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The following lectures were recorded live at Middle East Forum Briefings. Simply click on the links below to hear these presentations in their entirety and view written summary accounts.

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The Trump Administration Searches for a MidEast Policy (March 16, 2017)
by Thomas Parker.

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Daniel Pipes: Extreme Vetting Not Easy but 'It Can Be Done' (February 7, 2017)

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The Fall of Aleppo (February 7, 2017)
by Fabrice Balanche.

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The Trump Administration's Foreign Policy (January 12, 2017)
by Douglas J. Feith.

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Gregg Roman on Islamist Terror and Obama's Israel Agenda (January 9, 2017)

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Debate: Terror Attacks in Turkey (January 1, 2017)

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Gregg Roman on 'Lone Wolf' Terrorism and Ohio State (November 29, 2016)

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Russia's Growing Middle Eastern Prowess (November 17, 2016)
by Anna Borshchevskaya.

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Daniel Pipes on Hillary Clinton's Islamist Donors (November 8, 2016)

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Infiltrating Islamists and Palestinian Extremism in U.S. Universities (September 14, 2016)

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The Death of Atatürk's Vision (September 6, 2016)
by Svante E. Cornell.

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Daniel Pipes: Trump's Muslim Immigration Policy Is Evolving for the Better (August 31, 2016)

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Interview: Daniel Pipes on Muslim Immigration (August 31, 2016)

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Al-Nusra's Rebranding May Increase Its Powers within Jihadi Networks in Syria (July 30, 2016)
by Daniel Pipes.

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Is Israel More Accepted in the Middle East? (July 20, 2016)
by Efraim Inbar.

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French Islamism and the Future of Europe (July 11, 2016)
by Guy Millière.

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Iraq's Uncertain Future (May 23, 2016)
by Amatzia Baram.

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Figuring out Radical Islam (April 28, 2016)

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The Syrian Quagmire (April 12, 2016)
by Andrew J. Tabler.

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The Saudi/Iranian Tug-of-War (February 16, 2016)
by Joshua Teitelbaum.

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Is Egypt better off under Sisi? (January 23, 2016)

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Daniel Pipes on Radical Islam (January 21, 2016)

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The ISIS/Iran Conundrum (December 29, 2015)
by Lee Smith.

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Muslim Migration into Europe: Eurabia Come True? (November 6, 2015)

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Putin's Middle Eastern Moves (October 26, 2015)
by Ilan Berman.

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Egypt's Two Years Under Sisi (September 8, 2015)
by Raymond Stock.

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Iran Nuclear Deal Town Hall (August 24, 2015)
by Gregg Roman.

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An Emerging Kurdistan (August 3, 2015)
by Ofra Bengio.

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The New Israeli Government (June 24, 2015)
by Steven J. Rosen.

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The Saudi-Iranian Proxy War in Yemen (April 30, 2015)
by Jonathan Spyer.

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The Islamist Terror Attacks in France (January 27, 2015)
by Michel Gurfinkiel.

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Israeli Elections and U.S. Relations (December 17, 2014)
by Eytan Gilboa, Director of the Center for International Communication at Bar-Ilan University.

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The U.S. Strategy to Defeat ISIS (October 6, 2014)
by Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Egypt under al-Sisi (August 28, 2014)

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The Third Gaza War (August 12, 2014)
by Efraim Inbar, professor of political science at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and director of Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies.

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Interview with Rev. Mark Durie on Islam (July 27, 2014)

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Our 'Tend and Befriend' Response to Jihad (June 16, 2014)

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What does the fall of Mosul mean? (June 16, 2014)
by Daniel Pipes.

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The Egyptian Elections (June 2, 2014)

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UNRWA - Providing Humanitarian Relief or Prolonging the Palestinian Refugee Problem (May 19, 2014)
by Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky.

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The Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal (May 1, 2014)
by Steven J. Rosen, Director of the MEF's Washington Project and former foreign-policy director of AIPAC.

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Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood (April 30, 2014)

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Speech on Nazis, Islamists, and the Modern Middle East (April 10, 2014)
by Wolfgang G. Schwanitz.

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Middle East Forum: 20th Anniversary Lunch (April 10, 2014)

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Hundreds of child brides in New South Wales (April 1, 2014)

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Turkey's Forthcoming Elections (March 7, 2014)
by Burak Bekdil, columnist for the Ankara-based Hurriyet Daily News.

