Strengthening America’s Arctic Policy at Home and Abroad

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Dr. Walter Berbrick is the founding director of the Arctic Studies Group at the U.S. Naval War College and an associate professor in the War Gaming Department. At the U.S. Naval War College, he leads research on joint and naval warfare, national security, and strategy […]

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The U.S. and Africa: Vital Interests

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Ambassador Bruce Wharton, former Ambassador to Zimbabwe, served as an officer in the Foreign Service from 1985 to 2017. His career includes assignments in Latin America, Africa, Washington, Europe, and Asia. Ambassador Wharton will join the Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations to discuss the rise […]

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NAFTA 2.0 and the Future of American Trade Policy

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Geoffrey Gertz, fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, will join us to discuss the current United States trade agenda and the the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). How will NAFTA 2.0 effect the United States economy and our trade partners? Gertz […]

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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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Religion and Politics in North Africa: Emerging Trends and Implications for U.S. Policy

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Dr. Sarah J. Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is a Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Feuer will explore what the future holds for Tunisia, Morocco and other North African countries as they fight extremist fighting, […]

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China’s Growing Role in the World Economy

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Launched in 2013, China’s Belt and Road Project is funding infrastructure throughout the developing world and building new alliances. David Dollar, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, will explore this immense project, what it means for China’s economic future and what options the U.S. has […]

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