December 13, 2006
Book Forum

Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them

Featuring the author, John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Ohio State University; with comments by James S. Gilmore, III, Former Governor of Virginia and Chair of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chairman, National Council on Readiness and Preparedness.
December 11, 2006

How to Deal with Iran: Options for Today and for the Future

Panel 1: The Policy Options We Face Today Featured speakers: Trita Parsi, National Iranian-American Council; Sanam Vakil, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Flynt Leverett, New America Foundation; Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato Institute. Panel 2: What If Our Policy Fails? Featured speakers: Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, USAF (Ret.), Iran Policy Committee; Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress; Michael Eisenstadt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Justin Logan, Cato Institute.
November 2, 2006
Policy Forum

The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency: What We Have Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan

Featuring: Jeffrey Record, Professor, Air War College, Author of Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win; Thomas E. Ricks, Senior Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post, Author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq: Conrad Crane, Director, U.S. Army Military History Institute, Army War College Lead, author of the Army/​Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Manual; and Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
October 19, 2006
Book Forum

The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End

Featuring the author, Peter W. Galbraith, Former U.S. Ambassador to Croatia and Senior Diplomatic Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non‐​Proliferation; with comments by Marina S. Ottaway, Director of Middle East Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Christopher A. Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
September 8, 2006
Policy Forum

The War on Terrorism Five Years after 9/11

Featuring a presentation by Robert Pape, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago, and author of Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism. Followed by a discussion of U.S. strategy in the war on terrorism with Andrew Kohut, Pew Research Center; Flynt Leverett, New America Foundation; Dana Priest,Washington Post; Rand Beers, The National Security Network; and Christopher Preble, Cato Institute.
July 27, 2006
Book Forum

Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East

Featuring the author Leon Hadar, Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; with comments by Jim Pinkerton, Columnist, Newsday, and analyst, FOX News; and Geoffrey Kemp, Director of Regional Strategic Programs, the Nixon Center, and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs, National Security Council (1983–1985).
March 14, 2006
Policy Forum

With Good Intentions: U.S. Foreign Policy and Humanitarian Intervention

Featuring David Rieff, New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University, Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine; Charles Kupchan, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Professor of International Relations, Georgetown University; Nikolas Gvosdev, Editor, The National Interest; and Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.