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    U.S. Policy Toward Syria

    The Center for the National Interest hosted a discussion on potential U.S. policy options in Syria. The panelists discussed the importance of defeating ISIS* rather than removing Syrian…

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    Russian State and the Media

    Two Russian journalists talked about the relationship between the Russian government and the Russian media. The two also commented on media censorship, the impact of social media, and the…

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    Defense Policy in the Middle East

    Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Christopher Murphy (D-CT) talked about U.S-Saudi Arabia relations. The two senators drafted a resolution that disapproves of a pending arms sale of $1.15…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Syria

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad talked about Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, as well as the likelihood that President Obama’s successor will inherit the…

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    Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Remarks on Foreign Policy

    Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, delivered remarks on his foreign policy plan, emphasizing the fight against terrorism, improving U.S. relations…

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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    David Rothkopf and Dov Zakheim talked about Iran and other Middle East issues East issues have influenced American politics. They discussed a potential nuclear agreement with Iran, its impact on U.S.…

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    Russian Intervention in Ukraine

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Andranik Migranyan, and others talked about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, and its policy options and goals as the conflict in Eastern Ukraine continued. Topics included…

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    Foreign Policy and American Nationalism

    Michael Lind talked about foreign policy, immigration, trade, and military policy. Mr. Lind had recently written a National Interest cover story arguing the case for a new approach to U.S.…

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    Russia and Sochi Winter Olympics

    Ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, panelists talked about the U.S-Russia relationship. Topics included some of the security threats at the Winter games and the…

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    Government Shutdown Politics

    Participants talked about the likely impact of the government shutdown and impasse over raising the debt ceiling on the political climate in Washington and potential effects on future…

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    Presidential Powers

    A panel discussion was held on presidential power in foreign and security policy. Attorneys and constitutional experts gave an historical perspective on executive power in relation to…

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    The AIG Story

    Maurice Greenberg, former CEO of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), talked about his book, The AIG Story, in which he chronicles the rise and fall of the international insurance and…

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    2012 Election, Taxes and the U.S. Economy

    Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform President and author of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” discussed upcoming tax bills in Congress and the meetings that congressional leaders…

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    Opposition to Russian Church and State

    Panelists talked about the Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s sentencing to two years in jail for protesting against President Vladimir Putin in front of a church. The incident has sparked…

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    Taxes and Foreign Policy

    Grover Norquist talked about U.S. tax laws and foreign policy. He also talked about the choice of Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a Republican vice presidential candidate and his…

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    Russia and Putin

    Dimitri Simes discussed recent parliamentary elections in Russia, and protests following parliamentary elections that left the party of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the majority.

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    U.S.-Russia Interaction in Former Soviet States

    Former Russia specialists who served in the State Department and the National Security Council under the George W. Bush administration discussed relations between the U.S. and Russia, and…

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    Russia and U.S. National Interests

    Panelists talked about a new Center for the National Interest report on Russia and U.S. national interests which found mutual distrust as one of the serious problems between the two…

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    President Nixon: Alone in the White House

    Richard Reeves talked about his biography, President Nixon: Alone in the White House, published by Simon and Schuster. The book covers the Nixon presidency, from his inauguration in January 1969 to his…

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    Secretary Gates' Visit to China

    With Defense Secretary Robert Gates visiting China in the hopes of improving military ties with the U.S., the Nixon Center held a discussion looking at China’s growing military and what goals the…

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