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May 28, 2014

United States
Obama at West Point: He Likes Ike

Twelve years ago, having already decided on a course of war with Iraq, President George W. Bush traveled to the U.S. Military Academy on June 1, 2002, to announce a new doctrine of unilateral “preemp…


October 17, 2012

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TWE Remembers: JFK Solicits Ike’s Advice (Cuban Missile Crisis, Day Two)

All presidents switch roles repeatedly over the course of their day. One minute they are running meetings on complex policy choices. At the next minute they are exchanging empty pleasantries with vis…

A U-2 photograph of Soviet IRBMs in Cuba, October 17, 1962. (Dino A. Brugioni Collection, The National Security Archive, Washington, DC)

November 12, 2019

Distinguished Voices Series With Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel discusses his distinguished career and the changing nature of journalism and social media. The Distinguished Voices Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a pr…

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April 10, 2018

The China Mission

A spellbinding narrative of the high-stakes mission that changed the course of America, China, diplomacy and global politics—and a rich portrait of the towering, complex figure who carried it out: George Marshall.

August 24, 2016

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Remembering the Vietnam "Coup Cable"

Things usually slow down in Washington in August. Congress goes into recess, and Washingtonians who can leave town do. But this predictable lull in government activity doesn’t mean that policymaking …

Cable Coup Final

November 9, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Closing Guantanamo?

President Obama vowed in January 2009 to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. Two years later, the White House continues to face challenges to that promise, leaving critics to suggest the facilit…

May 13, 2015

Who Is Shinzo Abe?

Experts discuss the leadership style, personality, and policies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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March 20, 2015

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Arming Rebels, Oplan Exodus, and Women and Drone Strikes

Richard Eichenberg, “Do Women Dislike Drone Strikes More Than Other Types of Airstrikes? (yes, but only a little),” Ike’s World of Polls from Tufts, February 27, 2015. (3PA: This gender gap in sup…


September 9, 2014

United States
U.S. Public Increasingly Concerned by the Rise of ISIS

Politico's Mike Allen and Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center join NBC's Betsy Fischer Martin to discuss the upcoming midterm Congressional elections.