Congressional Program Conference Papers

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2022

The World on Fire: Putin’s War in Ukraine, the Pandemic, and U.S. Interests

2021

Strengthening the Foundation for Long-Term Strategic Competition with China

U.S.-Russia Relations: Competition, Deterrence, and Diplomacy

2020

Energy, Security, and the Arctic: Keys to America’s Competitiveness

2019

Africa’s Economic, Security, and Development Challenges and the U.S. Role

U.S. Policy Toward Eurasia and the Role of the U.S. Congress

Internet, Big Data, and Algorithms: Threats to Privacy and Freedom or Gateway to a New Future

Competing with a Rising China: Policies for American Interests

2018

Energy Policy Challenges for a Secure North America

U.S.- Russia Relations: Policy Challenges in a New Era

Finding a Diplomatic Solution to the North Korean Crisis

2017

India’s Emergence and Development Challenges: Policy Implications for the U.S.

America’s Vital Interests in Asia: Trade, Security and Resource Interests in the Pacific

U.S.-Russia Relations: Policy Challenges in a New Era

Energy for America: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions

2016

Assessing U.S. Interests and Strategy in an Unraveling Middle East

Co-Existing with a Rising China: U.S. Economic, Security, and Environmental Challenges

Dialogue with Members of the U.S. Congress, The Russian Duma and the German Bundestag: Addressing Mutual Foreign Policy Challenges

2015

Africa’s Emergence: Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S.

Diplomacy and Extremism: Iran, ISIS and U.S. Interests in an Unraveling Middle East

The U.S. Response to Russia’s Assertiveness: Economic, Military and Diplomatic Challenges

Rising Trade, Shifting Ties: U.S. Relations with North, Central & South America Energized by the Panama Canal Expansion

2014

Dictators, Democrats and Extremists: Discerning U.S. Interests in the Middle East

America’s Rebalance toward Asia: Trade, Security & Resource Interests in the Pacific

Latin America’s Changing Economies, Societies and Politics: Opportunities and Challenges for the United States

2013

South Asia: Policy Challenges for the U.S.

The U.S. Role in a Rapidly Changing Middle East

Challenges Facing America’s Higher Education System

Africa’s Emergence: Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S.

2012

The United States, Europe, and Russia: The Road Ahead and the Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy

Energy Security: The Brazilian Example and Implications for US Policy

China’s Growth and Trade: Consequences for the US Economy

2011

Nuclear Challenges for the US: Coping with Change in the Global Nuclear Order

Energy Security: Policy Considerations for the New Congress

Educating America’s Youth for Success in the Global Arena

2010

U.S.-Russia Relations: Policy Challenges for the Congress

Political Islam: Policy Challenges for the Congress

Energy Security and Climate Change: Policy Challenges for the Congress

Transforming America’s Education Through Innovation and Technology

2009

Political Islam: Policy Challenges for the New Administration and the New Congress

Islam: Governance, Ideology and U.S. Policy for the New Administration and the New Congress

Energy Security and Climate Change: Policy Challenges for the New Administration and New Congress

Improving “No Child Left Behind”: Linking World-Class Education Standards to America’s Economic Recovery

2008

Political Islam: Challenges for U.S. Policy

Islam: Governance and Ideology and U.S. Policy

The New Role of Higher Education Attainment in Global Competitiveness and Income Opportunity: Implications for National Policy

U.S.-China Relations

2007

U.S.-Russia-Europe: Cooperative Efforts

U.S. Policy in Latin America

Political Islam: Challenges for U.S. Policy

No Child Left Behind: A Five Year Review

2006

U.S.-Russia-Europe: Cooperative Efforts

U.S. Policy in Latin America

Political Islam: Challenges for U.S. Policy

The Challenge of High School Reform

U.S.-China Relations

2005

U.S.-Russia-Europe: Cooperative Efforts

U.S. Policy in Latin America: Mexico, Colombia, and Venezuela

Political Islam: Challenges for U.S. Policy

The Challenge of Education Reform: Standards, Accountability, Resources and Policy

U.S.-China Relations