Summary of FPA’s 2024 Presidential Election Webinar

Cliff Moon, Eric Brandon, Dr. John Meier and I attended FPA’s presidential webinar on March 27, 2024.  The speakers were Dr. Julian Zelizer is a presidential historian, an author, and a professor of political history at Princeton University and Gerald Baker, Editor at...

Great Decisions: The High Seas

We tackled first UNCLOS (1982 United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea), an international agreement between 168 countries and the European Union establishing a legal framework for all marine and maritime activities. The idea of free trade in a global system...

Great Decisions: Indonesia

Indonesia was a topic that we did not know much about. We mentioned the over 17,000 islands that the country claims which seems like a nightmare to govern although the vast majority of the population of over 279 million people live on the islands of Java and Sumatra....

Great Decisions: NATO’s Future

We had a pretty good discussion on NATO on Tuesday with the majority in agreement of the path forward relative to the extent of U.S. involvement in this treaty. We agreed that the creation of NATO in 1949 was mainly to protect Europe from Soviet aggression post WWII....

Great Discussions: U.S. – China Trade Rivalry

We welcomed for this evening a special guest: Steven Chuang, a native of Taiwan. We discussed our 4th topic “U.S. – China Trade Rivalry” but we did not reach a conclusion about our future policy options other than to agree that China will continue to flood our markets...