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  • Syrian Civil War
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    Syrian Civil War

    Experts on Syria testified on the country’s civil war and the Obama administration’s approach to the conflict. Among the issues addressed were the flow of refugees to other countries, efforts to…

  • Ambassador Richard Holbrooke Memorial Service
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    Ambassador Richard Holbrooke Memorial Service

    Dignitaries and family members participated in a memorial service for Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.

  • Reduction of US Troops in Afghanistan
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    Reduction of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

    Leslie Gelb spoke from New York City about the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and the impact on U.S. policy in the country and the region. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

  • US Foreign Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Leslie Gelb talked about U.S. foreign policy and his Foreign Affairs article outlining his belief that the U.S. should redefine its policy more toward economic security, and less toward military…

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    Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers

    Following a performance of the play Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, Victor Navasky moderated a discussion among principals of the case about the original publication of the Pentagon…

  • The Presidency in the Nuclear Age Panel 4
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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 4

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on efforts to halt the spread of nuclear weapons to terrorist…

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    Power Rules

    Leslie Gelb, author of Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy (Harper; March 17, 2009), talked about his book and President Obama’s foreign policies. He responded…

  • emThe Coldest Winterem
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    The Coldest Winter

    Panelists talked about the life and work of the late David Halberstam, focusing on his final book, The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, published that day by Hyperion. This history of the…

  • The CIA and US Intelligence
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    The CIA and U.S. Intelligence

    Panelists talked about the state of U.S. intelligence and how intelligence-gathering will shape American foreign policy under the next president. They also discussed the history of the…

  • emThe Foreigners Gift  The Americans the Arabs and the Iraqis in Iraqem
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    The Foreigner's Gift : The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq

    Fouad Ajami talked about his book The Foreigner’s Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq, published by Free Press. In a discussion with Mr. Gelb, Prof. Ajami profiled the…

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

    Leslie Gelb spoke by remote from New York City about his five-point plan on U.S. involvement in Iraq. He and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Joseph Biden co-wrote an…

  • Foreign Policy Issues
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    Foreign Policy Issues

    Mr. Gelb talked via video link from New York City about foreign policy issues, focusing on the role of foreign policy and the war on terror in the 2004 election. Mr. Gelb responded to…