Exploring Russia’s Role in the Middle East

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Anna Borshchevskaya is the Ira Weiner Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where she focuses on Russia’s policy towards the Middle East. Borshchevskaya suggests that although many were surprised by Putin’s intervention in Syria, it was years in the making. Borshchevskaya will […]

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China- America’s Generational Challenge

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Roy Kamphausen is the Senior Vice President for Research at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and, in April of 2018, Roy was appointed to be a Commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Given the changing relationship between the United States […]

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At a Crossroads: Insight Into the U.S.-Mexico Relationship

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Richard Miles is the Director of the U.S.-Mexico Futures Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Following the election of the Mexican populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president, and with increasing tensions along the U.S.-Mexico border, Miles will join CCFR to discuss […]

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Where Do We Go From Here: The Future of U.S.-Iran Relations

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Jarrett Blanc, former U.S. State Department Deputy Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation, will kick off our 80th season with a discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal. With Middle East security, economic considerations, and various international relationships on the line, Blanc will explore the United […]

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A New “Type” of War: Russian Warfare in the 21st Century

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Michael Petersen is the founding director of the Russia Maritime Studies Institute (RMSI) and an Associate Professor in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the United States Naval War College, where his research focuses on high-intensity conventional warfare. Petersen will round out our CCFR […]

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Understanding Cyber Security: Why We Shouldn’t Divorce Cyber Security from Physical Security

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. As cyber attacks remain on the rise, the need to understand cyber security and how to mitigate cyber warfare has become increasingly critical for economic and national security interests worldwide. Scott Stewart, Vice President of Tactical Analysis for Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence firm, will discuss […]

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