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.

  • Podcast
    • 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

  • Commentary
    • Foreign Policy
    • December 5, 2019
    NATO Is Struggling Under Trans-Atlantic Tensions

    NATO leaders gathered in London this week for a brief summit marking the alliance’s 70th anniversary. The trans-Atlantic community looked on with trepidation—not because there...

    By Jim Townsend & Andrea Kendall-Taylor

  • Video
    • December 3, 2019
    Trump attends NATO summit day one

    As President Trump meets with NATO allies in London, Andrea Kendall-Taylor appears on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss. Watch the full conversation on MSNBC....

    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor

  • Podcast
    • December 2, 2019
    Josh Shifrinson and Jim Goldgeier Discuss NATO Expansion

    Jim Goldgeier, Professor of International Relations at American University, and Josh Shifrinson, Professor of International Relations at Boston University, join Andrea Kendall...

    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, James Goldgeier & Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson

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