USA/EUROPE – Washington should push for a stronger EU foreign policy (War on the Rocks)

Washington Should Push for a Stronger E.U. Foreign Policy

Max Bergmann is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He served in the State Department from 2011 to 2017.

Erik Brattberg is director of the Europe Program and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

USA/CHINA – Competitors, adeversaries or enemies ? Unpacking the sino-american relationship (War on the Rocks)

Competitors, Adversaries, or Enemies? Unpacking the Sino-American Relationship

Paul Poast is an associate professor of political science at the University of Chicago and a nonresident foreign policy fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He is the author of three books, most recently, Arguing About Alliances (Cornell University Press, 2019), which was a co-recipient of the 2020 Lepgold Prize for best book international relations in 2019.

NAGORNO KARABAKH CONFLICT – The second Nagorno-Karabakh war, two weeks in (War on the Rocks)

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, Two Weeks In

Michael Kofman serves as director and senior research scientist at CNA Corporation and a fellow at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute. Previously he served as program manager at the National Defense University and a nonresident fellow at Modern War Institute at West Point. The views expressed here are his own.

Leonid Nersisyan is a military analyst based in Moscow, who serves as editor of New Defence Order. He has written extensively for defense publications and is a regular contributor at Janes, Shephard Media, and Regnum.

USA – Is change coming ? Smartly reshaping and strengthening America’s nuclear deterrent (War on the Rocks)

Is Change Coming? Smartly Reshaping and Strengthening America’s Nuclear Deterrent

Christine Parthemore is the chief executive officer of the Council on Strategic Risks, where she also leads the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons. She was formerly senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs.

Andy Weber is a senior fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks. His decades of U.S. government service included five-and-a-half years as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs.

ISRAEL/BAHRAIN/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/CHINA – As Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates normalize ties, China looks on warily (War on the Rocks)

As Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates Normalize Ties, China Looks on Warily

Michael Singh is managing director and Lane-Swig senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

NATO/ARCTIC – NATO in the Arctic: keep its role limited, for now (War on the Rocks)

NATO in the Arctic: Keep Its Role Limited, For Now

Dr. David Auerswald is a professor of security studies at the U.S. National War College in Washington, D.C. He has published books on International Security Assistance Force operationsCongress and national securityCongress and civil-military relations, the politics of coercive diplomacy, and the Kosovo conflict.

USA – Let the generals speak ? Retired officer dissent and the june 2020 George Floyd protests (War on the Rocks)

Let the Generals Speak? Retired Officer Dissent and the June 2020 George Floyd Protests

Risa Brooks is Allis Chalmers Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, non-resident senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and adjunct scholar at West Point’s Modern War Institute.

Michael A. Robinson is an assistant professor of international affairs at the United States Military Academy at West Point and an active duty Army strategist.

Ready to Compete? America’s Military and Technological Edge (War on the Rocks, Brookings)

About a year after the National Defense Strategy was launched, what progress has been made when it comes to America’s edge against its great power rivals? And what role do great power partners, like India, have to play?

Over drinks at the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Bar (our old school recording location, as longtime listeners of the show will remember) Elbridge Colby, Tanvi Madan, Roger Zakheim, and Nina Kollars debate these questions and more.

WOTR Podcast: Ready to Compete? America’s Military and Technological Edge