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IranP5+1 TalksSOTUMonday, January 26, 2015

Press Call: Showdown with Iran

Showdown with Iran Monday, January 26, 2015 10:00 AM EST ABOUT THE CALL In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama told Congress that he would veto any sanctions legislation against Iran, stressing that such action could possibly lead the United States down the path of war with the Islamic Republic and all but destroy the diplomatic efforts being made to ensure that Iran’s  nuclear program remains peaceful. As a showdown in Congress begins over whether to implement further sanctions against Iran, the National Security Network invites you to join us for a press call with Iran nuclear experts Ilan Goldenberg of the Center for New American Security, Dr. Edward Levine retired senior professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Alireza Nader… Read More ›

diplomacySOTUWednesday, February 13, 2013

State Of the Union’s Foreign Policy: Addressing Today’s Challenges Working for Tomorrow’s Opportunities

Last night’s State of the Union address set out a two-part clear vision for America’s role in the world. First, America will engage with security challenges effectively, by completing transitions away from combat in Afghanistan and towards a sustainable, values-led counter-terrorism policy; stand firm on diminishing the role of outdated nuclear weapons and lead global opposition to those who seek to acquire them; and prepare to meet the new challenges of cybersecurity. At the same time, the world presents a host of opportunities for engaged American leadership:  expanding trade, addressing climate change, combatting poverty, partnering with democratic reformers in ways that promote others’ interests – and our own. ADDRESSING 21st CENTURY SECURITY CHALLENGES Safely concluding U.S. combat in Afghanistan to put Afghans in the lead… Read More ›

AfghanistanHeather HurlburtIraqSOTUWednesday, February 13, 2013

On Foreign Policy, the Days of Invading are Over | Heather Hurlburt

By Heather Hurlburt February 13, 2013 | The Guardian Beyond any words that were spoken, Internews’ Jamal Dajani caught what may have been the most powerful message of last night’s state of the union: “Given by an African American, rebuttal offered by a Latino. Not bad.” But Barack Obama’s speech also held up for the world a challenging critique of our vaunted legislative system. Obama pointed out tartly that Congress has failed to challenge him on targeted killings, including of American citizens; has hung itself up on a measure originally designed to be non-implementable and force compromise on tax and spending reform; and may not have the courage to vote on gun safety. The speech also reminded the world – if a reminder was needed… Read More ›

diplomacySOTUMonday, February 11, 2013

SOTU, the Economy and National Security

As Washington prepares for this year’s State of the Union, expected to focus heavily on the economy, the White House previewed a set of national security initiatives that would heighten U.S. global influence – and move scarce financial resources from outdated initiatives into 21st-century priorities. Last week Vice President Biden listed them: “[I]t will reflect our shared interests in the following areas: advancing a comprehensive nuclear agenda to strengthen the nonproliferation regime, reduce global stockpiles and secure nuclear materials;… combating climate change, moving it up on the agenda; enhancing our development initiatives to promote global health and food security and end extreme poverty in the near future; strengthening our alliances, which are essentially — essential to our ability to meet our challenges in the 21st… Read More ›

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