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A New Cold War: a costly, unnecessary, and dangerous construct

printable PDF transcript of a panel presentation by Charles Knight sponsored by the Economists for Peace and Security at the Allied Social Sciences Association conference in Boston, MA, 04 January 2015. Full transcipt and video of panel presentations by Richard Kaufman, Robert Skidelsky, Allen Sinai, Stephen Walt, Charles Knight and James Carroll.
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Not a common global home, but a fine mess

transcript of presentation by Carl Conetta on the “World Security Situation – Russia, Iraq and Syria, and Beyond” panel of the Economists for Peace and Security conference in Washington, DC, 17 November 2014. Full transcipt and video of panel presentations by Richard Kaufman, Carl Conetta, Bill Hartung, Heather Hurlburt and others at the Economic and Security Future Conference.

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Carl Conetta on ‘Isolationism’ and US Public

(audio) CounterSpin, 24 October 2014.
Polls show pretty clearly that the public isn’t enthusiastic about getting involved in more wars. To many elites, this is dangerous isolationism and a retreat from America’s rightful position as a superpower. Carl Conetta of the Project on Defense Alternatives has taken a deep look at public opinion, and CounterSpin talked with him about the problems with elite rhetoric about isolationism.
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Time to Reset Defense: Guidance for a More Effective and Affordable US Defense Posture

(video: presentations and discussion) (brief summary) a leadership conference sponsored by the Project on Defense Alternatives, held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 26 March 2013. Panel 1: Dr. Gordon Adams, Stimson Center; Carl Conetta, Project on Defense Alternatives; Dr. Gregory Foster, National Defense University; Amy Belasco, Congressional Research Service, discussion interlocutor. Panel 2: Benjamin Friedman, Cato Institute; Melvin Goodman, Center for International Policy; Col. Douglas Macgregor (ret.), Burke-Macgregor Group; Sandra Erwin, National Defense Industrial Association, discussion interlocutor.
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The Media and Recent Wars — Innverview: Carl Conetta

(video) thevisionmachine, 12 March 2013.
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Press Tele-Briefing on Release of Reasonable Defense Report

Briefing w/ Congressman Barney Frank (audio),  14 November 2012.  
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The 2013 Budget and the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

(video) New America Foundation and Economists for Peace and Security, C-span, 13 November 2012.
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Romney’s Defense Plans Call For Higher Spending

(HTML version – audio available) by Larry Abramson, National Public Radio, 18 October 2012.
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Panel: Debt, Deficits, and Defense — Report of the Sustainable Defense Task Force

C-SPAN video of the report release briefing hosted by Rep. Barney Frank, U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, 11 June 2010.
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Rethink Afghanistan

(video) a film by the Brave New Foundation, featuring several interview segments with Carl Conetta, 2009.
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Like a Mirage in the Desert: Full Withdrawal May Recede into the Time Horizon

(HTML version) by Charles Knight, Presentation at the United States Institute of Peace panel on “The Future of the U.S. Military Presence in Iraq” (as prepared), 25 July 2008 .

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Iraq Withdrawal (an interview of Charles Knight)

(audio) Charles Knight. Interview on CounterSpin, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting. 18 July 2008.
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Symposium: The Role of Force & the Armed Forces in US Foreign Policy — What have we learned?

Security Policy Working Group, 10 April 2008.

  • Andrew Bacevich, “The Origins and Demise of the Bush Doctrine of Preventive War”
  • Carl Conetta, “Out from the House of War: A Litmus for New Leadership in Security Policy” (printable .pdf)
  • David Gold, “How Much Defense Can We Afford? (printable .pdf), as republished in Challenge (Sept/Oct 2008)
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What Next for Iraq?

(HTML page with link to audio) Carl Conetta. Interview with Terry Gross, Fresh Air, National Public Radio, 17 January 2008.
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Inside Iraq – Petraeus Aftermath

(video) Al-Jazeera English newscast video. Posted on YouTube, 14 September 2007.
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War and Poverty, Peace and Prosperity

(HTML version) Conference sponsored by the Economists for Peace and Security, Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY, 30 May – 01 June 2007.  (transcript) Session 4: “Rethinking Post-Cold War US Security Policy: What went wrong?  How do we get it right?” Session co-organized by Carl Conetta of the Project on Defense Alternatives; Moderator: Winslow Wheeler, Strauss Military Reform Project.
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Mapping the Alternatives to the Neocon-Neoliberal Diarchy in US Security Policy

(HTML version) A leadership roundtable sponsored by the Security Policy Working Group (SPWG), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 14 December 2006.

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A New Kind of Peace Movement

(audio available) On Point, WBUR-Boston, interview featuring Charles Knight, 16 April 2002. Explores the prospects for a “new” kind of peace movement post 9/11.

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