Join Ambassador Deborah McCarthy in these first time conversations with US military leaders & senior US diplomats on how they worked together on a major global crisis (Afghanistan, Libya, Horn of Africa, Mexico, Haiti, Georgia, Cyber, Terrorism, Japan, Korea and more). A project of the American Academy of Diplomacy.
The US & Azerbaijan: The Role of Geography with Colonel Keith Felter and Ambassador Robert Cekuta
Colonel Felter and Ambassador Cekuta discuss the key location of Azerbaijan, the tough negotiations for US overflight rights for the Northern Distribution Network to Afghanistan, the roles of Iran and Russia, Israel and the local Jewish community, the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute, the partnership with the Oklahoma National Guard and more…
The US and Libya’s Civil War with General Thomas Waldhauser and Ambassador Peter Bodde
Former Commander of USAFRICOM Waldhauser and former US Ambassador to Libya discuss their partnership in managing relations with the Government of National Accord, US strikes on ISIS, negotiating with opposition strongman General Haftar, the growing footprint of Russia, the role of Turkey, the inflow of arms and proxy forces and current challenges to the stabilization of the country.
Power and Presence: The US & the Arctic with Admiral James Foggo and Ambassador (and SECNAV) Kenneth Braithwaite
Former Secretary of the Navy & former Ambassador to Norway Ken Braithwaite and former Commander, US Naval Forces Europe and Africa, Jamie Foggo discuss US power and presence in the Arctic in the era of great power competition and the close US relationship with Norway.
The US & Israel: From the Road Map to Today with General Paul Selva and Ambassador Luis Moreno
General Selva and Ambassador Moreno talk about their roles as the Monitors of the Road Map to Peace under President Bush, the subsequent policies of the Obama and Trump Administrations, engaging Israel on Iran, the implications of not pursuing a two state solution, and the “bang for the buck “ of US foreign assistance to Israel.
US National Security's Sputnik Moment with Admiral William McRaven and Congressman Seth Moulton: How Diplomacy, Education, and Congress Can Meet the Challenge
Former SOCOM Commander Admiral McRaven and Congressman and Iraq Veteran Moulton give their perspective on the national security roles of US diplomacy, Congress, and the US educational system, stressing the critical need for new skills and tools
North Macedonia: The Long Slog to NATO & the Role of the Vermont National Guard
Ambassador Jess Baily and Major Gene Enriquez describe their work to finalize North Macedonia’s 30 year process to enter NATO and the key role of the National Guard and DOD advisors, training, and programs.
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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For all I know, this is a podcast from Continental Airlines.