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Senior Fellow Jim Golby publishes op-ed on Biden's Secretary of Defense in New York Times

Dec 07, 2020

In "Sorry, Gen. Lloyd Austin. A Recently Retired General Should Not Be Secretary of Defense." published in the New York Times, Clements Center Senior Fellow Jim Golby argues that after a tumultuous four years, we need civilian leadership and a return to normalcy.

H.R. McMaster on Hubris, Empathy, and National Security

Dec 04, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) H.R. McMaster, author of the new book Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World, discusses his theories of strategic empathy and the security processes that he implemented in the Trump administration, and examines the threats posed by Russia, China, and a myriad of other actors around the world.

This wide-ranging discussion is moderated by Jim Golby, senior fellow at the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Peter Feaver and Jim Golby publish "The Myth of ‘War Weary’ Americans" in the Wall Street Journal

Dec 02, 2020

Jim Golby, Clements Center Senior Fellow, and Peter Feaver, Clements Center Academic Board of Reference member and Duke University Professor, survey the American public on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and analyze the results in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

Jim Golby publishes "Trump Makes a Bad Situation Worse in Afghanistan" in the Atlantic

Nov 30, 2020

Senior Fellow Jim Golby examines President Trump's decision to reduce U.S. troops in Afghanistan and considers the consequences. 

Biden, Trump, and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

Oct 19, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Will Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, sits down with Jim Golby, senior fellow at the Clements Center, to discuss the similarities and differences in foreign policy between a second Trump administration or a Biden administration. Their conversation covers a variety of foreign policy topics as well as discovering differences in process, personality, and procedure between the two potential administrations.