Media Coverage Archive

  • Oct 03, 2013
    Oct 03, 2013

    PODGORICA -- Montenegro is the number one candidate for membership in NATO, U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar said as he met with Milo Đukanović, the Montenegrin government announced. Lugar is in Montenegro at the invitation of the U.S.-Montenegro Business Council, and of the main investor in the new project at Zavala in Budva.

  • Sep 25, 2013
    Sep 25, 2013

    Richard Lugar and Lee Hamilton are featured speakers during a University of Indianapolis leadership symposium next month. Lugar, the former chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee and a UIndy distinguished professor, and Hamilton, a former U.S. representative and director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University, kick off the inaugural Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership with a panel discussion on Syria, 6 p.m. Oct. 8.

  • Sep 16, 2013
    Sep 16, 2013

    Lee Hamilton and Richard Lugar were foreign policy leaders during their decades in Congress. Neither gave up his passion - nor his voice - after leaving Capitol Hill. The alleged use of sarin gas by Syria's government against its citizens - and President Barack Obama's threat of U.S. military retaliation - have had Hamilton and Lugar talking and writing a lot lately

  • Sep 14, 2013
    Sep 14, 2013

    In 2012, when Russia pulled out of a programme set up 20 years ago to help the former Soviet Union get rid of weapons of mass destruction, Richard Lugar, who as a senator had been one of the creators of the programme, suggested that the two countries could impose control over Syrian chemical weapons. The Russians buried the idea, arguing that the Syrian government needed no oversight. But it resurfaced last May when Mr Kerry brought it up on a visit to Moscow. It was fleshed out at a one-on-one meeting between Mr Obama and Mr Putin at the G20 summit in St Petersburg.

  • Sep 13, 2013
    Sep 13, 2013

    Former Indiana Republican Sen. Richard Lugar, a leading advocate for disarmament, credits Obama for calling for the military strike which he said may have pressured Syria and its ally, Russia, to seek a deal. Lugar called for a similar proposal last August in Moscow, arguing that Russia and the U.S. ought to cooperate in an effort to contain a chemical weapons arsenal that he believes poses a threat to the region and both countries.

  • Sep 13, 2013
    Sep 13, 2013

    Richard Lugar, president of The Lugar Center, proposed the U.S. and Russia to get rid of Syria's weapons last year.

  • Sep 13, 2013
    Sep 13, 2013

    One of the creators of the program that has helped Russia dismantle its weapons of mass destruction says the mechanics of destroying Syria's chemical weapons may be easier and quicker than some officials and experts think

  • Sep 13, 2013
    Sep 13, 2013

    Former Sen. Dick Lugar, co-author of the post-Cold War arms reduction agreement–the Nunn-Lugar Act–believes the United States should be tapped to go in and help remove Syria’s chemical weapons.“We’re prepared in the United States to do the job,” he told Andrea Mitchell Friday. “We’ve got mobile equipment that can move out and that can destroy as much as 25 tons of chemical weapons a day on sight.”

  • Sep 10, 2013
    Sep 10, 2013

    MOSCOW — Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Indiana Republican who has been a leading proponent of joint efforts by the United States and Russia to reduce their arsenals of nuclear and chemical weapons, urged on Tuesday that the two countries team up to eliminate the stockpile of chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Sep 10, 2013
    Sep 10, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS - Call it "portable terror." That is the dynamic facing Presidents Obama and Putin when it comes to the Syrian chemical arsenal that is under duress from civil war factions that includes al Qaeda. Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar framed the national security debate as Obama considers a military strike and will address the nation at 9 tonight.

  • Sep 09, 2013
    Sep 09, 2013
  • Sep 03, 2013
    Sep 03, 2013
  • Sep 03, 2013
    Sep 03, 2013

    Former Indiana Republican Sen. Dick Lugar had harsh words for those in his party — including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul — who oppose a military strike in Syria, insisting that history would judge them poorly for casting such a vote.“The American public…is going to support people who were solid at the time rather than random outliers who are trying to at least capitalize on the situation,” said Lugar in an interview for Post TV’s “In Play” show.

  • Aug 27, 2013
    Aug 27, 2013

    Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., was greeted warmly Tuesday at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy - with Baker himself in the audience as Lugar discussed unrest in Syria.

  • Aug 22, 2013
    Aug 22, 2013
  • Aug 08, 2013
    Aug 08, 2013

    The current rift between Russia and the United States is “primarily a Putin problem,” former Sen. Richard Lugar said of the Russian president.

