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Analysis & Opinions - Deutschland Funk

US-Truppen kämpfen wieder in Afghanistan (in German)

| Aug. 22, 2017

Cathryn Cluver, interviewed on radio station Deutschlandfunk Nova, offers analysis of President Trump's August 22 speech concerning the war in Afghnistan. She notes that the president's current point of departure is the change in role of US forces in Afghanistan, but  deep diplomatic strategy is needed to ensure the cooperation of Pakistan, India and government and security forces in Kabul and the provinces - the reality of which is unlikely given that the State Department abandoned its Special Envoy and still doesn't have an Ambassador in Kabul. 

Winning the Peace

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Winning the Peace

May 16, 2014

The last seven decades without war among the great powers – what historians describe as “the long peace” – is a remarkable achievement. “This is a rare and unusual fact if you look at the last few thousand years of history,” said Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center and moderator of the IDEASpHERE panel “Winning the Peace.” “Furthermore, it is no accident. Wise choices by statesmen have contributed to ‘the long peace,’ which has allowed many generations to live their lives.”

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Author Robert Kaplan urges students to study history and geography of emerging countries in Future of Diplomacy Project Interview

| Dec. 16, 2010

Robert Kaplan, author of "Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power" sat down in October 2010 with Nicholas Burns, director of the Belfer Center's Future of Diplomacy Project, to discuss the importance of studying geography and history in wake of the rise of the Indian Ocean as a critical area of influence.

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State emphasizes the importance of America’s role abroad in first Future of Diplomacy Project interview

| Oct. 14, 2010

The world “hungers” for American engagement and leadership, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg said in the first Future of Diplomacy Project interview, a series aimed at gaining insights on international affairs from prominent policy makers.