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    Political Security in the Middle East

    Legal and policy planning experts talked about the future of political stability and security in the Middle East as the U.S. and its allies combated ISIS* militants. They focused on the political, security and humanitarian reasons…

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    Coalition Response to ISIS

    Panelists talked about the coalition of countries in the Middle East participating in the fight against ISIS* militants. Former Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher said Jordan was a willing participant in the…

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    Terrorist Financing

    Undersecretary David Cohen talked about U.S. strategy to undermine the financing of *ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq. He discussed the group’s diverse sources of revenue and the strategies for…

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    Violence in Iraq

    Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily spoke about the future of Iraq. Ambassador Faily said his country desperately needed more American military assistance. He also said that because…

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    The Second Arab Awakening

    Marwan Muasher, former Jordanian Foreign Minister and ambassador to the United States, talked about his book, The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism, in which he takes a…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

    Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Martti Ahtisaari of Finland and former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi talked about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. They discussed the topic earlier in the day…

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    Political Change in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia

    Analysts from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace talked about the political developments and institutional dynamics in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia since the “Arab Spring” that…

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    Cost of the Iraq War

    Linda Bilmes spoke about the costs of the war in Iraq, which she projected to reach $5 trillion. Those projections exceed the original figures in her book The Three Trillion Dollar War, which she co-authored with…

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    Middle East Policy

    Panelists talked about the challenges in the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in President Obama’s second term. Topics included the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions over Iran’s…

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    Arab Political Transition and Economic Challenges

    Business leaders from Tunisia and Egypt outlined economic plans for the two nations to move forward in the aftermath of the “Arab Spring” uprisings of 2011. They also responded to questions…

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    Middle East Reforms and Governing

    Representatives from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Morocco gave updates on the ongoing reforms happening since Middle East uprisings that started in Spring 2011. Topics included elections,…

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    Political Transition in Libya

    Libyan Prime Minister Abdel-Rahim El Keib talked about his country’s political transition and the future of U.S.-Libya relations. In his remarks he said many challenges lie ahead in the…

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    Future of Iraq and Arab Nations

    Panelists talked about the results of a recent Arab American Institute poll on current attitudes in Iraq and countries undergoing political transition. James Zogby said the poll found divergent…

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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,…

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    Arab World Unrest and Middle East Peace Process

    Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, discussed the impact of the recent political unrest in the Arab world on the Palestinians as well as the Middle East peace process. She…

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    Arab World Political Unrest

    Lisa Anderson, president of the American University in Cairo, gave her perspective on the origins of political unrest in the Middle East, focusing on Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. Among her…

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