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    Energy Security

    The Energy Department sponsored a forum on energy security at the White House in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. William Lynn and Daniel Poneman announced a joint plan…

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    U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy

    John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss…

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    U.S.-Canada Relations

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talked about a variety of issues including a wide range of topics including U.S.-Canada relations, energy supplies and exports, immigration, and trade…

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    Israel and Middle East Unrest

    Middle East experts talked about the impact of a nuclear-armed Iran on the Middle East region and the world. The panelists focused much of their discussion on the differing policies…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former U.S. Ambassador to China Stapleton Roy talked about the upcoming 18th National Congress of China and the implications of the new leaders…

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    Homeland Security and International Engagement

    Secretary Janet Napolitano, Retired General James Jones, and Director John McLaughlin talked about homeland security and efforts to engage the international community. They discussed…

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    Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

    Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case…

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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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    U.S. Special Operations

    Admiral William McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations, outlined his vision for the role of special operations forces. Afterward, military policy experts responded to his speech.

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    Middle East Politics and Security

    Former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy gave his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran’s nuclear program, and Syria and Egypt. In his remarks he criticized Israeli…

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    Homeland Security Agenda

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered remarks about his department’s agenda, including immigration reform, emergency preparedness, counterterrorism and…

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    Secretary Napolitano on the National Security Agenda

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talked about national security priorities, including cybersecurity, immigration reform, border security, and disaster relief. She said the…

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    Iranian Politics and Nuclear Program

    David Ignatius and Robin Wright talked about their recent trip to Iran to assess Iran’s internal politics since President Rouhani took office. Topics included the implications of…

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    Congressional Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy

    Public policy experts discussed the role of Congress in developing foreign strategy. Former Senator John Sununu talked about the “central tension” between Congress and the…

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    Future of Yemen

    Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi talked about the future of his country. He took over the presidency in February 2012, after an uprising forced the previous president to step…

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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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    Homeland Security Threats

    Former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), retired Army General Jack Keane, former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA), and Seth Jones of the RAND Corporation testified on threats to homeland…

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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf spoke about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. Among the topics he addressed were tensions between the countries over drone strikes…

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    Intelligence Overhaul

    Former intelligence officials testified about the operation of the Office of Director of National Intelligence (DNI), challenges facing the intelligence community, and recommendations for…

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    President Calderón on Mexico's Political and Economic Situation

    Mexician President Felipe Calderon talked about the current political and economic situation in his country. Among the topics he addressed were the importance of continuing trade…

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