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    U.K. Election Results and Scotland

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon talked about the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) parliamentary election and the future of Scotland. The Scottish National Party (SNP) gained 50 seats in…

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    Senator Marco Rubio on U.S. Foreign Policy

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about his foreign policy doctrine and the global role of the United States. He said the “stakes of tomorrow are too high” for the nation to…

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    Iraqi Kurdistan Security

    President Masoud Barzani talked about the situation in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, including the energy sector, humanitarian efforts, and the conflict with ISIS.* President Barzani…

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    Genocide and Atrocity Prevention

    Sarah Sewall spoke on atrocity prevention and other global issues. She focused on the Obama administration-led Atrocities Prevention Board and its progress during the preceding three…

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    Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement

    Ray Takeyh and Michael A. Levi talked by telephone about the comprehensive framework agreement reached the previous day between Iran and six world powers that would limit Iran’s…

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    Combating ISIS

    Authors, academics, and a former Defense Department official talked about various strategies the U.S. and its allies could take to combat *ISIS. The panelists presented differing…

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    Secretary Anthony Foxx on Transportation Infrastructure

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx talked about “Beyond Traffic,” a thirty-year plan to improve transportation infrastructure, as well as how infrastructure relates to global…

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    CIA Director John Brennan Remarks on Intelligence and National Security

    John Brennan talked about CIA strategy to strengthen intelligence gathering capabilities and international security. He highlighted major threats to U.S. national security, focusing…

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    Christine Lagarde on Global Economy

    Christine Lagarde spoke about her predictions for the global economy in 2015 and the potential impact on the International Monetary Fund’s 188 member countries. She said to look…

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    Global Conflicts and Instability

    Panelists talked about global instability and potential conflicts in 2015, as well as how these conflicts may impact U.S. interests. Topics addressed included the Ukraine-Russia…

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    International Climate Change Conferences

    World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim talked about the priorities for the international community at the Lima, Peru, international conference later in the month. He said that it was…

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    Henry Kissinger on the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Henry Kissinger talked about the enduring impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The former Secretary of State also talked about U.S.-Russian relations and the potential for a second…

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    U.S.-Canada-Mexico Relations

    Panelists, including General David Petraeus (Ret.), talked about U.S.-Canada-Mexico relations. Topics included an independent task force report that indicated the U.S. should…

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    Iraqi President on Combating Militants

    Iraqi President Fuad Masum talked about militant violence in Iraq and Syria and ongoing military strikes against ISIL* targets in those countries. He discussed the origins of ISIL, the…

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    U.S. Response to Islamic State

    Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) talked about the U.S. response to Islamic State* militants in Iraq and Syria and other foreign policy issues. Senator Levin expressed…

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    Department of Homeland Security Initiatives

    Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about evolving threat of terrorism, calling it more decentralized and complex. He spoke about the Department of Homeland Security’s counterterrorism…

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    25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

    The Council on Foreign Relations hosted an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square student-led anti-government protests in 1989. Panelists included activists,…

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    Technology and Policymaking

    Joel Garreau and Michael Rogers talked about the role technological advances play in policymaking. Topics included the effect of driverless cars on the taxi driving industry, and how…

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    North Korean Nuclear Threat

    Stephen Bosworth and Han Sung-Joo talked about the evolution of the North Korean nuclear threat since 1994, including their experiences during negotiations for the 1994 Agreed Framework…

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    Global Economic Inequality

    Jim Yong Kim talked about World Bank’s efforts to address global economic inequality, announcing plans to end extreme poverty by 2030. He also talked about building a hydro-electric…

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