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IranIslamic StateP5+1 TalksPoliticsTPPSunday, November 23, 2014

State Event: FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights

U.S. Foreign Policy & National Security Priorities – Implications of the Midterm Elections NSN recently co-sponsored an event at Florida State University featuring Ambassador Nancy Soderberg. Ambassador Soderberg spoke about the recent midterm elections and their implications for National Security and Foreign Policy. She began by discussing President Obama’s recent immigration action and the outlook for the new Congress on issues ranging from the Iran nuclear negotiations to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. She went on to talk about the NATO response to Russian aggression, as well as prospects for U.S. cooperation on a range of issues with China. She also discussed the Obama administration’s current strategy for combating the Islamic State and expressed her belief that the Iraqi army will only be capable of… Read More ›

CongressIranP5+1 TalksSunday, November 23, 2014

Congress Needs History’s Perspective on Iran | John Bradshaw

By John Bradshaw, Executive Director of the National Security Network November 23, 2014 | Real Clear World If a nuclear deal with Iran is reached tomorrow, or sometime next year, it is likely to face considerable skepticism in a divided and increasingly hawkish U.S. Congress. While any agreement reached between Iran, the United States and the P5+1 countries will not require Senate approval since it will not be a treaty, the deal can be undermined by a lack of Congressional support in the short term, and it will require Congressional endorsement and a lifting of sanctions later on. Opponents of any deal with Iran are adept at using visceral, fear-based arguments to question the very premises of diplomatic engagement with a country the United States… Read More ›

Sunday, November 23, 2014

John Bradshaw Letter to Tallahassee Democrat

Program explored issues of human rights and national security By John Bradshaw November 23, 2014 | Tallahassee Democrat The National Security Network (NSN), the Washington-based think tank I head, facilitates events that help ensure an engaged public. NSN was founded in 2006 to revitalize America’s national security policy by promoting pragmatic international engagement that emphasizes diplomatic and economic tools, and responsible use of military force when necessary, to ensure America’s security and promote American values. As part of NSN’s public outreach, we co-sponsored a Human Rights & National Security in the 21st Century Lecture with FSU/CAHR at FSU’s College of Law this past Friday that featured Nancy Soderberg, an American foreign policy strategist who held several senior level positions during the Clinton administration, including Deputy… Read More ›

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