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April 1, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021 Series: The Abraham Accords and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Panelists discuss how the Biden administration will approach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and if the Abraham Accords can help to resolve it.  The Transition 2021 series examines the major for…

Play Buildings in the Palestinian town of al-Eizariya are seen beyond the Israeli barrier in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 26, 2020. Picture taken January 26, 2020.

September 23, 2021

Qatar
A Conversation With Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani of Qatar

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani discusses developments in Afghanistan, engagements with Palestinians, policy priorities for Qatar-U.S. relations, and broader regional concerns.

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October 20, 2021

Religion
Israel and Palestine: Challenges to Coexistence

Marc Gopin, director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution and James H. Laue professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, a…

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September 29, 2020

United Arab Emirates
A Conversation With Anwar Gargash

Dr. Gargash discusses the Abraham Accords, regional relations, and the future of Middle East peace.

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November 8, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Religious Freedom in the Middle East

Our panelists examine religious freedom in the Middle East, how international organizations and the United States have responded to the persecution of religious minorities in the past, and what can b…

Play Orthodox Christian woman lighting a torch at the Holy Fire Ceremony in Jerusalem

June 3, 2020

South China Sea
Virtual Roundtable: Growing Risk of a Military Confrontation in the South China Sea

As tensions rise between the United States and China, the risk of a military confrontation in the South China Sea between China and the United States is growing. Domestic politics in China, fallout f…

Play This aerial photo taken on January 2, 2017 shows a Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning (C), during military drills in the South China Sea. The aircraft carrier is one of the latest steps in the years-long build-up of China's military, as Beijing seeks greater global power to match its economic might and asserts itself more aggressively in its own backyard.

February 24, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
CFR Academic Webinar: Should We Stay or Should We Go? America's Role in the Middle East

F. Gregory Gause III, department head and professor of international affairs and John H. Lindsey ’44 Chair at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, leads a conversation…

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October 22, 2020

Nigeria
Extremism and the Decline of Religious Freedom in Northern Nigeria

Samuel Brownback, ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, discusses extremism and the decline of religious freedom in Northern Nigeria. John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for …

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October 30, 2020

United States
A Conversation With Adam Boehler

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation CEO Adam Boehler discusses investments important to U.S. foreign policy and national security and the actions the agency is taking to advance those …

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May 21, 2021

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Current Israeli-Palestinian Crisis: Possibilities for New Junctures or a Return to Status Quo?

Panelists discuss the Biden administration's response to the crisis in Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank, including next steps beyond the ceasefire.

Play Palestinians protest on the left at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque and Israeli security stand on the right