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  • Hearing on US Strategy Against ISIS
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    Combating ISIS

    Former intelligence and diplomatic officials offered policy recommendations at a hearing on combating ISIS* in Iraq and Syria. Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell told committee members,…

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  • Discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal
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    Iran Nuclear Agreement in the Middle East

    Middle East experts talked about the potential effects of the Iran nuclear agreement on the region. The historic deal could end Iran’s status as a pariah state but its increased wealth and influence…

    522 views
  • Conflict Resolution in Syria
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    Conflict Resolution in Syria

    Ambassador Robert Ford and others talked about resolving the conflict in Syria. Ambassador Ford outlined why the Geneva talks failed to bring a resolution to the fighting in Syria, and said that…

    276 views
  • 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…

    174 views
  • Hearing on US Strategy Against ISIS
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    U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified at a Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating the Islamic State* militant group. He had just returned from a trip abroad to build a…

    4,636 views
  • Discussion on Combating the Islamic State
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    Combating ISIS

    Middle East policy experts talked about President Obama’s plan to combat ISIS* and the U.S. effort to establish a reliable partner in Syria to fight both ISIS and President Assad’s regime…

    1,068 views
  • Humanitarian Efforts in Syria
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    Syrian Civil War and Humanitarian Aid

    Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford talked about humanitarian efforts in Syria. Mr. Miliband urged members of the United Nations…

    352 views
  • Future of Syria
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    Future of Syria

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford spoke with Woodrow Wilson scholar Aaron David Miller about the future of Syria. Ambassador Ford said Bashar al Assad is still in power in part because…

    565 views
  • Syrian Civil War
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    Syrian Civil War

    Experts on Syria testified on the country’s civil war and the Obama administration’s approach to the conflict. Among the issues addressed were the flow of refugees to other countries, efforts to…

    1,492 views
  • State Dept and USAID Officials Testify on Conflict in Syria
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    Syrian Civil War

    The U.S. ambassador to Syria and State Department and USAID officials testified on the ongoing civil war in Syria. Ambassador Ford in his remarks said no evidence had been found thus far to…

    502 views
  • Future of Syria
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    Future of Syria

    Ambassador Robert Ford talked about the future of Syria. In his remarks he said the Syrian President Assad’s tenure as leader of his country would end soon. This was a keynote address of the Foundation…

    67 views
  • Syrian Political Unrest and Violence
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    Syrian Political Unrest and Violence

    State Department officials testified political unrest and government actions against the civilian population in Syria. They told committee members that the regime of President Assad was…

    1,070 views
  • Ambassadorial Nominations Panel 1
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    Ambassadorial Nominations, Panel 1

    Ambassadors who had been appointed during congressional recess periods testified about their confirmation by the Senate. Among the topics they addressed were political unrest and…

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  • Ambassadorial Nominations Panel 2
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    Ambassadorial Nominations, Panel 2

    Ambassador Ford answered questions from committee members about his nomination to continue as U.S. ambassador to Syria. He had been appointed during a congressional recess the previous…

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  • Ambassador to Syria Nomination Hearing
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    Ambassador to Syria Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Robert Stephen Ford to be U.S. ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic.

    322 views