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  • Discussion on Combating Terrorism
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    2015 Terrorism Threat Outlook

    Diplomats, political experts, and military advisers talked about the terrorism threat outlook for 2015. terrorist threats and best practices in countering terrorism. They also discussed…

  • North Africa and Middle East Unrest
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    North Africa and Middle East Unrest

    Panelists talked about issues of importance to American and Arab relations. The first panel concentrated on Syria and the opposition to Assad’s government. The second panel was on the major…

  • Implications of a Syria Revolt
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    Implications of a Syria Revolt

    Panelists discussed ongoing violence and political unrest in Syria, as well as options for a possible resolution. Topics included U.S. sanctions against the country’s largest commercial…

  • Middle East Challenges
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    Middle East Challenges

    Panelists talked about security challenges in the Middle East and policy recommendations for the United States and the international community. Among the topics they addressed were threats…

  • Obama Administration and Middle East Peace Process
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    Obama Administration and Middle East Peace Process

    Five former U.S. ambassadors who served in Israel and the Arab world talked about the Obama administration’s current involvement in the Middle East peace process and past U.S. diplomacy efforts…

  • Former Representative Charlie Wilson
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    Former Representative Charlie Wilson

    A panel of experts paid tribute to former Representative Charlie Wilson (D-TX, 1973-1996), who was scheduled to attend but fell ill before the event. Zvi Rafiah related stories of his 35-year friendship with…

  • Hezbollah Connections to Syria and Iran
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    Hezbollah Connections to Syria and Iran

    Mr. Kemp moderated a panel on the connections between Syria, Iran and Hezbollah. They talked about the roles these countries would play in a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah forces…

  • US Policy Toward Syria
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    U.S. Policy Toward Syria

    The committee held a hearing on U.S. policy toward Syria. Topics included arms proliferation, Syrian connections with terrorist activity, Syria’s opposition to the U.S. role in Iraq, and…

  • US Relations with Syria and Iran
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    U.S. Relations with Syria and Iran

    In an afternoon session on the widening conflict in the Arab and Muslim world, the panelists talked about the escalating conflict between Syria, Iran, and the U.S. Among the topics they…

  • USLebanese Relations
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    U.S.-Lebanese Relations

    The panel examines the ties between the United States and Lebanon. Mr. Kattouf is director of the Office of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Palestinian Affairs.