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Escalating Tensions in the South China Sea: Will Indonesia Fight Back?
Washington, D.C.

New America Fellow Patrik Meyer explores sovereignty in the South China Sea

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Building Blocks Towards Peace in Syria
Washington, D.C.

What is the current state of governance in Syria and where should Syria go from here?

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Does the Travel Ban Really Protect American Security?
Washington, D.C.

Does the travel ban protect American security? What role does immigration policy play in counterterrorism?

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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
Washington, D.C.

In today’s world, it is easier than ever for diseases to move around the planet. Are we prepared for the threat infectious diseases pose?

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How People Become Terrorists
Washington, D.C.

Terrorist recruitment expert Marc Sageman examines the current threat and articulates a new model of how people become terrorists

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Afghanistan: Prospects for 2017 and Beyond
Washington, D.C.

How will Donald Trump shape American policy towards Afghanistan?

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How America Lost Its Secrets
Washington, D.C.

Edward Epstein on his new book about Edward Snowden and how government policy enabled him to take America’s closely guarded secrets

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Security in the Horn of Africa
Washington, D.C.

What will President Donald Trump’s policy towards the Horn of Africa region look like?

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Social Media Jihad 2.0
Washington, D.C.

New America welcomes terrorism analyst Michael S. Smith II to discuss ISIS' use of social media technologies

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Guantanamo Bay: Year 15
Washington, D.C.

What will happen to the prison and its detainees in the next administration? Will the prison ever close?

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What Have We Done: Moral Injury in America’s Long Wars
Washington, D.C.

David Wood talks about his personal observation of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their impact on the young Americans deployed to them

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Reducing Violent Extremism: What Works?
Washington, D.C.

A discussion with leading experts on what types of foreign aid do and do not work in reducing violence and violent extremism

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