781Sep 5, 2013
President Obama, Congress, and Military Action in Syria
Former State and Defense Department officials and a former CIA analyst talked about the possibility of U.S. military strikes on Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons against ...
1,833Jan 28, 2013
Special Operations and Iraq
General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) talked about the evolution of the Joint Special Operations Command and the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in particular the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Bruce ...
155Dec 18, 2012
Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated relations with Pakistan, the use of drones by U.S., and al-Qaida’s influence ...
210Dec 5, 2011
Future of Pakistan, Panel 2
Panelists talked about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, as well as the future of the relationship. Among the topics they addressed were military cooperation in counterterrorism, the use ...
363Jun 8, 2011
U.S. Pakistan Relations
Former intelligence officials assessed U.S.-Pakistan relations. In their remarks they criticized U.S. policy toward Pakistan noting that financial support is often given with little means of ...
963Apr 20, 2011
Middle East Political Unrest
Former CIA Analyst Bruce Riedel, and Gary Sick, who served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, talked about the impact of political unrest in the Arab ...
1,265Feb 22, 2011
Book Discussion on Deadly Embrace
Bruce Riedel looks at Pakistan’s role in the global jihad movement in his latest book. Mr. Riedel spoke about this topic at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
271Jan 31, 2011
Policy Implications for Pakistan's Future
Panelists talked about the future of Pakistan’s relations with the U.S., as well as its relations with India and Afghanistan. They also responded to questions from the audience.
300Apr 17, 2010
Global Security Panel
Panelists talked about their books on global security. After the presentations, the authors responded to questions from members of the audience. Benjamin Wittes moderated.
Their books ...
805Jan 7, 2010
U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
Panelists talked about the implications of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan at a Middle East Policy Council panel.
Former CIA Division Chief Frank Anderson talked about ...
464Dec 9, 2009
U.S. Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Bruce Riedel spoke about U.S. counterterrorism strategy and the state of al-Qaida and Taliban forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also talked about terrorist recruiting both in Pakistan and ...
210Oct 16, 2009
U.S. Policy in Afghanistan
Panelists assessed President Barack Obama’s policy options for Afghanistan. Among the issues they addressed were counter terrorism and counterinsurgency strategies, increased troop levels ...
37Aug 25, 2009
Afghan Presidential Election
Panelists talked about the prospects for Afghanistan’s future, assessing the outcome of the Afghan presidential election, and the implications for future American policy in ...
258Dec 3, 2008
Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
A panel discussion was held on the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, the previous week. The discussion focused on the extremist networks allegedly responsible for the assaults, the increasing ...
154Aug 6, 2008
U.S. Policy Toward Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan
A panel discussion was held titled “Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges This Fall and Beyond.” After their opening remarks and initial discussion, the ...
61Jul 11, 2008
Pakistani Foreign Policy
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke at the Brookings Institute following a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.
Topics included U.S-Pakistan ...
48Jan 22, 2008
Pakistani Elections Outlook
The panelists, including two Pakistani members of parliament, discussed the upcoming elections in Pakistan and the future of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) after the assassination of the ...
49Sep 13, 2007
U.S. Policy in Iraq
Carlos Pascal moderated a panel discussion titled, “The Way Forward in Iraq: An Examination of the Petraeus-Crocker Progress Report.” Topics included an analysis of the Iraq situation, ...
1,263May 15, 2007
Book Discussion on Inside Hamas
Zaki Chehab talked about his book Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement, published by Nation Books. Journalist Zaki Chehab detailed the rise of Hamas in the ...
28May 8, 2007
The guest talked about his article in the current issue of Foreign Affairs, “Al Qaeda Strikes Back.” Topics included the international scope of Al Qaeda and the U.S. failure to ...
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