Monthly Archives: September 2012

Amb. Khalilzad on Syria

Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the UN, offered his insights into U.S. policy regarding Syria in a recent Foreign Policy article. Among his suggestions are organizing the opposition by elevating the moderates and assuring protection of Russian interests in … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign policy, Security, Syria

U.S. Budget Deficit: A Dangerous Game

As part of our Series “M” (money) program last night, Dr. Dennis Ippolito, SMU’s Chairman of Political Science, and senior research economist Carlos Zarazaga of the Dallas Fed, offered remarks about the domestic and global sides of the U.S. budget … Continue reading

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Energy-Water Resources Brief

Dr. Rajan Gupta, Laboratory Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, presented his work on the energy-water nexus and resource implications at DCFR on August 29, 2012. The program on sustainability was part of Series “D,” focusing on development issues. … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Relations to Advance Cooperation

We recently partnered with the American Council on Germany and the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank to hear Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Distinguished Statesman of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, offers remarks.  Minister zu Guttenberg will lead a new … Continue reading

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Middle East Foreign Policy Analysis

As we watch events unfold (unravel) in the Middle East since 9/11/12, some informative commentary emerges. The Brookings Institute has posted an array of commentary and analysis here. The U.S. has a good deal of work ahead…to avert more ‘spontaneous’ acts … Continue reading

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Somber Day for Diplomats, Peace

On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, J. Christopher Stevens, the United States ambassador to Libya, and three of his staff members were killed in an attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi.  The armed mob that stormed the … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Foreign policy, Peace, Terrorism