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    Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Security

    James Clapper talked about intelligence, information sharing and national security. Among the issues he addressed were operational changes in the intelligence community over the past…

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    Defense Department Acquisitions

    Representative Mack Thornberry (R-TX), House Armed Services Committee vice chair, outlined the goals of his initiative on improving the acquisition process at the Defense…

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    Security and Stability in North Africa

    Panelists talked about domestic security in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco.. Some of the topics they discussed were…

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    U.S. Engagement in South East Asia

    Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell spoke about U.S. policy in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Among his comments he discussed the situation in Myanmar, also known as Burma, and…

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    Estonian Defense Minister Urmas Reinsalu

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on “Ten Years in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization); Twelve Years in Afghanistan: An Estonian…

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    Russian Intervention in Ukraine

    Former National Security Advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft talked about Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. They talked about Russian President…

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Panelists talked about a new Center for Strategic and International Studies report, “The "U.S.-Japan Alliance Anchoring Stability in Asia.” They discussed Japan’s economic…

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    U.S. Debt and National Security, Defense Department Perspective

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and other former national security officials talked about the impact of U.S. debt on national security. Among the topics they…

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    Future of the U.S. Army

    General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were the Defense Department budget, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t…

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    U.S. Relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia

    Former national security advisers spoke about U.S. relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia, and each country’s role in Syria’s escalating violence. Other topics included…

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    U.S. Policy Options on Iran

    Panelists discussed U.S. policy options available to address challenges posed by Iran’s nuclear program. Among the topics they addressed were the possibility of military action…

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Following a meeting with President Obama meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke about their agreement to improve trade relations between their two countries as well as the prime…

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    Book Discussion on A Question of Command

    Mark Moyar talked about his book A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq (Yale University Press; October 20, 2009). In his book he argues that good military…

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    Book Discussion on Treasury's War

    Juan Zarate talked about his book, Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare, in which he discusses the Treasury Department’s war on terror following…

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    National Security Agency PRISM Surveillance Program

    Panelists talked about PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program for electronic surveillance and data collection within the U.S., and the impact of leaks by former CIA…

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    Iran Nuclear Deal

    Panelists analyzed the talks going on in Vienna during the week between Iran and six global powers on freezing parts of Iran’s nuclear program. They also responded to questions…

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    Iraqi Foreign Minister on Situation in Middle East

    Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari spoke about various issues in the Middle East. Among the topics he addressed were continuing unrest in Syria, U.S.-Iraq relations, Iran’s…

    750 views
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    Drone Strikes

    House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked with Kathleen Hicks about drone strikes. Representative Smith said that American drone strikes should have more…

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    Turkey's Foreign Policy Objectives

    Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu talked about his country’s foreign policy objectives. He focused much of his speech on Syria, saying Turkey stands with the…

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    Sochi Winter Olympics Security and Politics

    Panelists talked about security threats to the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. They also explained the geopolitical impact of the games and the impact on President Putin’s…

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