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  • IranContra Tower Commission Report
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    Iran-Contra Tower Commission Report

    Three commission members briefed reporters on the release of the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra Affair, officially titled the “Report of the President’s Special Review Board.” Members summarized…

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  • Hearing on National Security Threats
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    National Security Threats

    Former National Security Advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Snowcroft testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on threats to U.S. national security.

    3,852 views
  • emNational Insecurityem
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    National Insecurity

    David Rothkopf talked about his book, National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear, in which he discusses the triumphs and failures of American leadership in the world…

    493 views
  • Discussion on the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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    Liberation of Eastern Europe

    James Baker and Brent Scowcroft talked about the fall of the Berlin Wall and U.S. involvement in Eastern Europe’s liberation.

    340 views
  • 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square
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    25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

    The Council on Foreign Relations hosted an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square student-led anti-government protests in 1989. Panelists included activists,…

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  • Russian Intervention in Ukraine
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    Russian Intervention in Ukraine

    Former National Security Advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft talked about Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. They talked about Russian President Putin’s further plans for…

    2,202 views
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    Zbig

    Charles Gati, editor of Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski, and a panel of dignitaries talked about the life and career of former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.…

    429 views
  • Panel Explores Executive Power in Foreign Security Policy
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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…

    216 views
  • Energy Sec Nominee Faces Senate Confirmation Hearing
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    Energy Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Ernest Moniz to be the secretary of the Department of Energy. He was introduced by former Senator Jeff Bingaman…

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  • Secretary Clinton on US Policy in North Africa
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    Secretary Clinton on U.S. Policy in North Africa

    Secretary of State Clinton gave the keynote address at a conference on the political, economic, and security transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya,…

    443 views
  • National Security in the 21st Century
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    National Security in the 21st Century

    Former national security advisers talked about their roles in advising the president and U.S. national security strategies in a changing global security environment. Among the topics they…

    457 views
  • Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities
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    Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities

    Witnesses testified about the operation of nuclear waste facilities and future storage of nuclear waste. The talked about a report produced by the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s…

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  • US Relations with Turkey Iran and Russia
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    U.S. Relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia

    Former national security advisers spoke about U.S. relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia, and each country’s role in Syria’s escalating violence. Other topics included Iran’s nuclear…

    1,302 views
  • Memorial Service for Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger
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    Memorial Service for Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger

    Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger died June 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia after suffering a short illness. He was the former secretary of state in the George H.W. Bush…

    1,311 views
  • President George HW Bush Oral History Project Brent Scowcroft Clip
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    President George H.W. Bush Oral History Project: Brent Scowcroft Clip

    An audio clip of an undated interview with former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft by the George H.W. Bush Oral History Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the…

    54 views
  • emA World Transformedem
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    A World Transformed

    Former President George H.W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft talked about their book A World Transformed published by Alfred A. Knopf. The two men first worked together in 1976 when Mr. Scowcroft was…

    974 views
  • US Foreign Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    General Brent Scowcroft, former national security advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, assessed foreign policy challenges facing the Obama administration. His speech…

    453 views
  • 20th Anniversary of the Persian Gulf War
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    20th Anniversary of the Persian Gulf War

    Former President George H.W. Bush commemorated the 20th anniversary of the initiation of military operations to liberate Kuwait from Iraq by inviting Desert Storm veterans to a discussion among members of…

    848 views
  • US National Security Interests in the Middle East
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    U.S. National Security Interests in the Middle East

    National security experts talked about U.S. interests in the Middle East and the prospects for peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Among the topics they…

    439 views
  • USRussia Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty
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    U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty

    Brent Scowcroft talked about the ratification and implementation of the new START treaty. Following Mr. Scowcroft, Morton Halperin of the Open Society Institute, Angela Stent of Georgetown…

    226 views
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