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    Foreign Policy and American Nationalism

    Michael Lind talked about foreign policy, immigration, trade, and military policy. Mr. Lind had recently written a National Interest cover story arguing the case for a new…

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    Russia and Sochi Winter Olympics

    Ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, panelists talked about the U.S-Russia relationship. Topics included some of the security threats at the Winter games and the…

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    Government Shutdown Politics

    Participants talked about the likely impact of the government shutdown and impasse over raising the debt ceiling on the political climate in Washington and potential effects on future…

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    Presidential Powers

    A panel discussion was held on presidential power in foreign and security policy. Attorneys and constitutional experts gave an historical perspective on executive power in relation to…

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    Book Discussion on The AIG Story

    Maurice Greenberg, former CEO of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), talked about his book, The AIG Story, in which he chronicles the rise and fall of the international insurance…

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    2012 Election, Taxes and the U.S. Economy

    Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform President and author of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” discussed upcoming tax bills in Congress and the meetings that…

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    Opposition to Russian Church and State

    Panelists talked about the Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s sentencing to two years in jail for protesting against President Vladimir Putin in front of a church. The incident has…

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    Taxes and Foreign Policy

    Grover Norquist talked about U.S. tax laws and foreign policy. He also talked about the choice of Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a Republican vice presidential candidate and his…

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    Russia and Putin

    Dimitri Simes discussed recent parliamentary elections in Russia, and protests following parliamentary elections that left the party of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the majority.

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    Russia and U.S. National Interests

    Panelists talked about a new Center for the National Interest report on Russia and U.S. national interests which found mutual distrust as one of the serious problems between the two…

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    U.S.-Russia Interaction in Former Soviet States

    Former Russia specialists who served in the State Department and the National Security Council under the George W. Bush administration discussed relations between the U.S. and Russia, and…

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    Secretary Gates' Visit to China

    With Defense Secretary Robert Gates visiting China in the hopes of improving military ties with the U.S., the Nixon Center held a discussion looking at China’s growing military and…

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    Afghanistan War

    Panelists spoke about U.S. and NATO operations in Afghanistan, as well as formulating exit strategies for eventual U.S. withdrawal. Among the topics they addressed were the current…

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    Vietnam Roundtable

    Vietnam Ambassador to the United States Le Cong Phung talked about current relations between Vietnam and the U.S. In his remarks he focused on how cooperation between the two countries has…

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    The International Media and China

    Andrea Koppel and John Pomfret spoke about relationship between the international media and the Chinese government. They focused on press freedom, changes in rules governing the media…

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    Future of the G-8

    Foreign policy analysts spoke about the Toyaho Summit and the G-8's relevance as the global distribution of wealth and influence has changed since the group originated over thirty years…

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    Future of Lebanon

    A panel discussion on the future of Lebanon was held. Originally the discussion was titled “Lebanon on the Brink.” However, in light of Lebanese leaders reaching an…

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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Dmitry Peskov talked about Russia’s relationship with the U.S. on a variety of topics including the March 2 Russian election, Kosovo’s independence, NATO expansion, and…

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    Book Discussion on They Knew They Were Right

    The Nixon Center hosted a luncheon discussion on Jacob Heilbrunn’s book They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Necons, published that day by Doubleday. In his book he…

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    Challenges to Israel

    Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor talked about internal and external challenges facing Israel. Among the issues he addressed were political turmoil in Palestinian territories, security…

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