U.S. National Security Events

John O. Brennan
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The Efficacy and Ethics of U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy

April 30, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
International Security Studies
One year after the death of bin Laden, the White House’s top counter-terrorism expert John Brennan discussed the Administration’s ongoing efforts to destroy al Qaeda and its affiliates, as well as the standards and practices behind those efforts. In this Director's Forum, Brennan acknowledged the use of drone strikes against terrorists, and targeted killings overseas.
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Whither Pakistan-U.S. Relations? Looking Toward the Afghan Endgame and 2014

April 10, 2012 // 11:00am12:30pm
Asia Program
Reluctant allies, Pakistan and the US grudgingly need each other to reach shared goals: keeping Al Qaeda out of Afghanistan and structuring an orderly withdrawal of NATO forces. Wilson Center expert Zahid Hussain offers ways to thaw what right now is a “frozen” relationship.
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Year of Decision: Obama, Netanyahu and Competing Strategies to Deal with Iran

March 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent of the New York Times, discusses the Iran nuclear challenge as an issue in U.S.-Israeli relations in the wake of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to Washington and President Obama’s important speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
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Fighting Transnational Organized Crime

March 23, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
General Douglas Fraser discusses international efforts to tackle the complex challenge of organized crime and restore citizen security in Central and South America.
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Regional Perspectives on the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit

March 21, 2012 // 3:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
On March 26-27, Seoul will host the second Nuclear Security Summit, an initiative established by the Obama administration in Washington in 2010. Fifty world leaders, as well as scores of NGOs and industry and business representatives on the periphery of the central meeting, will discuss the summit’s main aim: to prevent loose nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorists. Naturally, different regional actors will have different agendas and priorities for the summit, and it is therefore important to consider the issues and concerns for Northeast Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and former Soviet states and stakeholders.
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Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future

March 20, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter H. Liotta, co-author of "The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future," was joined by Jaana Remes (McKinsey Global Institute) and Peter Engelke (Stimson Center) to discuss the geopolitical impacts of poorly managed urbanization.
U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What

Book Discussion--U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What

February 27, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
International Security Studies
Michael Kraft, former senior advisor, State Department Counterterrorism Office, and Edward Marks, former U.S. ambassador, Department of State discuss their new book, U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What.
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The Last Time We Were at Nuclear Zero

February 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
With George Quester, Chairman of the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.
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Landmark Kennan Biography Chronicles Complex Life of Early Cold Warrior

February 15, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Official biographer John Lewis Gaddis paints a fascinating and multidimensional portrait of George Kennan, the post-war diplomat who set forth containment doctrine, presaged the collapse of the Soviet Union, and, in later years, became an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, including of the war in Vietnam. At the launch Wednesday of George F. Kennan: An American Life, Gaddis revealed the personality behind one of the 20th century’s great policy minds.
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Fighting Trans-Global Security Threats Beyond the Border

January 17, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
The physical border should be “our last line of defense, not our first” in the fight against trans-global crime networks and other security threats, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said at The Wilson Center on Tuesday.

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