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January 2011
American Hispanic Leaders Trip to Israel
National Security Roundtable
First NY Cabinet Meeting of 2011
Global Briefing
Bret Stephens on Economic Chaos and the Decline of Western Power

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2010 Annual Report

American Hispanic Leaders Return from JINSA Trip to Israel

Peres and MontyJINSA brought a delegation of American Hispanic leaders to Israel where they met with a wide range of Israeli government officials - including President Shimon Peres - leading academics and journalists during a week-long visit, Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, 2011.

Click here to read more about this trip and view a photo gallery from the trip.

Click here to read an op-ed by trip participant California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, that appeared in

JINSA Hosts Fifth National Security Roundtable

On January 25, JINSA's hosted its fifth National Security Roundtable with Major General Bennet Sacolick, USA, Commanding General of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg.

Click here to read more.

JINSA's New York Cabinet Hosts First Luncheon of 2011

On January 18, JINSA's New York Cabinet hosted its first luncheon of 2011 featuring Assistant Director Doron Tenne of the Israel Security Agency (ISA). The ISA, officially known by the acronym Shabak and commonly known as the Shin Bet is Israel's internal security service. It is one of three principal organizations of the Israeli intelligence community, alongside Aman (the military intelligence of the IDF) and the Mossad.

Mr. Tenne is a former operational division leader for the Shin Bet. His other roles at the Shin Bet have included its section chief for intelligence collection, and a senior member of its board. Currently, he serves as the liason between the FBI and the Shin Bet. At the briefing, Mr. Tenne discussed "Trends and Challenges in the West Bank and Gaza."

To find out more about the New York Cabinet, click here.

The Kim Dynasty in North Korea

Kim Jong IlIn the latest JINSA Global Briefing, Jun Isomura, a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, analyzes North Korea's "Kim Dynasty" as Kim Jong Il, son of founder Kim Il Sung, anoints his own son as the country's next leader even as his military launches provocative attacks on South Korea. But, Isomura contends, it is not the attention of Seoul or even Washington for which Kim strives - it is that of Beijing.

Click here to read the full Global Briefing.

Economic Chaos and the Decline of Western Power

Bret StephensIn his Nov. 16 speech to the JINSA Board of Directors, Bret Stephens, Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explained that the West is in a period of retreat that appears to have two main interrelated components - one is financial and the other is the profound effect America's flawed thinking about the world has had on the pursuit of policy.

Click here to read the full speech.

Click here for a full list of Fall 2010 Board
Meeting speakers.