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War on the Rocks podcast: Ask Me No Questions, and I'll Tell You No Lies

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Jul 29, 2019

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.

Exec. Director Will Inboden and Academic Board member Peter Feaver coauthor defense of President George W. Bush's impact on the international order and American power

Jul 26, 2019

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. 

Spring 2019 Newsletter

May 30, 2019

Here's what happened at the Clements Center this semester! If you would like to subscribe to our Events or Newsletter email list, please sign up here

Horns of a Dilemma: Liberalism, War, and the Invention of “National Security”

May 23, 2019

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. 

Horns of a Dilemma: A Little-Known CIA Operation in Poland

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May 08, 2019

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.