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Richard Perle

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Richard Perle is Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington DC (1987-) where he had directed its commission on Future Defenses. He is a leading authority on national security, military requirements, arms proliferation and defense, and regional conflicts.

Previously he served as Chairman of the Defense Policy Board (2001-2003); Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (1981-87); and served on the US Senate Staff (1960-1980). He has a B.A. in International Politics, University of Southern California (1964); a M.A Politics, Princeton University (1967); Honours Examinations, London School of Economics (1962-63) and Fellowships: Princeton University; Ford Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies.

Mr. Perle writes frequently for the op-ed pages of the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph (London), Jerusalem Post and other publications. He appears on radio and television on matters of security and foreign policy. He is the co- author of An End to Evil and author of Hard Line, a political novel.

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New Start: What Would Reagan Do?

by Edwin Meese III, Richard Perlevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 2, 2010

The late president would never have supported a treaty undermining U.S. missile defenses...

Getting to Zero: Part 1

with Philip Zelikow, George P. Shultz, Richard Perle, Henry A. Kissinger, Thomas Graham, Vladimir Dvorkin, Sergio Duarte, Graham Allisonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Getting to Zero: Part 1, the sixth session from the Hoover Institution's Reykjavik Revisited: Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons featuring all participants. (57:11)

Getting to Zero: Part 2

with Philip Zelikow, George P. Shultz, Richard Perle, Henry A. Kissinger, Thomas Graham, Vladimir Dvorkin, Sergio Duarte, Graham Allisonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Getting to Zero: Part 2, the sixth session from the Hoover Institution's Reykjavik Revisited: Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons featuring all participants. (1:14:39)