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Oil and Gas Journal quotes Eurasia Center Deputy Director David Koranyi on the interim gas supply agreement between Russia and Ukraine:

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Algemeiner quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Ambassador-in-Residence Michael Oren on the USS Liberty, the American naval vessel that came under fire from Israeli forces during the Six-Day War in 1967:

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The Wall Street Journal quotes VP and Rafik Hariri Center Director Francis Ricciardone on Turkish influence in the Middle East:

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On October 1, the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center hosted a two-panel discussion on Bangladesh. Panelists Amb. William Milam, Senior Scholar, Asia Program, Wilson Center; Amb. Teresita Schaffer, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The India Project, Brookings Institution; and Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Muniruzzaman, President, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies discussed the new political order in the country following elections in early 2013, and implications to economic progress. The second panel focused on Bangladesh's role in building regional security with comments from Dr. Robert Boggs, Professor, Near East and South Asia Center; Mr. Shafqat Munir, Associate Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies; and Dr. Stephen Tankel, Assistant Professor, American University.

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On October 14, the Atlantic Council's South Asia hosted US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Daniel Feldman and Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani for a briefing on the state of US-Pakistan relations. The briefing was a part of the US-Pakistan Conference, a track II effort to produce a continuous and sustainable conversation on the bilateral relationship. In their remarks, SRAP Feldman and His Excellency Jilani affirmed that the relationship between the US and Pakistan has significantly improved, despite negative rhetoric and media headlines. "This is a relationship that I am proud has grown significantly over last five years," said SRAP Feldman. H.E. Jilani echoed these comments, stating "I am certainly witnessing a high in this relationship."

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On 14-15 October 2014, the Atlantic Council hosted the inaugural United States Pakistan Conference, a high level track 2 convening of leadership from political, military, business and civil society fields from the United States and Pakistan, to discuss common challenges ahead in the US Pakistan relationship and to search for practicable solutions.

Despite the shared strategic interest in ensuring stability both within Pakistan and South Asia at large, successive disagreements throughout 2011 had seen the US Pakistan relationship plunge to new depths. Diplomatic efforts on both sides had helped to mend rifts from 2012 onwards and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to Washington in October 2013 appeared to signal a fresh start in the relationship. But there was a feeling on both sides that the relationship had now stalled.

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The Los Angeles Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on the US strategy for combating the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham:

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Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof joins NPR Morning Edition to discuss US policy in Syria:

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The Wall Street Journal quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on protests in Burkina Faso and the burning of several government buildings there: 

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With the world's largest democracy and a population of 1.3 billion, elections in India are among the most complex democratic exercises in the world. Navin Chawla, former election commissioner of India, spoke to the Atlantic Council about how a country of 814 million registered voters maintains an efficient and universally respected election process and peaceful transitions of power.

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