G8 Summit

Speakers:
Stephen Sestanovich George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Steven Simon Hasib. J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
David G. Victor Adjunct Senior Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations
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