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    U.S. Role in Syria

    Foreign policy specialists talked about the civil war in Syria and the role the U.S. should play. This event is being hosted by the McCain Institute, which is named after Senator…

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    Syrian Civil War and U.S. Policy

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy talked about U.S. policy toward Syria and its ongoing civil war. They argued for a more pro-active role for the…

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    Global Role of the U.S. President

    Panelists discussed three broad topics regarding the role of the U.S. president in world: declining American influence, the resilience of the liberal international order, and the rise of…

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    Book Discussion on Bending History

    Robert Kagan moderated a discussion with the three co-authors of Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy. They talked about President Obama’s foreign policy successes and…

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    National Security Agenda

    Defense and foreign policy scholars discussed the U.S. national security agenda in the Middle East, North Africa and the Asia Pacific regions and the role of national security issues in the…

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    Q&A with Robert Kagan

    Robert Kagan discussed his book, The World America Made, in which he asserts that the contemporary international world order was created almost entirely by American power and influence…

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    Political Dysfunction and Foreign Policy

    Panelists examined the effects of U.S. domestic political discord on foreign policy strength and overall standing abroad. Much of the discussion focused on on recent debt ceiling…

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    U.S. Defense Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about the need to reduce the U.S. defense budget, and its impact on the national debt and national security. Topics included weapons modernization…

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    U.S. Foreign and Economic Policy

    Participants spoke about U.S. foreign policy issues, globalization, the state of the world’s economy, and America’s future role in world affairs. They also responded to…

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    U.S. and European Policy Toward Iran

    The panel talked about U.S. and European approaches to engaging with Iran. They talked about the viability of multilateral approaches in efforts to stabilize the Middle East and…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    In the third panel of a day-long event titled," China Since Tiananmen: Power, Party, and Society," panelists talked about relations between the U.S. and China, international trade issues,…

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    Resolving the Russia-Georgia Conflict

    Panelists spoke about armed conflict between Russia and Georgia over separatist regions of Georgia. Topics included troop movements and the tactical situation in the region, potential…

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    After Words with Robert Kagan

    Robert Kagan talked about his book The Return of History and the End of Dreams, published by Knopf. In his book he argues that the international stability predicted after the end of…

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    Q&A with Robert Kagan

    Robert Kagan was interviewed about his book Dangerous Nation, published by Knopf, the first of two volumes on U.S. aggressive expansion. He said it is a myth that the U.S. has always…

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    Book Discussion on Dangerous Nation

    Robert Kagan talked about his book Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century, published by Knopf. He described U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Dangerous Nation

    Robert Kagan talked about his book Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century, published by Knopf. The book focused on…

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    Book Discussion on The Opportunity

    Richard Haass talked about his book The Opportunity, published by PublicAffairs. He believed the United States is now in a position to change the world in a way in which millions of…

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    Book Discussion on In Praise of Empires: Globalization and Order

    Professor Lal talked about his book, In Praise of Empires: Globalization and Order, published by Palgrave Macmillan. He argued that empires have played a decisive role throughout…

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    Situation in Iraq

    Mr. Kagan talked about the situation in Iraq and the president’s plan for handing over power to the Iraqi people in June 2004. He also discussed the abuse of Iraqi prisoners and…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Mr. Kagan talked about U.S. foreign policy and the current situation in Iraq. He also responded to viewer comments and questions. There were technical difficulties in this…

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