John J. McCloy Roundtable Series on Setting the National Security Agenda

Director: Richard K. Betts, Adjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies
December 1, 1996 - Present

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The Arab Spring, al-Qaeda, and American Strategy: Evolving Threats and Options

Speaker Elissa SlotkinPrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 10, 2013

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Overkill: The Case for Reevaluating U.S. Nuclear Strategy

Speakers Christopher A. PrebleVice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute, Benjamin M. FriedmanResearch Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 29, 2013

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The Second Nuclear Age

Speaker Paul BrackenProfessor of Management and Political Science, Yale University
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 11, 2012

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The Conflict in Syria: A Diplomatic's Insider's View

Speaker Jean-Marie GuéhennoArnold Saltzman Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, SIPA, Columbia University
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 10, 2012

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Homegrown Terrorism

Speaker Risa A. BrooksMarquette University
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 31, 2012

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How Would We Estimate the Odds of Sino-American Conflict? By Focusing on What Is Unique About China or on What Is Typical About its Situation in International Politics?

Speakers Aaron L. FriedbergPrinceton University, Andrew J. NathanColumbia University
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 4, 2012

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What Have We Learned About Counterinsurgency Since the Two Surges?

Speakers Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Andrew ExumCenter for a New American Security, Colonel Gian Gentile, USAU.S. Military Academy
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
January 23, 2012

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The Defense Budget in Decline: How to Do Almost as Much with Not Too Much Less, or What to Stop Doing if It's a Lot Less

Speakers Gordan AdamsThe Stimson Center, Nora J. BensahelCenter for a New American Security, Lawrence J. KorbCenter for American Progress, Michael E. O'HanlonThe Brookings Institution
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 1, 2011

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Moving Beyond the War on Terror

Speakers Max BootCouncil on Foreign Relations, Robert A. PapeUniversity of Chicago
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 26, 2011

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U.S. Political-Military Priorities: An Insider's View

Speaker Andrew ShapiroU.S. Department of State
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 22, 2011

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Prospects in Afghanistan and American Strategic Choices

Speakers Stephen D. BiddleCouncil on Foreign Relations, Austin LongColumbia University
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 9, 2010

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Myths of Nuclear Stability: What Presidents Don't Know About the Limits of their Control of Nuclear Forces

Speaker Bruce BlairWorld Security Institute
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 4, 2010

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The Obama Nuclear Agenda: A Report on the Department of Defense Nuclear Posture Review

Speaker Michael NachtU.S. Department of Defense
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 14, 2010

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Meeting ⁄ New York, NY

The Future of U.S. Strategic Relationship with Iraq

Speaker Colin H. KahlU.S. Department of Defense
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, CFR
November 24, 2009

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Myths of Nuclear Stability

Speaker Bruce BlairWorld Security Institute
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
November 3, 2009

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North Korea and the Future of the Six Party Talks

Speaker Victor D. ChaGeorgetown School of Foreign Service
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 21, 2009

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Iraq: Revisiting Three Crucial Decisions of the Past Six Years

Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 13, 2009

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The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

Speaker Peter W. SingerBrookings Institution
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 5, 2009 12:15–12:30 p.m. - Reception and Lunch
12:30–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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The Future of Special Operations

Speaker David KilcullenU.S. Department of State
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 17, 2008

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Inside Georgian Politics

Speaker Lincoln A. MitchellAssistant Professor, Practice of International Politics, Columbia University
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 9, 2008 12:15–12:30 p.m. - Lunch and Reception
12:30–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Sprinting to the Finish

Speaker Kori SchakePrincipal Deputy Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 6, 2008

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Counterterrorism Under the Next President: Lessons from New York City

Speaker Richard A. FalkenrathDeputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism, New York City Police Department
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 22, 2008

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Statecraft in the Middle East

Speaker Dennis B. RossCounselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 4, 2008

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Trends in the U.S.-China Security Relationship

Speaker Thomas ChristensenDeputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 7, 2007

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Planning for Future Military Conflicts

Speaker Thomas G. MahnkenDeputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Planning, U.S. Department of Defense
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 16, 2007

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The Next Attack in the Homeland: How to Respond

Speaker Henry A. CrumptonCoordinator for Counterterrorism, Counterterrorism Office, U.S. Department of State
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 5, 2007

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An Assessment Intelligence Reform

Speakers Mark LowenthalPresident, The Intelligence & Security Academy, LLC, William E. OdomAdjunct Professor, Yale University
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations
May 25, 2007

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The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Speaker John J. MearsheimerUniversity of Chicago
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 8, 2007

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U.S. Intelligence and 9/11

Speaker Amy ZegartUniversity of California Los Angeles
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 25, 2007

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New Nuclear Interactions

Speaker Stephen Peter RosenOlin Institute for Strategic Studies
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
November 2, 2006

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What Kind of Military Transformation?

Speaker Frederick W. KaganAmerican Enterprise Institute
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 24, 2006 12:30–2:30 p.m.

