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    Book Discussion on That Used to Be Us

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum argued that the U.S. is facing four major challenges - the globalization of business, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s…

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    Relationship Between President Truman and General MacArthur

    This week, Professor Eliot Cohen examines the relationship between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur. In 1951, during the Korean War, President Truman relieved…

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    Book Discussion on The Rise and Fall of Communism

    Archie Brown talked about his book The Rise and Fall of Communism (Ecco; June 9, 2009). In his book the emeritus politics professor at Oxford University presents a history of…

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    U.S. Silk Road Strategy

    Panelists talked about the New Silk Road Initiative, which aimed to expand the major trade route to include Afghanistan. 
    Among the topics they addressed were the importance of the…

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    Obama Administration Counterterrorism Strategy

    John Brennan talked about the campaign against al-Qaida, and the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy since the killing of Osama bin Laden. John McLaughlin moderated…

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    2014 Energy Outlook

    Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for 2014 as well as projections of U.S. energy supply, demand, and prices to 2040. He said the…

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    Book Discussion on Conquered into Liberty

    Eliot Cohen talked about the battles fought since the 1600s by the British, French, Americans, Canadians, and Indians along the 200 mile corridor between Albany and Montreal called…

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    Book Discussion on Zbig

    Charles Gati, editor of Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski, and a panel of dignitaries talked about the life and career of former National Security Adviser Zbigniew…

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    U.S.-Russia Interests in Syria and Iran

    Middle East experts talked about U.S. interests in Syria and Iran, and how they converge with those of Russia and Israel. Carter administration National Security Adviser Zbigniew…

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    Emerging Nonviolent Movements

    Participants talked about emerging nonviolent movements around the world and analyzed the origins and dynamics of nonviolent movements in regions such as Latin America, the Middle East and…

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    Syrian Opposition and Civil War

    Najab Ghadbian, the Special Representative to the United States for the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, spoke at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced…

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    Race and the Civil War

    Three historians held a discussion on race and the role it played leading up to and during the Civil War and how the persistence of resentment and unhealed wounds from the war’s…

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    Chinese Foreign Policy

    Ambassador Cui Tianka talked about Chinese foreign policy. He addresses China’s of the world and its place in it. U.S-China relations, and global challenges. Following…

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    The Supreme Court and Foreign Law

    Associate Justice Stephen talked about justices looking to other nations when interpreting the U.S. Constitution. Justice Breyer in his remarks said he believes most people’s…

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    Future of Afghanistan

    Said Tayeb Jawad spoke about the future of Afghanistan. In his remarks he announced the formation of a foundation to facilitate student exchange programs and promote development…

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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    Pakistani Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan talked about the strained relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. He spoke about the history of the relationship, U.S. foreign aid to…

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    Book Discussion on The Eternal Nazi

    Journalists Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet talked about their book, The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim, in which they recount…

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    U.S. and China Relations

    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson spoke about U.S.-China relations, outlining what he considerd the five most important elements to trade between the two countries. In his…

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    Counterinsurgency Operations in Iraq

    Panelists gave their assessments of the Iraq war. Topics included past failures in the war, recommendations on future action, and the opinions of historians and authors on the Iraq…

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    Book Discussion on The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning

    Professor Millett talked about his book The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning, published by the University Press of Kansas. The book is part of the Modern War Studies series…

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