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    Ambassador Deborah Jones on Libya

    Ambassador Deborah Jones talked about the growing violence in Libya, and the political transition since the fall of Moammar Gaddafi. Ambassador Jones succeeded Ambassador Christopher…

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    India and Pakistan Nuclear Programs, Panel 2

    Professors Mansoor Ahmed and Sitakanta Mishra talked about the details of the India-Pakistan agreement that reduces risks from accidents relating to nuclear weapons. The program was part…

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    India and Pakistan Nuclear Programs, Panel 1

    Robert Einhorn, a former nonproliferation adviser to the Clinton and Obama administrations, talked about his experiences following the 1998 nuclear tests by India and Pakistan. The program…

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    Weapons Proliferation

    Senior U.S. officials and nongovernmental experts spoke about U.S. and international efforts to prevent terrorists and other criminals from acquiring weapons of mass destruction. They…

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    Strategies in Northeast Asia

    Brad Roberts talked about extended nuclear deterrence and U.S. defense strategies toward Northeast Asia. He addressed the North Korean nuclear threat, China’s modernization of…

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    Transitions Between War and Peace

    Panelists talked about ways to improve transitional and reconstruction efforts in post-conflict countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Mali. Among the issues they addressed were the…

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    Book Discussion on When Armies Divide

    Brian Michael Jenkins talked about his book, When Armies Divide: The Security of Nuclear Arsenals During Revolts, Coups, and Civil Wars, in which he looks at the problem of securing nuclear…

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    Iran's Presidential Election

    Panelists talked about Iran’s June 14, 2013, presidential election. Topics included the openness and fairness of the election and what that might signify and possible policy…

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    Defense Department Restructuring

    Think tank representatives from across the political spectrum talked about defense spending and the competing plans from the president and Congress to cut spending while maintaining…

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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson discussed U.S.-Pakistan relations with Stimson Center Chairman Lincoln Bloomfield. He spoke about the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and said…

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    U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan

    John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific examples of wasted U.S. money, including faulty buildings that collapsed and poorly built…

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    Defense Spending and Public Opinion

    Panelists talked about Defense Department spending and the looming sequestration cuts. They unveiled the results of a recently-conducted survey in which Americans were given defense…

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    U.S.-East Asia Relations

    Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs Kurt Campbell spoke at the Stimson Cente about U.S.-Asia relations. He touched on a number of issues including the rise of China,…

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    Future of U.S.-Iraq Relations

    Ellen Laipson discussed the recent trends in US-Iraq relations and the effects of continued engagement on national interests, and issues in the relationship in the coming years. She is…

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    Book Discussion on Bad Days in Basra

    Hilary Synnott talked about his book Bad Days in Basra: My Turbulent Time as Britain’s Man in Southern Iraq, published by I.B. Tauris. The book is an insider British account of…

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    Indian Post-Election Future

    Ambassador Wisner spoke about the impact of recent Indian elections on Indian foreign and domestic policy. He examined the new government’s social policy and budgetary agenda and…

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    U.N. Role in World Affairs

    Panelists discussed the United Nations' role in world affairs and its relationship with the U.S. in the post Cold War world. They examined whether the U.N. is still a viable…

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    U.S. Policy Toward the United Nations

    Deputy Secretary Talbott spoke about the administration’s policy toward the United Nations in the broader context of the changes in world politics since the Cold War ended. He…

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    U.S. Defense Policy

    Mr. Perry spoke at a luncheon about cooperative threat reductions with the states of the former Soviet Union. He also received the first award for distinguished public…

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