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How our senior US military commanders and senior ambassadors partner to advance US global interests and protect America. A project of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation in partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy.

The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation The American Academy of Diplomacy

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How our senior US military commanders and senior ambassadors partner to advance US global interests and protect America. A project of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation in partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy.

    Finland and the US: Friends and Allies, a conversation with General Jarmo Lindberg and Ambassador Bruce Oreck

    Finland and the US: Friends and Allies, a conversation with General Jarmo Lindberg and Ambassador Bruce Oreck

    Former Finnish Chief of Defense General Jarmo Lindberg and Ambassador Bruce Oreck talk about the deep US-Finnish defense relationship, Finland’s key role vis a vis Russia, Nordic security and receiving the Legion of Merit from General Dunford.

    • 32 min
    Pakistan-US Relations: Striking a Balance

    Pakistan-US Relations: Striking a Balance

    Former CENTCOM Commander Lloyd Austin and former US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson talk about the importance of trust between US military and diplomatic leaders and how they managed the prickly relationship with Pakistan. They discuss the strategic importance of Pakistan to US interests in Afghanistan, India and China, the difficulty of working with a country which supports terrorist groups, and the very real dangers of the tense
    Pakistan/India relationship.

    • 33 min
    Fighting Terrorism is a Team Effort with General Francis Taylor and Ambassador Tina Kaidanow Part II

    Fighting Terrorism is a Team Effort with General Francis Taylor and Ambassador Tina Kaidanow Part II

    In this conversation, General Taylor and Ambassador Kaidanow talk about their joint work to prevent ISIS recruitment efforts in the US and abroad, to develop counter messaging to ISIS propaganda and to make sure key information was shared with local US communities. They discuss the surprising findings on who was vulnerable to recruitment….

    • 20 min
    Fighting Terrorism is a Team Effort with General Francis Taylor and Ambassador Tina Kaidanow Part I

    Fighting Terrorism is a Team Effort with General Francis Taylor and Ambassador Tina Kaidanow Part I

    In this conversation, General Taylor and Ambassador Kaidanow talk about their joint work to prevent ISIS recruitment efforts in the US and abroad, to develop counter messaging to ISIS propaganda and to make sure key information was shared with local US communities. They discuss the surprising findings on who was vulnerable to recruitment….

    • 18 min
    Iraq: Behind the scenes in Baghdad working in a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) with General William Hickman and Ambassador John Bennett

    Iraq: Behind the scenes in Baghdad working in a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) with General William Hickman and Ambassador John Bennett

    Hosted by Ambassador (ret) Deborah McCarthy, this conversation with General Hickman and Ambassador Bennett gives an inside view of the challenging work of the U.S. civilian-military teams operating in Iraq to rebuild the country.

    • 27 min
    A Nation’s Promise: Accounting for Our POW/MIA with General Kelly McKeague and Ambassador Charles Ray

    A Nation’s Promise: Accounting for Our POW/MIA with General Kelly McKeague and Ambassador Charles Ray

    General Kelly McKeague and Ambassador Charles Ray talk about efforts led by the Department of Defense and supported by the Department of State to account for the over 82,000 missing personnel from WWII through Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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Great concept, very engaging!

Such a cool idea, this is a great way to engage wider audiences on issues of diplomacy that aren’t always accessible to all. Very important for this kind of work to be supported! I look forward to future episodes and conversations.

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