801Aug 30, 2013
Book Discussion on Hezbollah
Matthew Levitt talked about his book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God, in which he explores the power of Hezbollah in Lebanon and the organization’s ...
735Apr 21, 2010
General James Jones on Middle East Policy
National Security Adviser and retired General James Jones spoke about U.S. Middle East policy. In his remarks he said that making peace in the Middle East would stop Iran ...
636Jun 4, 2007
The Six-Day War: Lessons Learned
A forum titled “From Diplomacy to War: June 1967 Revisited,” was held marking the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. The focus was on the diplomatic failures ...
464Sep 20, 2010
Iraqi Decision Making Under Saddam Hussein
Speakers talked about the leadership abilities and style of Saddam Hussein. They spoke about documents and audio files captured after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 which have provided ...
293Jun 21, 2010
Participants spoke about U.S. counterterrorism strategy and efforts to diminish ideological extremism. They also spoke about a new report by on ways to counter extremist ideology from a local ...
282Jun 4, 2007
The Six-Day War: Diplomacy
A forum titled “From Diplomacy to War: June 1967 Revisited” was held marking the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. Opening remarks were made by Yuval Rabin, son ...
228May 9, 2013
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Secretary Hagel spoke about his recent trip to the Middle East, U.S. national security strategic objectives, and the Defense Department’s role in navigating the changing political landscape of ...
211Nov 8, 2012
U.S. Middle East Policy in the Obama Administration's Second Term
Former presidential advisers Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey assessed U.S. Middle East policy in the Obama administration’s second term. They talked about unrest in Syria and their concerns ...
206Jan 7, 2010
Admiral Mullen Remarks on Middle East Security Challenges
Admiral Mike Mullen about U.S. strategy in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East; the recent events in Yemen; and what U.S. military forces might look like after the end of the wars in Iraq and ...
201Jun 28, 2013
U.S.Military Assistance to the Syrian Opposition
Two Middle East scholars assessed the Obama administration’s decision to provide military assistance to the Syrian rebels. Marc Lynch said that the U.S. could not stop the civil war while ...
199Apr 5, 2010
Nuclear Security and the Middle East
Panelists talked about nuclear security and the Middle East as President Obama prepares to host more than forty world leaders in Washington, D.C. for the Nuclear Security Summit on April 12-13, ...
183Nov 23, 2010
Middle East Trip Report
Participants spoke about a diplomatic delegation’s trip to the Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt. The focused on the status of efforts to restart peace negotiations, regional security, ...
177Aug 31, 2010
Middle East Peace Talks
Middle East experts talked about the prospects and challenges of renewed peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. They also answered questions from the audience. Renewed ...
162May 20, 2011
President Obama's Middle East Policy Address
Washington Institute for Near East Policy researchers talked about President Obama’s previous day speech on U.S. policy in the Middle East. The panelists all agreed that President Obama ...
154Feb 26, 2010
Israeli Threats and Opportunities
Ehud Barak talked about Israel’s security challenges. Topics included the threat of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the spread of missile technology to Hamas and Hizballah, and the ...
145Dec 14, 2012
Future of Egypt
Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution that would also expand decision-making powers of the country’s President Muhammed ...
134Feb 2, 2011
Uprising in Egypt
Foreign policy experts spoke about U.S. relations with Egypt and the mass uprisings and anti-government protests occurring across Egypt. Over the past week Egyptians had gathered throughout the ...
119Oct 24, 2008
Global Counterterrorism Network
Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Vickers talked about the status of the War on Terror, the recent history of special operations and unconventional warfare, the role of counter-terrorism ...
117Aug 29, 2012
Iran's Nuclear Program
Speakers discussed efforts to combat Iran’s nuclear program and why it is in the U.S.'s best interest to prevent it. Topics included the threat Iran poses to the rest of the Middle East, ...
105Sep 4, 2012
Future of al-Qaida Leadership
Panelists talked about the relevance of al-Qaida following the killing of Osama bin Laden and political uprisings in the Middle East since 2011. They also responded to questions from the audience.
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