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    American Foreign Policy After the Cold War

    Michael Mandelbaum talked about his book, Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era.  He argued that America’s foreign policy in the early 1990's focused primarily on…

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    Nuclear Weapons Summit

    Members of the Global Zero Commission talked about the future of nuclear weapons reductions by the U.S. and Russia. Topics included the recommendations that the Presidents of the U.S. and…

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    U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Negotiations

    Peter Baker moderated a discussion on the future of U.S.-Russia relations and the priorities of each nation as the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) expires on December 5, 2009. Panelists…

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    From Berlin to Baghdad

    Hal Brands talked about his book From Berlin to Baghdad: America’s Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World, published by University Press of Kentucky. In his book he analyzes…

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    After Words with Robert Kagan

    Robert Kagan talked about his book The Return of History and the End of Dreams, published by Knopf. In his book he argues that the international stability predicted after the end of the…

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    American Power after the Berlin Wall

    Thomas Henriksen discussed the end of the Cold War, and how that changed U.S. Foreign policy. He talked about U.S. foreign policy following the fall of communism, including U.S involvement in…

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    After Words with Pete Earley and Sergei Tretyakov

    Pete Earley and Sergei Tretyakov talked about the post-Cold War world of Russian and American espionage. Mr. Earley is the author of Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia’s Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War,…

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    Seize the Moment, Part 1

    Former President Richard Nixon discussed his book Seize the Moment: America’s Challenge in a One-Superpower World, published by Simon and Schuster. In his book, he assesses the challenges…

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    After the Wall

    Marc Fisher discussed his book, After the Wall: Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines the relationship between East and West…

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    Armageddon Averted

    The panelists discussed Mr. Kotkin’s book, Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000, published by Oxford University Press. Combining historical and geopolitical analysis, Mr.…

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    Size of the U.S. Army

    Experts discussed reasons for decreasing the size of the U.S. Army. Mr. Pena said that the United States needs to eliminate its obsolete Cold War era military deployments around the world…

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    The Gerald Ford Journalism Awards

    President Ford presented awards for excellence in journalism for work in various areas of national politics. Following the presentations he talked about Congressional oversight of…

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    U.S.-Russia Summit Evaluation

    Participants talked about the recent summit between President Bush and President Putin which resulted in a sweeping nuclear arms reduction treaty, and about the inclusion of Russia as a…

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    The World in 2010

    Mr. Wright and Mr. Kaplan debated the condition of the world in 2010. Mr. Wright discussed some of the themes of his book, Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, published by Pantheon Books,…

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    Bipartisanship and National Security

    Secretary Cohen talked about the climate of security in various areas of the world, including Eastern Europe and NATO. He also talked about terrorism in the post-Cold War era. He responded…

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    Review of Intelligence Roles and Capabilities

    The Aspin-Brown Commission released the results of its year-long review of the intelligence needs of the United States and how those needs have changed since the fall of the Soviet Union.…

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    Clinton Foreign Policy Speech

    Democratic presidential candidate Governor Clinton delivered a foreign policy speech entitled, “The New Covenant,” which focused on the future role of the United States in the post-Cold War…

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    The Future of Soviet Democracy

    Former President Yeltsin, now a member of the presidium of the Supreme Soviet, talked about the future of democracy in the Soviet Union, diplomacy, world peace, U.S.-Russia relations, and other topics.…

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