Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick joined former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management Joan Dempsey and The New Yorker Executive Editor and Author David Rohde on September 16 for a virtual meeting on “Trust and Distrust in the American Political System” hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. Panelists discuss the intersection of U.S. politics and the theory of the “deep state,” including the devolution of public trust in government agencies and what effect this has, how to combat public distrust, and the role and responsibility of U.S. government agencies throughout history. Rand Corporation Senior Researcher Linda Robinson moderated.
Johns Hopkins University Press releases a timely and poignant collection of essays, including a co-authored chapter by Clements Center Director Will Inboden, on Covid-19 and World Order.
Clements Center Predoctoral Fellow Peter Slezkine publishes review of Michael Kimmage’s Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy combined with a broader reflection on the history of US leadership in "The Case for Questioning U.S. Leadership" in National Interest.
In Financial Times "China’s great power play puts Asia on edge" authored by James Kynge in Hong Kong, Kathrin Hille in Taipei, Christian Shepherd in Beijing and Amy Kazmin in New Delhi, Clements Center Faculty Fellow Sheena Greitens notes that “China’s foreign policy is increasingly a reflection of the attempt to seek regime security . . . at home.”
If you think of the 1990s, you may think of the “The Simpsons,” Nirvana, or “Seinfeld.” But if you’re a security or policy wonk, one of the things you’re going to remember about the decade is a military response option that seemed to be one of the first things officials considered for almost any dilemma — the no fly zone. What are no fly zones? What are the politics and prospects of no-fly zones?
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Doyle Hodges, executive editor of the Texas National Security Review, sits down with Stephen Wrage, professor at the Naval Academy, and Lt. Col. (ret.) Scott Cooper, to discuss their book, No Fly Zones and Internal Security: Politics and Strategy.
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