A New Transatlantic Trade Deal: Good For America?

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Event Summary THE DEBATE: On Monday, June 22, the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University hosted the debate: “A New Transatlantic Trade Deal: Good for America?” at the Burke Theater at the Navy Memorial, in Washington, DC. The debate centered on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States […]

A New U.S.-Cuba Policy: Did Cuba Win?

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Video Event Summary THE DEBATE: On Thursday, February 26, 2015, the McCain Institute for International Leadership hosted “A New U.S.-Cuba Policy: Did Cuba Win?” at the Navy Heritage Center in Washington, DC. Following President Obama’s December announcement of his intention to re-establish formal diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, debaters argued over the […]

China: Is Engagement Still Working?

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Video Recap Event Summary THE DEBATE:
 On Thursday, October 23, the McCain Institute for International Leadership hosted the debate: “China: Is Engagement Still Working?” at the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theater in Washington, DC. The debate was intended to center on the U.S. policy towards China in light of the growing U.S.-China economic relationship, China’s […]

The Global War on Terrorism: Is it Time to Double Down?

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Event Summary THE DEBATE: On Thursday, September 4, the McCain Institute for International Leadership hosted the debate: “The Global War on Terrorism: Is it Time to Double Down?” at the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theater in Washington, DC. Keying off the recent gains by extremist groups in Iraq, Syria, and across Africa, the debate asked […]

Putin’s Russia: Time For Containment?

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Video Event Summary THE DEBATE: On Tuesday, April 15, the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University hosted the debate “Putin’s Russia: Time for Containment?” at the Burke Theater at the Navy Memorial in Washington. The debate centered on the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, Putin’s actions, and the right Western response to them. Although […]

Iran Nuclear Deal: Breakthrough or Failure?

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Video Event Summary THE DEBATE: On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University hosted the debate: “Iran Nuclear Deal: Breakthrough or Failure?” at the Jack Morton Auditorium on the George Washington University campus, in Washington, DC. The debate centered on the interim nuclear deal with Iran. Supporters hail […]

Drone Killing: Is it Helping or Hurting?

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Event Summary This next installment of the McCain Institute Debate and Decision Series will address the growing debate over America’s lethal use of remotely piloted vehicles to deliver strikes against al Qaeda and other targets, from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen and beyond. Normally held in Washington, DC, this will be the first debate held […]

Drone Wars: Are We Going Too Far?

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Event Summary On December 5, 2013, the McCain Institute for International Leadership presented a debate entitled: DRONE WARS: ARE WE GOING TOO FAR?. The debate was moderated by Author and Fox News contributor Juan Williams, alongside four dynamic panelists. SPEAKERS Frank Kramer Vice-Chairman of the Atlantic Council Board of Directors and former Assistant Secretary of […]

Spy On Me, I’d Rather Be Safe

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Event Summary On November 20, 2013, the McCain Institute for International Leadership and Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates presented a debate entitled: SPY ON ME, I’D RATHER BE SAFE. The debate was moderated by veteran Intelligence Squared and ABC news correspondent John Donvan alongside two dynamic teams of debaters. SPEAKERS MODERATOR John Donvan ABC News Corrospondent […]

McCain Institute Debate And Decision Series

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Event Summary Please join us on November 20, 2013, at 5:00 pm for the next McCain Institute Debate and Decision Series Event. Event topic coming soon…. The Debate and Decision Series enables the McCain Institute to re-introduce the practice of structured, reasoned debate through genuine dialog among decision-makers and experts from different political stances. The […]

Egypt: Is the Military the Answer?

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Event Summary Please join us on September 24, 2013, at 5:00 pm for the next McCain Institute Debate and Decision Series Event. On September 24th, the McCain Institute for International Leadership hosted a debate, “Egypt: Is Military the Answer?” at the Navy Memorial Theater in Washington, D.C. Four distinguished policy experts debated options for U.S. […]

Debate: Cutting The Pentagon’s Budget Is A Gift To Our Enemies

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Watch our June 19, 2003 debate: CUTTING THE PENTAGON BUDGET IS A GIFT TO OUR ENEMIES presented by Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates and The McCain Institute for International Leadership. The debate was moderated by veteran Intelligence Squared and ABC news correspondent John Donvan, alongside two dynamic teams of debaters: Thomas Donnelly, Co-Director, Marilyn Ware Center […]