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2009-2010 Rethinking Seminar Series

Rethinking US Grand Strategy and Foreign Policy was the focus of the 2009-2010 Rethinking Seminar Series.  It explored the concept that although there has been a widely held assumption that both the world and the United States have changed a great deal recently, it was not clear that US Grand Strategy or its foreign policy had.  Questions covered included:

  • What are the nature and components of US grand strategy and national interests?
  • How are US grand strategy, national interests, and policies likely to be influenced by trends in global interdependence and shifting power arrangements?
  • Where is the US headed?  What is the future international environment in which the US will form and execute its foreign and security policies?
  • Who are likely to be the major players in the future?  (New partnerships? New adversaries?)
  • What nation states, non-nation state groups, and areas of the world are of special national security importance to the United States?  Russia?  China?  Pakistan?  India?  North Korea?  Iran?  Latin America?  Israel/Palestine?

NOTE: The opinions expressed by the speakers listed below are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

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May 27, 2010
Dr. Daniel Goure
Nuclear Weapons in the Three-Sided US-Russia-China Relationship

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April 20, 2010
Dr. Andrew Kuchins
The Future of Russia and the US-Russian Relationship

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March 30, 2010
Dr. Ashley J. Tellis
The US-China Relationship: Key Issues, Determinants and US Policy Options

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February 18, 2010
Dr. Graham Allison
US National Interests

Presentation |Notes View Video Audio (31 MB) |  Download Video (691 MB)

January 21, 2010
Dr. William Wohlforth
Shifting from a Unipolar to a Multipolar World

Presentation |Notes View Video Audio (31 MB) |  Download Video (599 MB)

December 10, 2009
Mr. Walter Russell Mead
US Grand Strategy – from Theory to Practice

Notes View Video Audio (29 MB) |  Download Video (580 MB)

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