June 07, 2019

Dr. John A. Gans, Jr., on "White House Warriors" and the National Security Council

By Jim Townsend, Carisa Nietsche and Dr. John A. Gans, Jr.

Dr. John A. Gans, Jr., joins Jim Townsend and Carisa Nietsche to discuss his recent book "White House Warriors: How the National Security Council has Transformed the American Way of War." Dr. Gans discusses his experiences both researching and interacting with the NSC, its staff, and its wider impact as a ‘wartime’ NSC since 9/11. We conclude with a discussion about the concept of the NSC as an honest broker and whether it functions more effectively as an instrument of presidential administrations or as a mediator between the White House and other institutions that shape U.S. national security.

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    Vladimir Milov on Russian Politics

    Vladimir Milov, Russian politician and former Visiting Scholar with the Carnegie Endowment, joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss Russian opposition politics...

    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Vladimir Milov

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    • December 20, 2019
    Kathleen McInnis Discusses "The Heart of War"

    Kathleen McInnis, International Security Analyst for the Congressional Research Service, joins Carisa Nietsche and Jim Townsend to discuss her book, “The Heart of War: Misadve...

    By Carisa Nietsche, Jim Townsend & Kathleen McInnis

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    • December 13, 2019
    Matti Anttonen on Arctic Security

    Matti Anttonen, State Secretary of Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend for a conversation about Arctic security, Finland’s fore...

    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Matti Anttonen

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    • December 6, 2019
    Celeste Wallander on Ukraine

    Celeste Wallander, President and CEO of the U.S. Russia Foundation, joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss Russian operations in Ukraine and the U.S. response...

    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Celeste Wallander

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