434Sep 26, 2012
Oil and Politics in the Persian Gulf
Panelists talked about oil politics in the Persian Gulf. They focused in particular on Iraq, where a law dictating the use of oil profits had yet to be finalized and tensions continued over oil ...
1,091Mar 5, 2012
Book Discussion on King's Counsel
King’s Counsel is the memoir of the late Jack O’Connell (1921-2010), who was CIA station chief in Amman, Jordan, from 1963 to 1971, and became King Hussein’s friend and ...
227Dec 19, 2011
Future of Iraq and Arab Nations
Panelists talked about the results of a recent Arab American Institute poll on current attitudes in Iraq and countries undergoing political transition. James Zogby said the poll found divergent ...
108Apr 12, 2010
Obama Administration and Middle East Peace Process
Five former U.S. ambassadors who served in Israel and the Arab world talked about the Obama administration’s current involvement in the Middle East peace process and past U.S. diplomacy ...
121Oct 30, 2008
Geo-Political Dynamics of Lebanon and Syria
A panel discussion was held on U.S. relations with Lebanon and Syria. Topics included U.S. military action in eastern Syria, internal political developments in the two countries, peace ...
18Jan 21, 2005
Future of the U.N.
Diplomats talked about relations between the U.S. and Europe, the role of the United Nations in world affairs, U.S. policy in Iraq and the Middle East, and the potential impact of a second Bush ...
23Oct 13, 2004
U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Participants talked about the influence of religion on international politics, perceptions of the role of religion in American society, Islam and Middle Eastern politics, and the need for improved ...
47Nov 17, 1989
Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
The subcommittee assessed an executive branch proposal for a $3.1 billion sale of 315 M-182 tanks and other military equipment services to Saudi Arabia. The subcommittee examined the necessity ...
17Mar 24, 1988
Mideast Regional Appropriations
The subcommittee held a hearing on the Reagan Administration’s FY89 appropriations request for funding for activities in the Middle East.
34Dec 15, 1987
U.S. Policy in the Persian Gulf
The House Foreign Affairs subcommittees on Arms Control, International Security, Science, and Europe and the Middle East heard testimony on the Persian Gulf crises. Witnesses talked about the ...