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Intelligence Reform: A View from the Eye of the Storm

Speaker Deborah BargerAssistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence
Presider Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 10, 2006

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Transformational Diplomacy

Speaker John HillenU.S. Dept. of State
Presider Richard K. Betts
February 24, 2006

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The Challenge of American Primacy

Speakers William C. WohlforthDartmouth College, Stephen BrooksDartmouth College
Presider Richard K. Betts
February 9, 2006

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The Integrated Power Concept and Its Implications in Iraq

Speakers Larry KorbCenter for American Progress, Robert BoorstinCenter for American Progress
Presider Richard K. Betts
January 17, 2006

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Intelligence and Policy: A Broken Relationship

Speaker Paul PillarGeorgetown University
Presider Richard K. Betts
November 8, 2005

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U.S. First Strike Capability

Speakers Keir LieberNotre Dame University, Daryl G. PressUniversity of Pennsylvania
Presider Richard K. Betts
October 25, 2005

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Dying to Win

Speaker Robert A. PapeAssociate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 6, 2005

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The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War

Speaker Andrew BacevichDirector of the Center for International Relations,, Boston University
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 15, 2005

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Iraq: Can We Eat Soup with a Knife?

Speaker John A. NaglU.S. Department of Defense
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 17, 2005

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They Still Don't Get It: The Danger of Ignoring Reality in the War on Terrorism

Speaker Michael Scheuer
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 23, 2005

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Lying in International Politics

Speaker Eric AltermanProfessor, Brooklyn College, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 2, 2004

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The Road to-and-from 9/11

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Philip D. ZelikowExecutive Director, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
November 23, 2004

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The Case Against American Empire

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Ivan ElandSenior Fellow, Independent Institute
October 8, 2004

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The Evolving Security Roles of American Forces in Iraq

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Gary AndersonScience Applications International Corporation, Francis "Bing" WestGAMA Corporation
May 17, 2004

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Roundtable on the Navy's Evolving Role in War on Terror

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Albert Konetzni Jr.
March 17, 2004

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John J. McCloy Roundtable with General James T. Hill

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker James T. Hill
February 24, 2004

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John J. McCloy Roundtable with Lt. General William Odom

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker William E. OdomHudson Institute
February 12, 2004

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Terrorism After Al Qa'ida

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Paul PillarNational Intelligence Council
November 4, 2003

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New Bases and Allies for Old? The Pentagon’s Plans for Future Global Military Posture

October 7, 2003

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Preventing Intelligence Failures in Counterterrorism

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Eleanor HillJoint 9/11 Investigation Committee
June 27, 2003

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Suicide Terror

Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
Speaker Bruce HoffmanRAND
March 19, 2003

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National Security Agenda

Speaker Jesse H. AusubelRockefeller University
Presider Richard K. Betts
October 3, 2002

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Lessons Learned from the War in Afghanistan

Presider Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
Speaker Stephen D. BiddleStrategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
September 24, 2002

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What have we learned about terrorism since September 11?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Martha CrenshawWesleyan University
May 15, 2002

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America's Response to Terrorism: US Air Defense

Speaker William P. DelaneyLincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
November 16, 2001

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America's Response to Terrorism: U. S. Air Defense

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Lee UptonLincoln Laboratory, MIT, William P. DelaneyLincoln Laboratory, MIT
November 16, 2001

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America's Response to Terrorism: What Difference Does the RMA Make After September 11?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Michael E. O'HanlonBrookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, Lawrence J. KorbVice President, Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, and Director of Studies
October 24, 2001

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America's Response to Terrorism: US-China Security Relations after the September 11 Attacks

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Kurt M. CampbellCSIS
October 23, 2001

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America's Response to Terrorism: What Difference Does the RMA Make After September 11?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Andrew KrepinevichCenter for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment, Michael E. O'HanlonBrookings Institution
October 12, 2001

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The U.S. Navy: A Vision for the 21st Century

Panelist Lawrence J. Korb
Speaker Robert J. NatterAdmiral, U.S.N., Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
May 23, 2001

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Can the New Administration Preserve the U.S. Military Profession or Will the Military Be Just a Bureaucracy?

Panelist Richard K. Betts
Speaker Don M. SniderU.S. Military Academy
May 8, 2001

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The Space Commission: Recommendations and Projects

Panelist Richard K. BettsAdjunct Senior Fellow, National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speaker David E. JeremiahAdmiral USN (Ret.); President, Technology Strategies & Alliances Corporation; Commissioner, Commission to Access United States National Security Space Management and Organization
April 26, 2001

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Transparency in an Environment of Unilateral Arms

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Rose E. GottemoellerSenior Associate, Carnegie Endowment; former Deputy Undersecretary for Nuclear Proliferation, U.S. Department of Energy
March 22, 2001

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Critical Issues in Defense Management

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Ashton B. CarterKennedy School of Government, Harvard University; author, Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future
February 15, 2001

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NATO Leaving the Balkans: A Retreat?