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The Quakers and Palestinian Refugee Relief (March 7, 2014)
by Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky.

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Christians Under Attack (March 3, 2014)

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Resignation of Egypt's government and the likelihood of an al-Sisi presidency (February 24, 2014)

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The worsening plight of Christians under Islam (February 20, 2014)

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Obama administration's embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood (February 10, 2014)

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Why the Political Left and Radical Islam are not Strange Bedfellows (February 1, 2014)

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Bombings in Cairo, violence and Egypt's future (January 29, 2014)

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Al-Qaeda's Resurgence in Iraq's Anbar Province (January 23, 2014)
by Bing West, Marine infantry officer, Vietnam combat veteran, and assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration.

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Christian persecution in the Muslim world (January 23, 2014)

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Free Speech Implications of a Proposed Ban on "Islamophobia" (January 17, 2014)
by Mark Durie.

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Interview on "How Civilizations Die" (December 27, 2013)

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Geneva's Impact on Saudi Arabia (December 17, 2013)
by Simon Henderson.

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Empires of the Sand (December 11, 2013)
by Efraim Karsh and Inari Karsh.

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The Muslim Brotherhood's Jihad against the Coptic Church (November 13, 2013)
by Raymond Stock.

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Egypt's Continuing Turmoil (October 31, 2013)
by Jonathan Spyer, associate fellow at the MEF and senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Herzliya, Israel.

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The United States Straining Alliance With Saudi Arabia (October 24, 2013)

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Comparing of General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to Pharaoh Horemheb (October 24, 2013)

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Gauging Global Concerns Over a Nuclear Iran (October 1, 2013)

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Free Speech Under Attack (September 27, 2013)

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The Congressional Debate on Syria (September 10, 2013)
by Danielle Pletka.

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Israel Bolsters Air Defense as Syria Strike Looms (August 29, 2013)

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Time to designate Muslim Brotherhood as terror group? (August 26, 2013)

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Interview with Raymond Stock on events in Egypt (August 24, 2013)

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The battle in Egypt; Russian support (August 16, 2013)

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Egypt in Political Crisis (July 30, 2013)
by Raymond Stock.

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Interview on "Crucified Again" (July 25, 2013)

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Islam's Rule of Numbers (June 10, 2013)

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Egypt's Looming Economic Ruin (May 30, 2013)
by David P. Goldman, author, economist, noted demographer, and associate fellow with the Middle East Forum.

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Treatment of Christians in the Middle East (May 23, 2013)

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Interview on "Crucified Again" (May 16, 2013)

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The Implications of Obama's Foreign Policy Team for the Middle East (March 20, 2013)
by Jonathan S. Tobin, senior online editor of Commentary magazine.

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Barack Obama's first trip to Israel as US president (March 15, 2013)

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Why the Arab Spring Revolution Was Not A Success (February 8, 2013)

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Mohammed Morsi is a predictable radical hate monger. What's to be done? (February 8, 2013)

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America's Withdrawal from the Middle East under the Obama Doctrine (February 6, 2013)
by Lee Smith, senior editor with the Weekly Standard and Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

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Israel and the Palestinians (December 17, 2012)
by Steven J. Rosen.

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Egypt struggling to find its identity (December 12, 2012)

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The Arab Spring and Egypt's Nuclear Weapons Program (November 16, 2012)
by Raymond Stock.

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The Huge Impact of Israel's Energy Reserves (November 8, 2012)
by Lawrence Solomon, executive director of the public policy institute, Energy Probe Research Foundation.

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The Jihad Against Christians in the Middle East (October 12, 2012)
by Raymond Ibrahim.

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Israel's Foreign Policy Challenges (September 24, 2012)
by Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Chairman of World Likud.

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Did Muhammad Exist? (April 24, 2012)
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch.

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Iran's Growing Presence in Latin America (April 23, 2012)
by Ilan Berman.

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Preventing a Nuclear Iran (March 19, 2012)
by Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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U.S. Policy Options in Syria (February 27, 2012)
by Gary C. Gambill, former editor of the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin.

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Uncovering Saddam's Secrets (January 26, 2012)
by Joseph Sassoon, adjunct professor of Middle East studies at Georgetown University and author of "Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime".

