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    John Quincy Adams Debate

    James Traub, author of John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit, and historian and columnist Robert Kagan debated the question, “Was John Quincy Adams a realist?”

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    Senator McCain on Foreign Policy

    Incoming Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-AZ) talked about his priorities for the committee and the 114th Congress. Topics included Syria, Russia, and Iraq. “Restoring American…

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    Munk Debate on President Obama's Foreign Policy

    Panelists debated the effectiveness of President Obama’s foreign policy strategy. Motion: “Be it resolved Obama’s foreign policy is emboldening our enemies and making the world a more dangerous…

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    U.S. Role in Syria

    Foreign policy specialists talked about the civil war in Syria and the role the U.S. should play. This event is being hosted by the McCain Institute, which is named after Senator McCain…

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    Syrian Civil War and U.S. Policy

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy talked about U.S. policy toward Syria and its ongoing civil war. They argued for a more pro-active role for the U.S. in Syria, Senator McCain…

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    Global Role of the U.S. President

    Panelists discussed three broad topics regarding the role of the U.S. president in world: declining American influence, the resilience of the liberal international order, and the rise of…

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    Bending History

    Robert Kagan moderated a discussion with the three co-authors of Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy. They talked about President Obama’s foreign policy successes and failures…

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    National Security Agenda

    Defense and foreign policy scholars discussed the U.S. national security agenda in the Middle East, North Africa and the Asia Pacific regions and the role of national security issues in the…

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    Q&A with Robert Kagan

    Robert Kagan discussed his book, The World America Made, in which he asserts that the contemporary international world order was created almost entirely by American power and influence after…

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    Political Dysfunction and Foreign Policy

    Panelists examined the effects of U.S. domestic political discord on foreign policy strength and overall standing abroad. Much of the discussion focused on on recent debt ceiling…

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    U.S. Defense Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about the need to reduce the U.S. defense budget, and its impact on the national debt and national security. Topics included weapons modernization and China.…

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    U.S. Foreign and Economic Policy

    Participants spoke about U.S. foreign policy issues, globalization, the state of the world’s economy, and America’s future role in world affairs. They also responded to questions from the…

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    U.S. and European Policy Toward Iran

    The panel talked about U.S. and European approaches to engaging with Iran. They talked about the viability of multilateral approaches in efforts to stabilize the Middle East and Persian Gulf. Other topics…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    In the third panel of a day-long event titled," China Since Tiananmen: Power, Party, and Society," panelists talked about relations between the U.S. and China, international trade issues,…

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    Resolving the Russia-Georgia Conflict

    Panelists spoke about armed conflict between Russia and Georgia over separatist regions of Georgia. Topics included troop movements and the tactical situation in the region, potential…

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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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    Q&A with Robert Kagan

    Robert Kagan was interviewed about his book Dangerous Nation, published by Knopf, the first of two volumes on U.S. aggressive expansion. He said it is a myth that the U.S. has always been isolationist.…

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    Dangerous Nation

    Robert Kagan talked about his book Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century, published by Knopf. He described U.S. global power and…

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    Dangerous Nation

    Robert Kagan talked about his book Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century, published by Knopf. The book focused on U.S. global…

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    The Opportunity

    Richard Haass talked about his book The Opportunity, published by PublicAffairs. He believed the United States is now in a position to change the world in a way in which millions of people…

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