857Nov 26, 2013
National Security and Foreign Policy
Former State and Defense Department officials and former Middle East adviser Dennis Ross talked about President Obama’s challenges in foreign policy and national challenges. Topics ...
264Sep 9, 2013
Terror Threat Assessment
Panelists spoke about a recent report on the threat to national security posed by terrorists. Among the topics they addressed were al-Qaida interests in the Syrian civil war, blurring lines ...
215Jul 18, 2013
The Search For Bin Laden
Terrorism expert Peter Bergen, author of the book, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad, and Greg Barker, who produced and directed an HBO documentary based on ...
533May 28, 2013
Online Radicalization and Violent Extremism
Homeland Security and Islamic advocacy group officials talked about “online radicalization.” The term refers to the opportunity the Internet provides violent extremists to appeal online ...
2,525Apr 23, 2013
Targeted Killing of Terrorist Suspects Overseas
Military and policy experts testified on the the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings with aerial drones of American terrorist suspects overseas. In his opening remarks, ...
523Jan 11, 2013
Guantánamo Bay Prisoners
Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They talked about the impact of the prison on U.S. credibility, the number of trials held in the 11 years ...
873Jan 7, 2013
Book Discussion on Talibanistan
Peter Bergen and a panel of contributors to the book, Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics and Religion talked about the threat posed by extremists who operate in ...
527Nov 27, 2012
Book Discussion on Fortress Israel
Patrick Tyler talked about his book, Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country - And Why They Can’t Make Peace, in which he reveals the influence that ...
256Nov 9, 2012
Former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, former Afghan ambassador to the U.S. Said Jawad, and others talked about American relations with Pakistan as U.S. winds down its involvement in ...
656Oct 12, 2012
Egypt, Libya, and Syria Unrest
Barak Barfi talked about his his recent visits to Egypt and Syria, where he traveled to the province of Aleppo and met with rebel leaders, as well as the six months he spent in Libya in 2011. Topics ...
227Oct 10, 2012
National Security and the 2012 Election
National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential candidates stand on the major foreign policy and defense issues. Topics included recent events ...
297Oct 9, 2012
Drone Strikes and Counterterrorism
Two counterterrorism experts talked about the drone strike program and the people and groups it targets. They said the Obama administration’s expanded use of drone strikes may be ...
483Apr 26, 2012
Book Discussion on The Hunt for KSM
Josh Meyer, former chief terrorism reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talked about the decade-long search for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, ...
588Mar 15, 2012
National Security Agenda
Defense and foreign policy scholars discussed the U.S. national security agenda in the Middle East, North Africa and the Asia Pacific regions and the role of national security issues in the 2012 ...
176Jan 10, 2012
Guantanamo Bay Prison
On the day before the 10-year anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison, panelists talked about its future and the political debate surrounding the closing of the detention ...
980Sep 1, 2011
State of U.S. Safety Ten Years After September 11, 2001
Peter Bergen and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross debated the question of whether the United States is safer in the present than before September 11, 2001. They talked about lessons learned from the World ...
92Apr 27, 2011
Al-Qaeda in South Asia
Representatives from the media who cover stories in Pakistan and India talked about al-Qaeda connections in South Asia.
174Apr 27, 2011
Assessment of Al Qaeda
Following Steve Coll’s opening remarks, panelists assessed the al-Qaeda threat 10 years after the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. All of the panelists agreed that while the threat ...
314Apr 20, 2011
Future of Afghanistan
Panelists talked about the future of Afghanistan. Topics included peace negotiations, U.S.-Pakistan relations, Afghanistan war strategy and counterinsurgency efforts. Following prepared ...
199Apr 9, 2011
Panel: Why Is War the Answer?
Authors talked about their books about war and responded to questions from members of the audeince. Charles Flanagan moderated.
“Why Is War the Answer?” was a panel of the ninth ...
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