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Rami Khouri

Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs

Rami Khouri appears in the following:

How To Build A Coalition Against ISIS

Monday, September 15, 2014

Secretary Kerry says that "every single aspect of the president's strategy.. has been offered by one country or multiple countries." So how exactly is the anti-ISIS coalition forming?

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Iraq: Obama Weighs His Options

Thursday, June 19, 2014

President Obama met with Congressional leaders yesterday to outline the scope of violence in Iraq, and what the US should do in response. Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, and David Sanger, New York Times national security correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal (Broadway, 2013), talk about the range of options, from more personnel on the ground to air strikes and diplomatic pressures.

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College Basketball and the Constitution

Friday, April 05, 2013

Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, on how his beloved Syracuse basketball team's zone defense got him thinking about judicial review, the American constitution, and national life.

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Violence Continues in Lebanon

Monday, October 22, 2012

In Monday night's third and final presidential debate, which is focused on foreign policy, the escalating crisis in the Middle East will be sure to dominate. The violence in Syria, and now nearby Lebanon, seems to be heading to a full blown crisis.

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Middle East at the U.N.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Rami Khouri, director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, talks about the Netanyahu and Abbas speeches at the U.N. and other news from the Middle East.

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Palestinian Unity Government

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, and David Makovsky, senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process, The Washington Institute, discuss the formation of a Palestinian Unity government and the implications for Israel and Palestine, as well as the role Egypt played in brokering the deal.

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Libyan Ceasefire

Friday, March 18, 2011

Moammar Gaddhafi's government agreed to a ceasefire this morning, in a dramatic about face following the UN Security Council authorization of military action and a no-fly zone over Libya. Rami Khouri, director of the American University of Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, discusses events leading up to the ceasefire, and what it means for Gadhafi and the anti-government protests in Libya.

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The Palestine Papers

Monday, January 24, 2011

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WikiLeaks and the Arab World

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, talks about the portrayal of Arab leaders in the WikiLeaks cables, and the response overseas.

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Middle East Peace Talks

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, and David Makovsky, senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at The Washington Institute, discuss the current Middle East peace talks in Washington.

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The Legacy of Lebanon's Top Shia Muslim Cleric

Monday, July 05, 2010

Lebanon's top Shia Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah died yesterday. He was revered for bridging religious divides and for promoting social services and women's rights. Rami Khouri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, remembers the cleric. Khouri says that Fadlallah was an enlightened and progressive man in the class of Martin Luther King. However, the cleric was also known as a spiritual leader to Hezbollah and Washington labeled him a terrorist because of this association.

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Did Obama Break New Ground in the Mideast Debate?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

We've been discussing President Obama's address to the Muslim world from Cairo University. The president touched on a wide range of issues. To hear more global perspectives on his efforts to improve U.S. relations in the Middle East, we are joined by Marcus Mabry, New York Times international business editor, Rami Khouri, editor-at-large of the Daily Star in Beirut, and Muna Shikaki, a correspondent for Al Arabiya.

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Biden in Beirut: America's Stake in the Lebanese Election

Friday, May 22, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden travels to Lebanon today to meet with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in Beirut. The meeting is a show of U.S. support for a leader facing tough elections in two weeks. Lebanon's militant Shiite group Hezbollah is expected to make electoral gains. This is the second visit to Lebanon by an American official. (Secretary of State Clinton was there a few weeks ago.) Why is Washington so concerned about this Lebanese vote? The Takeaway turns to Rami Khouri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. He is also the editor-at-large for The Daily Star newspaper in Beirut.

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Violence in Gaza

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

David Makovsky, a senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at The Washington Institute, and Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut and editor-at-large of The

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Obama's World Tour

Friday, July 25, 2008

As Barack Obama’s trip to Afghanistan, the Middle East and Europe winds down, Josef Joffe, editor and publisher of Die Zeit, a weekly German newspaper, a fellow at the Hoover Institute and the author of Uberpower: The Imperial Temptation of America, then Rami Khouri, editor-at-large at The Daily Star ...

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The Middle Ground on The Middle East

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rami Khouri, editor-at-large for The Daily Star and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs in Beirut, Lebanon, and David Makovsky, a senior fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Project on the Middle East Peace Process, now in Jordan, give the Middle Eastern perspective ...

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