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How an Obscure National Security Council Staffer Changed the Balkans

Jan 24, 2020

John Gans, director of communications and research at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, gives a talk at the University of Texas at Austin to discusses his book, White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War. In this talk, Gans focuses on the career and the accomplishments of a single NSC staffer, who ultimately perished during his duties in Bosnia. He uses the story of Nelson Drew as a way to illustrate both the power and the process that exists within the NSC. 

Postdoctoral fellow deRaismes Combes contributes essay to the H-Diplo Roundtable on Teaching the American Empire Debate

Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Combes joins fellow experts in deliberating the pedagogy on the American Empire Debate for this H-Diplo Teaching Roundtable.

Executive Director Will Inboden's full testimony for the U.S. Helsinki Commission's 01/22/2020 Field Hearing at UTA

Jan 22, 2020

Dr. Inboden gave testimony on “AI, UAVs, Hypersonics and Autonomous Systems: Emerging Technologies and Euro-Atlantic Security” before three members of the U.S. Congress at the University of Texas at Arlington. Read his full testimony below and watch the full hearing here.


Brexit: Causes and Consequences Podcast

Jan 17, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Amanda Sloat, a Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, talks about Brexit. Sloat details the path of how Britain got to this point, as well as the number of efforts on the part of Theresa May and Boris Johnson to find a solution that would be amenable both to the British Parliament and to the European Union. Her insights help to understand both the long-term implications of Brexit, as well as the substantial challenges that are posed by the implementation of this agreement. 

Will Inboden to testify before The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Jan 14, 2020

WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, today announced a field hearing to be held in Dallas, TX to examine the nature and impact of accelerating technological change on transatlantic security, as well as the potential for international engagement to manage the instability these changes may generate.