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    Panel Discussion on U.S. Policy in Asia

    At a recent event on U.S. - Asia relations, panelists were asked about the impact of President Obama canceling his Asia trip during the government shutdown. A Japanese Embassy official…

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    John Allen on U.S. Global Leadership

    Retired General John Allen, who formerly commanded the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, talked about U.S. global security and leadership. He…

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    Defense Budget and Strategy

    Former Pentagon officials spoke about defense policy and future military strategy, focusing on ways in which budget decisions could affect future operations and global strategy. Dov…

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    Panel Discussion on Crisis in Syria

    House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) talked about the Syrian Civil War and efforts by the Syrian government to turn over chemical…

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    Afghanistan Policy

    CBS News' Lara Logan moderated a panel discussion on U.S. interests in the future of Afghanistan as American military forces were preparing to end a 12-year military presence in the country…

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    Defense Department Restructuring

    Think tank representatives from across the political spectrum talked about defense spending and the competing plans from the president and Congress to cut spending while maintaining…

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    Senator Kyl on Congress and National Security

    Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) talked about U.S. foreign policy issues. Among other topics he discussed the “fiscal cliff” and defense budget cuts due to sequestration, Iran, and…

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    Congress and National Security

    A Republican member and a member-elect of the House who served in the military talked about national security priorities in Afghanistan, Iran’s nuclear program, and Israel. They…

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    North Korea and Human Rights

    Shin Dong-hyuk was interviewed by Christian Caryl about his life in a North Korean internment camp, where he was born. He talked about the abuse of prisoners in the camp, including…

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    Foreign Policy and the Senate

    Senate Homeland Security Chair Joe Lieberman (I-CT) talked about U.S. foreign policy with Senator Kelly Ayotte. He criticized the Obama administration for not engaging in Syria and…

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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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    U.S.-Asia Policy

    Ambassadors representing Australia, India and the Philippines talked about their regional priorities and relationship with the U.S. Topics which include unresolved disputes with China,…

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    Obama Administration Foreign Policy Agenda

    In advance of the United Nations General Assembly and G-20 meetings, and with the Obama administration facing critical decisions regarding the war in Afghanistan, the Foreign Policy…

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