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Muslims in the West: Loyal to Whom? (January 18, 2012)
by Mark Durie, a theologian, human rights activist, pastor of an Anglican church, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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Islamic Civilization is Dying (November 15, 2011)
by David P. Goldman, best known for his "Spengler" column at Asia Times Online, which draws a million readers a month.

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The Changing Middle East: An Insider's Perspective (November 14, 2011)
by Danny Yatom, IDF Major General (Ret.) and former head of the Mossad Intelligence Service.

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Challenges Facing the States of North Africa (November 3, 2011)
by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, Principal Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University.

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Middle East Upheavals and Israel (October 27, 2011)
by Efraim Inbar, professor of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and director of its Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies.

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A survey of Muslim mosques in the US revealed a disturbing propensity for violence (June 15, 2011)

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1967 borders: New policy or reiteration? (May 24, 2011)

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Why Lebanon Matters (May 23, 2011)
by Michael J. Totten, a foreign policy analyst who has reported from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Caucasus..

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The Strategic Significance of Damascus (May 16, 2011)
by Jonathan Spyer, a senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Israel, and columnist for the Jerusalem Post.

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Egypt: At the Crossroads (April 7, 2011)
by Saad Eddin Ibrahim, founder of the Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies, and visiting professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Harvard University.

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NGO Attempts to Demonize and Isolate Israel (March 14, 2011)
by Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor and a professor at the Political Studies Department at Bar Ilan University.

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Military Intervention in Libya Serves No U.S. Interests (March 11, 2011)
by Dirk Vandewalle, professor of government at Dartmouth College and author of "A History of Modern Libya".

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The Future of Egypt and the Region (February 14, 2011)
by David Bukay, professor of Middle East Studies at the University of Haifa and author "Arab-Islamic Political Culture".

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Does the Arab World Truly Want a "Palestine"? (January 25, 2011)
by Efraim Karsh, editor of the Middle East Quarterly and Professor of Middle East & Mediterranean Studies at King's College London.

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Muslims in the West: Loyal to Whom? (January 20, 2011)
by Mark Durie, theologian, human rights activist, and pastor of an Anglican church in Australia.

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Wikileaks Revelations: More Good than Bad? (December 28, 2010)
by Lee Smith, visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations.

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Islamists' Twin Assault on Free Speech (October 28, 2010)
by Daniel Huff, director of the Middle East Forum's Legal Project.

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The Battle for Iraq (October 28, 2010)
by Amatzia Baram, professor in the Department of the History of the Middle East and director of the Center for Iraq Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel.

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Engaging Damascus: A Bad Idea (October 14, 2010)
by David Schenker, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and former Pentagon top policy aide on the Arab countries of the Levant.

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My Battle for the Truth Against the French Establishment (October 12, 2010)
by Philippe Karsenty, deputy mayor of Neuilly, France.

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Obama's Failed Middle East Policy (August 24, 2010)
by Efraim Karsh, editor of the Middle East Quarterly and Professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College London.

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The Islamization of Turkey (June 15, 2010)
by Zeyno Baran, director of the Hudson Institute Center for Eurasian Policy, and formerly director of the International Security and Energy Programs at the Nixon Center.

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Criticizing Israel, Outside of Israel (June 4, 2010)
by Steven J. Rosen and Peter Beinart.

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The Israel Test (May 25, 2010)
by George Gilder, a leading intellectual and advocate for Israel, free markets, and technological innovation, and former speechwriter for several Republican candidates.

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Defeating Nonviolent Jihad (May 24, 2010)
by David J. Rusin, director of Islamist Watch.

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How Islamists Turned the World Upside Down (May 10, 2010)
by Melanie Phillips, a journalist who writes for the Daily Mail and author of the best-selling Londonistan.

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U.S.-Israel Relations in Crisis (April 21, 2010)
by Steven J. Rosen, director of the Forum's Washington Project.

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How the Mubarak Regime Enables the Persecution of Egypt's Copts (February 26, 2010)
by Magdi Khalil, an Egyptian-born human rights activist, prominent figure on Arabic media, and director of the Middle East Freedom Forum.

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"Detoxifying Islamists" (January 27, 2010)
by Haras Rafiq, a director of CENTRI, an organization focused on countering extremism at the operational level.

