This episode of Horns of a Dilemma features a panel discussion on prospects for civil-military relations in the Joe Biden administration. The discussion brings a wealth of knowledge on civil-military issues, as well as a wealth of experience in administering defense programs. The conversation covers a broad range of topics ranging from the challenges that stemmed from the Donald Trump administration, challenges associated with the presidential transition, as well as what the enduring impacts of the current administration will be on civil-military ties.
The discussion is moderated by Jim Golby, senior fellow at the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and features Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy at Duke University, Lt. Gen (ret.) Dave Barno, professor at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies , and Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
Jim Golby, one of our faculty fellows, has co-authored an article with Kori Schake in Defense One on civil-military relations. "The Military Won’t Save Us – and You Shouldn’t Want Them To" adds to the ongoing discussion over constitutional and military protocols in regard to presidential succession.
The United States faces a unique confluence of crises right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented economic and social impact on society, and has caused many people to reconceptualize what “national security” means. At the same time, the nation finds itself convulsed by issues of racial injustice and the response to issues in our criminal justice system. This likewise causes a reconceptualization of what it means to be secure, and raises questions about the role of the military and security forces in the United States.
In this episode Doyle Hodges, the executive editor of the Texas National Security Review, sits down with a panel of policymakers and academics to discuss how academics and those who study questions of war and peace broadly defined, can best influence and help as the United States works its way forward during these parallel crises. The panel features Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Jim Goldgeier, the Robert Bosch senior visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and professor of international relations at American University, and Derek Chollet, the executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund.
Is a major war coming? War on the Rocks Editor-in-Chief Ryan Evans sat down with Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden, Colin Kahl, Kori Schake, Hal Brands and Frank Gavin to discuss whether major inter-state war is likely in the next several years.
Executive Director William Inboden and Academic Board members Peter Feaver and Kori Schake offer foreign policy advice to President Obama in their latest Shadow Government blog post titled "The Wonkiest Yard."
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