May 16, 2017

Evaluating the Iran Deal

Evaluating the Iran Deal

Featuring Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group; Laura Rozen, Diplomatic Correspondent, Al-Monitor; Ariane Tabatabai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

February 27, 2017

Crude Strategy: Rethinking the U.S. Military Commitment to Defend Persian Gulf Oil

Crude Strategy: Rethinking the U.S. Military Commitment to Defend Persian Gulf Oil

Featuring the editors Charles Glaser, Professor of Political Science and Director, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University; Rosemary Kelanic, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Williams College; and the contributing author Kenneth Vincent, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University; with comments by John Glaser, Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

May 18, 2016

Is ISIS Economically and Socially Sustainable?

Is ISIS Economically and Socially Sustainable?

Featuring Howard J. Shatz, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Director, RAND-Initiated Research; and Jacob Shapiro, Associate Professor, Politics and International Affairs, and Co-Director, Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, Princeton University; and author of The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations; moderated by John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

April 13, 2016

America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

Featuring the author Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus of History and International Relations, Boston University; with comments by Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 21, 2016

America’s Invisible Wars

America's Invisible Wars

Featuring Emma Ashford, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Bronwyn Bruton, Deputy Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Charles Schmitz, Professor, Towson University, and Vice President, the American Institute for Yemeni Studies; and Moeed Yusuf, Director, South Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace; moderated by Mark Mazzetti, Correspondent, New York Times.

September 29, 2015

Islam, Identity, and the Future of Liberty in Muslim Countries

Islam, Identity, and the Future of Liberty in Muslim Countries

Featuring Amir A. Nasr, Author, My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind—and Doubt Freed My Soul (St. Martin’s Press, 2013); with comments by Suad Ad., Researcher, Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies, Morocco; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

August 19, 2015

Assessing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Assessing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

May 26, 2015

The Global Village Myth: Distance, War, and the Limits of Power

The Global Village Myth: Distance, War, and the Limits of Power

Featuring the author Patrick Porter, Academic Director, Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter; with comments by Zack Beauchamp, World Correspondent, Vox.com; and Austin Long, Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

April 30, 2015

In Search of a Syria Strategy

In Search of a Syria Strategy

Featuring Emma Ashford, Visiting Fellow, Defense and Foreign Policy, Cato Institute, (@emmamashford); Erica Borghard, Assistant Professor, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), (@eborghard); and Nicholas Heras, Research Associate, Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security; moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute, (@JustinTLogan).

April 23, 2015

America and the Middle East Mess

America and the Middle East Mess

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Emma Ashford, Visiting Fellow, Defense and Foreign Policy, Cato Institute; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.