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  • Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China
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    Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China

    President Clinton announced that he would send legislation to Congress that would establish permanent normal trade relations with China and bring China into the World Trade Organization. He said…

  • Azerbaijan  Perils and Prospects
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    Azerbaijan: Perils and Prospects

    President Aliyev spoke about the history and culture of Azerbaijan, their experiences since independence from Russia, relations with Armenia, and issues facing nations which border the…

  • Foreign Policy Goals for 2000
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    Foreign Policy Goals for 2000

    Secretary Albright talked about the goal of democratic advancement throughout the world in 2000. She focused on the U.S. agenda to strengthen NATO, deal with threats regarding weapons of…

  • The CIA and Intelligence Gathering
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    The CIA and Intelligence Gathering

    Former members of the Bush administration National Security Council’s deputies' committee discussed their use of intelligence in making policy decisions. The deputies' committee was made up of…

  • Indonesia A PostElection Assessment
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    Indonesia: A Post-Election Assessment

    Participants talked about civil, political and economic developments in Indonesia since the June 7, 1999 democratic elections. Among the issues addressed were the peaceful nature of the…

  • Elections in Indonesia
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    Elections in Indonesia

    Election observers talked about democratic elections in Indonesia and the effect of the Asian economic crisis on the elections. They also talked about the lack of violence in the elections…

  • International Financial Architecture
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    International Financial Architecture

    Secretary Rubin discussed the global economy and the changes that will occur in the future. He focused on the economic situations in Asia and Russia and how these problems affect American…

  • Foreign Policy Issues
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    Foreign Policy Issues

    Mr. Halperin and Mr. Wolfowitz discussed foreign affairs issues. They commented particularly about the Middle East peace issues and the problems the U.N. has had with the lack of Iraqi…

  • Women and Islam
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    Women and Islam

    Princess El Hassan bin Talal discussed the increased education of women in Islamic countries. She discussed how the colonization of many Muslim countries created better infrastructure…

  • Situation in Indonesia
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    Situation in Indonesia

    Subcommittee members heard from State Department officials on the student uprising in Indonesia. Mr. Roth talked about the economic problems and underlying reasons for the turmoil and what…

  • East Asian Financial Crisis Part 2
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    East Asian Financial Crisis Part 2

    Committee members heard testimony from scholars and economic experts regarding the current financial crisis in East Asia. They talked about recent economic indicators and trends related to…

  • US Foreign Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    The State Department held the first in a series of forums that deal with the future roles of the federal agencies that are involved in international affairs. The panelists discussed trends…

  • US Policy in Central Asia
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    U.S. Policy in Central Asia

    Deputy Secretary Talbott spoke about U.S. policy in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, the region between the Black and Caspian seas. Mr. Wolfowitz opened the discussion and talked about…

  • SAIS Commencement
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    SAIS Commencement

    Mrs. Clinton delivered the commencement address to graduates of the School of Advanced International Studies. In her address, she stressed that graduates must ensure the U.S. remains…

  • Congressional Asia Trip
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    Congressional Asia Trip

    Speaker Gingrich spoke about his recent trip to South Korea, Hong Kong, China and Japan. He said the U.S. must engage Pacific Basin countries more effectively, noting that the core…

  • Ambassador Nitze Birthday Celebration
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    Ambassador Nitze Birthday Celebration

    Ambassador Nitze is a long-time State Department official, former Navy Secretary and Deputy Defense Secretary. He retired in 1989 and is now diplomat-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University’s…

  • Central Asia Institute Opening
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    Central Asia Institute Opening

    Ambassador Collins and others spoke at the opening of the new Central Asia Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies. They noted that the aim of the institute is to improve…

  • US Troops in Bosnia
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    U.S. Troops in Bosnia

    The witnesses discussed President Clinton’s plan to send U.S. troops to Bosnia as part of a NATO peacekeeping force. They also talked about the role of other European nations in the…

  • Future of Warfare
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    Future of Warfare

    Panelists discussed the status of warfare in the post Cold War world, including the increasing importance of unconventional conflicts around the globe, including Bosnia and Somalia. They…

  • Role of Foreign Aid in Foreign Policy
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    Role of Foreign Aid in Foreign Policy

    Mr. Atwood spoke about how the United States has used and can use foreign aid as a foreign policy tool. He stated that foreign aid is a very important component of U.S. policy in the…

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