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Power Problems is a bi-weekly podcast from the Cato Institute. Host John Glaser offers a skeptical take on U.S. foreign policy, and discusses today’s big questions in international security with distinguished guests from across the political spectrum. Podcast Hashtag: #FPPowerProblems. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Sphere, a collaboration between the Cato Institute and the Brookings Institution, is an online debate series designed to create the gold standard for civil discussions of policy issues and political philosophy based on common values and shared objectives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
[Fun & Enlightening] Journalism Done Good! The Happy Warrior Podcast is a conservatarian interview podcast deep-diving into the most important stories of the day. Hosted by journalist Peter Pischke, and supported by the Happy Warrior Substack. Politics, Health, Nerd Stuff, and More. Happy Warrior Subtack: https://happywarrior.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HappyWarriorP Youtube: https://bit.ly/2ItbgBY https://www.facebook.com/happywarriorpete/
 
Jack Miller, Down to Business, on Podcast/I-Tunes 24/7, Miami & South Florida. Real talk about Business, Politics, Current Events, Pop Culture, Real life stuff & banter. We keep the show fast moving and fun and sometimes show our middle school side. On Twitter at @HJackMiller1 want to sponsor a show? Contact us and check us out on HJackMiller.com
 
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Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian discusses the Beijing’s reaction to Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the risks of escalation in America’s Ukraine policy, continued U.S. presence in the Middle East, the overuse of national emergency declarations, and unchecked executive war powers. Show Notes: Bonnie Kristian bio Bonnie Kristian, “Pelosi’…
 
Author Robert Wright discusses the post-Cold War history of US policies, particularly in Europe, that increased the likelihood of today's ongoing war in Ukraine and the psychological factors influencing the climate of discourse in a time of war. Show Notes Robert Wright bio Robert Wright, “Anti-War Think Tank Attacked,” Nonzero Newsletter, July 11,…
 
Despite campaign promises to re-enter the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, also known as the JCPOA, President Joe Biden has yet to show the political will required to make progress. Quincy Institute co-founder and executive vice president Trita Parsi discusses why the Biden administration has been slow to act and what the consequences will be. Show Notes Tr…
 
Jeremy Shapiro, research director at the European Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the current state of transatlantic relations, how they shifted during the Trump administration, the need for European defense autonomy, the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine, and why US foreign policy has a prioritization problem. Show Notes Jeremy Shapiro bio Je…
 
Lyle Goldstein, Director of Asia Engagement at Defense Priorities and visiting professor at Brown University, discusses strategies toward Russia and China in this so-called era of great power competition, with a focus on the territorial disputes each rival has with its neighbors. Lyle Goldstein bio Lyle Goldstein, “Raising the Minimum: Explaining C…
 
Georgia Tech associate professor Jon R. Lindsay discusses the role and ethics of AI in war, the risks and dangers in developing military and national security applications, and how AI applications will alter the nature of international conflict. Notes: Jon R. Lindsay bio Jon R. Lindsay, Information Technology and Military Power (Ithaca, NY: Cornell…
 
Joshua Landis, professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma, discusses the civil war in Syria, the fragmentation of the country, the history of US interventions in the conflict, how America's strategy there works against itself, and how best to stabilize and potentially resolve what has become a protracted quagmire. Notes Joshu…
 
Retired CIA officer Paul R. Pillar discusses the tensions between the intelligence community and policymakers, concerns over domestic abuses of the CIA and NSA, the continuing legacy of post-9/11 policy mistakes, the Russian war in Ukraine, the Biden administration's diplomacy with Iran, and how hyper-partisanship undermines national security polic…
 
The war on drugs is America’s longest war, and it continues to this day. Most agree the War on Drugs has been a failure and public sentiment is shifting. Today, state legislatures in the U.S. are passing laws legalizing and decriminalizing drugs. Regarding harm reduction, what public policy on drugs will help people the most? In this episode, John …
 
Tulane University associate professor and Cato adjunct scholar Christopher Fettweis discusses political psychology on the international and domestic levels, explains how misperceptions drive conflict, and argues that "enemy images" can be subdued by greater exposure to adversaries and political opponents. Christopher Fettweis bio Christopher J. Fet…
 
The image of public harmony between elected officials and an entrenched national security bureaucracy collapsed in the Trump years, according to Tufts University professor Michael Glennon. Glennon discusses the massive transfer of power from the Madisonian institutions of government to a behemoth national security bureaucracy, the problems this pos…
 
The war in Ukraine has prompted calls for armed neutrality as a resolution to the conflict. Audrey Kurth Cronin outlines the history of neutral states and why it is a promising solution in Ukraine. Show Notes: Audrey Kurth Cronin bio Audrey Kurth Cronin, “Could Ukraine Become Neutral, Like Switzerland? Five Things to Know,” Washington Post, March 9…
 
Chronic Pain Patients are finished with waiting around for society to come to their senses about letting patients access effective pain medicine. Instead of just complaining on social media or hoping the media finally come to their senses, clever advocates are getting engaged and getting laws passed in state legislatures all across the United State…
 
