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Speech, “Mexico’s New President and the Future of the Drug War,” Dallas-Fort Worth World Affairs Council, Dallas, Texas, December 11, 2012.

Panel Presentation, “China and the United States: Managing a Strategic Competition,” Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars conference, “China as a Global Power: Contending Views from China,” Washington, D.C., November 15, 2012.

Speech, “A Strategy to De-Fund Mexico’s Drug Cartels,” South Texas World Affairs Council,” Corpus Christi, Texas, October 10, 2012;  Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., November 14, 2012; Denver World Affairs Council, Denver, Colorado, November 28, 2012; and Santa Fe Council on International Relations, December 5, 2012.

Paper Presented, "Mexico’s Drug War Mayhem and Washington’s Worry," Cato Institute conference "Ending the War on Drugs," Washington, D.C., November 15, 2011.

Speech, "FYROM’s Unpromising Quest for NATO and EU Membership," Hellenic Congress of Quebec Conference, "Macedonia: The Historical Truth," Montreal, Canada, November 13, 2011.

Panel Presentation, "A Clouded Crystal Ball: Global Security Trends and America’s Challenges," Northrop Grumman conference, "Emerging Global Security Trends," Aspen, Colorado, July 19-20, 2011.

Speech, "America’s 2010 Midterm Elections: Impact on U.S. Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean," Foreign Affairs Committee, Greek Parliament, Athens, Greece, December 7, 2010, and University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus, December 1, 2010.

Speech, "Politics By Other Means: Washington’s Dubious Foreign Policy Decision-Making Process," Foreign Ministry, Government of Greece, Athens, Greece, December 3, 2010, and Foreign Ministry, Government of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, December 1, 2010..

Paper, "Washington as a Facilitator, Not an Enabler, Regarding Cyprus," Presented to an American Hellenic Institute Foundation and Cyprus Federation of America Conference "Fifty Year Anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus," Washington, D.C., October 5, 2010.

Paper, "Balkan Tensions and the Future of NATO," Presented to the 2010 Convention of the Pan Macedonian Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 2010.

Speech, "Defending America While Avoiding Foreign Policy Hypochondria," Wisconsin Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 4, 2010.

Paper, "A Chill in the Air: U.S.-Turkish Relations in the 21st Century," Presented to a American Hellenic Institute Forum "U.S. Policy Toward Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus: Developments and Prospects in the Obama Administration," New York, New York, April 26, 2010.

Speech, "Rogue States and Nuclear Weapons: The Cases of North Korea and Iran," Indianapolis World Affairs Council, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 21, 2010.Paper, "Loose Cannon: America’s Turkish Ally in the 21st Century," Presented to an American Hellenic Institute Conference, "The U.S. Alliance with Turkey: Implications for Greece and Cyprus," Washington, D.C., April 14, 2010.

Speech, "Tightrope Act: Arms Sales to Taiwan and U.S-China Relations," Center for National Policy Forum, "Arming Taiwan: Impact on Asian Security and U.S.-PRC Relations," Washington, D.C., May 26, 2010.

Speech, "America’s Changing Security Role in East Asia," Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra, Australia, March 17, 2010.

Speech, "Adjusting to a New Reality: America’s Changing Security Role in East Asia and Its Implications for Australia," Australian Office of National Assessment, Canberra, Australia, March 17, 2010.

Speech, "How Will History Judge George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy?" Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney, Australia, March 16, 2010.

Speech, "Historical Models for President Obama’s Foreign Policy," Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney, Australia, March 15, 2010.

Speech, "Why Iran and North Korea Chose to Pursue a Nuclear Capability," Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, January 21, 2010.

Speech, "Rogue States and Nuclear Weapons," South Texas World Affairs Council, Corpus Christi, Texas, January 20, 2010.

Speech, "The International Drug War, Failure on Multiple Fronts," Santa Fe Council on International Relations, Santa Fe, NM, August 6, 2009.

Paper, "Cyprus and the Obama Administration: Good News and Bad News," Presented to an American Hellenic Institute Conference, "Cyprus 35 Years Later: What Is Needed for a Solution," Washington, D.C., July 22, 2009.

Speech, "The Taiwan Issue and U.S.-China Relations Under President Obama," Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China, June 16, 2009.

Paper, "‘Plan B’ Options for Dealing with North Korea," Presented to a Conference, " Major Powers’ Relations and East Asia Hot Issues," Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and the Shanghai International Culture Association, Shanghai, China, June 15, 2009.

Speech, "The Fire Next Door: Mexico’s Drug Violence and U.S. Security," Scowcroft Institute of World Affairs, Bush School of Public Policy, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, April 24, 2009.

Speech, "Troubled Neighbor: The Rising Drug Violence in Mexico," World Affairs Council of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, April 22, 2009.

Speech, "The Drug War: Four Decades of Failure," Williams College, Williamstown, MA, April 15, 2009.

"NATO at 60: A Hollow Alliance," Speech to a Cato Institute Capitol Hill Forum, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2009.

"Rethinking the U.S. War on Drugs," Speech to the World Affairs Council of Oregon, Portland, OR, March 26, 2009.

"A Strategic Response to the ‘Wars on Drugs and Terror,’" Speech to the World Affairs Council of Northern California, San Francisco, CA, March 11, 2009.

"Mexico’s Drug War: The Growing Crisis on Our Southern Border," Speech to a Cato Institute Policy Form, Washington, D.C., February 19, 2009.

"Positioning for Advantage in a Multipolar International System," Speech to a Bush School of Government and Public Policy, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs Conference, "Global Trends 20025: A Conversation with Global and Regional Experts," Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, November 18, 2008.

"Global Terror’s Central Front: Pakistan and Afghanistan," Speech to a Cato Institute Capitol Hill Forum, Washington, D.C., October 2, 2008.

"Chances for Progress on a Lingering Injustice," Speech to an American Hellenic Institute Conference, "Cyprus 34 Years Later: What Is Needed for a Solution," Washington, D.C., July 26, 2008.

"Smart Power: Toward a Prudent Foreign Policy for America," June 17, 2008 [Book Forum]

"China’s Rise: Is Conflict Unavoidable?," May 30, 2008 [Capitol Hill Briefing]

Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations regarding U.S. policy in Iraq, January 11, 2007.

"Escaping the Trap: Why the United States Must Leave Iraq," January 11, 2007

"Taiwan's Defense Budget: How Taipei's Free Riding Risks War," October 9, 2007 [Capitol Hill Briefing]

"Assessing the Surge," September 20, 2007 [Policy Forum]

"Escaping the Trap: The Case for Withdrawal from Iraq," March 14, 2007 [Policy Forum]

Testimony, "Foreign Assistance and U.S. Foreign Policy," U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on International Relations, March 13, 1997.