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September 17, 2018

Defense and Security
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security With Wendy R. Sherman

The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security was established in 2002 and is endowed by a number of Council members and the family and friends of Paul C. Warnke.

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March 7, 2008

Iran
Luers: Possible Solution for U.S.-Iran Nuclear Standoff

William Luers, former U.S. envoy to Venezuela and Czechoslovakia, discusses his proposed multilateral nuclear-enrichment plan, which he believes could end the current Iranian nuclear crisis.

February 26, 2015

China
Wendy Leutert: Chinese State-Owned Companies Under Scrutiny

Wendy Leutert is a visiting researcher at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center and a PhD candidate in government at Cornell University. She worked for International Crisis Group …

China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan speaks at a dinner after the first meeting of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES POLITICS BUSINESS)

August 15, 2007

Lesotho
Luers: U.S. Seems More Willing to Give UN Expanded Role in Iraq

William H. Luers, a top U.S. expert on the United Nations, says the recent Security Council resolution authorizing increased UN diplomatic activity in Iraq marks a change in U.S. policy.

January 4, 2006

International Organizations
Luers: UN’s Record for 2005 ’Surprisingly Positive’ With Some Major Reforms on Track

William H. Luers, president of the United Nations Association of the United States, says the United Nations (UN) had a "surprisingly positive" record in 2005, which was marked by a number of new refo…

February 14, 2012

International Organizations
The UN’s Mideast Struggles

As the United Nations faces increasing pressure to end violence in Syria and resolve tensions with Iran over its nuclear program, former senior U.S. official William H. Luers discusses challenges in …

April 20, 2018

Health Policy and Initiatives
Are There Still Shortcuts on the Road to Health? The Role of Philanthropy, Technology, and Community Health Systems

Nearly forty years ago, Jon Rohde wrote a paper that argued that the “road to health has shortcuts,” advocating a strategy of expanded childhood immunization that helped inspire the UNICEF and World …

Women and their children wait in line to receive a polio vaccine shot at a health centre in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

December 4, 2015

Iran
Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Confirmed

The nuclear deal with Iran requires that it tell the truth--the whole truth--about its previous efforts to build a nuclear weapon. As Sen. Mark Kirk said this week,   senior Administration o…

February 11, 2015

Guatemala
Glimpses of Optimism in Guatemala

The news and statistics from Guatemala are anything but reassuring. More than half the nation’s sixteen million citizens live in poverty. Worse, almost one in two children under five suffer from chro…

October 6, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
The Mind of Mr. Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington last week and spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York. I did not speak with him during this visit. Herewith a guess about what he is …