Atlantic Council senior fellow Emma Ashford discusses how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has played out so far, what the broader implications for international security and the global economy will be, and what comes after the conflict for the United States, Europe, Russia, and China. Emma Ashford bio Emma Ashford, “It’s Official: The Post-Cold War Er…
 
Orcs aren't' racist, Dungeon's and Dragons never radicalized anyone, and playing video games does not make you racist. These are general statements cited over the years as basic facts in the news media, yet they are almost universally wrong. We interview Stetson University Psychologist Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson, who published more against bad pop…
 
VIDEO EPISODE: Orcs aren't' racist, Dungeon's and Dragons never radicalized anyone, and playing video games does not make you racist. These are general statements cited over the years as basic facts in the news media, yet they are almost universally wrong. We interview Stetson University Psychologist Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson, who published more …
 
Drug Harm Reduction works! We interview Cato Institute's Dr. Jeffrey Singer, the addiction scientist / libertarian philosopher / top Arizona surgeon who wrote more persuasively about addiction, harm reduction, and the pain patient abandonment crisis than just about anyone. Why is drug addiction so prevalent in the United States. Why should people, …
 
Drug Harm Reduction works! - Video Episode We interview Cato Institute's Dr. Jeffrey Singer, the addiction scientist / libertarian philosopher / top Arizona surgeon who wrote more persuasively about addiction, harm reduction, and the pain patient abandonment crisis than just about anyone. Why is drug addiction so prevalent in the United States. Why…
 
MIT professor Barry Posen joined the show to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, the origins of the conflict, what diplomatic approaches are available, and how US strategy is pushing China and Russia together. Barry R. Posen bio Barry Posen, “Unleashing the Rhetorical Dogs of War,”Just Security, February 15, 2022. Barry R. Posen, “A New Transatlantic Di…
 
We interview Christian Toto, the conservative film critic, Daily Wire contributor, and the author of Virtue Bombs: Inside Hollywood's Descent into Dreary, Dull Leftist Groupthink. Why is Hollywood so woke? What's the influence of China on the film industry and what should people do if they want to become a conservative film critics like Christian? …
 
We interview Journalist & Author Batya Ungar-Sargon, Author of Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy! Why is American Journalism so corrupt? In the face of the Canadian Trucker Story & the failures of US journalists to cover topics that matter to normal Americans, it's worth asking how did US journalism end up being so useless and corru…
 
Should the United States classify as much information as it does? Yale Law School professor Oona A. Hathaway explains how the U.S. government overclassifies information, why incentives generate more secrecy, the threat to democracy this system poses, and what to do about it. Oona Hathaway bio Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro, Internationalists…
 
Richard Hanania argues that the existence of a consistent, top-down, overarching U.S. grand strategy is an illusion. Instead of a unitary actor adhering to a coherent strategy over time, the state is subject to a set of concentrated interests that have outsize influence on U.S. foreign policy. Show Notes: Richard Hanania bio Richard Hanania, Public…
 
Quincy Institute Senior Fellow Anatol Lieven discusses the origins of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Russia's strategic perspective, the mistakes of NATO enlargement, and why the Biden administration has options to defuse tensions but is not pursuing them. Post-withdrawal Afghanistan policy and strategic competition with China are also covered. A…
 
What do quantum mechanics have to do with international relations? Ohio State University professor Alexander Wendt lays out a theory of the physical world based on quantum effects and explains how it might inform our approach to social science, including international politics. Show Notes Alexander Wendt bio Alexander Wendt, Quantum Mind and Social…
 
The desire for high status drives great powers’ foreign policies. Cambridge University professor Steven Ward discusses how status concerns motivate rising powers like China as well as declining powers like the United States, and how that can produce belligerent policies and exacerbate international tensions. Show Notes Steven Ward bio Steven Ward, …
 
Despite the popular Cold War concept of mutually assured destruction (MAD), the United States and Soviet Union engaged in risky, escalatory nuclear competition despite the costs and risks. University of Cincinnati associate professor and Cato adjunct scholar Brendan Rittenhouse Green discusses what drove this competition and explains the role of nu…
 
Check us out on HappyWarrior.substack.com Comic creators are finally pushing back against the subversive wokeness and identity politics ripping the medium and our culture apart. Mike Baron, with his new pro-police comic, “The Thin Blue Line,” is one of them. You may not be familiar with Mike Baron’s name, but you will have likely enjoyed the influe…
 
Marquette University Associate Professor Risa Brooks discusses civil-military relations in the United States, the role of military leaders and institutions in the making of foreign policy, and what reforms are needed to re-exert civilian primacy over the armed forces. Brooks touches upon concerning episodes, from Obama's Afghanistan surge to Trump'…
 
https://happywarrior.substack.com/p/how-not-to-build-the-chronic-pain Check us out on HappyWarrior.substack.com Today we break into part 1 of a 2 part focus on the current on-goings of the activities of the chronic pain movement. We break into the little cancellation story of CreakyJoints & Dr. Anna Lembke The world of chronic pain advocacy is an e…
 
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