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  • National Defense Strategy
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    National Defense Strategy

    The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a discussion with the co-chairs of the National Defense Strategy Commission (NDSC) to discuss its findings and recommendations for implementing the National…

  • National Defense Strategy CoChairs Warn US Military Not Adequately Resourced
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    National Defense Strategy

    The co-chairs of the National Defense Strategy Commission, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The two witnesses discussed the findings and recommendations of their commission’s final…

  • Panelists Discuss Turkeys Relationship with US  Europe
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    Turkey Relations with U.S. and Europe

    The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion on Turkey’s relationship with the U.S. and Europe. Experts on Turkey spoke about the various political forces pulling on Turkey between…

  • Reagan National Defense Forum Panel on Military Readiness
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    Reagan National Defense Forum, Panel on Military Readiness

    Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and former defense officials talked about military readiness and the fiscal…

  • Former Ambassadors Testify on US Strategy in Middle East
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    U.S. Policy Toward Middle East

    Former ambassadors to the Middle East Ryan Crocker, Eric Edelman, James Jeffrey, and Stuart Jones testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about U.S. strategy in the region. They…

  • Eliot Cohen Discusses emThe Big Stickem
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    The Big Stick

    Eliot Cohen talked about his book The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force, in which he argues that hard power is still essential in world today and that…

  • Brookings Discussion Examines Trump Transition and Policy Agenda
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    Trump Administration National Security and Foreign Policy

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration two George W. Bush administration officials discussed how national security and foreign…

  • Foreign Policy and National Security Conference Senator Ben Sasse
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    Foreign Policy and National Security Conference, Senator Ben Sasse

    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) talked about U.S. engagement in the world and foreign policy priorities for the 115th Congress. He also expressed his views on American exceptionalism and the importance of democratic…

  • Discussion on Elections in Turkey
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    Turkey's Political Future

    Panelists, including former Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman, talked about the November 1, 2015, elections in Turkey, in which the Justice and Development Party (AKP) regained its majority in Parliament.…

  • US Role in the World Panel 2
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    U.S. Role in the World, Panel 2

    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS), a member of the Select Intelligence Committee, talked about national security threats. Former Ambassador Eric Edelman moderated.…

  • Discussion on the Impact of Turkeys Parliamentary Election
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    Turkey's Parliamentary Election Results

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman and former member of the Turkish parliament Aykan Erdemir talked about the impact of Turkey’s recent election on its foreign and domestic policies.…

  • Hearing on US National Security Strategy
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    National Security Strategy

    Two former undersecretaries of Defense for policy, Eric Edelman and Michele Flournoy, testified on national security threats facing the U.S. They answered questions on Iran’s nuclear program,…

  • Discussion on Military Readiness
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    Military Aspects of Foreign Policy

    Former Ambassador Eric Edelman, who was an undersecretary for defense for policy with the George W. Bush administration, and former Representative Jim Marshall (D-GA) discussed military readiness and defense…

  • Defense Budget and Strategy
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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 Zakheim…

  • Jewish Institute for National Security Releases Iran Report
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran and Syria

    Panelists analyzed the potential impact of U.S. military action in Syria on U.S. policy toward Iran. They responded to questions from the audience.

  • Foreign Policy Challenges in the PostCold War World
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    Foreign Policy Challenges in the Post-Cold War World

    Panelists spoke about U.S. foreign policy since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Among the topics they addressed were their experience with defense planning in the post-Cold War era, how…

  • emPresidential Commandem
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    Presidential Command

    A panel discussion was held on the late Peter W. Rodman (1943-2008) and his posthumous book, Presidential Command: Power, Leadership, and the Making of Foreign Policy from Richard Nixon to…

  • Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
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    Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Witnesses, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, testified about strategy and operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In their remarks they…

  • Military Role in Foreign Policy
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    Military Role in Foreign Policy

    A hearing was held on the expanding role of the military in foreign policy. The first panel of witnesses consisted of state and defense department officials. The second panel comprised experts,…

  • Security and Stability in Afghanistan
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    Security and Stability in Afghanistan

    Secretary Gates talked shortly about the operations in Iraq, but focused on those in Afghanistan. He talked about the development of infrastructure, the reasons why insurgency attacks had…

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