In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Will Inboden sits down with Professor Paul Pope and Dr. Kiril Avramov of the Intelligence Studies Project and Dr. Calder Walton, assistant director of the Applied History Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, to discuss the history of influence operations and active measures by the Soviet Union and Russia. Their wide-ranging discussion covers everything from Soviet active measures in Chile, to the theory of reflexive control that governed the Soviet strategy of conducting influence operations, to the response in the United States to Operation JADE HELM, Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the role of social media in advancing political warfare goals. Join us for a fascinating conversation about history that has urgent implications for today.
In their latest article for FP's "Elephants in the Room", Inboden and Feaver argue that foreign policy realists have failed to properly account for the costs of U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria.
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, William Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center for National Security, and Robert Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, sit down with Texas congressman Mac Thornberry for a wide-ranging discussion on defense policy. Congressman Thornberry is a ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he served as chairman from 2015 to 2019. This talk took place at the University of Texas at Austin and was sponsored by the Clements Center and the Strauss Center.
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