Anne Marie Slaughter Transcript

What are the major schools of thought as to how we should or shouldn’t work with NATO in the coming years? The question about NATO is an interesting one because NATO as an organization is going through a pretty profound transition after the end of the Cold War and then after 9/11. I really see […]

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Yukiya Amano Transcript

What are the key points of your most recent report on Iran’s nuclear program? There are a couple of important points in the latest report. One is that since November last year, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has intensified dialogue with Iran, and I myself went to Tehran, but so far there has been […]

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Jonathan Tepperman Transcript

What role do US economic and strategic interests play in interventions? I would argue that the strategic interests are more obvious interests are more obvious than the economic ones, but if you look closely enough you’ll find that the two are almost inexplicably intertwined.  Take Bosnia for example.  Bosnia was an easy call for the […]

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Nouriel Roubini Transcript

Can you explain for us the origins of the European debt crisis? Well, the origins of the European debt crisis are multiple.  The proximate cause was that recently many countries have had a large increase in budget deficits, and their stocks have plummeted to levels that are unsustainable.  In some countries, this was due to […]

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Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Transcript

How was the military restructured and why? Well, if you think about it, when I came into the Pentagon in 2001, we had moved into the 21st century but we’d also moved into the information age.  And Governor Bush, running for president, had given a speech or two at the Citadel to point out the […]

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