The Strategy Bridge podcast features interviews on strategic affairs and diplomatic & military history.
On Grand Strategy with John Lewis Gaddis
In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast, we talk with Dr. John Lewis Gaddis about his book “On Grand Strategy.” Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military & Naval History at Yale University and was the founding director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy.
The Strategist and the General Staff Officer with Jacqueline Whitt and J.P. Clark
In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk with Dr. Jacqueline Whitt and Dr. J.P. Clark about their two essays in the book "On Strategy: A Primer.” Whitt is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Army War College. Clark is an active duty Army officer who has served 14 years as an Army Strategist.
"Useful Fiction," Imaginative Thinking, and National Security Affairs with August Cole
In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk with August Cole about how fiction and imaginative thinking can inform how we approach national security affairs. Cole is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. From 2014-2017 he directed the Art of Future Warfare Project. Along with Peter Singer he is the author of two novels “Ghost Fleet” and “Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution.”
Librarians, Books, and Intelligence Gathering in World War II with Kathy Peiss
During World War II, librarians, archivists, microfilm specialists, and book connoisseurs were recruited by the US government to go overseas and collect enemy books, newspapers, journals, and other publications as part of an open-source intelligence effort. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk about their work with Dr. Kathy Peiss. She is the author of “Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together In World War II Europe.”
On Hannah Arendt’s “Lying in Politics” with Celestino Perez
In 1971, political theorist Hannah Arendt published an essay in the New York Review of Books called “Lying in Politics” that focused on issues of deception and self-deception as revealed in the Pentagon Papers. In this episode we talk with Dr. Celestino Perez about Arendt’s essay and what it can teach us about decision making. Perez is a colonel in the U.S. Army and a professor at the Army War College.
U.S. Foreign Assistance Policy with Jessica Trisko Darden
Since its establishment during the Truman administration, the U.S. foreign assistance program has been seen by policymakers as a primary means of influencing the politics and economies of recipient countries. But the effects of foreign assistance has often had unintended consequences. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge podcast we talk with Dr. Jessica Trisko Darden about how US foreign assistance contributes to state violence and government repression.
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Crisp and thought-provoking
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this is a new favorite. Truly impressed by the host’s ability to draw out the guests in interesting ways, then stay out of their way. So far TSB has featured a broad range of topics that are engaging and accessible.
The episode on the military welfare state was an exceptional. More importantly, the interviewer posed excellent questions, and then got out of the way.
The Big Interview for Strategy Nerds
Maybe I'm biased, but I REALLY like what Phil Beckman is doing for The Strategy Bridge podcast. It's like Dan Rather's "The Big Interview" or James Lipton on "Inside the Actor's Studio" ... but for strategy nerds.