197Apr 30, 2013
Intelligence and Counterterrorism Policy
Panelists talked about intelligence and counterterrorism efforts domestically and internationally. Eliot Abrams named Syria as “jihadi central” and the area of greatest concern for ...
425Mar 4, 2013
Book Discussion with Elliott Abrams, Tested by Zion
Elliott Abrams, who served on President George W. Bush’s national security staff, talked about the accomplishments and failures of the Bush administration regarding the Israeli-Palestinian ...
627Nov 30, 2012
Foreign Policy and Whittaker Chambers
From a conference on the 60th anniversary of the publication of Whittaker Chambers' book, Witness, panelists talked about foreign policy and Whittaker Chambers, and whether Witness' ...
318Jun 8, 2012
History of Human Rights Policy
Senior diplomats spoke about the evolution of human rights policy at a day-long conference to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and ...
975May 14, 2012
Iran's Nuclear Program
Panelists talked about the upcoming upcoming P-5+1 talks on Iran’s nuclear program. P-5+1 refers to the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council (France, the United ...
506Mar 16, 2012
Islamic Religion Groups and Arab Politics
Former senior White House advisers discussed internal deliberations over Middle East policy. Dennis Ross said that in one-on-one discussions, former Egyptian President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak ...
439Oct 3, 2011
Panelists talked about the U.S.-Israel relationship and the Middle East peace process. They advocated that the United States pay less attention to the peace process, and instead focus on ...
315Apr 28, 2011
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Middle East
Elliott Abrams, former White House Deputy National Security Adviser for President George W. Bush, and former Democratic Representative Robert Wexler debated U.S. foreign policy toward Israel and the ...
1,949Apr 4, 2011
U.S. Middle East Policy
Participants spoke about U.S. policy and political unrest in the Middle East. Dennis Ross said the U.S. had outdated assumptions about the Arab world, and also talked about a possible vote in ...
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 ...