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    Media Coverage of 2016 Presidential Election

    Susan Glasser talked about her latest Brookings essay, “Covering Politics in a Post-Truth America", outlining how political reporting had changed and whether facts still mattered. Then she was…

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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…

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    China's Relationship with the U.S. and Russia

    Panelists talked about current relations between the U.S., Russia, and China. They also discussed Russia’s suspected role in the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails and the…

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    International Law and Cybersecurity

    Harold Hongju Koh delivered keynote remarks on international law, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism. Mr. Koh also criticized presidential candidates for suggesting the use of waterboarding and…

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Remarks

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke about challenges facing his country. Topics included terrorist attacks, the Syrian refugee crisis and relations with Iran. Mr. Erdogan was also…

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    The Court and the World

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about his book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, about the challenges facing the judiciary and the application…

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    Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton on Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton detailed how she would implement and enforce the Iran nuclear agreement if she is elected president.…

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    Vice President Biden on Russia-Ukraine Conflict

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and its implications for European security. The vice president said that helping Ukraine to defend against and deter Russian…

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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…

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    U.S. Policy in Central Asia

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about priorities and future prospects for U.S. diplomacy in Central Asia. He spoke about U.S. objectives, including a security partnership, strong…

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    Susan Rice on National Security Strategy

    National Security Adviser Susan Rice outlined President Obama’s national security strategy. Topics included a renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region, Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, and…

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    U.S. Pivot to the Asia-Pacific Region

    Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel talked about the U.S. pivot to the Asia-Pacific. He talked about the Obama administration’s commitment to this shift and why it was important…

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    What We Won

    Bruce Riedel talked about his book, What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89, about the CIA’s involvement in Afghanistan from 1979-1989. He also talked about the legacy of…

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    Ukraine and Russian Foreign Policy

    Panelists talked about Russia’s actions in Ukraine and their implications for U.S. and European foreign policy. They also discussed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motives and long-term…

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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Panelists talked about the state of U.S.-Russia relations. Topics ranged from the collapse of the Soviet Union to more recent disagreements on Syria and former National Security Agency…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    Wang Yi talked about the state of relations between United States and China. He commented on several issues, including North Korea’s nuclear program, Syria, Afghanistan, Taiwan, and…

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    United Nations and Diplomacy

    Jeffrey Feltman gave the keynote speech at a Brookings Institution forum on the role of the United Nations in conflict mediation. He focused on the Syrian civil war, the transition to…

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    Manufacturing Industries Job Growth

    Panelists talked about bolstering job growth in manufacturing industry. Topics included corporate tax rates, vocational education and internships, and the gap between workers' jobs skills and employer…

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    Kofi Annan on Diplomacy and Human Rights

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan talked about foreign affairs issues, including unrest in Syria. He also discussed his past work at the United Nations and ongoing efforts to establish…

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    U.S. International Role

    Panelists compared probable post-election U.S. foreign policies of a second Obama term with those of a Mitt Romney presidency. Topics included Iran’s nuclear program, violence in Syria, Egypt,…

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