News, Speeches and Publications
2013-11-13 Sak Sakoda published an article for the Center for Strategis and International Studies Japan Chair Platform entitled Japan and Collective Self-Defense: An American Perspective. The link to this article on the CSIS website can be found here.
2013-11-06 Kara Bue co-authored an article titled Sri Lanka Is Losing the Peace for the Wall Street Journal. The link to this article can be found here.
2013-10-07 Richard Armitage, Chairman of the American Turkish Council, traveled to Turkey for the 25th Annual Chairman's Visit. Mr. Armitage led the ATC delegation for six days, traveling throughout the country.
2013-08-01 Richard Armitage delivered a keynote speech in Brisbane, Australia.
2013-07-25 Sak Sakoda participated in a US National Defense University-Japan National Institute of Defense Studies exchange delegation to Tokyo, Japan.
2013-06-24 Richard Armitage co-chaired a US delegation in Tokyo as part of a joint US-Japan comission focused on the future of the US-Japan Alliance. Armitage International partnerts Randy Schriver and Sak Sakoda also participated with the commission.
2013-06-17 Kara Bue led a team of defense planning experts to Phnom Penh to support the Cambodian Ministry of National Defense's efforts to increase its strategic planning capacity.
2013-06-04 Richard Armitage, Chairman of the American Turkish Council, presided over the ATC's Annual Conference Washington DC. Amb. Armitage introduced the conference's keynote speaker, US Vice President Joe Biden, at the closing dinner. Vice President Biden's remarks can be found here.
2013-05-30 Richard Armitage participated in the 2013 Yomiuri International Forum in Tokyo, Japan. The Forum was entitled Prescription for Stabilizing Asia and the Significance of the Japan-US Alliance. Press coverage following the Forum can be found in the following artcles by The Japan News: Armitage: Alliance Moving in the Right Direction: 2 June 2013; Armitage Concerned Over Historial Remarks: 31 May 2013
2013-05-21 Richard Armitage participated in the 2013 JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS Forum in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
2013-05-20 Sak Sakoda supported Albania's Ministry of Defense and General Staff with their conceptual planning to implement recommendations outlined in the April Strategic Defense Review Report. It was the last scheduled engagement with Albania after the two-year effort in supporting the SDR process and implementation planning. During this last visit to Tirana, Minister Imami awarded Sak with the Defense Minister's Distinguished Service Medal for contributions to the Strategic Defense Review.
2013-05-18 Richard Armitage participated in the US-Japan-India Strategic Dialogue, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Tokyo, Japan.
2013-04-24 Richard Armitage and Randy Schriver traveled to Beijing, China for Strategic Transformations in the Asia-Pacfic Region and US-China New-Type Relations.
2013-04-08 Sak Sakoda led a delegation in support of Albania's Ministry of Defense implementation of Strategic Defense Review recommendations.
2013-03-29 Kara Bue led a team of experts to Siem Reap, Cambodia to support the Ministry of National Defense's defense strategy review.
2013-03-22 Richard Armitage received the Distinguished Graduate Award from his alma mater, the United States Naval Academy. Video from this ceremony can be found here.
2013-02-11 Richard Armitage participated in the inaugural conference hosted by the Council for Arab and International Relations in Kuwait City, Kuwait
2013-01-14 Richard Armitage published an article entitled Hopes for the Abe Administration in The Daily Yomiuri. The article can be found here.
2013-01-14 Richard Armitage, Co-Chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Pacific Forum, gave a speech at the annual Board Meeting in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
2013-01-13 Sak Sakoda led a team to Tirana in support of Albania's Strategic Defense Review, officials at the deputy minister level to discuss support for Albania's Strategic Defense Review.
2012-10-27: Richard Armitage participated in the 9th Annual Nikkei/CSIS Symposium in Tokyo.
2012-10-22: Richard Armitage, along with several former U.S. national security officials, met with political and military leaders in both Tokyo and Beijing on behalf of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. State Department.
2012-10-13: Richard Armitage, Chairman of the American Turkish Council, traveled to Turkey for the 24th Annual Chairman's Visit. Mr. Armitage will lead the ATC delegation for six days, traveling throughout the country. Coverage of Mr. Armitage's visit to Gaziantep University can be found here.
2012-09-26: Richard Armitage gave the keynote address for U.S.-China Relations and the 18th Party Congress: Uncertainty Amidst Political Transition at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The video recording for the event can be found here.
