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  • Obama’s Climate and Energy Policy

    In a July 11 panel on climate and energy policy speakers Jeffrey Hopkins, Vice President for Policy and Analysis at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Vaughan Turekian, Chief International Officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Samuel Thernstrom, Executive Director of the Energy Innovation Reform Project and Senior Fellow

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  • The Triangular Relations of Russia, China and the United States

    In a July 2 lunch event at the Center, Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and  Dimitri K. Simes, President of the Center for the National Interest, discussed the United States’ bilateral relations with Russia and the potential to push Russia towards a stronger relationship with

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  • Tensions in the South China Sea

    In a June 27 discussion at the Center, Abraham Denmark, Vice President of the National Bureau of Asian Research, and Dan Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, evaluated deterrence and assurance strategies in dealing with expansion in the South China Sea. Harry Kazianis, Managing Editor of The National Interest magazine, moderated.

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  • Ambassador Cui Tiankai on the U.S. and China

    H.E. Cui Tiankai, China’s Ambassador to the United States, assessed relations between the United States and China as well as security in the Asia Pacific region in an off-the-record lunchtime event at the Center on June 20. Center Vice Chairman and former Under Secretary of Defense Dov S. Zakheim moderated.

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  • Robert Kaplan on Instability in the Pacific

    Robert Kaplan broke down the geopolitics of China’s rise in a June 19 luncheon discussion at the Center. Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor and correspondent for the Atlantic, also considered the roles of Japan, India, and American foreign policy on stability in Asia. General Charles G. Boyd (USAF, Ret.), the chairman of the Center’s

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