On February 22, 2012, Farid Ghadry, co-founder of The Reform Party of Syria, briefed JINSA members via conference call on the situation in Syria. Mr. Ghadry discussed a post-Assad Syria including the role of Islamists in the civil war, prospects for sectarian violence, and anticipated changes in Syrian foreign policy.
On December 21, 2011, Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, USAF (ret.), former Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces Korea, briefed JINSA leaders via conference call on the theater and regional implications of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's death.
On April 1, Award-winning investigative journalist Claudia Rosett briefed a private audience of JINSA members via conference call on the situation in Libya and U.S. policy. Rosett, Journalist-in-Residence with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, has been covering Libya and the Gaddafi regime for more than two decades. Follow the link below to listen to the call.
Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, USAF (ret.), former Deputy Commander of U.S. Forces Korea, briefed JINSA members via conference call on the current, volatile situation on the Korean Peninsula on December 10, 2010.
JINSA members participated Tuesday July 21, 2009 in a conference call with Ambassador Roberto Flores of Honduras. Considered the "former ambassador" by the State Department (the United States does not recognize the current Honduran government), Amb. Flores discussed the antecedents to the June ouster of then-President Zelaya, including Zelaya's determination to hold a referendum declared illegal by the Honduran Supreme Court.
In a conference call May 20 with JINSA leaders, Ambassador John Bolton discussed the meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu this past Monday and the issue of Iran. Bolton, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, served in government most recently as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2005-2006 and was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 2001-2005.