Great Decisions: The Middle East: Regional Disorder – February 21

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.  Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, the program intends to engage communities and broaden public involvement in foreign affairs.  The Foreign Policy Association provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year.  Participants will view a related DVD and then participate in a discussion, led by Barbara Krebs of the League of Women Voters.  A briefing book is available at the library for check out or purchase.  The group meets on Thursday evenings February 7 through March 28, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Montrose Library Meeting Room.

February 14: Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them.  The President has met with Vladimir Putin as the New Start Treaty with Russia comes up for renewal in 2021, the first presidential summit ever with Kim Jong-un occurred to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and President Trump has decertified the Obama nuclear deal with Iran.  To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations?  Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future?

Upcoming Topics:

February 21     6:30 – 8:30 pm       Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

February 28     6:30 – 8:30 pm       The Rise of Populism in Europe

March 7            6:30 – 8:30 pm       Decoding U.S.-China Trade

March 14          6:30 – 8:30 pm       Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics

March 21          6:30 – 8:30 pm       The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

March 28          6:30 – 8:30 pm       State of the State Department and Diplomacy

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For more information call Tania Hajjar at 970/249-9656 (ext. 3).