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American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links--April 2016.

April 2016

U.S.-India Economic and Financial


Tokyo at the Forefront

The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War

American Intelligence in the Age of Terror The Future of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia Was John Quincy Adams a Foreign Policy Realist?

The Emerging Law of 21st Century War The Geopolitics of the American Revolution

Why American Economic Leadership Matters

Europe's Warning for the U.S.

The Emerging China-Russia Axis: The Return of Geopolitics

"U.S.-India Economic and Financial Relationship"

Nathan Sheets, Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs, spoke recently at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about U.S.-India economic and financial relationships, and his vision for a closer partnership between the two countries.

"Tokyo at the Forefront"

Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo, spoke recently at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the economic, trade, and climate challenges facing major cities today and in the near future.

"The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War"

On March 21st, Dr. Douglas Streusand, professor of international relations at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, his colleague Dr. Francis Marlo, associate professor of international relations, and Dr. Norman Bailey, professor of economics and national security at the University of Haifa, discussed their new book on the Reagan Administration's grand strategy that won the Cold War to an audience at the Heritage Foundation.

"American Intelligence in the Age of Terror"

Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden spoke at the American Enterprise Institute on March 25th. He discussed his new book, Playing to the Edge, where he brings his intelligence experience to the challenges facing the U.S., Europe, and Asia in the age of terror.;

"The Future of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia"

On April 8, 2016, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about the ongoing U.S. pivot to the Asia-Pacific region. Secretary Carter focused on what he called "five evolving major immediate challenges: countering the prospect of Russian aggression and coercion, especially in Europe; managing historic change in the vital Asia-Pacific region, including China's rise, which we welcome, and some of its actions, such as in the South China Sea, about which we share the serious concerns of all in the region; strengthening our deterrent and defense forces in the fact of North Korea's continued nuclear pursuits and provocations; checking Iranian aggression and malign influence in the Gulf; and protecting our friends and allies, especially Israel; and accelerating the defeat of ISIL and its parent tumor in Iraq and Syria and everywhere it's metastasizing around the world, as well as protecting our people here in the homeland."

"Was John Quincy Adams a Foreign Policy Realist?"

On April 11th, the Brookings Institution hosted a fascinating and informative debate/discussion between James Traub and Robert Kagan about the life and worldview of John Quincy Adams.

"The Emerging Law of 21st Century War"

Yale's Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongiu Koh delivered the Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture on International Law at the Brookings Institution. It was essentially a pro-Obama anti-Bush speech about the laws of war and their application to the U.S. conflicts against global terrorists.

"The Geopolitics of the American Revolution"

The prolific British historian Jeremy Black spoke at the foreign Policy Research Institute about the American Revolution in a global geopolitical framework and context.

"Why American Economic Leadership Matters"

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew spoke recently at the Council on Foreign Relations about America's leadership of the global economy. Secretary Lew focused his remarks on the post-World War II economic ordera[euro]"Bretton Woods, IMF, World Banka[euro]"and the need to modernize and strengthen the global economic system.

"Europe's Warning for the U.S."

Victor Davis Hanson spoke on April 19th on the Hoover Institution's Classist program about the factors causing Europe's decline, including its immigration policies, and discussed why Europe's dire situation should serve as a warning to the United States.

"The Emerging China-Russia Axis: The Return of Geopolitics"

On March 24th, a panel of five experts spoke at the Brookings Institution about the possibility of a China-Russia axis (the old Sino-Soviet bloc without the ideological baggage and rivalry) gaining ascendance on the Eurasian landmass and the consequences for the global balance of power.

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Francis Sempa is the author of Somewhere in France, Somewhere in Germany: A Combat Soldier's Journey through the Second World War (2011), America's Global Role (2009), and Geopolitics: From the Cold War to the 21st Century (2002). He is a contributor to Population Decline and the Remaking of Great Power Politics (2012), and has written on historical and foreign policy topics for Joint Force Quarterly, the University Bookman, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Strategic Review, and the Washington Times. He is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, an adjunct professor of political science at Wilkes University, and a contributing editor to American Diplomacy.

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Date:Apr 1, 2016
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