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Charles
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Kupchan
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Dr. Charles Kupchan is Whitney Shepardson senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is also professor of international affairs at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His latest book "How Enemies Become Friends" was released in March 2010. 

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Juan C.
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Zarate
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Juan C. Zarate is a senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the senior national security consultant and analyst for CBS News, and a former deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser. f

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Dennis
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Ross
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Ambassador Dennis Ross, the Washington Institute's Ziegler Distinguished fellow and counselor from 2001-2009, rejoined the Institute as counselor in December 2011 after serving two years as special assistant to President Obama as well as National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, focusing on Iran. 

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Aaron David
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Miller
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Aaron David Miller became a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in January 2006, where he wrote his fourth book: “The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace.” 

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Michael
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Makovsky
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Michael Makovsky joined the Bipartisan Policy Center as foreign policy director in 2006. His specialty is the intersection of international energy markets and politics with U.S. national security

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Nicholas
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Burns
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Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia. 

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Robert
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Satloff
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Robert Satloff is executive director of The Washington Institute. He also holds the Institute's Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in U.S. Middle East Policy. He is an expert on Arab and Islamic politics as well as U.S. Middle East policy. 

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Afshin
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Molavi
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Afshin Molavi is a Middle East specialist at the New America Foundation. Molavi studies the geo-politics and geo-economics of the Middle East and Asia, as well as the links between economic development and democratization.

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Shadi
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Hamid
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Shadi Hamid is the Director of Research, Brookings Doha Center and a Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. Hamid focuses on Islamist political parties and democratic reform in the Middle East. 

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Noah
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Feldman
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Noah Feldman is Bemis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of “The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State.” The book is a history of the traditional Islamic constitution. 

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