Panelist Richard K. Betts
Speaker Sir Rupert SmithDeputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe
January 26, 2001

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Critical Issues in Managing Defense Policy

Panelist Richard K. Betts
Speaker Ashton B. CarterFord Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs, Harvard's Kennedy School of Public Policy
January 11, 2001

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The Next Quadrennial Defense Review: Can It Get Out of the Box? Should It?

Speakers Ted WarnerFormer Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction, Andrew R. HoehnDeputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Strategy
November 14, 2000

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The National Commission on Terrorism: Recommendations and Prospects

Speaker L. Paul BremerManaging Director, MMC Enterprise Risk
October 26, 2000

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How India's Nuclear Force Should Develop: Deterrence Concepts, Force Structure and Command and Control

October 17, 2000

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Transnational Crime Networks

Panelist Richard K. BettsCFR
Speaker Phil WilliamsRidgway Center for International Security Studies
April 10, 2000

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The Kashmir Problem after the Indian Election

October 18, 1999

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell, or Doesn't Matter?

Presider Lawrence J. Korb
Speakers Richard ChilcoatNational Defense University, Elizabeth KierHarvard University
May 19, 1999

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The Future of Russian Military Power

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker William E. OdomHudson Institute
April 27, 1999

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The War over Kosovo: What to Do? To What End?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Albert I. EdelmanMayer, Brown and Platt, Ivo H. DaalderBrookings Institution
April 27, 1999

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Can Saddam Hussein Be Toppled? (N.Y.)

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Frank SmythJournalist, Gideon Rose
March 4, 1999

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Can Saddam Hussein Be Toppled? (D.C.)

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Frank SmythJournalist, Kenneth M. PollackNational Defense University
February 26, 1999

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The Russian Military: From Ten Feet Tall to Two Feet Small

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker William E. OdomHudson Institute
November 24, 1998

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Non-Lethal Weapons.

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Charles SwettCenter for Strategic and International Studies
November 6, 1998

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Non-lethal Weapons

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Charles SwettCenter for Strategic and International Studies
October 27, 1998

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The Civilian-Military Gap: Problem or Solution?.

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker John HillenCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 2, 1998

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The Civilian-Military Gap: Problem or Solution?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker John HillenCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 1, 1998

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Security Commerce and Space: Protecting the New SLOCs

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Frank G. KlotzCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 11, 1998

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Dueling Instabilities: What's Going On in Korea?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Mitchell B. ReissKorean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), Frederick CarrierKorea Society
April 22, 1998

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How Much Can UNSCOM Do Even if Saddam Lets It?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker David KayFormer UNSCOM Inspector
April 6, 1998

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Is the New North Atlantic Treaty Organization Militarily Serious?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Ronald D. AsmusU.S. Department of State
March 5, 1998

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Bosnia: Is Partition the Lesser Evil?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Warren ZimmermannColumbia University, Chaim KaufmannLehigh University
March 4, 1998

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Refugees as a Security Issue

Speaker Robert P. DeVecchiCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presider Richard K. Betts
February 4, 1998

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Is the New NATO Militarily Serious?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Don M. SniderU.S. Military Academy
January 12, 1998

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Bosnia: Is Partition the Lesser Evil?.

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Ivo H. DaalderUniversity of Maryland, Susan L. WoodwardThe Brookings Institution, Michael E. O'HanlonThe Brookings Institution
January 7, 1998

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Energy Security: Is Access Still a Problem?.

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Michael C. LynchMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Douglas B. McNaryCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 30, 1997

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Energy Security: Is Access Still a Problem?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Michael C. LynchMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Douglas B. McNaryCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 22, 1997

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How Should We Think about the Future of Chinese Power?

September 25, 1997

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How Should We Think about the Future of Chinese Power?.

September 17, 1997

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Information Warfare

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Martin LibickiInstitute for National Strategic Studies
May 6, 1997

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Information Warfare (DC)

May 1, 1997

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Biological Weapons: The Worst of WMD?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Joshua LederbergRockefeller University
April 8, 1997

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Biological Weapons: The Worst of WMD? (DC)

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Richard DanzigU.S. Department of Defense
April 1, 1997

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Economic Security and National Security

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers David B. H. DenoonNew York University, Albert FishlowCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 24, 1997

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U.S. Military Strategy in Asia: Is There Any beyond Korea and Japan? Should There Be?

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Aaron L. FriedbergPrinceton University
February 11, 1997

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U.S. Military Strategy in Asia: Is There Any beyond Korea and Japan? Should There Be? (DC)

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Kurt M. CampbellU.S. Department of Defense
February 4, 1997

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Political Intervention to Affect Foreign Regimes (DC)

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speaker Donald GreggThe Korea Society
January 16, 1997

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Political Intervention to Affect Foreign Regimes

Presider Richard K. Betts
Speakers Joshua MuravchikAmerican Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Richard K. BettsCouncil on Foreign Relations
January 14, 1997

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Strategic Defenses: Getting Beyond Cold War Conceptions (DC)

December 3, 1996

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Strategic Defenses: Getting Beyond Cold War Conceptions

December 2, 1996

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