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Jeff Smith appears on Al Hurra
Media Appearances - December 8, 2009

Jeff Smith appeared on Al Hurra's Free Hour TV program to discuss the latest bombings in Iraq and the Iraqi political situation.

Jeff Smith appears on Dawn News TV
Media Appearances - November 24, 2009

Jeff Smith appeared on Dawn News' Newseye program to discuss the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and reports that the U.S. was engaging in direct negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, using Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as intermediaries.

Jeff Smith appears on Voice of America Mandarin's Issues and Opinions
Media Appearances - November 24, 2009

Jeff Smith appeared on Voice of America Mandarin's Issues and Opinions one-hour program to discuss Sino-Indian tensions and the state visit to the U.S. of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Stephen Yates appears on Fox News
Media Appearances - November 24, 2009

Stepehen Yates appeared on Fox News to discuss the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the Obama administration's evolving strategy there.

Jeff Smith appears on al Hurra's Free Hour
Media Appearances - October 14, 2009

Jeff Smith appeared on al Hurra TV's Free Hour to discuss Iraqi border security and regional politics with Faleh Al Fayad, a member of the Iraqi parliament and Bachir Abdel Fatta, a writer at Egypt's Al Ahram newspaper.

Ilan Berman appears on C-Span's Washington Journal
Media Appearances - September 13, 2009

Ilan Berman featured on C-Span's Washington Journal to discuss Iran's nuclear program and the Obama administration's outreach efforts to the Islamic Republic.

AFPC President on the Future of Crimea
Delegations - June 15, 2009

The power struggle that has dominated Ukrainian politics since the Orange Revolution of 2004/2005 will be at least partially resolved by the country’s upcoming presidential elections -- elections that are now almost certain to sweep the greatly unpopular pro-Western president, Victor Yushchenko, from power. What will come after remains to be seen.

BRIEFING SUMMARY - How To Engage Syria: Policy Options For The New Administration
Conferences - May 15, 2009

On April 28th, 2009, the American Foreign Policy Council convened a Capitol Hill briefing on U.S. policy toward Syria and Lebanon. The event, held under the auspices of the office of Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA-27), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, featured presentations by AFPC’s own Matthew RJ Brodsky; David Schenker of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; United States Institute of Peace scholar Mona Yacoubian, and; Tony Badran of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Jeff Smith appears on ABC's News Breakfast
Media Appearances - May 6, 2009

On May 6, 2009 Jeff M. Smith appeared on the Australia Broadcasting Corporation's "News Breakfast" morning program to discussthe deteriorating security situation in Pakistan and the visit of Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Pakistani president Asif Zardari to the United States.

AFPC Delegation Probes China-Taiwan Relations
Delegations - March 10, 2009

From February 23 to March 3, 2009, AFPC sponsored a ten-person delegation to China led by Dr. William Schneider, Jr., former Undersecretary of State and current Chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Science Board.