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June 14 2013 image description
by: JD Gordon 0 Comments

SFS participates in OAS Ministerial Summit during Central American tour

The SFS executive team has returned from a highly successful Central American tour to Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, and El Salvador where, among other meetings, they participated in the Organization of American States (OAS) Ministerial Level Summit Implementation Review Group in Antigua, Guatemala last week, on June 4th and 5th, 2013. 

Hundreds of senior government officials, journalists and think tank scholars from throughout the Western Hemisphere participated in the Summit and related activities, including U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry.

Working in conjunction with a new SFS partner organization, Fuente Latina, Executive Director Joseph Humire and Senior Fellow J.D. Gordon conducted over 40 television, radio and print interviews at the OAS Summit, focused on the increasing ties between narco-traffickers and Iran’s radical Islam terror proxy, Hezbollah.  From appearing on the world’s major Spanish-language television networks including CNN Español, Univisíon, TV Azteca, Televisa, NTN-24, to local Guatemalan TV, radio, print outlets, SFS was the primary source of commentary on the region’s growing crime-terror nexus and the threat it poses to free societies in the Western Hemisphere. … (more…)

May 21 2013 image description
by: JD Gordon 0 Comments

A great success — SFS Panel & Reception for U.S. Russia Reset Button

Thanks to everyone for attending our SFS Panel & Reception to hear more about the U.S.-Russia Reset Button on Thursday, May 9th, Russia’s “Victory Day.”  Held in our shared offices with the American Foreign Policy Council, we enjoyed an excellent turnout, with roughly 50 attendees including guests, speakers and staff.

The panel of Dr. Evgueni Novikov, J. Patrick Murray, E. Wayne Merry and moderator Josh Rogin presented an informative range of views on the complexity of U.S.-Russia relations, and the pros and cons of working more closely with Russia on counterterrorism efforts.

To see some of the opinions reflected at our event, please see the column that Evgueni and I co-authored for Fox News Opinion.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/05/09/us-russia-reset-button-must-focus-on-counterterrorism/

Sincerely,

J.D. Gordon