Category Archives for Foreign Policy

Understanding & Overcoming the Roots of Sectarianism

October 28, 2014 (This is the second entrance in a 4 part series hosted by the Stimson Center) (The first entrance in the series : “Explaining Violence in the Middle East” may be read here)  Speakers: Dr.Dwight Bashir, Deputy Director for Policy and Research, … Continue reading

29. October 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Among Differing Perspectives, can a Strategic Partnership Flourish?

July 30, 2014 Host: The East-West Center Speakers: Dr. Dinshaw Mistry, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati Dr. Stephen Cohen, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution In the early 2000’s, as scholars and policymakers watched development come quickly to East Asia, there was … Continue reading

31. July 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Can a Divided & Hyper-Partisan Congress be Trusted With Foreign Policy?

February 4, 2014  Host: The Bipartisan Policy Center  Event: Foreign Policy in Congress Speakers: Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), President , the Lugar Center Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA), Senior Policy Advisor, Van Ness Feldman The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 not only shook … Continue reading

07. February 2014 by Will Houstoun
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The Woodrow Wilson Center: The Russian Orthodox Church and Russia’s Foreign Policy Vectors

October 15, 2013 The Integration of Church and State in Russian Policy Moderator: William Pomeranz: Deputy Director, Kennan Institute Speakers: Nikolas Gvosdev: Professor of National Security Studies, U.S. Naval War College The Russian Orthodox Church serves two distinct functions: first … Continue reading

16. October 2013 by Will Houstoun
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Stimson Center: Reform Under Rouhani: Assessing Positive Change in Iran

September 30, 2013 Reform Under Rouhani: Assessing Positive Change in Iran Moderator: Geneive Abdo: Fellow, Middle East Program, Stimson Center Speakers: Ramin Asgard: Former U.S. diplomat and former director of the U.S. State Department’s Iran office in Dubai Arash Ghafouri: … Continue reading

30. September 2013 by Will Houstoun
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The Atlantic Council: China-U.S. Cooperation: Key to the Global Future

September 17, 2013 The Atlantic Council: China-U.S. Cooperation: Key to the Global Future To mark the release of its new joint report on U.S.-China relations (you can read the report here) the Atlantic Council invited Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to … Continue reading

18. September 2013 by Will Houstoun
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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Twenty Years after Oslo-The Search for Israeli Palestinian Peace

September 13, 2013 The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Twenty Years after Oslo-The Search for Israeli Palestinian Peace  Today, September 13, 2013, marks the twentieth anniversary of the Oslo Accord, the peace building process that brought Israeli, Palestinian, and American … Continue reading

13. September 2013 by Will Houstoun
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A Heritage Foundation Event: Annual Helms Lecture

September 11, 2013 A Heritage Foundation Event: Annual Helms Lecture- The Vital Role of the Senate in Foreign Policy In the spirit of the late Senator Jesse Helms, the Heritage Foundation invited Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to discuss the role he and other senators play in … Continue reading

11. September 2013 by Will Houstoun
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