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    Nuclear Security Summit Preview

    Former State Department and National Security Council officials talked about the Obama administration’s approach to arms control. The discussion was held to coincide with…

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    Smartphone Encryption

    Panelists talked about encryption technology, privacy, and national security. said public involvement. One of the panelists, Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA), said public…

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    State of Homeland Security

    Secretary Jeh used slides as he outlined the progress of the Department of Homeland Security’s work to fight threats facing the country, and the goals for the department for 2016.…

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    Panel Discussion on Former Librarian of Congress James Billington

    Panelists talked about the life and career of Librarian of Congress James Billington, who served from 1987-2015.

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    Security Clearance Process

    Intelligence experts and former government officials talked about the government security clearance process. They provided recommendations for improving the security clearance system,…

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    Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities

    Lisa Monaco, an adviser to President Obama on homeland security and counterterrorism issues, talked about federal efforts to combat cyberattacks. She announced the formation of a new…

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    Political Unrest in Yemen

    Panelists talked about the political situation in Yemen, including the Houthi takeover and the resignation of the U.S.-backed government, and the broader consequences for the Middle…

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    State of Homeland Security

    Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about the Department of Homeland Security’s work to fight threats facing the country. After his speech, he took questions from audience members on…

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    Ernest Moniz on 2015 Energy Outlook

    Secretary Ernest Moniz talked about U.S. energy policy in 2015. He spoke about his department’s agenda in areas including energy technology and security.

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    General John Allen talked about the U.S.-led coalition to defeat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. He outlined efforts to defund the group, identify and target foreign fighters, and…

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    Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

    Panelists talked about negotiations to finalize a nuclear agreement with Iran.

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    Presidential Power to Combat ISIS

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke about whether President Obama has the proper authority to carry out military actions against ISIS* militants under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military…

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    U.S.- Russia Relations

    Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov talked about U.S.-Russia relations, saying that both nations were at fault for the current strained relations. He said that the…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Academics and former government officials talked about the role of Palestinian politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including the tensions after the discovery in the West Bank of…

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    European Security

    A group of analysts talked about European security and the challenges facing the transatlantic relationship following the crisis in Ukraine. Regarding news that Russia had cut off…

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    Ukrainian Presidential Election

    Witnesses testified on the ongoing situation in Ukraine following the country’s May 25, 2014, presidential election. They offered policy recommendations, and urged additional…

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    Treasury Department Intelligence and National Security

    Michelle Flournoy, Keith Alexander, and Jane Harman talked about the role of intelligence in the Treasury Department’s use of economic sanctions. Topics included sanctions…

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    Secretary Hagel on NATO Expansion

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel talked about NATO expansion and European security following the Cold War. He called on NATO allies to increase their defense spending, saying the U.S.…

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    Future of Syria

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford spoke with Woodrow Wilson scholar Aaron David Miller about the future of Syria. Ambassador Ford said Bashar al Assad is still in power in…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

    The Wilson Center held a briefing and discussion with Palestinian Authority Lead Negotiator Saeb Erekat talked about the state of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the two-state…

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