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    Future of NATO

    Former NATO Ambassador Nicholas Burns and former National Security Adviser General James Jones talked about the purpose and future role of the transatlantic military alliance. They presented their…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Sanctions Relief

    State and Treasury Department officials and academics testified at a hearing on the foreign policy implications of lifting sanctions on Iran in accordance with the Iran nuclear agreement.…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the implications of an agreement with Iran over the country’s nuclear program that was announced that day. Former Senator Joe Lieberman and former CIA…

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    Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the U.S.

    Nicholas Burns, former undersecretary of state for political affairs from 2005 until 2008, talked about foreign policy challenges that were facing the U.S., including issues with Israel,…

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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Experts on Eurasian politics, who have worked directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin, discussed the future of U.S.-Russia relations at an event hosted by The Aspen Institute.

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    Foreign Policy News Review with Nicholas Burns

    Nicholas Burns talked about some of the foreign policy stories that were dominating the news, including the Obama administration’s response to the threat from ISIS* and the group’s beheading of a second…

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    Former Cabinet Secretaries on Russia

    Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked about the implications for the U.S. and Europe of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.…

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    Developments in Ukraine

    Nicholas Burns gave an update on the latest developments in Ukraine. Topics included the arrest warrant issued for Viktor Yanukovych, the ability of the interim government to keep stability, and…

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    Representative Jim Gerlach on Ukraine

    Representative Jim Gerlach (R-PA) spoke by phone about developments in Ukraine and the surrounding region.

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    Representative Marcy Kaptur on Ukraine

    Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), the co- chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus, spoke by phone about developments in that country and the surrounding region.

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    Iran Nuclear Deal

    Former negotiators from the Obama and George W. Bush administrations talked about nuclear negotiations with Iran. Following an interim deal with Iran on November 24, 2013, the United…

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    Introduction to the History of U.S. Diplomatic Efforts

    Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns gave an introduction to the history of U.S. diplomatic efforts as part of a Chautauqua lecture series. He stressed the…

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    President Kennedy at American University and in West Berlin

    Panelists talked about the significance and lasting influences of President John F. Kennedy’s commencement address at American University and his June 26, 1963 speech in West Berlin. During…

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    Nicholas Burns on U.S. Options Toward Syria

    Nicholas Burns gave his assessment of U.S. options for dealing with Syria’s reported use of chemical weapons in Syria. They included refugee support to refugees and Syrian opposition assistance. He agreed…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective

    Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its impact…

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    Foreign Policy and the 2012 Presidential Election

    Nicholas Burns talked about President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s foreign policy addresses in separate speeches the previous day. The topics ranged from Iran, foreign aid…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Panelists talked about the upcoming upcoming P-5+1 talks on Iran’s nuclear program. P-5+1 refers to the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council (France, the United…

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    Future of NATO

    Nicholas Burns talked about his newly-released report on NATO, “Anchoring the Alliance,” which outlined the missions and visions for the alliance. He focused on the need for continued U.S.…

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    NATO's Role in Libya

    Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns talked about the role of NATO in Libya and the the George W. Bush administration’s decision to restore U.S. relationship with Moammar Qadhafi.…

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    Outlook on Iran

    Nicholas Burns talked about Iran. Topics included Iran’s nuclear program capacities, and the country’s relations with the U.S., Russia, China, and its neighbors. He responded to telephone…

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