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    Oil and Politics in the Persian Gulf

    Panelists talked about oil politics in the Persian Gulf. They focused in particular on Iraq, where a law dictating the use of oil profits had yet to be finalized and tensions continued over…

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    King's Counsel

    King’s Counsel is the memoir of the late Jack O’Connell (1921-2010), who was CIA station chief in Amman, Jordan, from 1963 to 1971, and became King Hussein’s friend and close adviser. After leaving the CIA, Mr. O’Connell served for…

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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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    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…

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    Geo-Political Dynamics of Lebanon and Syria

    A panel discussion was held on U.S. relations with Lebanon and Syria. Topics included U.S. military action in eastern Syria, internal political developments in the two countries, peace agreements with…

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    Future of the U.N.

    Diplomats talked about relations between the U.S. and Europe, the role of the United Nations in world affairs, U.S. policy in Iraq and the Middle East, and the potential impact of a second…

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    U.S. Relations with the Islamic World

    Participants talked about the influence of religion on international politics, perceptions of the role of religion in American society, Islam and Middle Eastern politics, and the need for…

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    Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

    The subcommittee assessed an executive branch proposal for a $3.1 billion sale of 315 M-182 tanks and other military equipment services to Saudi Arabia. The subcommittee examined the…

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    Proposed Sale of F-18 Aircraft to Kuwait

    Witnesses testified on the proposed sales of advance aircraft and missiles to Kuwait. They also discussed recent events in the region. The program has a short break during the hearing.

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    Mideast Regional Appropriations

    The subcommittee held a hearing on the Reagan Administration’s FY89 appropriations request for funding for activities in the Middle East.

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    U.S. Policy in the Persian Gulf

    The House Foreign Affairs subcommittees on Arms Control, International Security, Science, and Europe and the Middle East heard testimony on the Persian Gulf crises. Witnesses talked about…

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