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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Mole Hunt

    David Wise talked about about his October 2013 article for Smithsonian Magazine, “When the FBI Spent Decades Hunting for a Soviet Spy on Its Staff.” In the article he traces the…

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    Liberty and Security, Part 1

    Panelists talked about the tension between national security and civil liberties during the Truman administration. Athan Theoharis presented his paper “The Truman Presidency and…

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    Book Discussion on A Mosque in Munich

    Wall Street Journal reporter Ian Johnson chronicles the history of ex-Soviet Muslims who were used for anti-communist purposes by the Nazis and then the CIA. He spoke at the Hudson…

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    Book Discussion on Red Cloud at Dawn

    Michael Gordin talked about his book Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; September 29, 2009). In his book Michael Gordin,…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges

    Panelists presented their research on U.S. foreign policy challenges over the past few decades, focusing on the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of the Cold War, and new challenges posed by…

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    Spy Planes of Groom Lake

    Former U.S. Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) workers talked about their involvement in recently declassified top secret spy plane programs. Former pilots and engineers…

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    Future of Central and Eastern Europe

    Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus spoke at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He talked about the democratic and economic advances of his…

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    Nuclear Proliferation

    Panelists talked about the threat of nuclear proliferation, the history of U.S. and international efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons technology, and their perspectives on the…

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    Book Discussion on Spycraft

    Robert Wallace and Keith Melton, co-authors of Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda, talked about the gadgets used by the Central Intelligence…

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    FBI and KGB Cold War Operations

    Oleg Kalugin and David Major, former intelligence officials, spoke about their intersecting careers during the Cold War. Topics in the talk included how each side managed surveillance,…

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    25th Anniversary of the Strategic Defense Initiative

    Vice President Cheney delivered remarks at the Heritage Foundation Dinner at the Four Seasons celebrating the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative…

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    The CIA and U.S. Intelligence

    Panelists talked about the state of U.S. intelligence and how intelligence-gathering will shape American foreign policy under the next president. They also discussed the history of the…

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    Book Discussion on True Believer

    Scott Carmichael talked about his book True Believer: Inside the Investigation and Capture of Ana Montes, Cuba’s Master Spy, published by U.S. Naval Institute…

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    Book Discussion on Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years

    David Talbot talked about his book Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, published by Free Press. The author read passages from the book. He explored the personal and…

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    Book Discussion on Krushchev's Cold War

    Timothy Naftali talked about the book he co-wrote, Khrushchev’s Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary, published by W.W. Norton. He described Khrushchev’s…

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    Book Discussion on Engineering Communism

    Steven Usdin talked about his book Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley, published by Yale University Press. The book…

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    Book Discussion on The World Was Going Our Way

    Christopher Andrew talked about his book The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World -- Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive, published by Basic…

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    Book Discussion on Red Spies in America

    Professor Sibley talked about her new book, Red Spies in America: Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War, published by University Press of Kansas. She described the history of…

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    Book Discussion on Treasonable Doubt

    Mr. Craig discussed his book Treasonable Doubt: The Harry Dexter White Spy Case, published by University Press of Kansas. Mr. Craig examines the layers of accusations placed…

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    Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    Mr. Keeny talked about the evolution of nuclear test bans and treaties on the 40th anniversary of the first partial nuclear test ban treaty. The first nuclear test ban treaty…

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