the Atlantic Council’s Task Force on the Future of Iraq, which brings together over twenty-five Iraq experts from around…

  • Hearing on Iran Nuclear Agreement and US Middle East Policy
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    Iran Nuclear Agreement and U.S. Middle East Policy

    Middle East scholars testified about the implications of a potential Iranian nuclear agreement for U.S. policy in the region. They discussed the threat of nuclear proliferation in the region, the…

  • Hearing on Islamic State ISISISIL Threat
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    National Security Threat of Islamic State Terrorists

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the national security threat posed by ISIL.* They discussed terrorist strategy and tactics, how they could be called…

  • Discussion on Middle East Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East

    Former U.S. Ambassadors James Jeffrey, who served in Iraq, and Robert Ford, who served in Syria, discussed the situation in the Middle East and the ongoing fight against the so-called Islamic State* militants in…

  • Hearing on US Policy in Iraq
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    Iraq Violence and Politics

    State and Defense Department officials, a former CIA analyst, and a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS* in ongoing violence and…

  • Washington Journal US Options in Iraq
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    Update on Iraq

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey talked about the latest developments in Iraq. Topics included U.S. policy toward Iraq over the preceding decade, the history of the region, and Iraq’s…

  • Situation in Iraq
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    Escalating Violence in Iraq

    Panelists talked about militant activity in northern Iraq and how the U.S. government should respond. In June 2014, the militant group ISIS* seized several cities in northern and western…

  • Ukrainian Presidential Election
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    Ukrainian Presidential Election

    Witnesses testified on the ongoing situation in Ukraine following the country’s May 25, 2014, presidential election. They offered policy recommendations, and urged additional economic…

  • Irans Nuclear Program
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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the status of Iran’s nuclear program. Other witnesses included former Obama and Bush administration State Department…

  • US Middle East Policy in the Obama Administrations Second Term
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    U.S. Middle East Policy in the Obama Administration's Second Term

    Former presidential advisers Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey assessed U.S. Middle East policy in the Obama administration’s second term. They talked about unrest in Syria and their concerns about Egypt’s…

  • Aspen Security Forum Lessons Learned from Iraq
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    Aspen Security Forum, Lessons Learned from Iraq

    Three former US Ambassadors to Iraq from both the Bush and Obama administrations, as well as the first Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence examine the Iraq war. This panel from the…

  • Economies of Arab Countries
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    Economies of Arab Countries

    A panel of U.S. ambassadors from Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, and other Arab countries talked about the economic and political prospects in those countries.

  • US Policy Toward Iraq
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Iraq U.S. Forces Commander and the U.S. ambassador to Iraq gave an assessment on the transition in Iraq from a military mission to a civilian-led effort. They answered questions about a…

  • US Transition to Civilian Mission in Iraq
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    U.S. Transition to Civilian Mission in Iraq

    Witnesses testified on the transition from a military-led mission to a civilian mission in Iraq. They focused on how the State Department planed to handle the transition and how it would…

  • Ambassadorial Nominations
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    Ambassadorial Nominations

    Nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors in Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and Turkey. They spoke about regional security issues, U.S. foreign policy goals…

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