ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss U.S. Diplomacy with Adversaries

Contact: Anne Shoup
Phone: 202.481.7146

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, February 25, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion marking the release of Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes, a new book by AEI resident scholar Michael Rubin. In the book, Rubin argues that there are significant risks to the U.S. engaging in diplomacy with countries such as Iran and North Korea and groups such as the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hezbollah.

The discussion will feature Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University professor and Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow, and author of the 2012 book, How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace. In Kupchan’s book, he argues that engaging in diplomacy with adversaries is essential for enhancing global stability and order.

The discussion is the continuation of a series of joint conversations by CAP and AEI examining major national security issues in the coming years.


Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

12:00 p.m. EST – 1:30 p.m. EST
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.


Center for American Progress

1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20005


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