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AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith weighs in on China's relationships with its neighbors
Media Appearances - August 7, 2017
 

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith weighs in on China's relationships with its neighbors

 
AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith weighs in on increasing Sino-Indian tensions
Media Appearances - July 26, 2017
 

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith weighs in on increasing Sino-Indian tensions

 
AFPC Senior Fellow for Russia Stephen Blank interviewed by NPR
Media Appearances - April 11, 2017
 

AFPC Senior Fellow for Russia Stephen Blank interviewed by NPR 

 
AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff M. Smith cited in India Today
Media Appearances - February 16, 2017
 

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff M. Smith cited in India Today.

 
AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs and Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff Smith quoted on NPR's "All Things Considered"
Media Appearances - October 5, 2016
 

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs and Kraemer Strategy Fellow on NPR's "All Things Considered"

 
AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs, Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff Smith cited in Reuters article
Media Appearances - October 5, 2016
 

 AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs, Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff Smith cited in Reuters article.

 
AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Fellow Jeff M. Smith cited by Rueters
Media Appearances - June 8, 2016
 

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Fellow Jeff M. Smith 

 
AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith cited by the New York Times
Media Appearances - March 11, 2016
 

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith cited by the New York Times

 
AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith testified before U.S.-China Commission regarding China in the Indian Ocean.
Congressional Testimony - March 10, 2016
 

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith testified before U.S.-China Commission regarding China in the Indian Ocean. 

 
AFPC Director of South Asia Programs Jeff Smith interviewed on FOXNews.com regarding the Taliban’s regional ambitions.
Media Appearances - November 3, 2014
 

AFPC Director of South Asia Programs Jeff Smith interviewed on FOXNews.com regarding the Taliban’s regional ambitions.

 

 
Jeff Smith Speaks on National Security at National Defense University
Conferences - April 8, 2014
 

On April 8, the National Defense University (NDU) hosted Director of South Asia Programs Jeff M. Smith for a talk on U.S. national security policy at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies’ annual seminar for Next Generation Leaders. 

 
Watch AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith speak on his recent book, Cold Peace
News - February 25, 2014
 

Watch AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith speak on his recent book, Cold Peace: China-India Rivalry in the 21st Century.

 
Maritime Sovereignty in the East and South China Seas
Congressional Testimony - January 15, 2014
 

On January 15, 2014, AFPC Director for South Asia Programs Jeff M. Smith testified before the U.S. House of Representatives in a joint hearing held by the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific . 

 
AFPC Expert Briefs Hill Staffers on U.S.-India Relations
Other Events - December 21, 2013
 

On December 20, 2013, AFPC Director for South Asia Programs and Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith briefed a group of congressional staff on Capitol Hill regarding U.S.-India relations. The talk was part of a monthly briefing series organized by the Center for Security Policy.         

 
AFPC Hosts Capitol Hill Conference and Dinner With Head of India’s Largest Opposition Party
Other Events - July 24, 2013
 

On July 23, in the United States Capitol’s historic Mansfield Room, AFPC organized a reception and dinner in honor of Mr. Rajnath Singh, the head of India’s largest opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

 
AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff Smith cited in May 16, 2013 edition of TIME Magazine
Media Appearances - May 16, 2013
 

AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff Smith cited in May 16, 2013 edition of TIME Magazine

 
AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff Smith cited in May 16, 2013 edition of TIME Magazine
Media Appearances - May 16, 2013
 

AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff Smith cited in May 16, 2013 edition of TIME Magazine

 
AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed by the Voice of America's Urdu Service regarding the state of U.S.-Pakistan relations.
Media Appearances - June 11, 2012
 

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed by the Voice of America's Urdu Service regarding the state of U.S.-Pakistan relations.

 
AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed by the Voice of America's Urdu Service regarding the state of U.S.-Pakistan relations.
Media Appearances - June 11, 2012
 

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed by the Voice of America's Urdu Service regarding the state of U.S.-Pakistan relations.

 
U.S.-India Missile Defense and Space Cooperation
Other Events - June 4, 2012
 

The AFPC hosted an informative briefing session on 4 June, 2012, on the potential for US-India cooperation in missile defense and space security. The briefing was delivered by prominent expert in the field Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy for the benefit of Congressional Staffers, South Asia experts, AFPC fellows and a representative from NASA. 

 

 
The BBC interviews Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M Smith
Media Appearances - May 24, 2012
 

On May 24, 2012, the BBC interviewed Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith on the case of Dr. Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who assisted the CIA in tracking bin Laden.  The discussion revolved around the fate of Dr. Afridi after his conviction and 33-year sentence in Pakistan, as well as the Obama administration's reaction to the case.

 
Kraemer Strategy Fellow Meets with Experts to Examine Sino-Indian Relations
News - May 7, 2012
 

As part of his ongoing book project on Sino-Indian relations, Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith traveled to India from November 25 to December 3 for interviews and field research.

 
Jeff M. Smith speaks to Capitol Hill National Security Group Lunch
Media Appearances - December 16, 2011
 

On December 16, 2011 Jeff M. Smith gave an address to a National Security Group of Capitol Hill staffers and outside policy experts that meets on Capitol Hill organized by Ed Corrigan, of the Senate Steering Committee and Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy. At the lunch, Smith gave a presentation on the troubled U.S.-Pakistan relationship and the state of future relations.

 
AFPC’s Jeff M. Smith Chairs South Asia Discussion Group
Other Events - October 25, 2011
 

AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith continues to serve as the chairman of the South Asia Discussion Group for the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) organization, a network over 5,000 foreign policy professionals in Washington, DC and New York City.

