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    • August 24, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside 92501

    North Korea's Military Challenges
    Does the World Have a Good Response?

    ....a conversation with Graeme Auton



    August 24, 2017
    Riverside Art Museum
    3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside CA 92501
    5:30 Reception
    6:00 - 7:15 Talk and Q & A

    $35 WAC Members, $45 Non Members
    Free for students for the talk and Q & A

    The Defense Intelligence Agency says that North Korea has already developed a miniaturized nuclear weapon that can fit on top of an ICBM. The number of nuclear bombs is also growing larger, though estimates differ. Global concerns about an evolving North Korean military threat appears to be advancing far more rapidly than many experts had predicted. Rhetoric has become more and more threatening from both America and North Korea. 

    • What are the elements of President Trump’s policy?
    • How has the U.N. responded?
    • Are these the best policy options?
    • Is the U.S. reading the issues and evidence correctly?
    • What diplomatic tools are available to deescalate the crisis?

    University of Redlands Professor of Government Graeme Auton was a NATO Research Fellow and a Ford Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard's Center for International Affairs. In the early 1990s he worked for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in Washington, Brussels and Vienna. In 2006 he undertook a research visit to the Russian Far East, and in the fall of 2007 he spent four months in South Korea as a Senior Fulbright Scholar, teaching international security studies at Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, while working on a book on Northeast Asian regionalism. He is presently working on a book about security and political-economic aspects of Northeast Asian regionalism.

    Questions? Call 909-588-4420

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      WAC_NKorea_Flyer_DRAFT6.pdf

    • August 25, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • phone or similar medium

    You are invited to join a
    KNOW NOW -
    Conference Call
    Ambassador Ronald Neumann Speaking About Afghanistan on the Brink


    Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann

    President Trump outlined a new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan in a prime-time national address Monday, August 21st. World Affairs Councils of America will turn to Ronald E. Neumann, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, for his take on whether the likely increased U.S. troop presence and further NATO support will help bring the 16-year Afghan war to an end.

    Friday, August 25, 11:00-11:30 AM Pacific Time

    Register for the call

    Councils, their members, and supporters are encouraged to join us for this important conversation at a pivotal time in American foreign policy. Read Ambassador Neumann's August 9 Washington Post op-ed on this topic, and come with your questions.

    • September 06, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Loma Linda University Centennial Complex, Medical Center Amphitheater 24760 Stewart St., Loma Linda, CA 92350

    Dueling Narratives of U.S. Relations with Iran
    Do we support Iran’s budding Pro-Democracy Movement or
    Do we fight anti-American Islamic Revolutionaries?

    A discussion with Trita Parsi
    National Iranian American Council and awarded
    author & columnist

    September 6, 2017
    5:30 – 6:45 pm
    Loma Linda University  Centennial Complex
    Medical Center Amphitheater 24760 Stewart St.
    Loma Linda, CA 92350
    https://home.llu.edu/sites/home.llu.edu/files/docs/llu-extended-map.pdf

    WAC members & students free with pre-registration
    Non-members $15 with pre-registration

    $20 at the door for everyone

    Pre-register at http://wacinlandsocal.org

    Americans are divided on how the U.S. should deal with Iran. An action or policy we take impacts current conflicts in the Middle East, long term relations with allies such as Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the balance of power between us and Russia. Both the U.S. and Iran are societies with complex government structures and populations with widely divergent views. This makes creating a mutually accepted policy for U.S.-Iranian relations extremely challenging.
    What are the main issues?
     What are the trade offs? 


    Download the attached flier to share with friends and colleagues or to register by mail.

    WAC_Iran-US_Dueling_Flyer.pdf

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