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Political Correctness and Fort Hood (December 15, 2009)
by Shannen Rossmiller, former judge and pioneer of cyber counter-terrorism, whose work has led to the capture of several Al-Qaeda operatives.

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Moderate Islam: Western Ally or Western Myth? (December 1, 2009)
by Daniel Pipes and Wafa Sultan.

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"The Muslim World Needs Reform" (October 20, 2009)
by Wafa Sultan, Syrian-born psychiatrist and author of "A God Who Hates".

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The War in Afghanistan (September 29, 2009)
by Joseph C. Myers, Deputy Director of the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Nexus Afghanistan, and career Infantry and Foreign Area Officer.

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Raymond Ibrahim's Muslim charity debate (August 25, 2009)

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New Middle East Polling Data (August 13, 2009)
by Adam Pechter, founder of Pechter Middle East Polls and former deputy publisher of the Middle East Quarterly.

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The Situation of Post Election Iran (July 21, 2009)
by Ali Alfoneh, visiting research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Copenhagen.

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The Iranian Presidential Elections (June 4, 2009)
by Patrick Clawson, deputy director for research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a leading specialist on Iran.

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Is Jihad Outdated? How Islamists Work the System (June 4, 2009)
by Steven Emerson, founder and executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

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Islamist Terrorism, Terror and Iraq (April 30, 2009)
by Shimshon Issaki, a leading expert on Islamic terrorism and retired IDF brigadier general.

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Israel and the Iranian Bomb (April 27, 2009)
by Steven J. Rosen, director of the Forum's Washington Project, and director of foreign policy issues for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee from 1982 to 2005.

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Resisting Stealth Jihad (March 9, 2009)
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and the author of Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs.

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The 2009 Israeli Elections (February 12, 2009)
by Allen Roth, founder of "One Jerusalem" and former senior advisor to Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Resisting Stealth Jihad (January 14, 2009)
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and the author of Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs.

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Wishful Thinking and Iran (November 10, 2008)
by Steven J. Rosen, former director of foreign policy issues at AIPAC for more than two decades.

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The Hamas-Fatah War & Israeli Security (November 3, 2008)
by Jonathan Schanzer, director of policy at the Jewish Policy Center, and former counterterrorism analyst for the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury.

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Jihad on Trial (October 6, 2008)
by Andrew C. McCarthy, director of the Center for Law and Counterterrorism at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and author of Willfull Blindness: Memoir of the Jihad.

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"My Pentagon Years" (May 8, 2008)
by Douglas J. Feith, former undersecretary of defense for policy in the Bush administration, and professor of national security policy at Georgetown University.

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What's at Stake for the West in Lebanon? (March 6, 2008)
by David Wurmser, former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, and author of Tyranny's Ally: America's Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein.

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Culture and Conflict in the Middle East (January 29, 2008)
by Philip Carl Salzman, author of the book, "Culture and Conflict in the Middle East".

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Jihad and the Presidential Candidates: An Assessment (December 11, 2007)
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and author of two New York Times bestsellers.

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America's Flawed Ideas in the Middle East (October 29, 2007)
by Martin Kramer, author of "Ivory Towers on Sand" and is the Senior Middle East Advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani.

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The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis (September 12, 2007)
by Alireza Jafarzadeh, author of the book "The Iran Threat", and former US spokesman for the National Coalition of Resistance of Iran.

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The Soviets' Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War (June 6, 2007)
by Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, co-authors of the book "Foxbats Over Dimona".

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Guests of the Ayatollah (April 19, 2007)
by Mark Bowden, journalist and author of "Guests of the Ayatollah".

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My Year Inside Radical Islam (March 5, 2007)
by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, senior consultant for the Gerard Group International.

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The Threat to Israel's Existence: Why It's Back, What It Means (February 15, 2007)
by Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum.

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My Vision for Israel (December 12, 2006)
by Avigdor Lieberman, minister of strategic affairs and deputy prime minister of Israel.

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Righteous Muslims (December 11, 2006)
by Robert Satloff, executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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The Palestinian Authority's Double Game: Preach Peace and Incite War (November 21, 2006)
by Itamar Marcus, founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

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Londonistan (November 15, 2006)
by Melanie Phillips, prominent British journalist, recipient of the Orwell Prize, and author of six books.

