June 29, 2018

Stories from the Backchannel

By Ilan Goldenberg and Victoria Nuland

Stories from the Backchannel is a new CNAS podcast program that examines the stories behind some of America's most important national security moments. Hosted by CNAS Middle East Program Director, Ilan Goldenberg, the podcast invites listeners into the room as government officials, and world leaders put aside niceties in favor of candid discussions, and hard-nosed negotiations. In our first episode,Unavoidable Russia, CNAS CEO Victoria Nuland recounts her time as one of America's leading diplomats on Russia.

Each story is told from the perspective of officials who were part of some of our nation's most captivating and historic moments.

  • Podcast
    • September 11, 2020
    Looking Back At 9/11, Nineteen Years Later

    Today, we reflect back on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, 19 years ago. Nearly 3000 people died when hijacked passenger jets slammed into the World Trade Center and ...

    By Ilan Goldenberg

  • Reports
    • September 2, 2020
    Toward a More Proliferated World?

    U.S. policy must adapt unless Washington wants to be faced with a more proliferated world in the future....

    By Eric Brewer, Ilan Goldenberg, Joseph Rodgers, Maxwell Simon & Kaleigh Thomas

  • Commentary
    • August 26, 2020
    Sharper: The Future of U.S. Sanctions Policy

    Sanctions are increasingly common in U.S. foreign policy and economic statecraft. But they are not a cure-all....

    By Kaleigh Thomas, Cole Stevens & Chris Estep

  • Commentary
    • Foreign Policy
    • August 18, 2020
    Europe Can Preserve the Iran Nuclear Deal Until November

    Over the course of the Trump administration, Europe and Iran have managed to avert the collapse of the nuclear deal....

    By Ellie Geranmayeh & Elisa Catalano Ewers

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