Pinery at the Hill
The rise of a well-armed China, Russia’s conquest of Crimea and eastern Ukraine, nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran, and the spread of radical Islamist movements like ISIS are some of the key threats to global peace.
If the United States relinquishes its position as a strong but prudent military power, and fails to accept its role as the guardian of a stable world order we run the risk of unleashing disorder, violence and tyranny on a scale not seen since the 1930s. The US is still, as Madeleine Albright once dubbed it, “the indispensable nation.”
Registration Deadline April 30, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
11:30 a.m. Luncheon
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Program
Pinery at the Hill
775 W. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs
|Eliot Cohen is Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is the Founding Director of the strategic studies program at SAIS and the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies.
From April 2007 through January 2009 he served as Counselor of the Department of State under Condoleezza Rice. He had special responsibility for advising the Secretary on Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Russia, as well as general strategic issues. He represented the Department of State in interagency coordination with senior National Security Council staff, Department of Defense, and intelligence community officials on a number of issues, including the Syrian/North Korean reactor crisis of 2007.
Cohen is the author of The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force (2017), Conquered into Liberty: Two Centuries of Battles along the Great Warpath that made the American Way of War (2011), and Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime (2002), among others.
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