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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    Discussing Turkey’s Offensive Against the Kurds in Syria with Nick Heras

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  • Podcast
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    The Transatlantic Alliance at 70 with NATO's Camille Grand

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    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Camille Grand

  • Commentary
    • Georgetown Journal of International Affairs​
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    From Hungary to Turkey, strong, democratically-elected parties have used their control over the legislature to change their constitutions and other rules of the game in ways t...

    By Carisa Nietsche

  • Commentary
    • The National Interest
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    Why Europe Won't Combat Huawei's Trojan Tech

    The United States has been unsuccessful at getting European countries to ban Huawei from building their fifth-generation wireless (5G) networks. It’s not for a lack of trying....

    By Carisa Nietsche & Bolton Smith

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