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May 19, 2010

Brazil
Brazil’s Take on Iran and NPT

The Brazilian-Turkish agreement with Iran on enriched uranium was part of Brazil’s effort to project the power to "solve conflict through negotiation," says Brazilian international affairs expert Ant…

November 30, 2010

Heads of State and Government
National History Center Series: Presidents and the Lure of War

DOUGLAS G. BRINKLEY: Good evening, everybody. Hello. Good evening. I'm historian Douglas Brinkley, and it's a great honor as always to be here at the council, but particularly to get to introduce to…

November 30, 2010

Heads of State and Government
Presidents and the Lure of War

Newsweek editor-at-large, Evan W. Thomas III discusses U.S. military history and the various reasons that former presidents have gone to war. This meeting is part of a series hosted with the Nationa…

September 1, 2010

South Korea
U.S.-ROK Strategic Alliance 2015

Major Tara O is an Assistant Professor at the United States Air Force Academy. The views expressed in this essay are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S…

2+2 Meeting

February 24, 2004

United States
Lack of Nonlethal Weapons Capabilities Hindering U.S. Efforts in Postwar Iraq; Experts Urge Department of Defense to Increase Spending Seven-Fold

February 26, 2004 - Wider integration of nonlethal weapons (NLW) into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have reduced damage, saved lives, and helped to limit the widespread looting and sabotage th…

May 4, 2011

Nuclear Energy
A Future Vision For Energy

Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive officer of AREVA, a company that provides complete fuel cycle services, nuclear reactor design, and construction for the nuclear energy industry internationally, offe…

May 4, 2011

Nuclear Energy
"A Future Vision for Energy" with Anne Lauvergeon, CEO, AREVA

Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive officer of AREVA, a company that provides complete fuel cycle services, nuclear reactor design, and construction for the nuclear energy industry internationally, offe…

April 26, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Ron Paul, GOP Presidential Candidate

Rep. Ron Paul visits a polling station in Manchester, New Hampshire on January 8, 2008. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) The third time is the charm. That’s at least what Ron Paul hopes. An unsuccessful…

Republican presidential candidate Texas Rep. Ron Paul visits a polling station in Manchester, New Hampshire January 8, 2008. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters)

May 13, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Will We Come to Regret the Raid on Abbottabad?

A policeman walks in front of Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound. (Faisal Mahmood/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Actions, even virtuous ones, have consequences. Sometimes those consequenc…

A policeman walks in front of the compound where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad.

May 20, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Has Congress Abandoned Its War Power?

Capitol Hill seen at sunrise. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters)   Above the Fold. The ringing you heard today is the timer expiring on the War Power Resolution’s sixty-day clock. Back on March 20, Presi…

Capitol Hill seen at sunrise.