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Celebrity Diplomat: Henry Kissinger, Realism, and the Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy

Light lunch provided Henry Kissinger was arguably the most famous and controversial American diplomat of the 20th century. His ideas about American foreign policy, and his approach to international politics, remain influential. This paper examines Kissinger's biography, as well as his behavior in office, his conception of foreign policy "realism," and the influence of domestic politics on his ideas.
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Roosevelt, Truman and the Development of Postwar Grand Strategy - and Does it Matter for Today?


Rev Dr. Bill Miscamble completed bachelors and masters degrees at the University of Queensland before taking up doctoral studies at the University of Notre Dame, which awarded him his PhD in 1980. After serving for a period as the North American analyst at the Office of National Assessments, Bill returned to Notre Dame and entered the priestly formation program of the Congregation of Holy Cross; he was ordained a priest in 1988.

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India's Strategic Position in Asia

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Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh retired as Commander-in-Chief of India’s Eastern Naval Command in 2007. He is now an internationally-respected strategic analyst and commentator.

Much of Vice Admiral Singh's 44 year naval career was devoted to submarine operations.

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The US-Japan Alliance and the Changing Power Balance in Asia

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VADM Koda served in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) for over 36 years. His command and staff appointments include almost every post associated with the development and command of the JMSDF, including those building the growing strategic relationships with Japan’s allies: the United States and a range of other countries globally and in the Asia-Pacific region.

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