2012-09-24: Richard Armitage gave the keynote address at The Southern Maryland Naval Alliance's 20th Anniversary Dinner in St. Mary's City, Maryland
2012-09-08: As Convener of the Non-Official Group of Friends of Sri Lanka, Richard Armitage, along with Kara Bue, led a six-member delegation to Colombo the week of 3 September to meet with civil society organizations and political parties.
2012-09-03: Sak Sakoda attended the Bled Strategic Forum in Bled, Slovenia.
2012-08-31: Sak Sakoda led a team to Tirana in support of Albania's Strategic Defense Review. Officials at the deputy minister level to discuss support for Albania's Strategic Defense Review.
2012-08-15: Richard Armitage and Dr. Joseph Nye released The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Anchoring Stability in Asia report through the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The report's study group included Armitage International partners Kara Bue, Sak Sakoda, and Randy Schriver. Video recording for the release can be found here.
2012-08-14: Kara Bue participated in a week-long seminar in August on “Civil-Military Relations and Strategic Opportunities” at the National Academy for Political and Strategic Studies in Santiago, Chile.
2012-07-23: Op-Ed in the Daily Yomiuri by Richard Armitage Pivot to Asia Back to the Future
2012-07-14: Kara Bue traveled to Honduras in July to teach a five-day course on “Strategic Opportunities in National Security” for an interagency group of Honduran officials at the National Defense College in Tegucigalpa.
2012-06-11: Richard Armitage, Chair of the American Turkish Council, introduces Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta at the 31st Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkish Relations. Video of Ambassador Armitage's speech can be found here. Video of Secretary Panetta's speech can be found here.
2012-05-31: Sak Sakoda returned from leading a delegation to Ulaanbaatar to support defense reform efforts with the Ministry of Defense.
2012-04-23: Richard Armitage met with a visiting delegation of Japanese Diet Members led by former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku. The group met to discuss the U.S. - Japan security and economic relationships.
2012-04-11: Richard Armitage traveled to Carlisle, PA to deliver the keynote address of the 2012 US Army War College Strategy Conference. Click Here for a video of his remarks entitled "America's Role in a 21st Century World."
2012-03-27: Richard Armitage and Randy Schriver led a delegation from the Project2049 Institute to Taipei where they met with President Ma and other high level government officials to discuss US-Taiwan relations and regional affairs.
2012-03-10: Sak Sakoda led a delegation to Tirana, Albania and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to continue work on defesne institution building.
2012-03-02: Richard Armitage returned from a trip to Tokyo, Japan and New Delhi, India. He delivered remarks at the 10th Anniversary event for the US-Japan LINK in Tokyo and continued on to New Delhi where he represented the U.S. delegation at the U.S.-Japan-India Strategic Dialogue hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
2012-02-06: Richard Armitage delivered a speech at Whittier College entitled "Lessons from the Gridiron for a Career in Public Service."
2011-12-12: Richard Armitage appeared on Al Jazeera English to discuss U.S.-Iraqi relations. Click here for the clip.
2011-11-11: Sak Sakoda led a team to Tirana for continued support of Albania's Strategic Defense Review.
2011-11-11: Richard Armitage traveled to Oslo to participate in a Ministry of Foreign Affairs sponsored panel discussion on Norwegian peace efforts in Sri Lanka. A copy of his remarks can be found here.
2011-11-08: Richard Armitage traveled to Tokyo to participate in the 8th CSIS / Nikkei Symposum. This years symposium focused on the Great East Japan Earthquake, Operation Tomodachi and the U.S.-Japan Alliance.
2011-11-03: Kara Bue participated in the U.S.-Peru Defense Bilateral Working Group meeting in Lima.
2011-10-31: Richard Armitage, Chair of the American Turkish Council, introduces Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 30th Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkish Relations. Secretary Clinton's remarks can be found here.
2011-10-29: Kara Bue led a delegation of maritime security experts to Sihanoukville, Cambodia to support Cambodian efforts to develop a national maritime security strategy.
2011-11-28: Sak Sakoda led a team to Ulaanbaatar for continued work with Mongolia's Ministry of Defense on defense reform.
2011-10-27: Richard Armitage delivered the keynote speech at the 3rd Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum in Tokyo sponsored by the Sasakwa Peace Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. An NHK World broadcast can be found here.
