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    National Security Priorities

    Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Frederick Kempe, Admiral James Stavridis (Retired), and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) spoke about the national security priorities and global…

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    Secretary John Kerry Remarks on the Presidential Transition

    Secretary of State John Kerry outlined the foreign policy challenges facing the incoming Donald Trump administration. Secretary Kerry defended the Obama administration on those challenges,…

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    Foreign Policy and National Security

    National Security Adviser Susan Rice spoke about the foreign policy accomplishments under the Obama administration, highlighting the Iran nuclear deal, new relations with Cuba, and the pivot to the…

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    India-Pakistan Relations

    Foreign policy analysts talked about the tense relationship between the nuclear-armed nations of India and Pakistan, which had become more tense since the election of India’s Prime Minister…

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    Iraqi Foreign Minister Remarks

    Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari spoke about combating ISIS* in Mosul, foreign assistance and relations with Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. The foreign minister said combating ISIS is a…

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    Youth and World Peace

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso spoke at a U.S. Institute of Peace event focusing on the role of youth leaders in resolving world conflict. The Buddhist spiritual leader began the…

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    We Are Afghan Women

    Laura Bush talked about the book, We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope, about the lives of Afghan women since the U.S. invasion. Mrs. Bush wrote the introduction to the book, which was…

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    Future of Somalia

    Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud spoke about political and security developments in his country ahead of Somalia’s presidential elections later in 2016. After his remarks he responded…

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    Public Perceptions of Iraqi Governance

    Panelists talked about the relationship between corrupt and inept governments and the rise of extremist groups such as ISIL.* They discussion focusing on public perceptions of Iraq’s government as…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Syria

    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace about U.S. policy in Syria and the ongoing campaign against ISIL.* He talked about of the need for an internationally…

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    Security Threats to Georgia

    Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli talked about her country’s relationship with Russia and her country’s security in light of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict and continued encroachment of…

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    Afghan Government and Security

    Ambassador Dan Feldman and other peace policy experts talked about the strength of the Afghan unity government and the country’s security situation. Topics included U.S. diplomacy efforts,…

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    Female Leadership in Africa

    Panelists talked about the role of women’s leadership in Africa in peace-building and development efforts. They also discussed the progress made and the risks remaining to achieve the goals of the African…

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    Iraq and Combating ISIS

    Saleem al-Jubouri spoke about Iraq and the fight against ISIS.* He said that peace could be achieved and called for increased aid and military efforts to combat ISIS. He also spoke about the…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Former Iranian and U.S. officials outlined Iran nuclear agreement negotiations. Iran and the P5+1* agreed to a framework to limit Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for an end to…

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    Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    Ambassador William Taylor, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, made opening remarks before a discussion about a public opinion poll on Ukrainian views about Crimea, relations with…

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    Pakistani Counterterrorism Efforts

    Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan spoke about his country’s 20-point national plan to fight terrorism. Pakistan’s government drafted the plan following a 2014 school…

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    Special Envoys and Diplomacy

    Former ambassadors talked about the use of special envoys in international areas of conflict. They discussed their effectiveness, the autonomy and latitude they have in conducting foreign…

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    U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

    Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke about U.S.-Afghanistan relations. Afterward he answered questions from moderator Stephen Hadley and members of the audience. Senator…

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    President Karzai's Legacy in Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the legacy of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, including the obstacles he faced as president and the future of Afghanistan. Former Afghanistan Commander John Allen among his…

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