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U.S. Diplomacy with Adversaries

Dancing with the Devil, or How Enemies Become Friends?

February 25, 2014, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET

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About This Event

Please join the Center for American Progress and the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, February 25, for a discussion marking the release of Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes, a new book by AEI resident scholar Michael Rubin. In the book, Rubin argues that U.S. diplomacy with countries like Iran and North Korea and groups like the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hezbollah have significant risks.

The discussion will feature Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University professor and Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow, and author of the 2012 book, How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace. In that book, Kupchan argues that diplomatic engagement with adversaries is essential for enhancing global stability and order.

The discussion is the continuation of a series of joint conversations by CAP and AEI examining major national security issues in the coming years.

Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.


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Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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