644Nov 4, 2013
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Second Afternoon Hearing
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a public hearing on possible changes to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) data collection programs. In the second afternoon ...
350Nov 1, 2013
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano talked about the role of his agency in promoting the peaceful use of atomic energy along with monitoring national nuclear programs. Topics ...
394Sep 11, 2013
Homeland Security Threats
Former officials testified about challenges to homeland security and department operations in the ten years since the Department of Homeland Security was created. Among the topics they ...
257Jul 18, 2013
National Security and Liberty
Panelists talked about the tension between a free press and national security. Among the topics they addressed were National Security Agency (NSA) data collection, prosecuting journalists for ...
298Jun 20, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gave the keynote address at a discussion of cybersecurity and infrastructure. She outlined the Obama administration’s policies on ...
970May 2, 2013
U.S. Special Operations
Admiral William McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations, outlined his vision for the role of special operations forces. Afterward, military policy experts responded to his speech.
254Jan 29, 2013
Kurt Campbell talked about relations between the United States and China. He said there will be “areas of miscommunication and disagreement” between the two countries but that a ...
567Jan 24, 2013
Secretary Napolitano on the National Security Agenda
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talked about national security priorities, including cybersecurity, immigration reform, border security, and disaster relief. She said the current ...
430Jan 8, 2013
John Brennan's Nomination as CIA Director
Jane Harman talked about President Obama’s nomination of John Brennan as CIA director, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the ...
1,049Oct 18, 2012
Middle East Politics and Security
Former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy gave his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran’s nuclear program, and Syria and Egypt. In his remarks he criticized Israeli policies ...
1,555Oct 3, 2012
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former U.S. Ambassador to China Stapleton Roy talked about the upcoming 18th National Congress of China and the implications of the new leaders for ...
561Sep 28, 2012
Future of Yemen
Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi talked about the future of his country. He took over the presidency in February 2012, after an uprising forced the previous president to step down after ...
1,251Sep 17, 2012
U.S. Debt and National Security, Defense Department Perspective
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and other former national security officials talked about the impact of U.S. debt on national security. Among the topics they ...
352Jul 12, 2012
Homeland Security Operations
Witnesses testified about the performance and operations of the Department of Homeland Security in its first years, as well as the future role of the department. among the topics they addressed ...
373May 4, 2012
Jane Harman on U.S. Foreign Policy
Former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) talked about issues related to U.S. foreign policy, homeland security, and intelligence. Topics included the U.S. handling of the Chinese activist Chen ...
1,309May 1, 2012
Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy
Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case volume. They ...
3,303Apr 30, 2012
U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy
John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of ...
242Apr 26, 2012
U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about some of the international challenges facing the U.S. and the importance of engaging in “multi-dimensional diplomacy” to help settle ...
2,926Apr 2, 2012
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talked about a variety of issues including a wide range of topics including U.S.-Canada relations, energy supplies and exports, immigration, and trade ...
158Mar 23, 2012
Central America Crime and Security
General Douglas Fraser gave update on U.S. efforts in fighting transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in Central and South America. He focused his comments on the challenges of the ...
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