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Germany and the Crisis with Ukraine and Russia

March 21, 2014 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Germany is deeply engaged in trying to resolve the crisis with Ukraine and Russia, with Chancellor Angela Merkel holding the record for the most number of phone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. What is Germany's leverage? What are her interests? Are there divergences in German and US policies with regard to Russia and Ukraine in this crisis? Join us for a discussion of these and other related issues with the former German Ambassador to the US, Klaus Scharioth.
Webcast

Whither the Peace Process? A Conversation with Palestinian Authority Lead Negotiator Saeb Erekat

March 18, 2014 // 8:30am9:30am
Middle East Program
With President Obama due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on March 17, Palestinian Authority Lead Negotiator Saeb Erekat discusses the state of the peace process.
Webcast

A Conversation with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

February 07, 2014 // 11:30am12:30pm
This Director's Forum featured the first major address by Secretary Jeh Johnson, who was sworn in on December 23, 2013 as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. His address was followed by a short question and answer session with Wilson Center President Jane Harman on the Secretary’s priorities for the Department.
A traveler arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport Monday uses the new US-VISIT mechanism that records all 10 fingerprint images.
Webcast

Entry-Exit Systems in North America

February 05, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
On Wednesday, February 5, the Canada Institute hosted a discussion on the risks, challenges, and rewards of implementing a robust entry-exit system throughout North America.Comprehensive entry-exit tracking for non-citizens entering and leaving the United States has proven elusive. While non-citizens who enter the United States go through a variety of controls, little has been done to track non-citizens when they leave the country. Canada and the United States began working together recently to close the loop by counting entry into one country as an exit from the other. New legislation in Congress is being considered to add mandatory exit controls at all ports of entry.
Podcast

Michoacán Fights Back: Crime and Response in Mexico

January 31, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
Mexico Institute
As Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto begins his second year in office, the country is facing rising security concerns brought about by armed vigilantes in the southwest state of Michoacán. These groups are increasingly militarized to the point they are willing to engage in gun battles with organized crime for control of cities. While the government has agreed to work with them in a limited capacity, it is unclear what their role will be, or how they fit into Mexico’s fight against organized crime.
Webcast

Beyond the Border Implementation Report Update

January 28, 2014 // 9:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute hosted an update event for Beyond the Border's third anniversary. The discussion focused on the 2013 annual implementation report, which highlights the various accomplishments (and challenges) of the process to date. The program featured David Moloney, from the Privy Council Office in Canada, and Amy Pope from the White House’s national security staff, as well as a number of stakeholders from the business community.
Webcast

Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat

January 23, 2014 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
The release of a new publication on the Indian Mujahideen, one of India's chief internal threats.
Webcast

Threading the Needle: U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

January 14, 2014 // 9:30am11:00am
Asia Program
A discussion of a new report on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan with co-author David J. Firestein.
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Round Table on the NATO-Russian Relationship

January 10, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Kennan Institute
NATO’s Strategic Concept affirms the desire to build a “true strategic partnership” between NATO and Russia. While NATO and Russia have managed to cooperate in a number of practical security areas, significant strains remain in the relationship over the European institutional security configuration, missile defense, regional conflicts, and so on.
Webcast

The Middle Kingdom Looks East, West, North and South: China’s Strategies on its Periphery

December 16, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
China’s recent declaration of an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea and its territorial claims over 80% of the South China Sea are focusing renewed American attention on Chinese strategy. To understand China’s policies, deployments, and ambitions in the Western Pacific, we must analyze China’s attitudes toward all of its 14 border States and Pacific neighbors, and toward its near and more distant seas.

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