American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links--September 2016.

Author:Sempa, Francis
Position:Spoken Word Review

September 2016

The Rise of New Nationalism in Russia The Iran Wars

Fighting the financing of Terrorism

U.S.-Asia Policy

The US-UK Alliance

The Great Surge: The Ascent of the

Developing World

New Zealand's View of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Two State Solution: Dream or Delusion?

Brexit as a Brighter Future for the UK The Rhetoric of 9/11

"The Rise of New Nationalism in Russia"

In July 2016, Charles Clover, author of Black Wind, White Snow, discussed the rise of what he calls a "new nationalism" in Russia fostered by writers and political leaders who seek to restore Russia's place in the world as a great power. Clover, who spoke at the Carnegie Endownment for International Peace, traced the origins of the "new nationalism" to Russian migr writers in the wake of the Bolshevik seizure of power, and analyzed the writings of their successors, including Alexander Dugin.

"The Iran Wars"

Wall Street Journal correspondent Jay Solomon spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about his new book, The Iran Wars. Solomon reviewed the Middle Eastern foreign policies of the Bush and Obama administrations (and earlier American administrations), especially with regard to Iran.

"Fighting the financing of Terrorism"

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke recently to the Council on Foreign Relations about strategies to combat the financing of international terrorist groups.

"U.S.-Asia Policy"

In a recent address at the Heritage Foundation,A U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) spoke about the future of U.S. foreign policy in the critical Asia-Pacific region. A Sen. McCain focused on the rise of China and its efforts to disrupt the regional order in the Asia-Pacific. He called China a "bully" that has defied international law. China, he said, seeks to be the dominant power in the region.

"The US-UK Alliance"

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke at the University of Oxford on September 7, about the "special relationship" between the United States and the United Kingdom. Secretary Carter reviewed the important historical and cultural ties between Britain and America, and the continuing...

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