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    Secretary of State John Kerry on Middle East Challenges

    Secretary of State John Kerry talked about the situation in the Middle East and challenges facing the new Trump administration, as well as the Obama administration’s legacy in the region. Topics…

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    Israeli Defense Minister on U.S. Middle East Policy

    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman talked about the U.S.-Israel relationship. Some of the topics he discussed included Iran, the roles of the U.S. and Russia in the Middle East, and the…

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    Representative Tom Price on Federal Budget Process

    House Budget Committee Chair Tom Price (R-GA) outlined a proposal to make improvements to the federal budget process which includes prohibiting the approval of continuing budget resolutions. In the…

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    Middle East Politics and Security

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley were part of a discussion on Middle East politics and security. As co-chairs of the Atlantic Council’s Middle East…

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    Energy and Climate Change

    The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on advancements in renewable energy over the past forty years and what is being done to transition away from fossil fuels.

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    Afghanistan Security

    Former Afghanistan Commander General David Petraeus and two former ambassadors talked about a report on the future of U.S. operations in Afghanistan. General Petraeus said there is cause to…

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    Arms Control and U.S.-Russia Relations

    The Brookings Institution held a discussion on the history of the 1986 nuclear arms control summit between President Ronald Reagan and Russian Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev. Topics…

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    Political Situation in the Congo

    Panelists talked about the political crisis in the Congo over the interpretation of the nation’s constitution’s rules on term limits for president. and the U.S. role in the area.…

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    Security and Politics in Afghanistan

    General John Allen, former commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, and other panelists talked about the security situation and political dynamics in Afghanistan. Topics included U.S. interests in the…

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    Defense Budget and Priorities

    The Brookings Institution’s Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence hosted a discussion on defense spending and priorities for the 115th Congress and the president who succeeds the…

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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew G-20 Summit Preview

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew previewed the G-20 Summit in China on September 4 and 5, 2016. Secretary Lew noted that President Obama would call on his counterparts to follow through on the G-20…

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    China's Relationship with the U.S. and Russia

    Panelists talked about current relations between the U.S., Russia, and China. They also discussed Russia’s suspected role in the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails and the…

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    Terrorist Attacks in Europe

    French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian delivered remarks on terrorist attacks in France and Europe, including the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice, in which 84 people died and hundreds…

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    The Smartest Places on Earth

    Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker talked about their book The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation, in which they examine the next hot…

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    Veterans' Health Care

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald delivered remarks at the Brookings Institution discussing veterans health care and his agency’s 'MyVA" transformation strategy. In addition,…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Panelists talked about the July 2015 Iran nuclear agreement and its prospects for averting nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. Robert Einhorn and Richard Nephew presented their report, The Iran Nuclear…

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    Science, Technology and Math Education

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and inventor and education advocate Dean Kamen talked about the state of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the U.S. Both…

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    Climate Change and the Zika Virus

    The Brookings Institution and Princeton University released the Spring 2016 issue of the Future of Children, which focused on how climate change affects children. Janet Currie outlined the…

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    Hunger and Food Assistance Programs

    Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about Department of Agriculture efforts to combat food insecurity, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and other nutrition assistance…

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    International Law and Cybersecurity

    Harold Hongju Koh delivered keynote remarks on international law, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism. Mr. Koh also criticized presidential candidates for suggesting the use of waterboarding and…

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