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Empire Has No Clothes

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...


Aug 7, 2020

In our latest episode, Kelley, Daniel and Matt talk with Mike Vlahos, a former professor at the U.S. Naval War College, on the 75th Anniversary of the dropping of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Mike describes the ability to end the war with nuclear power a “wish” that led to more than bargained for:...