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    European Economic Policy

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble talked about the future of the Eurozone and the German economy. Then he was joined in discussion by David Wessel and Kemal Dervis.…

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    U.S. Policy in Central Asia

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about priorities and future prospects for U.S. diplomacy in Central Asia. He spoke about U.S. objectives, including a security…

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    Susan Rice on National Security Strategy

    National Security Adviser Susan Rice outlined President Obama’s national security strategy. Topics included a renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region, Russia’s aggression…

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    U.S. Pivot to the Asia-Pacific Region

    Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel talked about the U.S. pivot to the Asia-Pacific. He talked about the Obama administration’s…

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    Ukraine and Russian Foreign Policy

    Panelists talked about Russia’s actions in Ukraine and their implications for U.S. and European foreign policy. They also discussed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s…

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    Book Discussion on What We Won

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book, What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89, about the CIA’s involvement in Afghanistan from 1979-1989. He also talked about…

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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Panelists talked about the state of U.S.-Russia relations. Topics ranged from the collapse of the Soviet Union to more recent disagreements on Syria and former National Security Agency…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    Wang Yi talked about the state of relations between United States and China. He commented on several issues, including North Korea’s nuclear program, Syria, Afghanistan, Taiwan,…

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    United Nations and Diplomacy

    Jeffrey Feltman gave the keynote speech at a Brookings Institution forum on the role of the United Nations in conflict mediation. He focused on the Syrian civil war, the transition to…

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    Manufacturing Industries Job Growth

    Panelists talked about bolstering job growth in manufacturing industry. Topics included corporate tax rates, vocational education and internships, and the gap between workers' jobs…

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    Kofi Annan on Diplomacy and Human Rights

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan talked about foreign affairs issues, including unrest in Syria. He also discussed his past work at the United Nations and ongoing efforts to…

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    U.S. International Role

    Panelists compared probable post-election U.S. foreign policies of a second Obama term with those of a Mitt Romney presidency. Topics included Iran’s nuclear program, violence in…

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    European Political and Economic Landscape

    Philip Gordon gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the Europe Union. He talked about about the Obama administration’s diplomatic efforts with…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about U.S. foreign policy. In his remarks he called for stronger U.S. leadership and engagement globally. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who…

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    International Monetary Fund Agenda

    Christine LaGarde talked about the agenda of the International Monetary Fund. In her remarks she assessed the state of the global economy, emerging markets and the need to sustain…

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    Nuclear Proliferation

    Panelists talked about nuclear proliferation in Iran and North Korea. Topics included North Korea’s agreement to a moratorium on long range missile following the death of Kim…

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    Book Discussion on The Unquiet American

    Kati Marton and Strobe Talbott talked about the life and career of American diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who passed away in December 2010. Ms. Marton, his widow, wrote the introduction…

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    2011 Saban Forum on U.S.-Israel Relations

    Israeli author and activist David Grossman discussed his latest novel about a family’s experience living in modern-day Israel, and how he relates his writing to contemporary Middle…

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    Secretary Bryson on U.S. Economic Competitiveness

    Secretary of Commerce John Bryson talked about the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. He said the country is losing its global economic position, blaming short-term thinking by…

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    U.S. Economy and Jobs

    Following opening remarks, economist Alice Rivlin and business executives talked about the causes of the economic recession of the previous few years, and its resulting budget cuts around…

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