March 11, 2008
Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, speaks on the future of the U.S.-Iran Relationship
Ambassador Nicholas Burns addresses the Forum in a talk entitled, "Clash with Iran: Inevitable or Avoidable?"
February 28, 2008
Sherwood-Randall participates in NATO senior military commanders' annual strategic exercise in Mons, Belgium.
February 10, 2008
By Jeffrey Kim, Former Affiliate and Research Assistant, Preventative Defense Project, 2007-2008
From February 8-10, 2008, PDP Co-Director Ashton B. Carter participated in the 44th Munich Conference on Security Policy (also known as Wehrkunde).
February 7, 2008
On February 7, 2008, PDP Co-Directors Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry hosted one in a series of workshops entitled “Defense Management Challenges in the Post-Bush Era.” The off-the-record workshop, held in Washington, DC, focused on what management challenges the next administration will face in the next two to five years. The management issues include balancing strategy and resources in a tightening budget climate, leveraging America’s technology and industrial bases to sustain a competitive edge, resetting civil-military relations, and extending the concept of national security management to include non-military capabilities.
November 14-15, 2007
On November 14-15, 2007, PDP Co-Director Ashton Carter participated in a Naval War College (NWC) workshop on “Defense Strategy and Forces: Setting Future Directions.”
November 13, 2007
PDP Co-Director Ashton B. Carter Participates in Forum Event at Kennedy School with Ambassador Robert G. Joseph: “Can the U.S. Save the Non-Proliferation Regime?”
By Robin Olsen
On Tuesday, November 13, 2007, Dr. Ashton B. Carter, Co-Director of the Preventive Defense Project, participated in a moderated question and answer with Ambassador Robert G. Joseph titled "Can the U.S. Save the Non-Proliferation Regime?"
October 19, 2007
The International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), led by Condoleezza Rice, releases its report on Discouraging a Cascade of Nuclear Weapons States. PDP Co-Director Ashton B. Carter is a member of the Board.
October 17, 2007
Secretary Gates named PDP Co-Director William J. Perry to the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. The Board provides the Secretary of Defense with independent, informed advice and opinion concerning major matters of defense policy. It focuses on long-term issues central to the Pentagon’s strategic planning, and is responsible for research and analysis of topics, long- or short-range, as requested by the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary for Policy.
September 1, 2007
By Doug Presley
The Preventive Defense Project (PDP) is pleased to welcome General (ret.) John P. Abizaid and General (ret.) James L. Jones onboard as Senior Advisors. As Senior Advisors, their insights from a combined 74 years of active duty service will be invaluable in helping the Project analyze problems across the full range of national security and foreign policy issues. Given their extensive service in strategic level command positions, Generals Abizaid and Jones will bring a wealth of experience to complement the already stellar group affiliated with PDP, led by Co-Directors Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry.
June 20, 2007
By Robin Olsen
On June 20, 2007, PDP Co-Directors Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry hosted a WMD-related workshop entitled "Heading Off a Nuclear Proliferation Cascade." The off-the-record workshop, held in Washington, DC, explored the likelihood of a nuclear cascade in the next decade and the consequences of this possibility. Participants discussed potential cascades in East Asia and the Middle East, and recommended country, regional and global strategies to address this proliferation challenge.