5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meeting
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Book Signing
Stephen Flynn's book, The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation warns that the United States has become a brittle nation, needlessly exposing Americans and their way of life to catastrophic risk in the face of the ongoing threat of terrorism and natural disasters. On the day of his book's release, join Commander Flynn for a discussion of how building a resilient nation at home must complement American efforts to confront threats abroad.
A U.S. official involved in training Iraqi forces says the U.S. military will likely have to adjust the way it assists Iraqi units as coalition forces withdraw.
Lee H. Hamilton, the vice-chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission), says "I would agree with the general assessment that we are safer than we were prior to 9/11, but we are not safe." While he is concerned about better protecting the United States from weapons of mass destruction, he is greatly worried about bioterrorism and ordinary chemical weapons.
Tim Starks and Seth Stern of Congressional Quarterly argue that after nearly a full decade into the war on terrorism the United States still lacks a legal framework for what is widely seen as the top national security threat of the modern era.
This Foreign Policy survey of terrorism experts concludes that nine years after America launched full-scale war on terror, the nation appears only "marginally more secure."
A survey of more than 3,400 active and retired officers says the U.S. force is stretched dangerously thin and the country is ill-prepared for the next fight.
The ACLU discusses the need for a public health -- not a law enforcement/national security -- approach to preparing the country for a pandemic.
RAND looks at the preparedness of state and local officials in the U.S. to handle homeland security emergencies.
This is a report summarizing a conference held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Strategy Institute in April 2006 that discussed how policymakers should prepare for heightened risk from both natural and human disasters.
Since September 11, Congress has appropriated nearly $180 billion to protect Americans from terrorism. Total spending on homeland security in 2006 will be at least $50 billion—roughly $450 per American household. But far from making us more secure, the money is being allocated like so much pork.
A national survey conducted by Western Carolina University's Institute for the Economy and the Future reveals that America's state officials remain doubtful about federal security and preparedness in several critical areas in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and the response to Hurricane Katrina.
Jagdish N. Bhagwati argues in favor of reinstating ROTC at Columbia.
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Paul B. Stares offers suggestions on measures that would increase U.S. preparedness for crises such as those in the Middle East and North Africa.
Laurie Garrett and Captain Eustaquio Castro-Mendoza, USN, discuss the steps that must be taken to protect Haiti, still recovering from the earthquake, from the coming hurricane season.
Stephen Flynn, Frank J. Cilluffo, and Sharon L. Cardash remember Hurrican Katrina and discuss the risks from future natural disasters if infrastructure is ignored.
Stephen E. Flynn and Irwin Redlener argue that the United States would fail a pandemic preparedness stress test.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Red Team provides an in-depth investigation into the work of red teams, revealing the best practices, most common pitfalls, and most effective applications of these modern-day devil's advocates. More
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2015 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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