Yesterday (Sept. 15) CNAS (Center for a New American Security) hosted a round table discussion made up of 5 former US Secretaries of State:
The bad news is CNAS' website has no transcript of the discussion. The good news is it will be broadcast on CNN on Sept. 20 at 9:00 pm and Sept. 22 at 2:00 pm. A snippet to illustrate what topics were discussed:
The Secretaries' unique discussion offered valuable insight to the national debate that is underway over the future direction of American global leadership and the role of diplomacy. The Secretaries discussed a broad range of U.S. foreign policy issues and domestic challenges that will confront the next American president including the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, strategic options for dealing with Iran, America's image abroad, global climate change, a resurgent Russia, the rise of India and China, and the U.S. economy. There was consensus among the Secretaries that the United States and the international community must work together to explore new areas of negotiation to confront the complex issues facing us today.
Looking forward to watching this.