869Oct 22, 2013
Current and former U.S. and Russian ambassadors assessed the status of relations between the two countries. They all concluded that U.S.-Russia relations were much better than portrayed in the ...
368Oct 16, 2013
United Nations Agenda
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson gave an update on the United Nations current agenda and the upcoming work. Topics included the civil war in Syria and that country’s ...
1,820Sep 19, 2013
Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Reviewers Panel
Witnesses testified on State Department involvement before, during, and after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11-12, 2013. Questions focused on departmental security ...
288May 17, 2013
Former Pakistan Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan and former Ambassador to the United States Maleeha Lodhi spoke about the elections held in their country on May 11. Former Prime Minister Nawaz ...
337Apr 16, 2013
Report on Detainee Treatment
The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment released a report on the treatment of suspected terrorists during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. The two-year ...
630Feb 25, 2013
Iran's Nuclear Program
Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and other panelists talk about negotiations over Iran’s Nuclear Program. This event took place at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in ...
543Feb 19, 2013
Iran's Nuclear Program
Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community could deal with it. Topics included how negotiations could occur, the effectiveness of the ...
1,132Dec 19, 2012
Benghazi Consulate Attack Report
Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of their investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which Ambassador ...
318Jun 8, 2012
History of Human Rights Policy
Senior diplomats spoke about the evolution of human rights policy at a day-long conference to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and ...
429Jun 4, 2012
Prevention of Nuclear-Armed Iran
Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program.
This forum was part of an Arms Control Association conference on nuclear nonproliferation issues.
83Mar 12, 2012
Arab Chamber of Commerce Ambassador's Forum
Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering made opening remarks at a forum on the political and economic climate in the Middle East. He said Syria was on the verge of becoming a “genocidal ...
338Apr 25, 2011
U.S. Foreign Policy
Thomas Pickering and David Sanger talked about U.S. foreign policy, focusing on the cultural and historical aspects of U.S foreign policy and U.S. national security. They responded to questions ...
557Apr 20, 2011
War in Afghanistan
Panelists discussed U.S. strategy for the Afghanistan war, the cost of operations, counterinsurgency goals, threats to regional security, and peace negotiations. They also responded to ...
113Mar 27, 2011
U.S. Policy in Afghanistan
Thomas Pickering talked about the current situation with the U.S. in Afghanistan, as well as potential diplomatic means to shorten the length of operations there. Undersecretary Pickering ...
138Mar 23, 2011
Peace in Afghanistan
The co-chairs of the Century Foundation’s International Task Force on Afghanistan talked about the release of the group’s report on the prospects for peace in Afghanistan. In their ...
346Dec 22, 2010
Politics and Economics in South Asia
Scholars from two Washington think tanks and the head of Pakistan’s largest private security firm talked about the major forces shaping the politics and economics of India, Pakistan, and ...
440May 21, 2010
Law of the Sea Treaty
Panelists debated the Law of the Sea Treaty.
The Law of the Sea Treaty, adopted in 1982 but still not ratified, calls for technology transfers and wealth transfers from developed to undeveloped ...
108Jun 29, 2009
Nuclear Weapons Summit
Members of the Global Zero Commission talked about the future of nuclear weapons reductions by the U.S. and Russia. Topics included the recommendations that the Presidents of the U.S. and ...
129Apr 16, 2009
Panelists spoke about the Obama administration’s policy toward Iraq. Topics included efforts to stop the country’s nuclear program, possible cooperation on the war in Afghanistan, ...
472Mar 3, 2009
Truth Commission on Bush Administration Policies
At a hearing titled “Getting to the Truth Through a Nonpartisan Commission of Inquiry,” legal experts testified about a potential investigation into Bush administration policies ranging ...
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