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Young Strategist Forum 2014 April 18, 2014 / Tokyo, Japan

The third Young Strategists Forum (YSF) was held in Tokyo from January 31- Feb 4, 2014 in partnership with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

Keynote from South Caucasus: The Dividing Lines Are Shifting April 14, 2014

In a keynote address, S. Frederick Starr explains how the events in Crimea are representative of a larger Russian tactic of seeking out geopolitical vacuums and promoting them, only to be the actor that then fills that void. He characterizes this strategy as "filling vacuums", and claimed the West, and the United States in particular, should be prepared to fill these vacuums if they are serious of halting further progress of Russia's revanchist designs

China’s Efforts to Reduce Air Pollution March 14, 2014

Biz Asia America's Philip Yin is joined by Paul Bledsoe, President of Bledsoe & Associates to discuss how successful are China's efforts to shut down factories to reduce air pollution.

Events

Landmark GMF, MMF Anniversaries Celebrated with Post-U.S. Election Analysis from John Harris January 01, 1970 / Brussels, Belgium


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MMF alumni gathered at the Brewer’s House, situated in the historic heart of Brussels, to celebrate GMF’s 40th, MMF’s 30th, and the Brussels Office’s 10th anniversaries, on Thursday, November 15.

This event featured John Harris, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Politico, and was moderated by Ian Lesser, executive director of GMF’s Transatlantic Center.

Fresh on the heels of the U.S. presidential and congressional elections, John Harris shared his inside account of the campaigns, defining moments that influenced the American electorate, as well as his opinion on what Europe can expect from the United States congress and presidential administration in 2013 and beyond.

The audience, made up of European alumni spanning more than 22 years of the MMF program, created a lively question and answer session, with many of their questions relating to personal experiences in the United States. From the influence of the gun lobby, to the future of gay marriage, to President Obama’s particular strengths and weaknesses as compared to past presidents, this crowd posed several rounds of thoughtful questions whose answers prompted further discussion long past the official Q&A session ended.

 GMF wishes to thank John Harris for his highly insightful comments and all of the MMF alumni who attended the event. We look forward to seeing you again!