General James Jones Transcript

The intervention in Libya has widely been considered a success.  What made it work? I think it’s very difficult- people want a blueprint, a template if you will that you can apply to most incidents, but unfortunately that’s not possible. The correct thing to do is diagnose what are the main elements of whatever it […]

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen Transcript

So I thought we could start with a little bit of history about NATO and form your perspective, what you would highlight some of the Most important historical achievements of the alliance. I think that the great achievement is the fact that NATO prevented the cold war from getting hard.  And after the end of […]

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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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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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Ian Bremmer Transcript

So I thought first of all, we could just go through the timeline of the Euro Zone crisis. How did this start? Maybe you could walk us through some of the high points here. The Euro Zone crisis exists because you have a single common currency; you do not have a common fiscal policy. So […]

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Admiral James Stavaridis Transcript

Libya has been called a “model intervention.”  Could you tell us more about the mission and what made it such? I think first and foremost it showed us that NATO can work and work fast.  We had a UN Security Council resolution, the alliance – 28 nations, as well as Arab partners and European partners […]

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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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Senator Chuck Hagel Transcript

Let’s start with intervention. That’s one of the topics we’re looking at for next season. When do we intervene? When do we not intervene? I think most people would see Libya as a successful example of intervention. Do you agree with that? And if so, what elements made it so? Well, I think that’s a […]

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