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    Role of Sanctions in the Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Foreign policy and defense experts talked about the role, structure, and implications of sanctions in the Iran nuclear deal. “Assessing the Iran Nuclear Agreement: Placing Sanctions in…

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    Senator Rand Paul at Conservative Policy Summit

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke about judicial restraint and activism. He noted conservatives' belief in judicial restraint but argued that the court should protect individual liberties. He also said the Supreme Court was…

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    Ebola Response

    Heritage Foundation scholars and former public health officials assessed the risks posed by the Ebola virus and the response options available to the U.S. and West Africa countries most affected. While answering an…

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    Visa Waiver Program and National Security

    Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff talked about the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which allows citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa. He…

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    Military Options Against the Islamic State

    Steven Bucci talked about potential military options the U.S. could employ in its battle against ISIS* in the Middle East. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of…

    512 views
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    President Obama's Strategy in Iraq

    Foreign and national security policy scholars assessed the Obama administration’s strategy in Iraq in response to the advance ISIS.* They also discussed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and…

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    U.S. National Security

    House Armed Services Chair Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) talked about the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the future of national security. Topics included the NDAA process, the Obama administration’s…

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    Russia and the Winter Olympics

    Panelists talked about U.S. relations with Russia as the country prepared for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Topics included the security situation, public perceptions, political suppression, and…

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    Invisible Armies

    Max Boot, fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talked about his book, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare From Ancient Times to the…

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    Nuclear Deal with Iran

    Panelists talked about the agreement the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1) reached with Iran on a six-month test freeze of the country’s nuclear program. The participants were critical of the Obama…

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    Special Operations Forces

    Special operations military leaders talked about the role of American special forces and their reliance on a coordinated network of armed forces and law enforcement agencies to meet global…

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    U.S. Policy in East Asia

    Steven Bucci and other panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia, especially in North Korea. Mr. Bucci argued that the U.S. was ill-equipped to make put an increased focus on Asia as…

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    China's Role in the Korean Peninsula Issues

    Ambassador Robert King and others spoke about threats from North Korea and their potential effects on security in the Korean Peninsula and internationally. At points in this live…

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    North Korean Human Rights

    Ambassador Robert King and others talked about the state of human rights in North Korea, the difficulties involved with making progress on the issue, and efforts by the U.S. to help. Ambassador King in…

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    Military Readiness

    Military experts and retired leaders talked about the strength and readiness of the U.S. military following the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and planned cuts to military spending…

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    Future of Cybersecurity

    Panelists talked about challenges to Congress passing legislation on cybersecurity. They responded to questions from members of the audience.

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    Syrian Civil War and Russia

    Panelists talked about the important issues surrounding the Russian-Syrian relationship and how the United States should approach Syria’s civil war. Panelists agreed that Russia’s leaders are unlikely to…

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    National Guard Spending Cuts

    Paul McHale and Steven Blum talked about the impact of sequestration on the National Guard. Sequestration refers to across-the-board budget cuts agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and…

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    Defense Department Role in Domestic Disasters

    Panelists talked about the Defense Department’s role in assisting civilian authorities during domestic disasters and unrest.They spoke about law enforcement challenges during hurricanes,…

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    Lessons from the 2011 Japanese Earthquake

    Scholars in Asian studies and homeland security talked about Japan’s long-term recovery efforts following the 2011 earthquake, as well as preparedness for future catastrophes. They also…

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