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Forty Years After the Six Day War: Where Are We with Middle East Peace?

Speakers: Robert E. Hunter, Robert A. Malley, and Dennis B. Ross
Presider: David J. Remnick

Watch Robert E. Hunter of the RAND Corporation, Robert A. Malley of the International Crisis Group, and Dennis B. Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, reflect on the past forty years of the Middle East peace process and debate strategies for the future.

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Forty Years After the Six Day War: Where Are We with Middle East Peace? (Audio)

Speakers: Robert E. Hunter, Robert A. Malley, and Dennis B. Ross
Presider: David J. Remnick

Listen to Robert E. Hunter of the RAND Corporation, Robert A. Malley of the International Crisis Group, and Dennis B. Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, reflect on the past forty years of the Middle East peace process and debate strategies for the future.

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CSIS: The Uncertain “Metrics” of Afghanistan (and Iraq)

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Anthony Cordesman arges that better data to measure progress in Afghanistan and Iraq are needed. He says that too many current measures of progress have little or no value, report meaningless nation-wide data, quantify the unimportant, or are more designed to “spin” immediate success than win real victory over time. The true complexities, uncertainties, and risks involved in dealing with a host of ethnic, sectarian, tribal, and regional problems are downplayed or ignored, leading to assumptions that insurgent groups are unpopular and that US, NATO, and Afghan government are assumed to have large-scale support—assumptions that may well be incorrect.

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Iraq: Four Years of War [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service]

Speakers: Ali Allawi and Steve Simon

Ali Allawi, former minister of finance, defense, and trade in Iraq, and CFR Senior Fellow Steve Simon discuss Iraq four years after the invasion.  Ali Allawi spoke on his recent book, The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace, and Steve Simon on his recent Council Special Report, After the Surge.

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CSM: US priority: Managing Captives in Iraq

Author: Gordon Lubold

This report published by the Christian Science Monitor says that the Baghdad security plan under Army General David Petraeus is leading to the detention of hundreds of Iraqis. In the absence of Iraqi facilities, the US forces are building more detention facilities to hold all the detainees and bringing in more US military police to guard them.

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