Recorded at the 2019 Clements Center Summer Seminar, Alexandra Evans, Jim Goldgeier, Tanvi Madan, Doyle Hodges, and Ryan Evans field questions on international security from the junior scholars in attendance that they considered oft-ignored or ill-explored.
Dr. Inboden and Dr. Feaver respond to Fareed Zakaria’s recent article in Foreign Affairs, which is critical of the Bush's foreign policy record.
Throughout history, how have Americans thought about their own self-defense? Have they always thought about it like they do today — as expansive, global, and ideological? Andrew Preston discusses these questions by looking at the history of the idea of national security and how it is different today than in the past, the topic of his current book project.
Clements Center and ISP Fellow Paul Pope sits down with and Seth Jones of the Center for Strategic & International Studies to talk about his latest book, A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland. They discuss Reagan’s approach to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and how the CIA aided Poland’s opposition movement by helping it to run an underground media campaign, which, ultimately, helped it survive the onslaught from the regime. Pope and Jones also discuss the conditions that set up covert action for success. Here’s a hint: Don’t try to bake the whole cake.
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