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June 11, 2024

United States
Foreign Policy at the U.S. National Political Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

Delegates cheer on the floor of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

May 29, 2024

Middle East and North Africa
Oil and National Security: U.S.-Middle East Relations

Steven Cook discusses the modern history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East and how economic interests, including secure access to oil reserves, continue to influence U.S. priorities in the regio…

Play US oil refinery at dawn.

June 20, 2024

United States
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: Turning Point—The Bomb and The Cold War

The Netflix series Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War is an exploration of the decades-long conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union framed by current events that reveal the Cold…

Play A cinematographer films an atomic mushroom cloud in a project named "Operation Plumbbob" Colorado.

March 27, 2024

Defense Technology
Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture on Science and Technology With Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Frank Whitworth

Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Vice Admiral Frank “Trey” Whitworth, discusses the future of the NGA and how the agency is addressing new threats, strategic defense com…

Play An F/A-18F Super Hornet jet flies over the USS Gerald R. Ford as the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier tests its new launch and flight arrest systems.

March 14, 2024

Election 2024
A Conversation With Former National Security Advisors

Four former National Security Advisors discuss the foreign policy challenges facing the United States and how these vital issues should be addressed in the upcoming presidential election.

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May 23, 2024

India
India, Modi, and Hindu Nationalism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most popular man in India. On track to be elected for a third term, he has boosted the country’s global standing and propelled strong economic growth while consoli…

Podcast The celebration of the consecration ceremony of Ayodhya's Ram Temple.

April 9, 2024

Defense and Security
Series on Emerging Technology, U.S. Foreign Policy, and World Order: Frontline Innovations—Defense Solutions for National Security Challenges

Panelists discuss new and emerging commercial defense technology, current opportunities and challenges in defense innovation, and the future landscape of national security. For those attending vir…

Play Two F-22 Raptor fighter jets of the 95th Fighter Squadron and an A-10 Thunderbolt (R) from Whiteman air force base, Missouri, approach the refueling nozzle of a KC-135 Stratotanker

April 1, 2024

United States
In the Age of AI, Personal Data Security Is National Security

The United States’ commodified data market is creating increasing national security threats that federal authorities are currently incapable of meeting; the problem will only increase as AI advances…

WUHU, CHINA - AUGUST 11: Chery Automobile Co. vehicles wait for shipment at a port on August 11, 2023 in Wuhu, Anhui Province of China.

April 17, 2024

RealEcon
Onshoring Semiconductor Production: National Security Versus Economic Efficiency

Policymakers are increasingly concerned by the U.S.’s dependence on Taiwanese semiconductors. Is onshoring their production to the U.S.—a goal of the CHIPS and Science Act—a practical path forward? 

A wafer can be seen as taiwanese chip giant TSMC holds a ceremony to start mass production of its most advanced 3-nanometer chips in the southern city of Tainan, Taiwan December 29, 2022.

March 27, 2024

Space
UFOs: Close Encounters of the National Security Kind

Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) are real. And the truth about them is often hidden from the public, for reasons related to national security. That secrecy has fed conspiracy theories about the pos…

Podcast Sign for UFO "self parking" against a blue sky.