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The world's top leaders and thinkers come to CSIS to discuss pressing global challenges. Each week, “Curated Conversations” culls the most critical of these discussions. For more on CSIS events, visit csis.org/events.

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The world's top leaders and thinkers come to CSIS to discuss pressing global challenges. Each week, “Curated Conversations” culls the most critical of these discussions. For more on CSIS events, visit csis.org/events.

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By HA Schwartz - Jun 22 2016
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Great way to listen to the best events at the bipartisan CSIS.

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29 Ratings
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Get Smart

By HA Schwartz - Jun 22 2016
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Great way to listen to the best events at the bipartisan CSIS.
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Curated Conversations

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The world's top leaders and thinkers come to CSIS to discuss pressing global challenges. Each week, “Curated Conversations” culls the most critical of these discussions. For more on CSIS events, visit csis.org/events.

Rank #1: The Economic Impact of Fighting Corruption in Guatemala

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​The event featured Ricardo Barrientos, ICEFI's Senior Economist, who presented the report's findings accompanied by expert analysis. Mr. Barrientos explored the Guatemalan government's policy options to maximize anti-corruption efforts and boost the economy in a way that is sustainable and benefits the Central American region. Former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala Todd Robinson will provide commentary following the presentation.
Aug 07 2018
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #2: The Humanitarian and National Security Crisis in Yemen: An Update and Path Forward

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How is the international community responding to this crisis and what is the role of the United States? Do humanitarian agencies have the resources and access they need to deliver aid effectively? Join us for a conversation with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, to discuss the policy solutions and action needed to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

Download full transcript here.
Dec 13 2018
51 mins
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Rank #3: Network Futures: 5G, SDN and the Internet

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Telecom technology is changing again, and it's more than the move to 5G.  How and when it changes will have a  major effect on key issues like Huawei's efforts to dominate the telecom market, supply chain diversity, and how your phone, car or factory connects to the internet.  New technologies will reshape the security debate and markets. Listen for an interactive discussion of  the policy and business implication of the future of 5G.
Jul 10 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #4: Schieffer Series: The Kremlin Playbook 2: The Enablers

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It builds on the first Kremlin Playbook, which described the patterns of Russian economic influence in five Central and Eastern European countries. This new report, with six new case studies, exposes how countries can either be targets or enablers of Russian malign economic influence by allowing their financial systems to shelter profits for Russian companies and facilitate tax avoidance or illicit financial activity in Europe. The Kremlin Playbook 2 highlights the nexus between illicit finance and national security, describes the adaption of Russian tactics, and underscores the democratic imperative of greater institutional transparency against complex illicit schemes.

Mar 11 2019
58 mins
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Rank #5: China's Pursuit of Semiconductor Independence

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Semiconductors and microelectronics are the backbone of the digital economy and closely linked to national security. Recognizing this, China intends to gain semiconductor independence through espionage and immense investments, but it lags behind the U.S.

Feb 28 2019
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #6: Maritime Security Dialogue: A Conversation with Hon. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy

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CSIS and the United States Naval Institute (USNI) featured a conversation with the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, 76th Secretary of the Navy for a Maritime Security Dialogue event.

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Dec 06 2018
57 mins
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Rank #7: A Different Kind of Prison: Mass Surveillance in Xinjiang and Its Global Implications

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​Listen as the Human Rights Initiative at CSIS holds a discussion on the mass detention and surveillance of Muslims in Xinjiang, China and the risks such technologies may pose as they are implemented in other areas of China and globally.

Over one million Uyghurs and Muslims from other ethnic minority groups have been detained by the Chinese government and sent to “re-education” internment camps.  Sources indicate that detainees are psychologically and physically abused. Uyghurs outside the camps in Xinjiang are also not free, as they are kept under constant surveillance, often using advanced technology. The Chinese government is increasingly testing this technology in Xinjiang and exporting it nationally and globally, with concerning implications for democracy and human rights.

This event will focus on how this surveillance technology is being used and disseminated across the globe, which poses a risk of great harm to human rights and democracy, particularly if deployed without adequate safeguards.
Jul 01 2019
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #8: Civil-Military Relations in the United States: A Conversation with the Hon. Leon E. Panetta

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As Americans grapple with the legacies of the post-9/11 conflicts, the relationship between the country and its armed forces is at a critical inflection point. What role do Americans want their military to play in civic life? How much does, and should, the military influence policy? From the reintegration of veterans into civilian society, to the dangers of politicization of the armed forces, to the inevitable - and often, healthy - tensions between civilian and uniformed decision-makers in Washington, this event will examine what makes civil-military relations break down and promote what a healthy civil-military relationship can do to reinvigorate our democracy. 