 
AFPC Receives Grant to Study Sino-Indian Relations
Other Events - September 25, 2011
 

AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith has received funding to produce a major study on Sino-Indian relations to be conducted over the next year.

 
Jeff M Smith interviewed by Voice of America (Urdu Service)
Media Appearances - September 23, 2011
 

On Friday, September 23, Jeff M. Smith was interviewed by the Voice of America's Urdu Service regarding CJCS Admiral Mullen's testimony that the Haqqani network was a "vertiable arm" of Pakistan's intelligence service.

 
Karachi’s Last Mayor Speaks at AFPC Headquarters
Other Events - September 22, 2011
 

On September 21, AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith hosted the last mayor of Pakistan’s largest city and commercial capital, Karachi, at AFPC’s recently remodeled headquarters.

 
AFPC Hosts Indian Opposition Leader in DC
Delegations - June 23, 2011
 

On June 22, AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith hosted Mr. Arun Jaitley, the leader of the opposition in India’s upper house of parliament (Rajya Sabha) for meetings on Capitol Hill.

 
Jeff Smith Interviewed on Morning news with Jimmy Barrett (AUDIO FILE)
Media Appearances - May 4, 2011
 

On May 4, 2011, Jeff M. Smith was interviewed by Jimmy Barrett to discuss the operation that killed Osama bin Laden and U.S.-Pakistan relations

 
Jeff M. Smith speaks to Capitol Hill National Security Group Lunch
Media Appearances - February 11, 2011
 

On February 11, Jeff M. Smith gave an address to a National Security Group that meets weekly on Capitol Hill run by Ed Corrigan, of the Senate Steering Committee and Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy. At the lunch, Jeff M. Smith gave a presentation on U.S.-India military relations and took questions from the audience.

 
Jeff M. Smith gives keynote address to Indian Consulate in New York (VIDEO LINK)
Media Appearances - February 6, 2011
 
 
Jeff M. Smith interviewed by Fox 5 News (VIDEO LINK)
Media Appearances - December 16, 2010
 

On December 16, Jeff M. Smith was interviewed on Fox 5 News regarding President Obama's Afghan war Strategy Review, the death of Amb. Richard Holbrooke, and Pakistan's role in the Afghan war effort.

 
Jeff M. Smith interviewed on The Mark Carbonaro Show (KION 1460 AM)
Media Appearances - November 10, 2010
 

Jeff M. Smith was interviewed on KION 1460 AM (California) to discuss President Obama's three-day trip to India and his support for a permanent seat for India at the UN Security Council.

 
Jeff M. Smith addresses World Affairs Council of Houston
Media Appearances - November 3, 2010
 

On November 3, 2010, Jeff M. Smith gave a lecture to a group of several hundred World Affairs Council members on the topic of U.S.-India relations and India's regional security challenges.

 
Jeff M. Smith speaks about India to National Security Luncheon on Capitol Hill (Video Link)
Media Appearances - July 16, 2010
 

Jeff M. Smith spoke to the National Security Lunch on Capitol Hill, a policy group co-hosted by the president of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, and Ed Corrigan, Executive Director of the Senate Steering Committee.  Jeff addressed the U.S.-India relationship under President Obama and India's national security challenges in the 21st century, including Pakistan, China, and a Maoist insurgency. A video of his speech can be viewed through the link below.

 
Jeff Smith speaks at University of Central Florida
Media Appearances - March 23, 2010
 

On March 23, AFPC Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff Smith spoke at a conference titled "Iraq and Afghanistan in Flux" hosted by the University of Central Florida.

 
Gen. Richard Myers Leads AFPC Delegation to Delhi
Delegations - January 25, 2010
 

An AFPC delegation to India between January 16 and January 24 included AFPC President Herman Pirchner, Jr.; Gen. Richard Myers (ret.), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2001-2005); and Dr. William Schneider, former chairman (2001-2009) and current member of the Department of Defense’s Defense Science Board.

 
Jeff Smith appears on Dawn News TV
Media Appearances - January 22, 2010
 

Jeff Smith appeared on Dawn News' Newseye television program to discuss the U.S. surge in Afghanistan and recent developments in Pakistan.

 
Jeff Smith on FOX News channel
Media Appearances - December 11, 2009
 

Jeff Smith appeared on Fox News' America's Newsroom program to speak about Predator drone strikes in Pakistan.

 
Jeff Smith appears on Dawn News TV
Media Appearances - November 24, 2009
 

Jeff Smith appeared on Dawn News' Newseye program to discuss the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and reports that the U.S. was engaging in direct negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, using Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as intermediaries.

 
Jeff Smith appears on Voice of America Mandarin's Issues and Opinions
Media Appearances - November 24, 2009
 

Jeff Smith appeared on Voice of America Mandarin's Issues and Opinions one-hour program to discuss Sino-Indian tensions and the state visit to the U.S. of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

 
Stephen Yates appears on Fox News
Media Appearances - November 24, 2009
 

Stepehen Yates appeared on Fox News to discuss the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the Obama administration's evolving strategy there.

 
AFPC Research Fellow Fact-Finding Mission to India
Delegations - January 20, 2009
 

From January 5-18, AFPC Research Fellow Jeff M. Smith conducted a fact-finding mission throughout northern India. The trip consisted of a tour through several Indian cities - New Delhi, Agra, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Vrindivan, and Amritsar - to conduct interviews with politicians, academics, and security officials regarding the state of U.S.-Indian relations, the upcoming parliamentary elections, anti-terrorism efforts in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, Kashmir, and India's relations with neighbors such as Pakistan, China, Russia, and Iran.