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- Ivo Daalder U.S. Ambassador to NATO, former senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, former director for European Affairs for the National Security Council, and author of "Beyond Preemption: Force and Legitimacy in a Changed World".
- Tod Lindberg Editor of "Policy Review;" research fellow at the Hoover Institution; author, "The Political Teachings of Jesus."
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