Apr 25 2019
1 hour
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Rank #9: Russia and the Evolving European Security Order

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At a time of great global change, European nations, Russia included, are rethinking security institutions and interests, including their relationships with one another and with the United States. At the same time, Russia itself is a crucial factor in its neighbors’ and others’ decision calculus about how security on the European continent might be best attained and preserved. Join us as we bring together some of Russia, Europe, and America’s top analysts to discuss what might happen, and how Russia is likely to affect and be affected by the evolving European security order.
Oct 03 2018
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #10: Iran One Year Later: The Trump Administration’s Policy, Looking Back and Looking Forward

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion with Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, on President Trump's Iran policy, the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, and the future of U.S.-Iran relations.
May 08 2019
59 mins
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Rank #11: Venezuela As A Narco State

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Listen as CSIS Americas had a public discussion on the policy implications of Venezuela’s escalation into a hub of organized crime. The political, social, and security chaos in Venezuela has stimulated a two-decade-long systematic erosion of the country’s institutions – creating the perfect breeding ground for illicit activity. Even as the United States and the international community increase pressure on the Venezuelan regime, Venezuela continues to solidify itself as a major player in money laundering, illicit drug production and drug transit. In response to Venezuelan government’s continuous human right violations and involvement in narco-trafficking, among other illicit activities, the United States and other like-minded countries have sanctioned more than 70 high-level Venezuelan government officials and military members, including President Nicolas Maduro and Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez.
Oct 12 2018
1 hour 40 mins
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Rank #12: Homeland Defense and the Role of NORAD and USNORTHCOM: A Conversation with General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy

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Listen as the International Security Program holds a conversation with General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, where he discusses homeland defense and the role of NORAD and USNORTHCOM.
Jul 22 2019
58 mins
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Rank #13: G20 Osaka Debrief: What, So What, Now What?

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On June 28-29, government leaders representing 85 percent of the global economy convened in Osaka, Japan, for the 14th Group of Twenty (G20) Summit. While most media attention focused on developments outside the meeting room, including a trade truce between the United States and China, the discussions inside the room produced their share of fireworks—as well as some progress on the global economic agenda. Listen as we debrief on G20 Osaka outcomes and next steps.
Jul 17 2019
2 hours 9 mins
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Rank #14: The Future of AMISOM

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The Future of AMISOM, a panel discussion addressing the evolution, challenges, and future of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Deployed in 2007 to counter the threat of al-Shabaab in Somalia, AMISOM remains the African Union’s most extensive and dangerous military intervention. Eleven years later, however, Somalia’s security challenges persist. As al-Shabaab continues to stage deadly attacks, questions linger regarding AMISOM’s transition, the commitment of its Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) and the ability of the Somali National Army to stand on its own.

Oct 24 2018
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #15: Maritime Security Dialogue: A Conversation with ADM William Moran, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations

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A Maritime Security Dialogue event featuring a discussion with ADM William Moran, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations.

Apr 16 2019
58 mins
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Rank #16: US-China Innovation Forum: Setting the Agenda

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Rapid technological advancements offer a wealth of potential opportunities for business and consumers, but also present a set of serious public policy challenges for the United States, China and others.

Apr 10 2019
4 hours 22 mins
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Rank #17: The Future of Arms Control

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Arms control and the nonproliferation regime are being challenged on multiple fronts. U.S.-Russia bilateral cooperation on arms control stalled under the cloud of INF violations by Russia and withdrawal by the United States.

Apr 03 2019
3 hours 11 mins
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Rank #18: Book Launch: A Covert Action

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Listen as Seth G. Jones has revealed the little-known story of the CIA’s subsequent operations in Poland, which produced a landmark victory for democracy during the Cold War. While the Soviet-backed Polish government worked to crush a budding liberal opposition movement, the CIA began a sophisticated intelligence campaign, code-named QRHELPFUL, that supported dissident groups. The most powerful of these groups was Solidarity, a trade union that swelled to a membership of ten million and became one of the first legitimate anti-Communist opposition movements in Eastern Europe. With President Reagan’s support, the CIA provided money that helped Solidarity print newspapers, broadcast radio programs, and conduct a wide-ranging information warfare campaign against the Soviet-backed government. QRHELPFUL proved vital in establishing a free and democratic Poland.

Sep 19 2018
54 mins
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Rank #19: Implications of the U.S.-North Korea Summit

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In the aftermath of the Hanoi Summit, a special speech by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to assess the outcome of the summit between the United States and North Korea. The Senator's speech was preceded by a panel of distinguished experts. 

Mar 07 2019
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #20: Securing Space: A Discussion on the U.S. Space Force

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies has hosted a discussion on President Trump's newly announced Space Force proposal. With Vice President Pence's announcement of the Department of Defense's report on "Organizational and Management Structure for the National Security Space Components of the Department of Defense," the administration is moving forward with plans to establish a Space Force. Join CSIS for a discussion of what it means for DoD and the future of national security space.

Sep 11 2018
1 hour 24 mins
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