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  • 1:19:48 Afghanistan Development Goals: 2014 and Beyond

    Afghanistan Development Goals: 2014 and Beyond

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    The drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan, together with the forming of a new Government of Afghanistan following the upcoming elections scheduled for this April, will present new challenges for the United States in how it can most effectively delive

  • 1:22:55 Talking to the Taliban: Hope Over History?

    Talking to the Taliban: Hope Over History?

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    Talking to the Taliban:Hope Over History?On June 18, the Taliban officially opened a political office in Doha, Qatar for the purpose of conducting peace talks with the U.S. and Afghan governments. But as this one last attempt is made to strike a deal, his

  • 1:50:35 What Can Data Tell Us About Trends in Terrorism?

    What Can Data Tell Us About Trends in Terrorism?

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    What Can Data Tell Us About Trends in Terrorism?Please join us as we announce the findings of the inaugural Global Terrorism Index.The first-ever Global Terrorism Index (GTI) provides a metric for policymakers to track terrorism and its related factors in

  • 1:34:19 The Way Forward in Afghanistan: Embracing Opportunity in the Midst of Transition

    The Way Forward in Afghanistan: Embracing Opportunity in the Midst of Transition

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    The Way Forward in Afghanistan:Embracing Opportunity in the Midst of TransitionSince 2001, the United States has been heavily engaged in Afghanistan. The failures of this effort have been well documented, but what has often been overlooked are the immense

  • 1:16:30 Invisible Armies

    Invisible Armies

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    Invisible ArmiesThough often considered unconventional, guerrilla warfare has been the predominant form of warfare throughout human history. In his new book, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present, Max Boo

  • 1:02:44 Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After

    Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After

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    Blinking Red:Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence AfterA former senior White Office and Congressional official, Michael Allen provides readers of his new book, BLINKING RED: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11, with an insi

  • 1:21:32 Auditing Afghanistan

    Auditing Afghanistan

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    Auditing AfghanistanThe United States has spent tens of billions of dollars on the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan, and making sure that money goes where it is supposed to go has been one of the toughest jobs of the conflict. As America transitions c

  • 1:21:17 Witness to a Revolution: Documenting Visits to Libya, Egypt, and Syria

    Witness to a Revolution: Documenting Visits to Libya, Egypt, and Syria

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    Witness to a Revolution:Documenting Visits to Libya, Egypt, and SyriaThe attack on the American mission in Benghazi once again highlighted the dangers the United States faces in a tumultuous region. The post-revolutionary government is too weak to impose

  • 1:24:51 Surge: An Insider's Account of the Controversial Strategy that Changed the Outcome of the Iraq War

    Surge: An Insider's Account of the Controversial Strategy that Changed the Outcome of the Iraq War

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    SurgeAn Insider's Account of the Controversial Strategy that Changed the Outcome of the Iraq WarIn 2007, President George W. Bush announced his plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops into Iraq, a highly contested campaign designed to stem out-of-

  • 1:23:16 After the Arab Uprisings

    After the Arab Uprisings

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    After the Arab UprisingsAn Update on the Economic Outlook for the Middle East&North AfricaTwo years after the Arab uprisings began, many countries in the Middle East and North Africa are undergoing complex political, social and economic transformations. A

  • 1:22:27 The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

    The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

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    The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America's War in ArabiaOver the past few years, U.S. counterterrorism officials have frequently highlighted the blows America has dealt to al-Qaeda, especially those to its central command in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

  • 1:28:00 The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

    The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

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    The Terrorist's Dilemma:Managing Violent Covert OrganizationsSince 9/11, terrorism experts have sought to understand the way militant organizations work, often through the personalities of the men who lead them, but what about the groups themselves? How d

  • 1:22:25 Afghanistan 2014: Planning for the Transition

    Afghanistan 2014: Planning for the Transition

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    Afghanistan 2014: Planning for the TransitionMany wonder if Afghanistan can succeed as a stable, self-sustaining country when NATO completes its combat mission at the end of 2014. Afghanistan continues to rely on massive amounts of foreign aid, and its fl

  • 1:22:13 GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

    GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

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    In his new book, GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine. Based on four yea

  • 1:26:22 Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

    Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

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    Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al QaedaOn September 11, 2001, as Central Intelligence Agency analyst Philip Mudd rushed out of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House, he could not anticipate how the terror unleashed that day would

  • 1:16:08 Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency

    Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency

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    Kill or Capture:The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama PresidencyThe New America Foundation's National Security Studies Program held this conversation with senior Newsweek correspondent Daniel Klaidman, the author of a recent book on U.S. national se

  • 1:05:32 Churchill's First War: Young Winston at War with the Afghans

    Churchill's First War: Young Winston at War with the Afghans

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    For more than a decade, the United States has been engaged in a war in Afghanistan, fighting the forces of terrorism. Over a century ago a similar story played out there as British troops fought a vicious frontier war against Pashtun tribesmen. These trib

  • 1:28:04 Online Radicalization: Myths and Realities

    Online Radicalization: Myths and Realities

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    Online Radicalization: Myths and RealitiesIn Collaboration with The Muslim Public Affairs CouncilThe Boston Marathon attacks thrust the issue of online radicalization to the front and center of the debate about homegrown violent extremism in the United St

  • 1:33:10 Inside Syria

    Inside Syria

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    Inside SyriaBy some estimates, the violent conflict wracking Syria has taken almost 40,000 lives since it began in March 2011. The world has been able to experience a portion of the horror alongside Syrian civilians through the footage and images of the f

  • 1:24:11 Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare

    Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare

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    Treasury's War:The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial WarfareOver the past decade, America has quietly and successfully waged a new kind of war against the financial networks of terrorist groups, rogue regimes, proliferators, and criminal syndicates. A

  • 1:25:16 Ecological Cooperation in South Asia: The Way Forward

    Ecological Cooperation in South Asia: The Way Forward

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    Ecological Cooperation in South Asia:The Way ForwardThe greatest economic damage endured by South Asia since 2001 has not been due to terrorism, but rather due to environmental disasters such as the Indus floods of 2010, seasonal water shortages, and drou

  • 1:38:35 The National Security Agenda

    The National Security Agenda

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    The National Security Agenda:Foreign Policy Challenges in Obama's Second TermThe New America Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Center for a New American Security hosted an in-depth discussion on the foreign policy challenges faced by

  • 1:26:51 The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

    The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

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    The Secretary:A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American PowerIn November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to work for her former rival. As President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she set out to repair America's image around the

  • 1:03:16 Men at Work: Rebuilding Afghanistan's Highway One

    Men at Work: Rebuilding Afghanistan's Highway One

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    Men at Work: Rebuilding Afghanistan's Highway OneThe New America Foundation's National Security Studies Program held a conversation with Xavier Cronin, author of The Asphalt Ribbon of Afghanistan, on the circumstances surrounding the long, costly U.S. eff

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