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    Book Discussion on The End of the Cold War

    Robert Service talked about his book The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991, in which he looks at the final years of the Cold War from both the U.S. and Soviet perspectives.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    State Department Spokesperson John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international-related topics, including the Iran nuclear deal, Russia’s…

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    Security Threats to Georgia

    Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli talked about her country’s relationship with Russia and her country’s security in light of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict and…

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    Stalin and the Soviet Union's Pacific War Strategy

    David Glantz talked about the role and the agenda of Josef Stalin and the Soviet Union during the Pacific campaign of World War II. “Stalin’s Strategy for Ending the Pacific…

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    Book Discussion on The Billion Dollar Spy

    David Hoffman talked about his book, The Billion Dollar Spy: A true Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal, about Adolf Tolkachev, a Russian engineer who worked for the Soviet military…

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    2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

    Panelists talked about the political, economic, and social implications of Russia hosting the 2018 FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) World Cup. Speakers included…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mark Toner briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of international topics, including Hillary Clinton’s use of a private electronic mail server during her time…

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    Army Chief of Staff Confirmation Hearing

    General Mark Milley gave testimony on his nomination to replace outgoing Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno. General Milley told the committee that Russia is the greatest national…

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    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

    Journalists talked about the circumstances surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 passengers and crew on…

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    Russian Media and Politics

    Russian journalist Alexei Venediktov talked about the state of Russian media and political system as a result of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict. In addition, Mr. Venediktov…

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    Espionage and the Manhattan Project

    Robert S. Norris talked about George Koval, an American citizen who spied for the Soviet Union for almost ten years and supplied them with information about the atomic bomb…

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    Space Technology and Security

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines for space launches, and developing technologies that could contribute to an American-made rocket propulsion…

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    Representative Mac Thornberry on U.S. National Security Challenges

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX) talked about his strategy for national security and defense. He outlined his five keys for national security success, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Spy's Son

    Bryan Denson talked about his book, The Spy’s Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia, about Jim…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of international issues. Topics included shooting in Charleston, South Carolina; Russia’s involvement in…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) talked about U.S. strategy in the fight against ISIS* and the possibility of moving heavy weaponry to Ukraine in order to send a message to Russia about…

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    Sanctions Against Russia

    Heather Conley talked about President Obama’s previous-week meeting with G-7 leaders in Germany and the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia as conflict in Ukraine continued.

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    Senator Tom Cotton on U.S. Foreign Policy

    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) spoke about the state of U.S. foreign policy. He criticized President Obama’s policies on Iran’s nuclear negotiations, combating *ISIS, and the…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including Iran’s nuclear program and the conflicts in Yemen and Ukraine.

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    Interview with Garry Kasparov

    Garry Kasparov talked about his book Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped, in which he argues that the world must take a forceful stand…

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