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Conversations with US military leaders and US Ambassadors on their partnerships in facing tough national security challenges. A project of the American Academy of Diplomacy in partnership with the Una Chapman Cox Foundation.

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

    • Politics
    • 4.8, 22 Ratings

Conversations with US military leaders and US Ambassadors on their partnerships in facing tough national security challenges. A project of the American Academy of Diplomacy in partnership with the Una Chapman Cox Foundation.

    The Philippines and the US: The Ties that Bind with Captain Gus Gusentine and Ambassador Harry Thomas

    The Philippines and the US: The Ties that Bind with Captain Gus Gusentine and Ambassador Harry Thomas

    Former Commander of the US Joint Special Operations Task Force, Captain Gus Gusentine, and Ambassador Harry Thomas on their partnership to help the Philippines root out terrorists, fight poverty and address widespread corruption and extrajudicial killings

    • 29 min
    The Ebola Epidemic in Liberia: Sending in the 101st Airborne Division with General Gary Volesky and Ambassador Deborah Malac

    The Ebola Epidemic in Liberia: Sending in the 101st Airborne Division with General Gary Volesky and Ambassador Deborah Malac

    What is Ebola? How did it spread in West Africa and scare the US and international community? Why did the US send over 3000 troops? Lieutenant General Volesky and Ambassador Malac explain how they ran the US effort to help contain the epidemic. 

    • 39 min
    US-Mexico Security Ties Part II: Sharing the Border with Former NORTHCOM Commander General Chuck Jacoby and Former US Ambassador to Mexico Tony Wayne

    US-Mexico Security Ties Part II: Sharing the Border with Former NORTHCOM Commander General Chuck Jacoby and Former US Ambassador to Mexico Tony Wayne

    Who crosses the US Mexico border? How do poverty in Central America, major trafficking organizations and US immigration law affect the flow? Can we seal the border when we share a common culture? Former NORTHCOM Commander General Jacoby and Ambassador Wayne explain the complexities.

    • 18 min
    US-Mexico Security Ties Part I: The Challenge of Building a Trusted Relationship with Former NORTHCOM Commander General Chuck Jacoby and Former US Ambassador to Mexico Tony Wayne

    US-Mexico Security Ties Part I: The Challenge of Building a Trusted Relationship with Former NORTHCOM Commander General Chuck Jacoby and Former US Ambassador to Mexico Tony Wayne

    General Jacoby and Ambassador Wayne discuss their unified efforts to overcome traditionally difficult US-Mexican military relations, to work with Mexico to fight the drug cartels in an era of high violence and widespread corruption and the capture of notorious drug kingpin Chapo Guzman.

    • 21 min
    The National Security Toolbox Part II: Who does what? A Conversation with General Douglas Lute and Ambassador Marc Grossman

    The National Security Toolbox Part II: Who does what? A Conversation with General Douglas Lute and Ambassador Marc Grossman

    What is the role of diplomacy and of the military in building alliances, in addressing the challenges of China and Russia and of the grey zone including cyberspace? How can the huge imbalance of resources between the Department of Defense and the Department of State be righted? What happens to public service when it is denigrated?

    • 32 min
    The National Security Toolbox Part I: 9/11 to Today with General Douglas Lute and Ambassador Marc Grossman

    The National Security Toolbox Part I: 9/11 to Today with General Douglas Lute and Ambassador Marc Grossman

    Has there been a “militarization” of US Foreign Policy since 9/11?  General Lute and Ambassador Grossman talk about the aftermath of 9/11 & the war in Afghanistan- how the counterterrorism mission moved to a military/diplomatic campaign, negotiating with the Taliban while continuing the counterinsurgency effort, and... flying to dinner in Pakistan.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
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Pasha Vafaee ,

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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