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STS | America’s Evolving Role in the Middle East’s Cold War

In this podcast, we discuss America’s role in the regional conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Trump and Biden Administrations have taken drastically different...

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STS | Domestic Politics and the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

In this episode of Students Talk Security, Professor Karrie Koesel discusses the role that Russian domestic politics play in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Professor Koesel...

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STS | Civil Affairs Operations in Great Power Competition

An Interview with U.S. Army Civil Affairs Captain Ben Ordiway by Cullen Geahigan where they discuss the purpose and function of Army Civil Affairs operations as well as the value...

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STS | Critical Mineral Supply Chains and Electric Vehicles: Charting the American Course

In this episode of Students Talk Security, undergraduate fellow, Callie Whelan, speaks with Pamela Fierst-Walsh, the Senior Advisor on Conflict Minerals and U.S. Representative to...

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STS | The Taliban Redux: The Future of Counterterrorism in a Taliban Controlled Afghanistan

The episode considers the future of counterterrorism in the context of a Taliban controlled Afghanistan. Beginning with a discussion of how the Taliban was able to regain control...

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STS | No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy

In this episode of Students Talk Security, Evan Muller will discuss Col. Brasure‘s career, the importance of international law, his involvement in humanitarian operations, and...

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STS | Anticipate, Prevent, Respond

With 54 voting UN members, economies ripe for investment and development, and the emergence of foreign influence in the continent, Africa’s future is of strategic importance to...

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STS | Smart Sanctions 101: Strategic Economic Peacebuilding

Sanctions expert and Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies George A. Lopez draws on his extensive research and experience in sanctions design and peace building to explain the...

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Is Promoting Democracy Abroad Bad for Maintaining Democracy at Home?

“Is Promoting Democracy Abroad Bad for Maintaining Democracy at Home?” a discussion with John Yoo (UC Berkeley) and Michael Desch (ND)

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Fr. Ted Said… Peacebuilding & Security: Michael Desch

Michael Desch is Packey J. Dee Professor of International Affairs and Founding Director of the Notre Dame International Security Center. He has written widely on American foreign...

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Law and Politics

ISIS and U.S. Strategy

Join Notre Dame Political Science Chair Michael Desch for an exploration of the threat posed by ISIS and an analysis of the United States government’s response.

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