2011-09-06: Op-Ed in The Daily Yomiuri by Richard Armitage: Time for leadership and action in Japan politics.
2011-08: Randy Schriver named Policy Director for the Jon Huntsman for President Campaign (2011-12)
2011-07-25: Op-Ed in the Washington times by Randy Schriver: Bound to fail; U.S. military ties with China work
2011-07-21: Richard Armitage attended the 2011 South Asian Diaspora Convention in Singapore and spoke on U.S./South Asian Relations.
2011-07-19: Richard Armitage ended six days in Turkey where he led a delegation in his capacity as Chairman of the American Turkish Council (ATC.)
2011-06-06: Richard Armitage was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen as an Honorary Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of his services to New Zealand - United States of America relations.
2011-06-04: Randy Schriver and Sak Sakoda departed Ulaanbaatar after assisting in the Mongolian MoD's continued reform efforts.
2011-05-29: Op-Ed in The Daily Yomiuri by Richard Armitage entitled "Resist the temptation to look inward."
2011-05-29: Kara Bue returned from Lima, Peru where she lead a delegation to discuss defense institution building with Ministry of Defense officials.
2011-05-04: Richard Armitage shares his views on the killing of Osama bin Laden with ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) News
2011-05-01: Kara Bue returned from a week-long visit to Phnom-Penh, Cambodia where she met with officials within the Ministry of National Defense and the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces as part of a defense security cooperation assessment.
2011-04-30: Richard Armitage returned from the 1st annual JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS forum in Seoul. Click here for press coverage
2011-04-13: Sak Sakoda returned from a week in Tokyo where he met with GOJ officials to coordinate a US-Japan peacekeeping program.
2011-04-01: Sak Sakoda led a delegation to Ulaanbaatar to continue discussions on defense institution building in Mongolia.
2011-04-01: Richard Armitage and Randy Schriver returned from leading a five day delegation to Taipei. Press coverage of their trip can be found by clicking here.
2011-02-25: Sak Sakoda returned from five days in Tirana, Albania where he met with key members of Albania's security officials at the deputy minister level to discuss support for Albania's Strategic Defense Review.
2011-02-17: Project 2049's Central Asia Study Group releases "Strengthening Fragile Partnerships: The Future of U.S.-Central Asia Relations" authored by Evan Feigenbaum. Richard Armitage chaired the study group of which Kara Bue was a member. Click here for the full report.
2011-02-04: Richard Armitage traveled to Oslo, Norway to speak at the Oslo Energy Forum 2011. He delivered a speech entitled "Has the Era of US Power Come to a Close?"
2011-01-28: Sak Sakoda and Randy Schriver returned to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to continue the assistance to the Mongolian MoD in their reform efforts.
2011-01-22: Richard Armitage and Kara Bue returned from a week long trip to Colombo, Sri Lanka with the Non-Official Group of Friends of Sri Lanka.
2010-11-29: Richard Armitage and Sandy Berger chair the Independant Task Force Report on U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan; click here for the full text on the Council on Foreign Relation's website.
2010-11-21: Sak Sakoda led a civilian team on to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to assist their MOD in defense reform and modernization. Randy Schriver also participated as an instructor in the training.
2010-11-04: Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R.Nicholas Burns in The Wall Street Journal: A To-Do List for Obama in India
2010-10-25: Richard Armitage in the Yomiuri Shimbun: Japan Should Maintain Fortitude in Roiling Waters
2010-10-21: CNAS Releases: Natural Allies: A Blueprint for the Future of U.S.-India Relations; authored by former Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns and CNAS Senior Fellow Richard Fontaine
2010-10-13: Richard Armitage Appointed Honorary Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
2010-09-02: NPR series on the USS Kirk and its role in the final days of the Vietnam War. Rich Armitage recounts his experience in the third installment: "At War's End, U.S. Ship Rescued South Vietnam's Navy"
2010-08-09: Richard Armitage on Charlie Rose
2006-06-13: Richard Armitage on Charlie Rose
2006-05-09: Ms. Bue named to Board of Directors of
Freedom Fields USA
2006-03-23: Armitage on Asia from The Oriental Economist
2006-01-01: Armitage On Iraq: Applying History's Lessons from the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
2005-09-01: The Summit that Wasn't by Mr. Schriver
2005-07-12: Former US diplomat meets nation's leaders