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August 12, 2020

Hong Kong Update—Autonomy and National Security

Please join our panelists for a discussion of China’s national security law and Hong Kong’s autonomy, the delayed legislative elections, and the state of the pro-democracy movement. 

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May 5, 2020

Coronavirus
Asia's Response to the Coronavirus

Panelists discuss the effects of the coronavirus across Asia, including lockdowns, economic challenges, and prospects for recovery.

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September 18, 2019

Hong Kong
Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong: Perspectives From the Frontlines

Since March, millions of Hong Kongers have protested their government’s proposed law to allow the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China. Although Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam rec…

Podcast Protesters raise mobile phones as they gather to show support for protesters inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) campus, November 19, 2019

May 20, 2019

Wars and Conflict
Development Redefined--The Battles We Choose to Avoid Wars We Can’t Win

Conflicts, crises in fragile states, and violent extremism are on the rise and a record number of people were forced from their homes last year. Short-term security interventions and humanitarian res…

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May 23, 2017

Religion
Just and Unjust War in the 21st Century

[node:summary] Video: Michael Walzer, professor emeritus of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study, and Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss moral philosophy and just and unjust war in the twenty-first century.

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April 12, 2017

Russia
Perspectives on Russia

Experts provide insight on the internal politics of Russia, as well as the current state of U.S.-Russia relations.

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March 9, 2017

Laos
'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA'

Joshua Kurlantzick discusses his new book, A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA.

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February 16, 2017

United States
Water and U.S. National Security

As part of the Center for Preventive Action's Flashpoint Roundtable Meeting Series, Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and David Mi…

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June 20, 2016

Global
'State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World'

Joshua Kurlantzick discusses 'State Capitalism,' his book on the rise of modern state capitalism and its impact on the global economy and international security.

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April 1, 2016

Syria
Who Is Bashar al-Assad?

Experts analyze the leadership style, psychology, personality, and policy choices of Syria's President Bashar-al Assad.

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