Transcripts

CFR maintains an archive of unedited transcripts from its on-the-record meetings. Separate archives of audio and video recordings are also available.

U.S. Immigration Policy

Speakers: Edward Alden, Richard Land, and Eliseo Medina

As the 113th U.S. Congress considers an overhaul of the country's immigration system, Task Force members Richard Land, Eliseo Medina, and project director Edward Alden discuss U.S. policy options and political prospects for comprehensive change.

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U.S. Defense Spending

Speakers: Lieutenant General David Barno (Retired), Barry M. Blechman, and Dov S. Zakheim
Presider: Gordon Adams

Experts analyze how changes in defense spending would affect U.S. military strategy.

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A Conversation with Senator Dan Coats

Speaker: Dan Coats
Presider: Charles Lane

Dan Coats, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, discusses how U.S. foreign policy objectives are affected by the federal budget and ongoing debt concerns.

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Democratic Internationalism: An American Grand Strategy for a Post-Exceptionalist Era

Presider: Stewart M. Patrick
Panelists: Daniel Deudney, G. John Ikenberry, and David Brooks

The discussion outlines a new U.S. grand strategy focused on reinvigorating solidarity between the United States and established democracies in defense of a world based on liberal principles and the rule of law, with Johns Hopkins University Professor Daniel Deudney, Princeton University Professor G. John Ikenberry, The New York Times columnist David Brooks, and CFR's Stewart M. Patrick.

See more in United States; Grand Strategy