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Podcast: We Need a Renaissance in Deterrence Policy

Eric welcomes Franklin C. Miller, a Principal at the Scowcroft Group and long time public servant at the Department of State, Defense and the White House with deep expertise on nuclear strategy, escalation dynamics and deterrence.


Did America Get China Wrong? (with Professor Aaron Friedberg)

Eric and Eliot host long-time friend and colleague Professor Aaron Friedberg of Princeton to discuss Aaron’s new book Getting China Wrong. They cover why we have persistently underestimated China’s rise as a revisionist power, the failures of the West’s “engagement” strategy, the elements of a different approach to China, dividing Russia and China, and the sorry state of academic political science.


The Security Hooligans Take the NATO Madrid Summit

The hooligans talk major takeaways from the spicy Summit in Madrid and if the new Strategic Concept delivered on its promise to guide NATO through unprecedented security challenges. That and more with inputs from Dr. Katherine Elgin, Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and Savanah Lane, Executive Director at the Turkish Heritage Organization hosted by Roger Hilton of GLOBSEC.


Wearing Russian Sanctions like a Badge of Honor

Eric and Eliot return with special guest David Kramer, the Managing Director of Global Policy at the George W. Bush Institute and former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and who incidentally has just been sanctioned by the Russian government (wear it as a badge of honor David!). They discuss the status of the war in Ukraine, the nature of the Russian regime, the prospects for change in Russia, the economic state of the war, and much more.