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Lebanese Journalist: Lebanese People Are Tired of Hizbullah, Wouldn’t Support It in War with Israel [Video]

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Lebanese Journalist: Lebanese People Are Tired of Hizbullah, Wouldn’t Support It in War with Israel

Lebanese journalist Tony Abi Najem said in a June 15, 2022 show on LBC TV (Lebanon) that the Lebanese people know that Hizbullah serves Iran’s interests instead of theirs and would not support it in another war against Israel. He elaborated that the people are “sick and tired” of Hizbullah, and he said that Hizbullah does not even have the means to provide medical and economic support for the Lebanese people in the event of a war. For more about Tony Abi Najem, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9603, 9184, and 9002.

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Book Release Press Conference: The CCP is at War with America [Video]

The Center for Security Policy has just released a new “Team B” product – an exercise in competitive analysis that strongly challenges the Director of National Intelligence’s September 2021 conclusion that the provenance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus cannot be determined. The Team, co-chaired by former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin, U.S. Army (Ret.) and comprised of intelligence professionals, other national security practitioners and subject matter experts, concluded that: - There is no evidence that the virus emerged naturally;- There is, by contrast, significant circumstantial evidence that it came from a PRC biological weapons laboratory; and- The virus was deliberately unleashed on the world by the Chinese Communist Party when it allowed millions of travelers from Wuhan to fly internationally, even as it was locking down movement within China.The authors, identified collectively as Team B III (in the tradition of the official group that produced the first Team B exercise in competitive analysis in 1976 and a second one sponsored by the Center for Security Policy in 2010 entitled, Sharia: The Threat to America), call their report: The CCP is at War with America. Acclaimed China expert Gordon G. Chang wrote the Foreword.The book can be purchased here:https://ccpatwar.com/

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Report Launch: Software-Defined Warfare [Video]

A forthcoming report by the inaugural Chief Technology Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and former Director of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint AI Center discusses key concerns and recommendations onredesigning the DOD for next generation war fighting systems.In future crises and conflicts, the side that adapts faster and demonstrates the greatest agility—to include rapidly updating and promulgating fielded software and AI models—is likely to gain a significant competitive advantage. For the United States to retain its dominant position in the future—which is not a guaranteed outcome—the DOD needs a new design and architecture that will allow it to be far more flexible, scale on demand, and adapt dynamically to changing conditions. The only way for the DOD to stay competitive in this new warfighting environment is to ensure that it uses the most potent weapon available: technology, and more specifically, software.Join CSIS for a panel discussion on software-defined warfare with Nand Mulchandani, CTO of the CIA, and Lt. General (Ret.) John N.T. “Jack” Shanahan, former Director of the DOD's Joint AI Center.This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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A Conversation with Former US Trade Representatives [Video]

The CSIS's Chair in International Business is honored to again present a conversation with former United States Trade Representatives, who will share wisdom from their own experiences and discuss what a positive trade agenda should look like for the Biden administration. Please join us for what is sure to be an engaging and informative discussion.Opening RemarksDr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International StudiesKey SpeakersAmbassador Carla Hills, U.S. Trade Representative (1989-1993)Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. Trade Representative (1996-2001)Ambassador Susan Schwab, U.S. Trade Representative (2006-2009)Ambassador Ronald Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative (2009-2013)Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative (2013-2017)ModeratorBill Reinsch, Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International StudiesThis event is made possible by general support to CSIS.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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A Conversation with Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, President and COO of Business Roundtable [Video]

How do business leaders view the intersection between economic interests and U.S. national security policy? What role can business leaders play in the advancement of key national security priorities, including strengthening American innovation? Does gender impact the way that business leaders formulate and execute their decisions?On Thursday, September 22, please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation with Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, President and COO of Business Roundtable, and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. Ambassador Silverberg will sit down with Dr. Kathleen McInnis, Director of the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative, for a conversation on exploring the many roles – formal and informal – business leaders play in international affairs.Prior to Business Roundtable, Ambassador Silverberg was a Managing Director at the Institute of International Finance. She served in the George W. Bush Administration as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2008 to 2009 and as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 2005 to 2008. She also held a number of senior positions at the White House including Deputy Assistant to the President.Ambassador Silverberg served in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 for which she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. She formerly practiced law at Williams and Connolly, LLP in Washington, DC, and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge David Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals.This event is made possible through support from Citi.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/