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The Political Challenges Facing Economic Opportunity

 November 5, 2014 Host: The Brookings Institution Speakers: Mr. Charles Freeman III, Nonresident Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center Mr. Malcolm R. Lee, Nonresident Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center In many ways, political policies – particularly in … Continue reading

05. November 2014 by Will Houstoun
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The Pillars of Success: Degrading the Islamic State & Promoting Inclusivity

Host:The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Speaker: Antony Blinken, Deputy National Security Advisor In the wake of the Arab Spring, policymakers in the U.S. have had to maintain a difficult balancing act. On the one hand, as calls for democracy … Continue reading

03. November 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Understanding & Overcoming the Roots of Sectarianism

October 28, 2014 (This is the second entrance in a 4 part series hosted by the Stimson Center) (The first entrance in the series : “Explaining Violence in the Middle East” may be read here)  Speakers: Dr.Dwight Bashir, Deputy Director for Policy and Research, … Continue reading

29. October 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Turkey’s Competing Interests: Kobani, Syria, and Peace with the PKK

October 22, 2014 Host: The Middle East Institute Speakers: Ms. Aliza Marcus, Former International Correspondent, Boston Globe Dr. Kadir Ustun, Director of Research, SETA Foundation Mr. Mehmet Yuksel, Representative to the U.S., Peoples’ Democracy Party In little more than a … Continue reading

23. October 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Balancing Threats & Interests in the Middle East

October 21, 2014 Host: The Woodrow Wilson Center Speaker: Dr. Jubin Goodarzi, Head of the International Relations Department, Webster University Although typically described in binary terms, the ongoing civil war in Syria reflects a much larger, multidimensional conflict in the … Continue reading

21. October 2014 by Will Houstoun
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The U.S. & Turkey: Overcoming Unaligned Interests in Syria

 October 14, 2014 Host: The Bipartisan Policy Center Speakers: Ambassador Eric Edelman, Co-chair, BPC’s Turkey Initiative Dr. Henri Barkey, Professor of International Relations, Lehigh University As a member of NATO as well as the largest democracy in the Middle East, … Continue reading

16. October 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Demanding Democracy: What to Expect in Hong Kong and the Mainland

October 9, 2014 Host: The Foreign Policy Initiative Speakers: David Feith, The Wall Street Journal Asia Ellen Bork, Foreign Policy Initiative, Hong Kong Now in their second week of protest, demonstrators in Honk Kong are doing more than standing up … Continue reading

10. October 2014 by Will Houstoun
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The Power of the Mekong & the Fight for Resources in Southeast Asia

October 8, 2014 Host: The Stimson Center Speakers: Dr. Richard Cronin, Director of Southeast Asia Program, Stimson Center Dr. Yongmin Bian, Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University Law Center Ms. Courtney Weatherby, Research Associate, Stimson Center For much of the past decade, … Continue reading

09. October 2014 by Will Houstoun
Categories: East Asia, Economics, Energy, Environment | Comments Off on The Power of the Mekong & the Fight for Resources in Southeast Asia

A Map to Success? Can Tunisia Bring Democracy to the Middle East

September 29, 2014 Host: The U.S. Institute of Peace Speaker: Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi, President & Founder, Ennahdha Party, Tunisia For three years now, the Arab word has struggled to adjust to the massive change that was brought in with the … Continue reading

29. September 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Uncertain Futures: Iraq & Kurdistan

September 18, 2014 Host: U.S. Institute of Peace Speakers: Dr. Fuad M. Hussein, Chief of Staff to the President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Department of Foreign Relations If one needs … Continue reading

19. September 2014 by Will Houstoun
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