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- Richard Murphy served as U.S. Ambassador to Syria, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia, and former Assistant Secretary of State for Near East and South Asian Affairs under President Reagan
- Ron Elving Washington editor for NPR.
- James Thurber professor and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University
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