American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links--February 2016
"Religious Persecution in the Middle East" Andrew Doran, Senior Advisor at Defense of Christians, spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations on February 9, 2016, about the persecution and displacement of Christians by Islamic militants in the Middle East and the seeming lack of awareness of this phenomenon among the American public. http://www.cfr.org/religion/religious-persecution-middle-east/p37523
"The Court and the World" Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Stephen Breyer spoke to an audience at the Brookings Institution about his new book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, which explains Breyer's view that the Court should consider and sometimes cite foreign law in deciding cases. http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/01/21-american-law-global-realities-breyer-wittes-talbott
"Robert Conquest's Influence on the Reagan Administration" George Shultz, who served as Secretary of State in the Reagan administration, spoke at the Hoover Institution about the influence of the writer and historian Robert Conquest on the Reagan administration's approach to the Soviet Union. https://soundcloud.com/hoover-institution/george-shultz-on-robert
"Australia's Global Security and Defense Challenges" On February 2, 2016, Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews spoke at the Heritage Foundation about the challenges faced by Australia and its allies in the increasingly contentious Indo-Pacific region, and the need for the U.S., Japan, India, and Australia to work in concert to deal with security issues in the region. http://www.heritage.org/events/2016/02/australia
"Kim Jong Un's 'Pyongyang Republic': Inside North Korea's Totalitarianism" Robert M. Collins of the American Enterprise Institute, discussed his report on the communist regime that rules North Korea and the possibilities for change in the totalitarian control of the country. https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/160209-AEI-Pyongyang-Republic.pdf...