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Empire Has No Clothes

Sep 10, 2020

On this episode, Danny Sjursen, an Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran-turned antiwar activist, talks about the most recent rift between Trump and the military and what veterans really think about the president and his policies. You may be surprised. Also, Kelley, Matt, and Dan talk about how successful---or not---...


Sep 7, 2020

In this week's episode, we talk with Patrick Porter of the University of Birmingham. Porter is the author of The False Promise of Liberal Order: Nostalgia, Delusion, and the Rise of Trump. We discuss why the liberal order has never really existed, and why it is a mistake to rely on nostalgia for it to guide our...


Aug 27, 2020

In this week's episode, Matt, Kelley, and Dan talk to Annelle Sheline of the Quincy Institute. We discuss the Quincy Institute's recommendations from their recent report on U.S. policies in the Middle East, and we consider the possibility of rejoining the nuclear deal with Iran. We also discuss Pompeo's convention...


Aug 21, 2020

On this week’s episode, Kelley, Matt and Daniel talk to Chris Preble about his New American Engagement Initiative at the Atlantic Council, leaving the Cato Institute, and how there is no better time than now to change people’s minds, on the left and right, about our failed foreign policy. In the first segment we...


Aug 17, 2020

In our latest episode, Kelley, Matt, and Daniel spoke with Emma Ashford of the Cato Institute about the slipperiness of defining the foreign policy "Blob" in Washington, the narrow confines of many of our policy debates, and the wisdom of past and future rounds of NATO expansion. They also discuss the fight brewing...