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  • emThe Hell of Good Intentionsem
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    The Hell of Good Intentions

    Harvard University’s Stephen Walt argued that the U.S. should move away from nation-building and focus more on securing Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia.

  • CATO Institute Panel Examines US Strategy in Afghanistan
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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Two combat veterans and national security experts in talked about U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan. The panelists whether a negotiated settlement or removing U.S. troops from…

  • Soho forum Hosts Debate on US Decisions to Go to War
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    U.S. Involvement in War

    A debate was held on when the United States should go to war. Many Libertarians criticize the government for intervening in foreign conflicts. On the question, ​"The United States should be…

  • John Mueller and Mark Stewart on emChasing Ghostsem
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    Chasing Ghosts

    John Mueller and Mark Stewart talked about their book Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism, in which they examine the costs and efficacy of federal and local counterterrorism efforts.…

  • emThe Question of Interventionem
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    The Question of Intervention

    Michael Doyle talked about his book The Question of Intervention: John Stuart Mill and the Responsibility to Protect, in which he discusses John Stuart Mill’s 1859 essay, “A Few Words on…

  • Hearing on Defense Strategy Alternatives
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    Defense Strategy Alternatives

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on ways the U.S. could improve the military and defend itself against adversaries.

  • Discussion on Synthetic Drug Use
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    Synthetic Drugs

    The Cato Institute held a discussion on the rise of synthetic or “designer” drugs. The panelists focused on strategies to address consumer demand.

  • Discussion on US Foreign Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy issues. Topics included U.S. leadership and power in the world, lessons learned from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and future relations with…

  • Discussion on Legality of Airstrikes
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    Presidential Authority to Use Military Force

    Foreign policy analysts talked about the legality of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria without a declaration of war by Congress. Topics included executive power and whether the…

  • American Views on Intervention
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    American Views on Intervention

    Panelists talked about U.S. perspectives on intervention in global conflicts, including whether or not the U.S. should have intervened in the Syrian civil war, as well as in Iraq following the increased…

  • Cato Institute Discussion on US Nuclear Weapons Policy
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    Nuclear Weapons Policy

    Panelist talked about the continuing influence of Soviet Union-era practices on U.S. nuclear weapons policies, and the need for new approaches. The two panelists had recently authored a…

  • The Economic Effects of Military Spending
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    The Economic Effects of Military Spending

    Panelists aruged the impact on the U.S. economy of automatic military spending reductions. As part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, across-the-board federal budget spending cuts, known as…

  • Future of US Navy Fleet
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    Future of U.S. Navy Fleet

    Undersecretary Robert Work spoke about the future of the U.S. Navy’s surface combat fleet. He focused on budgetary constraints and proposals to reduce the size of the surface combat fleet. One…

  • US Policy Toward Iran
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    Panelists talked about U.S. diplomatic options in policy toward Iran. Topics included the history or relations between the U.S. and Iran, Israel, and the obstacles to a resolution both in…

  • Eisenhowers Farewell Address Forum
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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address Forum

    The Cato Institute held a forum in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address in which he spoke to about the military-industrial complex. President Eisenhower’s granddaughter Susan…

  • Eisenhowers MilitaryIndustrial Complex Speech
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    Eisenhower's Military-Industrial Complex Speech

    A forum was held in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address in which he spoke to about the military-industrial complex. Scholars compared the present-day military-industrial complex to…

  • Terrorism and Future of US Foreign Policy
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    Terrorism and Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

    Three panels at a day-long forum on terrorism focused on the future of terrorism and U.S. responses to the threat of terrorism. Among the topics addressed were terrorist tactics and goals, counterterrorism…

  • emTerrorizing Ourselvesem
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    Terrorizing Ourselves

    Christopher Preble, a co-editor, and Paul Pillar, a contributor to the book, spoke about Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy is Failing and How to Fix It (Cato…

  • Defense Spending Cuts
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    Defense Spending Cuts

    The Sustainable Defense Task Force presented the findings of its report on the Pentagon’s possible contribution to deficit reduction. They focused on recommendations for areas in which…

  • 2010 Public Policy Perspectives Part 1
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    2010 Public Policy Perspectives, Part 1

    Cato Institute fellows talked about a variety of issues including the global economy, the future of financial institutions, and efforts to combat terrorism.

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