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Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews (November 2, 2006)
by David Pryce-Jones, senior editor of National Review.

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Energy Alternatives and the War on Terror (October 30, 2006)
by R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence.

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How is Israel's Economy Withstanding the Test of War (October 24, 2006)
by Ron Dermer, Israel's Minister of Economic Affairs in the United States.

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Are Professors Promoting Anti-Israel Attitudes on Campus? (September 10, 2006)
by James R. Russell, Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Harvard University.

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Londonistan: Radical Islam and the Disintegration of British Society (May 17, 2006)
by Melanie Phillips, a prominent British journalist and author of six books and the recipient of the Orwell Prize for journalism.

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The Case for America as "Goliath" (April 28, 2006)
by Michael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C..

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Can the United Nations Be Helpful in the Middle East? (March 21, 2006)
by John Bolton, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

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Can Arabs Be Democrats? (December 9, 2005)
by Barry Rubin, editor of the Middle Eastern Review of International Affairs and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center at the Global Research in International Affairs in Israel.

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Dealing with the Iranian Threat (September 16, 2005)
by Patrick Clawson, deputy director for research of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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Tehran Rising (September 14, 2005)
by Ilan Berman, vice president for policy at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC.

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The Islamist Challenge to American Security (September 22, 2004)
by Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC.

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Israel's Creation: The Untold Diplomatic Story (June 15, 2004)
by Daniel Mandel, associate director of the Middle East Forum.

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Terror and Democracy in the Middle East (May 20, 2004)
by Michael Ledeen, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and the Freedom Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

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Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America (April 21, 2004)
by Kenneth R. Timmerman, investigative reporter and best-selling author.

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Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (March 23, 2004)
by Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum and member of the presidentially-appointed board of the U.S. Institute of Peace.

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How to Regain Momentum in the War on Terror (February 17, 2004)
by David Frum, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and former presidential speechwriter.

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Shutting Down Terrorist Financing (December 11, 2003)
by David Aufhauser, former chief legal advisor to the U.S. Treasury and senior policy advisor to the secretary..

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Arafat's War (December 2, 2003)
by Efraim Karsh, Director of Mediterranean Studies at King's College, University of London.

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Taking Baghdad: A First-hand Account (November 20, 2003)
by Lt. Col. Scott Rutter, commander of the 2-7 Infantry, distinguished military graduate of Campbell University, winner of the Bronze Star for valor.

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Financing Palestinian Terror (October 31, 2003)
by Ilka Schröder, Member of European Parliament and winner of the Theodore Lessing Prize for Exemplary Action.

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Turning Off the Tap of Terrorist Funding (September 19, 2003)
by Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy.

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books (June 6, 2003)
by Azar Nafisi, visiting professor of literature at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in the study of Iran, Middle East culture, and human rights.

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The Syrian Occupation of Lebanon (May 13, 2003)
by Gary C. Gambill, research associate at the Middle East Forum and a consultant to Freedom House.

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The Current Crisis Through the Eyes of the Greeks (May 6, 2003)
by Victor Davis Hanson, professor of classics at California State University in Fresno.

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The Iraq War: How It Was Seen in the Middle East (April 21, 2003)
by Jonathan Schanzer, Soref fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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The Saudi State and Terrorism (April 4, 2003)
by Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the U.N.

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Saudi Arabia and the Rise of the Wahhabi Threat (February 27, 2003)
by Stephen Schwartz, senior policy analyst with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies based in Washington, DC.

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The Threat Posed by Hezbollah (November 26, 2002)
by Eyal Zisser, assistant professor of Middle Eastern and African history at Tel Aviv University.

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Leaders and Followers: Sources of Terrorism (March 21, 2002)
by Anthony Lake, assistant to former President Clinton on national security affairs from 1993 to 1997.

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The Struggle for the Temple Mount (May 2, 2001)
by Gershom Gorenberg, author of The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount.

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Saddam's Bombmaker (April 2, 2001)
by Khidhir Hamza, former director general of Saddam Husayn's nuclear program and co-author of.

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Dealing with Saddam Husayn (March 7, 2001)
by R. James Woolsey, director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency during the Clinton administration from 1993-1995.

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My Non-Zionist Narrative (September 1996)
by Ilan Pappé.

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