Spoken Word Links April 2016.

Author:Sempa, Francis P.

"U.S.-India Economic and Financial Relationship" Nathan Sheets, Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs, spoke recently at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about U.S.-India economic and financial relationships, and his vision for a closer partnership between the two countries. http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/04/07/vision-for-u.s.-india-economic-and-financial-partnership/iwcb

"Tokyo at the Forefront" Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo, spoke recently at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the economic, trade, and climate challenges facing major cities today and in the near future. http://csis.org/event/tokyo-forefront

"The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War "On March 21st, Dr. Douglas Streusand, professor of international relations at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, his colleague Dr. Francis Marlo, associate professor of international relations, and Dr. Norman Bailey, professor of economics and national security at the University of Haifa, discussed their new book on the Reagan Administration's grand strategy that won the Cold War to an audience at the Heritage Foundation. http://www.heritage.org/events/2016/03/the-grand-strategy-that-won-the-cold-war

"American Intelligence in the Age of Terror" Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden spoke at the American Enterprise Institute on March 25th. He discussed his new book, Playing to the Edge, where he brings his intelligence experience to the challenges facing the U.S., Europe, and Asia in the age of terror. https://www.aei.org/events/american-intelligence-in-the-age-of-terror-a-conversation-with-retired-general-michael-v-hayden/; https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/160325-AEI-Gen-Hayden-on-American-Intelligence.pdf

"The Future of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia" On April 8, 2016, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about the ongoing U.S. pivot to the Asia-Pacific region. Secretary Carter focused on what he called "five evolving major immediate challenges: countering the prospect of Russian aggression and coercion, especially in Europe; managing historic change in the vital Asia-Pacific region, including China's rise, which we welcome, and some of its actions, such as in the South China Sea, about which we share the serious concerns of all in the region; strengthening our deterrent and defense forces in the fact of North Korea's continued nuclear pursuits and provocations; checking Iranian...

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