Video: Non Kinetic Power and the 2014 National Security Strategy

  • Feb 25, 2014
    Duration: 01:50:46
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    The CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development presents:

    Non Kinetic Power and the 2014 National Security Strategy 

    Framing Remarks:
    Kathleen Hicks
    Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director, International Security Program, CSIS

    Panel Discussion:
    Prof. Peter Feaver
    Professor of Political Science, Director of Triangle Institute for Security Studies, and Director of Program in American Grand Strategy, Duke University

    Matthew Goodman
    William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS

    J. Edward Fox
    Principal, Fox & Associates and Former Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development

    Diana Ohlbaum
    Senior Associate, CSIS and Former Senior Professional Staff Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    Moderated by:
    Daniel F. Runde
    Director, Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS

    This spring, President Obama will launch the 2014 National Security Strategy. With a slowly rebounding economy and the withdrawal of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States is looking at a different landscape than it was in 2010, when the last strategy was released. This presents an opportunity to discuss a balanced vision of international affairs in which "non-kinetic" soft power is considered equal in foreign policy decision-making as traditional military-based hard power. A fully integrated smart power strategy that takes advantage of the nexus of security and development is more relevant now than ever.  CSIS hosts a panel discussion with expert practitioners from both security and development backgrounds as they discuss ways to emphasize non-kinetic power within the 2014 National Security Strategy.