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NEWPORT, R.I. - The Naval War College is hosting a workshop entitled “American Foreign Policy: Regional Perspectives,” with two days of panels concluding on May 15. 

Sponsored by the William B. Ruger Chair of National Security Economics, Dr. Richmond Lloyd, the purpose of the workshop is to provide a collegial forum for a small and select group of foreign policy and regional experts. During the workshop, 33 participants will formulate and recommend new directions for American foreign policy for each of the major regions of the world. The scope of consideration includes the Western Hemisphere, Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, the Greater Middle East, Europe and Russia, and Africa.

Taking into consideration a new U.S. administration, the workshop will look at the challenges and opportunities that the United States, and its allies and friends face in the future. Participants will discuss changes that should be made to all elements of U.S. foreign policy including the diplomatic, economic, military and informational elements. They will consider the varying perspectives of nations within each region concerning U.S. foreign policy and new directions for U.S. foreign policy that will better support the interests and objectives of the United States, its allies and friends.

The workshop is utilizing the Decision Support Center within the Naval War College. The center employs decision methodology, data collection and analysis, design techniques, and supportive technology and software.

A monograph is scheduled to be available online in July at http://www.usnwc.edu/academics/courses/nsdm/rugerpapers.aspx, where past Ruger workshop papers are also available.

More images are available at in the online photo gallery.