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    U.S.-Iraq Relations

    Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador to the U.S., talked about the ongoing U.S.-Iraq relationship, and the continued need for the international community to come together to combat and eliminate *ISIL. “Iraq-U.S.…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Arab and Palestinian officials and experts spoke about the Palestinian perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They talked about the past, present, and future challenges of the conflict, and offered their…

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    Saudi Arabia's Military Intervention in Yemen

    Panelists gave presentations and then discussed the instability in Yemen and Saudi Arabia’s military intervention against the Iran-backed Houthis. Then Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the U.S. Adel…

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    Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement

    The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations hosted a discussion on the newly-announced framework agreement between the P5+1* and Iran on that country’s nuclear program. The framework pushes Iran’s nuclear “breakout…

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    Civil Unrest in Syria

    Middle East policy experts spoke about the on-going civil unrest and the evolving military situation in Syria. Topics included the background of the conflicts, potential U.S. involvement,…

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    Arabian Peninsula States

    Arabian Gulf states scholars talked about the decline of American power. Kuwait University’s Political Science Professor Abdullah Al-Shayji called the U.S. “a broken superpower” when…

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    Arab Media on U.S.-Arab Relations

    Members of the Arab media remarked on how they view the U.S. while reporting for Middle Eastern networks. They also talked about the changing news environment, including the influence of…

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    Middle East Business and Employment Environment

    Representatives from both U.S. and Middle Eastern organizations talked about how the uncertain political situation in many countries was contributing to a lack of investment in the region. The forum…

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    U.S.-Arab Relations Luncheon Speeches

    Egypt’s ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed M. Tawfik shared his experiences during on his country’s revolution the previouis year, and how economic growth would be essential to its future. Then…

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    U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. Ambassador Smith talked about moderate reforms taking place in the country after the Arab…

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    Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

    Israeli and Palestinian conflict scholars talked about the future of Palestine. Panelists discussed the economic, social, and humanitarian challenges the Palestinian people face after years…

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    North Africa and Middle East Unrest

    Panelists talked about issues of importance to American and Arab relations. The first panel concentrated on Syria and the opposition to Assad’s government. The second panel was on the major…

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    U.S. and Arab Strategies Toward Iran

    Panelists discussed the role of Iran’s nuclear program in the geo-political dynamics of the Middle East. Topics included the effectiveness of economic sanctions, the consequences of a military…

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    National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Luncheon

    Danny Sebright made introductory remarks for the keynote speakers during the luncheon sponsored by the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council at the 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference,…

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    U.S. -Saudi Arabia Relations

    Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal talked about recent unrest in the Arab world, and Israel-Palestinian relations. In his remarks he said the right choice was made in the succession process for…

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    Libyan Revolution and Political Transition

    Libyan Ambassador to the U-S Ali Aujali discussed his country’s next steps following the death of former leader Moammar Gadhaf. He was introduced by Harriet Fulbright.

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    Gas Prices and U.S. Energy Policy

    Former Shell Oil Company President John Hofmeister spoke about U.S. energy policy. He criticized both the Obama administration and Congress among his comments. He said President Obama has no plan to reduce…

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    U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    Ambassador James Smith spoke about the status of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations.

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    U.S. Military and the Middle East

    Lieutenant General John Allen gave the keynote address at the second day of the Arab-U.S. policymakers conference. He talked about the areas of responsibility, goals, activities, and future…

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    Adel al-Jubeir Remarks

    Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir addressed a U.S.-Arab Relations Conference. In his remarks he talked about the history of relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, military and economic…

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