Dr. Paul Staniland and Dr. Austin Carson, political science professors at the University of Chicago, join the podcast to discuss how studying international civil-military relations can shed light on American civ-mil – and how the challenges of maintaining civilian control of militaries play out in countries around the world. Why do some countries experience coups, and others don’t? What happens when a country’s military becomes truly politicized? In addition, we discuss Dr. Carson’s new book Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics, which was recently named the winner of the 2018 Lepgold Book Prize – one of the most prestigious awards in the international affairs field, which Dr. Staniland also won three years ago.
Note: This episode was recorded in late August 2019, prior to the breakdown of the United States' negotiations with the Taliban.
This podcast is in no way intended to reflect the official positions of the Department of Defense or any other military entity.
Podcast Production Credit:
Thomas Krasnican, host
Nick Paraiso, host
Aishwarya Kumar, producer