  • Aug 08, 2013
    Aug 08, 2013

    President Barack Obama is awarding former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar the nation’s highest civilian honor.

  • Aug 08, 2013
    Aug 08, 2013

    Former Sen. Richard Lugar said Thursday that despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s defiance of the U.S. over Edward Snowden, the upcoming 2014 Olympics will be an opportunity for improved relations.

  • Jul 30, 2013
    Jul 30, 2013

    Richard Lugar, the two-time chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, returned to his old haunts in mid-June to celebrate a new initiative to connect the worlds of Capitol Hill and Embassy Row.

  • Jul 26, 2013
    Jul 26, 2013

    Senator Lugar is interviewed by Al Jazeera news network regarding the National Security Agency.

  • Jul 25, 2013
    German Marshall Fund, Jul 25, 2013
  • Jul 17, 2013
    Jul 17, 2013

    Senator Lugar addresses the Edward Snowden case on Al Jazeera.

  • Jun 24, 2013
    Jun 24, 2013

    Lugar spoke to Global Security Newswire following the Obama camp’s revelation that some -- though not all -- U.S. efforts to secure nuclear weapons and related materials in Russia would continue following the expiration of a broader, 20-year-old agreement that he and former Senator Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) helped forge.

  • Jun 17, 2013
    Jun 17, 2013

    President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin said they would sign an agreement on securing and destroying nuclear material to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, replacing a 1992 deal that expired on Monday.

  • Jun 12, 2013
    Jun 12, 2013

    "People are coming to the conclusion that not only is genetically modified safe, but it's absolutely essential if you're going to get the yields required to feed countries or feed the world. But it's a big argument and one in which I've been engaged and hopefully will be more successful."

  • Jun 10, 2013
    Jun 10, 2013

    Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta and former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak were in Monterey for the final lecture in this year's series sponsored by The Panetta Institute for Foreign Policy at CSU Monterey Bay.

  • Jun 05, 2013
    Jun 05, 2013

    There is strong bipartisan agreement that our foreign assistance tools are critical to protecting our national security and advancing our interests in the world. The recommendations in this report build on the great work done over the past decade to make these programs even more effective in meeting the challenges we face in the world today .

  • May 30, 2013
    May 30, 2013

    Since the Cold War ended, many people have made commendable efforts to ensure that the nuclear, chemical and biological weapons that proliferated during the 20th century won't be used. We ought to thank those people.

  • May 29, 2013
    May 29, 2013

    The strengthening of Azerbaijan as an energy exporter impacts European security, former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar said at the final session of the Azerbaijani-American Forum "Vision for the future", which is taking place in Baku.

  • May 22, 2013
    Neil Brown and Marik String, May 22, 2013
  • May 22, 2013
    May 22, 2013

    The future of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime and diplomatic resolutions for the crisis on the Korean Peninsula were the focus of the third annual JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS forum yesterday. Richard G. Lugar, former chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, delivered a keynote address at the meeting, known for the so-called “Nunn-Lugar Program” that effectively deactivated more than 7,500 nuclear warheads remaining in the former Soviet Union countries.

  • May 08, 2013
    May 08, 2013

    Since leaving the Senate, the former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has traveled on a nuclear-powered warship to the South China Sea; founded The Lugar Center to continue his work on weapons nonproliferation and global food security; signed on with the German Marshall Fund to head an institute devoted to diplomacy; and joined the faculty of three universities.

  • May 04, 2013
    May 04, 2013

    Former Senator Richard Lugar discusses the conflict in Syria and diplomacy in North Korea.

  • Apr 22, 2013
    Apr 22, 2013

    Transparency International-USA (TI-USA) today announced that Former Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN) is to receive this year’s TI-USA Integrity Award in recognition of his career as a strong proponent of transparency and accountability and sustained leadership on reforms to reduce corruption in the U.S. and internationally

  • Apr 17, 2013
    Apr 17, 2013

    Nearly 60 years after Queen Elizabeth helped inspire a young Rhodes scholar named Dick Lugar to get involved in global issues, the queen bestowed on the Indiana Republican one of the highest honors the British can confer.

  • Feb 13, 2013
    Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, Feb 13, 2013
  • Jan 30, 2013
    Jan 30, 2013

    Richard Lugar takes a seat at a well-worn circular conference table. In an office filled with shiny, new fixtures, it's a notable relic from his 36-year career in the Senate.