A New US Strategy for Sudan
Know Now Conference Call
with Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Carlin Yates
February 20, 2018
11:00 - 11:30 am
Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Carlin Yates was interim chargé d’affaires to Sudan (2011 to 2012), appointed by President Barack Obama. Since retirement, she also worked for the US Department of State as senior inspector for the Office of Inspector General.
Yates, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, also served as special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs at the National Security Council (NSC) of the White House. She joined the National Security Council as senior adviser for strategic planning and special assistant to the president in June 2009. She came to the NSC directly from serving as deputy to the commander for civil-military activities (DCMA) of United States Africa Command, October 2007 to May 2009.
Yates served as US ambassador to the Republic of Ghana from 2002 until 2005. While US ambassador to the Republic of Burundi from 1999 until 2002, Yates worked extensively to bring peace and stability through the Burundian peace process in Arusha, Tanzania, led by former South African President Nelson Mandela. She also served in Kinshasa, Zaïre (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), as a political officer and then public affairs counselor from 1991 to 1995 during the genocide in neighboring Rwanda.
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World Affairs Council and University of Redlands
invite you to
The Power of Intervention:
How Russia Is Recapturing Its Empire
…a conversation with James Coyle, Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow, Atlantic Council
James Coyle in Azerbaijan
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 University of Redlands, Casa Loma Room
E. Brockton Ave., Redlands CA 92374
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Park free in lot nearest the building
6:00 - 8:00 pm
6:00 – 6:30 pm registration & refreshments 6:30 – 7:45 pm - Talk and Q & A
Redlands Faculty & Students = Free
H.S. Teachers with 4-5 students & Plymouth Village residents = Free
WAC Members = $10 Non-members = $15
AT THE DOOR: All Non U of R Guests = $20
Reserve seats online - https://www.wacinlandsocal.org
Dr. Coyle examines the origins and execution of Russian military and political activities in Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan and concludes that there are substantial similarities in the four case studies: Russian support for minority separatist movements, conflict, Russian intervention as peacekeepers, Russian control over the diplomatic process to prevent resolution of the conflict, and a perpetuation of Russian presence in the area.
How are these strategies increasing Russian global power? In what ways are Russian political activities in neighboring countries undermining the chances for democracy to take hold? What responses should Western leaders make to inhibit the spread of Russian power in the former Soviet republics?
World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
and Loma Linda University Health
are proud to invite you to an insightful discussion
"The New Diplomacy" 21st Century Challenges in Foreign Policy
featuring The Honorable Cameron Munter, U.S. Ambassador (ret.)
CEO and President EastWest Institute
Ambassador Cameron Munter
February 28, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm 5:45 pm Registration 6:00 pm – Dinner
6:30 - 7:50 pm - talk & Q & A
3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Free street parking Parking structure $12
Dinner & Talk: $35 WAC Members $45 Non Members
Talk only: (6:30) $20 Public $10 Student
Questions or to confirm reservations: 909-558-7446
Israeli National Security
A New Strategy for an Era of Change
March 1, 2018
11:00 - 11:30 am
REGISTER FOR THE CALL at the link below
Despite its overwhelming preoccupation with foreign and defense affairs, Israel does not have a formal national security strategy. In Israeli National Security, Chuck Freilich presents an authoritative analysis of the military, diplomatic, demographic, and societal challenges Israel faces today that would underlie any comprehensive and
long-term Israeli national security strategy. The new strategy places greater emphasis on restraint, defense, and diplomacy as means of addressing the challenges Israel faces. By bringing Israel's most critical debates about the Palestinians, demography, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, US relations and nuclear strategy into sharp focus, the strategy Freilich proposes addresses the primary challenges Israel must address in order to chart its national course.
Charles D. Freilich, a former Israeli deputy national security adviser, is a senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center, specializing in Israeli national security strategy, US-Middle East policy, and Middle Eastern affairs. He teaches political science at Harvard, NYU, and the Herzliya Inter-Disciplinary Center. He is also the author of Zion's Dilemmas:
How Israel Makes National Security Policy.
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