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Join Kathleen Hicks, senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as she speaks with experts on the most important defense debates in the 2020 U.S. election cycle.

Defense 2020 Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Join Kathleen Hicks, senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as she speaks with experts on the most important defense debates in the 2020 U.S. election cycle.

    Civil-Military Relations, Part 2: What Lies Ahead?

    Civil-Military Relations, Part 2: What Lies Ahead?

    Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion on the state of civil-military relations today and moving forward into the future. She is joined by Alice Hunt Friend, senior fellow in the International Security Program at CSIS and a visiting research professor at the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute; Phillip Carter, adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center; and Major General (Ret.) Charles Dunlap, director of the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security at Duke Law School.

    • 30 min
    Civil-Military Relations, Part 1: The 2020 Legacy

    Civil-Military Relations, Part 1: The 2020 Legacy

    Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion on civil-military relations in the context of recent Black Lives Matter protests and the government’s response to them. She is joined by Alice Hunt Friend, senior fellow in the International Security Program at CSIS and a visiting research professor at the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute; Phillip Carter, adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center; and Major General (Ret.) Charles Dunlap, director of the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security at Duke Law School.

    • 35 min
    Balancing the National Security Toolkit, Part 2

    Balancing the National Security Toolkit, Part 2

    Host Kathleen Hicks continues her conversation with three experts on the broader national security toolkit, including a discussion on countering adversaries’ disinformation campaigns. She is joined by Melissa Dalton, deputy director of the International Security Program, senior fellow, and director of the Cooperative Defense Project at CSIS; Ambassador Reuben Brigety, outgoing dean of George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs and the next vice-chancellor and president of the University of the South; and Jamie Fly, president and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

    • 22 min
    Defense, Diplomats, or Dollars: Balancing the National Security Toolkit, Part 1

    Defense, Diplomats, or Dollars: Balancing the National Security Toolkit, Part 1

    Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion with three experts on balancing the national security toolkit; Melissa Dalton, deputy director of the International Security Program, senior fellow, and director of the Cooperative Defense Project at CSIS; Ambassador Reuben Brigety, dean of the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University; and Jamie Fly, president and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

    • 22 min
    Nuclear Issues Part 2

    Nuclear Issues Part 2

    Kathleen Hicks continues a discussion with three experts on the issues surrounding nuclear weapons and arms control; Rebecca Hersman, Director of the Project on Nuclear Issues and a Senior Advisor in the International Security Program at CSIS; Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation; and Rebeccah Heinrichs, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute.

    • 26 min
    Nuclear Issues, Part 1

    Nuclear Issues, Part 1

    Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion with three experts on the issues surrounding nuclear weapons and arms control; Rebecca Hersman, Director of the Project on Nuclear Issues and a Senior Advisor in the International Security Program at CSIS; Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation; and Rebeccah Heinrichs, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute.

    • 31 min

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