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    U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East

    Panelists talked about the United States' Middle East policy. Panelists included a former Iraqi deputy ambassador to the U.N., journalist Robin Wright, a former Republican presidential campaign adviser, and a former deputy…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin talked about the shifting demographics of his country, and how they necessitate governance structure changes to proportionally represent Israel’s residents.…

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Panelists assessed the diplomatic progress made in reaching an agreement between Iran and the P5+1 on Iran’s nuclear program. They discussed the components of a credible deal, Iran’s…

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    American Perceptions of ISIS

    Shibley Telhami released the results of an opinion poll focused on Americans' attitudes toward ISIS* and the United States' strategy to defeat it. The poll showed that 70 percent of Americans believed…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Panelists talked about U.S. policy options for facilitating a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They spoke about the positions of both the Israelis and the Palestinians, the…

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    U.S. Policy in the Middle East

    Tamara Cofman Wittes talked about recent developments in Israel, Iraq and Iran, and the ongoing nuclear talks between the U.S. and Iran.

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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Panelists talked about some of the challenges related to Israel’s suspension of peace talks with Palestine after the Palestinian Liberation Organization announced a reconciliation deal with Hamas.…

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    Foreign Policy in 2014

    Brookings Institution fellows talked about the list they complied foreign policy issues in 2014. Panelists focused on on Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and the U.S. pivot to Asia. They said that…

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    Iraq Security and Politics

    Speaker of Iraq’s Council of Representatives Usama al-Nujayfi, a Sunni leader, talked about the recent spike in violence in his country and possible plans by the Iraqi government to create…

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    Political Future of Egypt

    Middle East experts and former State Department officials talked about Egypt’s political future and its relationship with the United States. Topics included the prospects for a civil war in Egypt and the tactic of the…

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    Women and the Middle East

    Tara Sonenshine talked about some of the advances and continued challenges for women in the Arab world. She argued the importance of including women in political and social affairs in the Middle East…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community could deal with it. Topics included how negotiations could occur, the effectiveness of the current economic sanctions on…

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    Egypt's Constitutional Referendum

    Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They reviewed the referendum, explained the key factions involved in writing the constitution and those…

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new homes in Israeli-occupied lands which she said would…

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    Public Perceptions of Arabs and Muslims

    Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. The poll was conducted following violent protests in the Arab world that erupted…

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    History of Human Rights Policy

    Senior diplomats spoke about the evolution of human rights policy at a day-long conference to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. They…

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    Political Transitions in the Middle East

    U.S. State Department officials testified about recent political unrest and violence in the Middle East including in Syria and Egypt. They also talked about the recent agreement reached…

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    Rebuilding U.S.-Muslim World Relations

    Panelists spoke about U.S. relations with Islamic nations and culture in various parts of the world, focusing on the Middle East and Arab world. Among the topics they addressed were public…

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    Book Discussion on The Next Founders

    Joshua Muravchik talked about his book The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East, published by Encounter Books. He profiled seven people from the Middle East who are fighting for…

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    U.S. and European Policy Toward Terrorism

    The third of a day-long event titled, “U.S Approaches to Foreign Policy: Strategies of Engagement,” focused on U.S. and European approaches to fighting terrorism. Topics included the…

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