American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—March 2016

March 2016

  “U.S. Approach to the Western Hemisphere” On March 17, 2016, National Security Advisor Susan Rice spoke to the Atlantic Council about the Obama administration’s trade, energy, and security policies toward the nations of the Western Hemisphere. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/webcasts/an-address-by-susan-e-rice-on-administration-s-approach-to-western-hemisphere “Australia’s Energy … Continued

American Diplomacy Links—March 2016

March 2016

“The Obama Doctrine” The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world. In a nutshell, says the author, Obama favors foreign-policy realism and “generally does not believe a president should place American soldiers at great … Continued

American Diplomacy Links—February 2016

February 2016

“Trump’s America” Trumpism will not fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. It is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, the end game of … Continued

American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—February 2016

February 2016

  “Religious Persecution in the Middle East” Andrew Doran, Senior Advisor at Defense of Christians, spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations on February 9, 2016, about the persecution and displacement of Christians by Islamic militants in the Middle East … Continued

American Diplomacy Links—January 2016

January 2016

  “The Fascism of the Affluent” The rise of extreme nationalism and fascism in the 1930s is usually explained in terms of the outcome of World War I, which ruined Europe’s economy, leading to a global economic crisis and mass … Continued

American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—December 2015

January 2016

  “Israel and the United States” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the Brooking Institution’s Saban Forum on December 6th about the importance of the U.S.-Israeli strategic partnership. Mrs. Clinton noted that jihadism has metastasized and suggested strategies … Continued

American Diplomacy Links—November 2015

November 2015

  “Five Things To Know About the Paris Attack” What the Paris attack tells us about ISIS, France as a target, Syrian refugees in Europe, and whether the United States will be next. By Daniel L. Byman, Brookings Blogs. Byman … Continued

American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—November 2015

November 2015

“President Hollande’s Remarks in Response to Terror attacks in Paris” French President Francois Hollande spoke to the French people in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. http://globalnews.ca/news/2338751/read-the-full-text-of-french-president-francois-hollandes-response-to-paris-attacks/ “Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya” Former House Intelligence Committee … Continued

American Diplomacy Links—October 2015

October 2015

“I Got Syria So Wrong” An ex-State Department official expresses regrets and ponders why he did not foresaw the brutality of the developing civil war in Syria. By Frederic Hof, Politico Magazine. Hof is a senior fellow at the Atlantic … Continued

American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—October 2015

September 2015

U.S. Military Strategy in Afghanistan General John Campbell testified for more than two hours before the House Armed Services Committee about U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, including comments about the accidental strike on a hospital. http://www.c-span.org/video/?328604-1/general-john-campbell-testimony-us-military-operations-afghanistan “The Pivotal Moment: How … Continued

American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—September 2015

September 2015

“The Nuclear Deal with Iran and the Implications for U.S. Security” Former Vice-President Dick Cheney recently spoke at the American Enterprise Institute about the flaws in the Iran nuclear deal. Cheney called for all members of Congress to exercise independent … Continued

American Diplomacy Links—September 2015

September 2015

“Europe’s Refugee Crisis, Explained” There are two layers to the current refugee problem: first, the wars and economic crises that have forced millions from their homes in the Middle East and sub-Sahara Africa and, second, the increasingly anti-refugee, nativist politics … Continued

American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—June 2015

June 2015

“Marco Rubio’s Foreign Policy Vision” On May 13, 2015, Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about his three “pillars” of foreign policy: American military strength; protecting the U.S. economy; and upholding … Continued

American Diplomacy Links—June 2015

June 2015

“Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?” Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world. By Dominic Tierney, The Atlantic. Tierney is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and an associate … Continued

American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—May 2015

May 2015

“Opportunities and Challenges in India’s Energy future” On May 1, 2015, the Brookings Institution hosted remarks by Rahul Tongia, a non-resident Fellow of Brookings, India, about India’s energy future. Tongia discussed India’s overreliance on coal and expressed the hope that … Continued

American Diplomacy Links—May 2015

May 2015

“The Killing of Osama bin Laden” The White House maintains that this mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. According to … Continued

American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—April 2015

April 2015

“The Summit of the Americas and Prospects for Inter-American Relations” On April 3, 2015, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs spoke at the Brookings Institution about the upcoming Summit on Inter-American Affairs. He stated that the U.S. will … Continued

American Diplomacy Links 4.15.15

April 2015

“The Lausanne Framework: A Promising Foundation for a Nuclear Deal with Iran” The talks produced a surprisingly complete and detailed framework for working out the details of a comprehensive agreement. But as President Obama and his negotiating team are the first … Continued

American Diplomacy Links 3.18.15

March 2015

“Israel Election: Netanyahu’s Likud Storms to Victory” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party has won a surprise victory in Israel’s election. BBC News, Middle East. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31933326 “Netanyahu Wins Elections” Prime Minister’s right-wing Likud Party wins surprise victory, sweeping past … Continued

American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links–March 2015

March 2015

“The Nuclear Threat from Iran” Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, delivered an historic and controversial address to a joint session of Congress about the nuclear threat from Iran. Netanyahu was highly critical of the deal being negotiated by the … Continued