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  • Brexit Negotiations
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    Brexit Negotiations

    British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch joined a panel discussion hosted by the Brookings Institution on the state of negotiations on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, also known as…

  • Brookings Institution Forum Reviews Russian Elections
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    Russia Politics and President Putin

    Experts on Russia talked about the future of the country under President Vladimir Putin. Topics included the differences between Russia’s current relations with the West and during the Cold…

  • Discussion Focuses on Arms Control and USRussia Relations
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    Arms Control and U.S.-Russia Relations

    The Brookings Institution held a discussion on the history of the 1986 nuclear arms control summit between President Ronald Reagan and Russian Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev. Topics…

  • Robert Hale and Don Beyer on the Defense Department Budget
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    Defense Department Budget

    Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and Robert Hale talked about the budget for the Department of Defense. Topics included sequestration and the 2013 government shutdown.

  • German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schuble on the Future of the Eurozone
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    European Economic Policy

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble talked about the future of the Eurozone and the German economy. Then he was joined in discussion by David Wessel and Kemal Dervis. “Eurozone at a…

  • Discussion on Scottish Independence Referendum
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    Scottish Independence Decision

    Panelists talked about the Scottish independence referendum that would take place September 18, 2014. They discussed the pros and cons of the question and what the outcome would mean for…

  • Future of the European Union
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    Future of the European Union

    Panelists talked about the future of the European Union. Topics included the results of the European Parliamentary elections, the transatlantic relationship between the U.S. and EU, and Europe’s…

  • US Response to Ukraine
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    U.S. Response to Ukraine

    Tony Blinken talked about the U.S. response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. He detailed the recent history of how the crisis came to fruition, and efforts by the U.S. and international community…

  • European Economic Future
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    European Economic Future

    Panelists talked about Europe’s economic future following European parliamentary elections and Europe’s financial crisis. Topics included the future of the eurozone, solutions for long-term…

  • Future of the Transatlantic Alliance
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    NATO Alliance Challenges

    Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen outlined NATO plans to address Russian intervention in Ukraine and the vote in the Crimea region in favor of seceding from Ukraine. He called that…

  • Former Belgian Prime Minister Discusses European Union
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    European Union Political and Economic Outlook

    Former Prime Minister of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt talked about the political and economic future of the European Union. He addressed Europe’s fiscal problems and called for “drastic changes” to the governing system. In…

  • Resolving the RussiaGeorgia Conflict
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    Resolving the Russia-Georgia Conflict

    Panelists spoke about armed conflict between Russia and Georgia over separatist regions of Georgia. Topics included troop movements and the tactical situation in the region, potential…

  • Afghanistan and NATO
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    Afghanistan and NATO

    Secretary General de Hoop Scheffer talked about the effectiveness of the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan and what is needed to achieve success for NATO and the…

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    Cousins and Strangers: America, Britain, and Europe in a New Century

    Chris Patten talked about his book Cousins and Strangers: America, Britain and Europe in a New Century, published by Times Books. In the book he examines the relationship within the Western…