President Bush will soon release his 2006 National Security Strategy, outlining the components and principles guiding American security policy in the 21st century. The strategy is intended to explain how the Administration is integrating its diplomatic, economic, and military tools to meet today’s global challenges—and this year’s report will be an important guide to the future of the conflict in Iraq.
To examine the content and politics surrounding the new National Security Strategy, Brookings will convene a group of leading experts including senior fellows who have served under Presidents Clinton and Bush. Participants will include Ivo Daalder, Richard Falkenrath, Martin Indyk, and Michael O’Hanlon. Carlos Pascual, vice president and director, Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings and the former coordinator of the State Department Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, will moderate the discussion.
A question and answer session will follow remarks.
Visiting Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings
India – Middle East Relations in the Asian Century
[On the shooting of two Indian computer engineers at a Kansas bar allegedly by a 51-year-old US navy veteran] “I don’t think it’s going to be business as usual, at least not for the next couple of years...We’ll certainly have to negotiate a lot of things in a very delicate manner.”