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June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Implications for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

RICHARD N. HAASS:  If those standing will sit, if those seated will stay seated—let me welcome you to the third and final panel of this extravaganza.One of the many ways in which I was—I’ve been rem…

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April 26, 2006

Syria
Landis: Syria Eagerly Seeking to Improve Relations with Iraqi Leaders

Joshua M. Landis, a Syria expert who recently returned to the United States from Damascus, says that Syrian leaders are seeking to establish good relations with Iraq. He says the new prime minister o…

March 10, 2006

Americas
Sweig: Rice, Hughes Aim to Show Relations with South America "Not as Negative as they are Perceived to Be"

As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes prepare for their trip to South America, CFR Senior Fellow Julia Sweig says the United States must…

July 11, 2006

Iraq
A Conversation with Fouad Ajami

Watch Fouad Ajami discuss his book The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq as part of the Council's Iraq: The Way Forward Series.

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July 11, 2006

Iraq
A Conversation with Fouad Ajami

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Reception & Book Signing6:15 – 7:15 p.m. MeetingPlease note special time. This meeting is part of the "Iraq: The Way Forward" series.Members may bring a guest to this event.

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June 22, 2006

Syria
Lasensky: Syrian Regime Cracks Down on Opposition

Scott Lasensky, who specializes in Syria and other Middle Eastern areas for the U.S. Institute of Peace, says Syria has mounted a major crackdown to try to silence the growing number of intellectuals…

August 15, 2006

Israel
Young: Hezbollah’s Rivals Not Happy With Its Attack on Israel

Michael Young, a veteran political observer in Lebanon, disputes the polls showing wide support for Hezbollah in its conflict with Israel. Young says Lebanese Christians, Sunnis, and Druze were all u…

November 27, 2006

Americas
Latin America Elections Update

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting

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November 3, 2006

Lebanon
Landis: Iraq War Sapping U.S. Influence in Lebanon

Joshua Landis, an expert on Syria and Lebanon, says the drawn-out Iraq conflict has fed an image of declining U.S. influence in Lebanon, which has led Hezbollah to try to weaken, if not overthrow, th…