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On August 12, 2013 the South Asia Center’s Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin conducted a briefing call on Iran following President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration.

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On August 13, the Atlantic Council hosted an off-the-record transition seminar for Ambassador Douglas E. Lute, the newly appointed US permanent representative to NATO.

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The Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East hosted a private roundtable on August 5 to release a new issue brief, "Jordan's Youth: Avenues for Activism," and to discuss how Jordanian youth are engaging in the political process and prospects for coordinated efforts. Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne moderated a discussion with Deputy Director Danya Greenfield, Jordanian journalist Rana Sweis, and Resident Director of Friedrich Ebert Foundation's Jordan Office Anja Wehler-Shoeck.

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On August 1, 2013, the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security held a conference call in reaction to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s announcement of the results of the Strategic Choices and Management Review (SCMR).

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On July 31, the Atlantic Council hosted the latest event in its Defense-Industrial Policy Series, a discussion with the two officials in the Obama Administration most directly responsible for export control of the products and technologies of the aerospace and defense industry.

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The South Asia Center and the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security hosted a panel of experts to discuss the winding down of the war in Afghanistan, and what role, if any, should the United States play in shaping the future of Afghanistan.

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On July 30, the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and South Asia Center will host an event on the strategic imperatives facing the United States and its allies after the 2014 drawdown in Afghanistan.

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On July 29 the South Asia Center’s Iran Task Force and the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security's Cyber Statecraft Initiative will launch an issue brief entitled, "Iran: How a Third Tier Cyber Power Can Still Threaten the United States" by Barbara Slavin and Jason Healey, and host a public briefing on past and possible future cyber skirmishes between the countries.

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