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CSF 2010

Current Strategy Forum 2010

     
     
Keynote Address: Admiral Gary Roughead, U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Keynote Address: General James F. Amos, U.S. Marine Corps, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Keynote Address: The Honorable Raymond “Ray” Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
     
     
Keynote Address: Charles A. Kupchan, Georgetown University Keynote Address: Greg Easterbrook, Author and Lecturer Keynote Address: Clare Lockhart, Institute for State Effectiveness
     
Panel 1: Winning Over Adversaries: Historical Perspectives The
task of luring and cajoling nations into closer strategic and political
alignment is not a new one. History offers many examples of states that
sought, and at times succeeded, in drawing potential adversaries into
closer alliance without the use of violence. The information age has
raised the benefit of such nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution,
by increasing the reputational cost of conflict for all parties involved.
This panel will explore historical examples of efforts to ameliorate
adversarial relationships, and seek to apply these past efforts to
current challenges.

James Dobbins, Rand Corporation
Mary Elise Sarotte, University of Southern California
Hew Strachan, University of Oxford
Moderator: John H. Maurer, U.S. Naval War College
Panel 2: The Emerging International System: Order or Disorder?
The world as we know it has changed markedly. With the economic rise of
countries such as India, Brazil and China the international system has
entered a period of political and economic transition. The increased
demand for limited resources is placing increased pressure on existing
power relationships, and advances in technology have enabled non-state
asymmetric threats to emerge as formidable security challenges. All
these factors will have important implications for the ways and means
of foreign policy. Paradoxically, this period of increased competition
may offer expanded opportunities for collaboration. This panel will
seek to identify the major networks in play and help to re-shape our
mental maps of the geopolitical landscape. The panelists will be
asked to address the question: what are the implications of these
global changesfor the United States’ national security and future
prosperity?

Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations
Henry R. Nau, George Washington University
Nancy E. Soderberg, The Connect U.S. Fund
Moderator: Donald W. Chisholm, U.S. Naval War College
Panel 3: Relationships to Partnerships: Building Trust
and Cooperation
The United States has relationships with every nation on the globe,
but their character varies greatly. America’s relations with the
nations of the international arena range across the spectrum from
adversarial to ambiguous to allies. Networks and partnerships are,
by nature, relationships that are collaborative, support common or
collective interests and promote a stable system.
Already we see this taking place among the navies of the world as
they spontaneously collaborate to improve maritime security on the
world's oceans. A common interest in preventing the use of the
oceans by terrorists and criminals has translated into unity of
purpose that underpins the emerging global maritime partnership.
This panel will explore the nature of the nation’s international
relationships, and seek to offer strategic guidance on the art of
changing relationships into partnerships.

R. Nicholas Burns, Harvard University
Charles Hill, Yale University
Bruce Jones, New York University
Moderator: Thomas M. Nichols, U.S. Naval War College

     
Panel 1: Winning Over Adversaries: Historical Perspectives

James Dobbins, Rand Corporation
Mary Elise Sarotte, University of Southern California
Hew Strachan, University of Oxford
Moderator: John H. Maurer, U.S. Naval War College
Panel 2: The Emerging International System: Order or Disorder?

Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations
Henry R. Nau, George Washington University
Nancy E. Soderberg, The Connect U.S. Fund
Moderator: Donald W. Chisholm, U.S. Naval War College
Panel 3: Relationships to Partnerships: Building Trust and Cooperation

R. Nicholas Burns, Harvard University
Charles Hill, Yale University
Bruce Jones, New York University
Moderator: Thomas M. Nichols, U.S. Naval War College

   
Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker in this video are his or her own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or any other branch or agency of the U.S. Government.