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    Next President's Foreign Policy

    Panelists offered foreign policy advice to the next president and looked back on presidential transitions from past administrations. Topics included how much should be attempted and if a single consistent principle for a foreign…

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    Climate Change Policy and Diplomacy

    Todd Stern talked about climate policy and diplomacy in light of 2015's Paris climate conference agreement. Mr. Stern discussed what he called the success of the conference, as well as how the…

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    Tony Blinken on U.S. Policy Toward Terrorists

    Deputy National Security Adviser Antony Blinken talked about how the U.S. planned to work with allies to combat the Islamic State* and how the mission was not comparable to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Talking…

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    Middle East Policy Planning

    Panelists that included former special envoy Dennis Ross discussed the past 30 years of U.S. policy planning for the Middle East and gave recommendations for the current situation including dealing with the…

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    Book Discussion on 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.…

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    Tenth Anniversary of the Iraq War

    Ryan Crocker and other foreign policy analysts spoke on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Among the issues they addressed were the development of strong factions and in-fighting in the Iraqi…

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    Lessons Learned from the Iraq War

    Panelists talked about geopolitical lessons learned from the Iraq War at a forum marking the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were the decision to go to war, justifications for…

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    U.S. Diplomacy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Ambassador Marc Grossman talked about the future of American diplomacy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Jessica Mathews moderated.

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    U.S.-India Relations

    India’s Foreign Secretary, H.E. Ranjan Mathai about the future of U.S.-India relations. prosperity and progress. He called the relationship between the U.S. and India a 21st century…

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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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    International Religious Freedom

    Secretary Clinton spoke about religious freedom around the world. In her remarkss she said the “world is sliding backwards” even as progress was being made on political freedom in places like the…

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    U.S. Security Challenges

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey talked about U.S. security challenges and international partnerships. Other topics included U.S. operations in Afghanistan, Defense…

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    Middle East Reforms and Governing

    Representatives from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Morocco gave updates on the ongoing reforms happening since Middle East uprisings that started in Spring 2011. Topics included elections,…

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    Future of the U.S. Military

    Admiral Mike Mullen, who was retiring at the end of September 2011, spoke about his tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and about challenges for the U.S. military. He also…

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    U.S. Policy in Afghanistan

    Major General Richard Mills has been a regional commander for the Marine Corps in Afghanistan since 2010, overseeing 30,000 U.S. and coalition troops in Helmand Province. He talked about…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Yemen

    John Brennan talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Yemen. He also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Three Mile Island Anniversary

    Panelists talked about the incident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. On March 28, 1979, a combination of equipment malfunctions, operator errors, and design flaws led to the…

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    NATO-Russia Relations

    NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen delivered remarks on NATO’s relationship with Russia. He called for the U.S., Russia, and NATO to link their missile defense systems against…

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    International Nonproliferation Conference

    A conference on nuclear nonproliferation, panelists talked about a congressional report conducted by the Carnegie Endowment titled Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: A Debate. Among the issues addressed…

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    21st Century Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked about the evolution of the concept of nuclear deterrence and the implications of the aging of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and infrastructure and the lack…

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