New Books in National Security

Interviews with Scholars of National Security about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 55m. Bisher sind 180 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich


episode 504: Jeremy Black, "War and its Causes" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019)

Black argues for an important new typology of conflict between and within civilisations, cultures and states, and, while addressing the limitations of commentary and analysis, observes patterns across history that make sense of recent conflicts – and those that may be about to begin...



episode 502: Henry Kissinger and Winston Lord, "Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership" (All Points Books, 2019)

In a series of riveting and in depth interviews, America's senior statesman, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, discusses the challenges of directing foreign policy during times of great global tension...



episode 72: Andreas Krieg, "Divided Gulf: The Anatomy of a Crisis" (Palgrave, 2019)

Krieg's volume brings together a group of prominent Gulf scholars to discuss the Gulf crisis that pits a Saudi-United Arab Emirates-led alliance against Qatar...



episode 52: Gregory V. Raymond, "Thai Military Power: A Culture of Strategic Accommodation" (NIAS Press, 2018)

Thailand is one of the world’s last remaining military dictatorships, and the last in Asia.



episode 35: Michael J. Mazarr, "Leap of Faith: Hubris, Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy" (Public Affairs, 2019)

Michael J. Mazarr has written a history of the policy planning process leading up to the Iraq War in 2003...



episode 266: Pang Yang Huei, "Strait Rituals: China, Taiwan, and the United States in the Taiwan Strait Crises, 1954-1958" (Hong Kong UP, 2019)

The Taiwan Strait Crises of 1954-55 and 1958 occurred at the height of the Cold War...



Wendy Pearlman and Boaz Atzili, "Triadic Coercion: Israel’s Targeting of States That Host Nonstate Actors" (Columbia UP, 2018)

In the post–Cold War era, states increasingly find themselves in conflicts with nonstate actors...



episode 33: Ariel I. Ahram, "Break all the Borders: Separatism and the Resshaping of the Middle East" (Oxford UP, 2019)

Since 2011, civil wars and state failure have wracked the Arab world, underlying the misalignment between national identity and political borders. In Break all the Borders: Separatism and the Resshaping of the Middle East (Oxford UP, 2019), Ariel I. Ahram examines the separatist movements that aimed to remake those borders and create new independent states...


 2019-04-22  49m

episode 491: Dilip Hiro, "Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy" (Oxford UP, 2018)

In recent years, the concept of a ‘Cold War’ has been revived to describe the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran...


 2019-04-16  1h8m

episode 85: Eliot Borenstein, "Plots Against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism" (Cornell UP, 2019)

Borenstein discusses popular conspiracy theories such as the Harvard Project and the Dulles Plan, why and how conspiratorial thinking has flourished in post-Soviet Russia


 2019-04-16  52m