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The Arab Spring began three and a half years ago. Where will the revolutionary cycle be in a decade? Will Egypt be a democracy or still a dictatorship? What impact will the Syrian Civil War have had on the Levant? Will Israel and the Palestinians be at peace? Anne-Marie Slaughter, Shadi Hamid, Dalia Mogahed, Jeffrey Goldberg

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Anne-Marie Slaughter, Shadi Hamid, Dalia Mogahed, Jeffrey Goldberg

US-Russian relations have reached one of their lowest points since the end of the Cold War. Michael McFaul, former ambassador to Russia and author of such books as Russia’s Unfinished Revolution, will shed light on the tenuous relationship between Moscow and Washington. As Russia and the US face off over Ukraine, can they continue to cooperate on Syria and Iran?

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Michael McFaul

Angela Stent served as an adviser on Russia under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and maintains close ties with key policymakers in both Russia and the United States. Here, she argues that the same contentious issues — terrorism, missile defense, Iran, nuclear proliferation, Afghanistan, the former Soviet space, the greater Middle East — have been in every president's inbox, Democrat and Republican alike, since the collapse of the USSR.

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Angela Stent, Steve Clemons
As corporations expand into international markets, they are facing an ever-increasing risk of losing intellectual property and trade secrets. In many cases, foreign intelligence services of China or Russia have infiltrated these enterprises, exploiting cyber vulnerabilities to collect sensitive US corporate economic and technology information.
Featuring:
Kevin Delaney, Mike McConnell, Melody Hildebrandt, Mark Penn

Thomas Friedman in conversation with Salam Fayyad, Former Prime Minister, Palestinian National Authority.

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Salam Fayyad, Thomas L. Friedman

With Mike Mullen and The Altantic's Mike Mullen

 

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Mike Mullen, Jeffrey Goldberg

Will Syria resolve itself?  Might Egypt erupt yet again into bloody conflict?  Might 2024 see  a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, now 66 years old? Will diplomacy avert a military conflict with Iran over nuclear weapons?

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Marwan Muasher, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Steve Clemons, George Mitchell

It is estimated by Walk Free that 30 million men, women and children are held in forced labor and servitude. It is a $32 billion business and growing. The fight against slavery and human trafficking is a cultural, ethical, and moral imperative for all businesses to insure there are no slaves or forces labor workers in the supply chain.

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Martina Vandenberg, Pamela Reeves, Monique Villa

What will be the new rituals that guide us in the next century? What behaviors and attitudes will we use in storytelling, at work, in the classroom, or in the practice of faith? What new rituals could help us confront climate change, or adapt to new horizons of biotech in health and food? Join IDEO for a salon-style workshop about the emergence of non-biological conscious entities and the impact they might have on our world.

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Danah Boyd, Sandy Speicher, Yoni Bloch, Jonathan Harris, Ashlea Powell

After 40 years of largely cooperative Sino-US relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the Pacific see growing tensions between the United States and China. Some go so far as to predict a future of conflict, driven by the inevitable rivalry between an established and a rising power, and urge their leaders to prepare now for a future showdown.

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James Steinberg, Elliot Gerson

The South and East China Seas? Persian Gulf? North Korea?

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Jeffrey Goldberg, Jane Harman, Michael B. Oren, Strobe Talbott, James Steinberg

A Conversation with Martin Indyk and the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.

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Martin Indyk, Jeffrey Goldberg

Can the kinds of 21st century networks that connect the private sector, NGOs, government, and individuals address wicked problems (climate, disease, water, poverty) in ways that traditional institutions can not? Through the Global Solutions Network, Don Tapscott, renowned for his insights to the digital revolution. is leading significant research to how multi-stakeholder, self-governing networks are transforming our approach to global problems.

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Don Tapscott

Russia — is it a rising or declining Great Power? Where will it be ten years from now?

Featuring:
Strobe Talbott, Angela Stent, Fiona Hill, Nicholas Burns

Mike Bracken, Tim O'Reilly and Jennifer Pahlka discuss Delivering Government as a Platform.

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Mike Bracken, Tim O'Reilly, Jennifer Pahlka

By 2030, no country is likely to be a globally hegemonic power, and four megatrends will have shaped international relations: accelerated individual empowerment; the continued rebalancing of the (economic) world; novel and diverging demographic patterns; and scarcity and uncertainty in global resources.

Featuring:
Zein Abdalla, Nicholas Burns, Mitch Barns, Joan Dempsey, Dalia Mogahed
With the disappearance of Malaysia Air Flight 370 and the capsizing of the Seoul ferry top of mind, Admiral Thad Allen (Ret.), former commandant of the US Coast Guard and national incident commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, talks about the overwhelming odds and occasional miracles he has seen and encountered in decades of disaster rescue and recovery. How can we better prevent man-made tragedies and reduce the casualties from natural disasters?
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Thad Allen, Derek Thompson
Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated 900 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and several centuries’ worth of competing territorial claims, the South China Sea in particular is a simmering pot of potential conflict.
Featuring:
Robert D. Kaplan, Nicholas Burns

How will the world deal with its geopolitical dynamics? Will we get together on climate, water, terrorism, and security? Can we shape our own history?

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Anne-Marie Slaughter, Philip Zelikow, Robert D. Kaplan, Richard Wilhelm

During the last 30 years, a new era of globalization brought great benefits to the US economy but also hollowed out many areas of middle-class work. Our global economy depends on increasingly complex flows of goods, services, and information. Data itself is one of the most critically important and fastest-growing components of cross-border Internet traffic.

Featuring:
James Steinberg, Steven Rattner, Matthew Slaughter, Julie Brill

What does the future of American foreign policy hold with regard to the Middle East wars, challenges with China, and the crisis with Russia?

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Richard Haass, Steve Clemons

Amanda Lindhout was held hostage for 460 days, converted to Islam as a survival tactic, and received “wife lessons” from one of her captors before risking a daring escape. A House in the Sky is her intimate account of survival and the search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity. Lindhout will discuss the role of personal narrative in providing historical context and social change.

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Amanda Lindhout, James Fallows

From the 2014 Afternoon of Conversation

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Tony Blair, Andrea Mitchell

Retired US Army General David Petraeus sits down with CBS's Bob Shieffer at the 2014 Afternoon of Conversation. Petraeus and Shieffer discuss ISIS and the conditions that have led up to the Syrian civil war and the current unrest in the Middle East.

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David Petraeus, Bob Schieffer

There's a pervasive (and therefore familiar) form of relativism in the culture of educated Americans. Many people believe that conversation across groups about ethical questions will quickly reach an impasse because each culture has different and incompatible ethical starting points from all the others. Cross-cultural conversation is pointless, then, because it is just a route to the discovery of irreconcilable differences.

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Kwame Anthony Appiah

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