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  • Discussion on President Nixons National Security Council
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    President Nixon and the National Security Council

    Former members of President Nixon’s National Security Council (NSC) talked about his efforts to form a comprehensive, efficient national security policy that drew on the government’s diplomatic…

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  • Energy Policy Roundtable Discussion
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    Energy Policy Roundtable Discussion

    Former energy and defense officials along with industry professionals spoke at a conference on energy policy and security Speakers included former Shell Oil Company President John…

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  • Nixon Administration Middle East Policy
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    Nixon Administration Middle East Policy

    Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane and Former Ambassador to Israel Sam Lewis are among the panelists at an event examining Richard Nixon’s Middle East policy. They look at the role of…

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  • President Reagans Accomplishments
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    President Reagan's Accomplishments

    The Motion Picture Association of America held an event honoring President Ronald Reagan’s legacy. Panelists discussed the president’s life and the influence of his acting career on his political…

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  • Newt Gingrich Town Hall Meeting
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    Newt Gingrich Town Hall Meeting

    Newt Gingrich held a veterans town hall meeting featuring former Senator Bob Smith (R-NH), Vietnam Marine Veteran and former Reagan National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane at the at the…

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  • Afghanistan War Review
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    Afghanistan War Review

    Panelists spoke about U.S. military and diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan and a NATO summit on the future of Afghanistan taking place in Lisbon, Portugal. They also responded to questions…

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  • Republican National Committee Platform Hearings Day 2 Part 4
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    Republican National Committee Platform Hearings, Day 2, Part 4

    The Republican National Committee Platform Committee met to discuss issues to be part of the party’s national platform. Amendment numbers were read aloud, and delegates responded and voted.…

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  • Republican National Committee Platform Hearings Day 2 Part 3
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    Republican National Committee Platform Hearings, Day 2, Part 3

    The Republican National Committee Platform Committee met to discuss issues to be part of the party’s national platform. Amendment numbers were read aloud, and delegates responded and voted.…

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  • Republican National Committee Platform Hearings Part 1
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    Republican National Committee Platform Hearings, Part 1

    This was the first part of the Republican National Committee Platform hearings. Topics included the creation of platform issues, administrative processes, and an overview of the…

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  • Bipartisan Foreign Policy Consensus
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    Bipartisan Foreign Policy Consensus

    A public dialog on finding a bipartisan foreign policy consensus was moderated by Matt Rojansk. Topics included the most important foreign policy and national security issues for the next…

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  • Role of the National Security Adviser
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    Role of the National Security Adviser

    Former national security advisers spoke about their role in the administration and how the job had changed over the years. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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  • NixonFordKissinger Foreign Policy Era
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    Nixon-Ford-Kissinger Foreign Policy Era

    A panel of persons who were involved at the time reviewed the 1970s foreign policy of Presidents Nixon and Ford, for whom Henry Kissinger served as national security adviser and secretary…

    371 views
  • US Foreign Policy and Threats to International Security
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    U.S. Foreign Policy and Threats to International Security

    Scholars talked about foreign policy goals and operations, including relations with Iran, North Korea, Iraq, as well as efforts to combat global terrorism. Among the issues they addressed…

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  • Iran Elections
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    Iran Elections

    The Nixon Center held a forum on Iran’s election and the likely short and long-term consequences. Mr. Takeyh argued that the elections invalidated two tenets of U.S. analysis of Iranian electoral…

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  • Role of a National Intelligence Director
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    Role of a National Intelligence Director

    Mr. McFarlane spoke about the possible appointment of a national intelligence director and the role he would play in the intelligence community. Mr. McFarlane also responded to questions…

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  • US Policy Toward Iraq
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Former government officials testified about potential military action against Iraq, diplomatic efforts to authorize enforcement of United Nations resolutions, and appropriate Congressional…

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  • Responses to Terrorism
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    Responses to Terrorism

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  • Future of National Security
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    Future of National Security

    Former national security advisors spoke about future challenges to national security. Among the issues they addressed were intelligence gathering, threats of terrorism, national missile…

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  • State of the Chinese Economy
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    State of the Chinese Economy

    Scholars explored the economic and social problems caused by the worst flooding in forty years in China. They also discussed the economic situation in Russia and other Asian nations. Mr.…

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  • National Security Council Future
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    National Security Council Future

    The Council on Foreign Relations hosted a panel to discuss the role of the National Security Council in world relations. Mr. Koppel moderates the discussion. Following their discussion,…

    57 views
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