196Jul 15, 2013
United Nations and Diplomacy
Jeffrey Feltman gave the keynote speech at a Brookings Institution forum on the role of the United Nations in conflict mediation. He focused on the Syrian civil war, the transition to democracy ...
392Apr 13, 2012
Panelists spoke about U.S.-Iraq relations following the formal withdrawal of U.S. troops, focusing on both the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition of the U.S.-Iraqi partnership ...
1,516Mar 1, 2012
Syrian Political Unrest and Violence
State Department officials testified political unrest and government actions against the civilian population in Syria. They told committee members that the regime of President Assad was under ...
1,109Nov 9, 2011
U.S. Policy in Syria
State and Treasury Department officials testified on U.S. policy toward Syria. At the time of this hearing violence continued in the country despite for calls for President Bashar al-Assad to ...
411Jun 8, 2010
Hezbollah and the Middle East, Government Officials
Officials testified about the international an regional security threats posed by Hezbollah, including its role in Lebanon and support it receives from Syria and Iran. They said that the Obama ...
985Jan 19, 2010
Book Discussion on The Strong Horse
Lee Smith argued that in the Middle East the general public tends to follow whoever is the strongest leader. He said that U.S. policy should reflect this reality. Commentary by Assistant ...
167Feb 21, 2008
Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Iran
Several panels of witnesses testified about human rights abuses in Iran. Topics included deteriorating conditions for dissident Muslims and members of non-Muslim religious minorities, creating ...