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    Meghan O’Sullivan talked about her book, Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power, about how the energy revolution in the U.S. has…

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    Realism and Democracy

    Elliott Abrams talked about his book Realism and Democracy, in which he argues that, despite the outcome of the Arab Spring, the U.S. should push for the expansion of democracy in the…

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    The Worlds Banker

    Mr. Mallaby talked about his book The Worlds Banker: A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, published by Penguin Books. He spoke about the tenure…

  • Senator Jack Reed Discusses US Foreign Policy Challenges
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    Senator Jack Reed on U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges

    Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) spoke with Jonathan Karl about foreign policy. He said the Trump administration lacks a coherent message in dealing with North…

  • Council on Foreign Relations Examines State of USChina Ties
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    U.S.-China Relations

    The Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion on the history and future of U.S. - China relations, with a focus on U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Panelists examined China’s…

  • Reflections on US Entry into World War I
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    Reflections on U.S. Entry into World War I

    Historians talked about what motivated the United States to declare war on Germany in 1917. They also spoke about how U.S. diplomacy was transformed after World War I and the legacy of the…

  • Senator Cardin Speaks at Council on Foreign Relations
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    Global Anti-Corruption Efforts

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD talked about his work on legislation targeting global anti-corruption efforts. After Senator Cardin’s discussion with one of the council’s experts, audience members asked the…

  • Senator Christopher Murphy Proposes Doubling Foreign Affairs Budget
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    Senator Christopher Murphy National Security and Budget Cuts

    Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke about foreign policy and national security. He talked about proposed Trump administration budget cuts and the impact they could have on national security. He…

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    Failure to Adjust

    Edward Alden talked about his book, Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, about America’s role in the global economy. He spoke with Richard Haass.

  • Discussion Focuses on the National Security Council
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    National Security Council

    Foreign policy analysts talked about the role of the National Security Council and organizational changes that may occur during the Trump administration. Speakers included former Deputy…

  • Michael Chertoff Discusses Terrorist Threats
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    Homeland Security and Terrorist Threats

    Panelists, including former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, discussed how the U.S. could prepare for possible terrorist attacks by ISIL. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria…

  • Former White House Chiefs of Staff Discuss White House Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions

    White House chiefs of staff from the Obama, George W. Bush, and Clinton administrations talked about presidential administration transitions during a panel discussion hosted by the Council…

  • Mike Mullen and Sam Nunn Discuss US Policy Toward North Korea
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    U.S. Policy Toward North Korea

    The Council on Foreign Relations released a report by theirNuclear Threat Initiative Task Force on U.S. policy toward North Korea. The co-chairs of the task force, former Joint Chiefs of…

  • UN SecretaryGeneral Candidate Discusses Outlook for Latin America
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    Argentina and Latin America

    Susana Malcorra spoke about the political priorities of Argentine President Mauricio Macri as well as bilateral relations with the U.S. and countries in South America. Ms. Malcorra,…

  • CIA Director John Brennan Discusses Global Threats
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    CIA Director John Brennan on Global Threats

    CIA Director John Brennan was interviewed b PBS' Judy Woodruff about a range of issues including the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, the previous-day terrorist attack…

  • Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard Discusses the Economic Outlook
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    Monetary Policy and Economic Outlook

    Lael Brainard talked about monetary policy and the economy. She focused on the many considerations the Federal Reserve Board takes into account when deciding whether to raise interest…

  • House Republicans Unveil National Security Agenda
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    House Republican National Security Agenda

    Congressional Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), unveiled their party’s national security policy proposals at an event hosted by the Council on Foreign…

  • Discussion on Women in the Armed Forces
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    Women in the Military

    Military and foreign policy experts talked about the challenges and benefits of integrating women into the armed forces. Juliet Beyler said no quota exists for the number of women in combat…

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on US Economic Leadership
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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Global Economic Leadership

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew gave a speech on U.S. global economic leadership, and challenges facing the world economy.He also took questions from moderator Sebastian Mallaby and audience…

  • Discussion on Bashar alAssads Role in Syria
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    Bashar al-Assad's Role in Syria

    Experts analyzed the actions of about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s role in his nation’s civil war and whether he can play a role in the country’s future.

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