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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

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Small bites on Transatlantic Security, NATO, the EU, Russia, and all things Europe. Hosted by Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend at the Center for a New American Security.

Latest Episodes

Defense Priorities in a New Administration, with Michèle Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss how a Biden administration can work with NATO to confront transnational threats. Flournoy has been a leader in defense policy under several administrations, including as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 2009 to 2012. She is the managing partner of WestExec Advisors and former co-founder of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

34 MIN1 w ago
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Defense Priorities in a New Administration, with Michèle Flournoy

Germany, Nuclear Sharing, and the U.S. Drawdown with Ulrike Franke and Frank Sauer

Ulrike Franke and Frank Sauer join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to break down the U.S. proposal to drawdown in Germany, nuclear sharing, and more on a joint Brussels Sprouts-Sicherheitshalber Podcast episode. Dr. Franke is a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Sauer is a senior researcher at Bundeswehr University in Munich, where he is also the head of research at Project Metis.

51 MIN2 w ago
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Germany, Nuclear Sharing, and the U.S. Drawdown with Ulrike Franke and Frank Sauer

The Russia-China Defense Relationship, with Mike Kofman and Alexander Gabuev

Mike Kofman and Alexander Gabuev join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to explain the Russia-China defense relationship on the latest episode of Brussels Sprouts. Kofman is the Director of the Russia Studies Program at CNA and a Fellow at the Kennan Institute in the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Gabuev is aSenior Fellow and the Chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, CEIP.

52 MIN3 w ago
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The Russia-China Defense Relationship, with Mike Kofman and Alexander Gabuev

The U.S. Withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty, with Steven Pifer and Anna Wieslander

Steven Pifer and Anna Wieslander join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend on the latest episode of Brussels Sprouts to discuss the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. Pifer is a nonresident senior fellow in the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, and the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. Wieslander is the Director for Northern Europe at the Atlantic Council.

45 MINMAY 29
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The U.S. Withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty, with Steven Pifer and Anna Wieslander

Reflecting on Five Years in the U.S., with Finnish Amb. Kirsti Kauppi

Kirsti Kauppi joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss her time as Finland’s Ambassador to the United States, Finland’s response to COVID-19, and more. Amb. Kauppi has been in her current post since 2015. She previously served as Director General of Political Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

49 MINMAY 22
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Reflecting on Five Years in the U.S., with Finnish Amb. Kirsti Kauppi

Putin’s 20 Years in Power, with Mike Carpenter

Mike Carpenter joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss lessons learned from Vladimir Putin’s time in office, how Putin views the United States, and more. Dr. Carpenter is the Managing Director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

36 MINMAY 16
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Putin’s 20 Years in Power, with Mike Carpenter

Britain's Post-COVID Foreign Policy with Edward Ferguson

Edward Ferguson joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the United Kingdom’s COVID-19 response, post-pandemic foreign policy, and more. Ferguson is the Minister Counsellor Defence at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the MOD Director for the United States.

31 MINMAY 8
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Britain's Post-COVID Foreign Policy with Edward Ferguson

Live: The Effects of Coronavirus on Putin's Political Agenda with Amb. John Tefft

Ambassador John Tefft joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss Vladimir Putin’s pandemic response, opportunities for U.S. diplomacy, and more. Amb. Tefft served for more than 45 years in the Foreign Service and was the U.S. Ambassador to Russia from 2014-2017. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation.

49 MINMAY 1
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Live: The Effects of Coronavirus on Putin's Political Agenda with Amb. John Tefft

Live: What Trump 2.0 Would Mean for Transatlantic Relations With Kori Schake

Kori Schake joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the possibility of a second Trump term, transatlantic relations, and more. Schake is the Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

51 MINAPR 25
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Live: What Trump 2.0 Would Mean for Transatlantic Relations With Kori Schake

Live: How the Democrats Would Reshape Relations With Europe with Julie Smith and Tom Wright

How could a new Democratic President revitalize the transatlantic relationship? Julie Smith and Tom Wright join Andrea Kendall Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the potential challenges from COVID-19, China, and past U.S. leadership the next President may face. Smith is a Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Wright is the Director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and the author of All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power.

48 MINAPR 18
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Live: How the Democrats Would Reshape Relations With Europe with Julie Smith and Tom Wright

Latest Episodes

Defense Priorities in a New Administration, with Michèle Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss how a Biden administration can work with NATO to confront transnational threats. Flournoy has been a leader in defense policy under several administrations, including as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 2009 to 2012. She is the managing partner of WestExec Advisors and former co-founder of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

34 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Defense Priorities in a New Administration, with Michèle Flournoy

Germany, Nuclear Sharing, and the U.S. Drawdown with Ulrike Franke and Frank Sauer

Ulrike Franke and Frank Sauer join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to break down the U.S. proposal to drawdown in Germany, nuclear sharing, and more on a joint Brussels Sprouts-Sicherheitshalber Podcast episode. Dr. Franke is a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Sauer is a senior researcher at Bundeswehr University in Munich, where he is also the head of research at Project Metis.

51 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Germany, Nuclear Sharing, and the U.S. Drawdown with Ulrike Franke and Frank Sauer

The Russia-China Defense Relationship, with Mike Kofman and Alexander Gabuev

Mike Kofman and Alexander Gabuev join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to explain the Russia-China defense relationship on the latest episode of Brussels Sprouts. Kofman is the Director of the Russia Studies Program at CNA and a Fellow at the Kennan Institute in the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Gabuev is aSenior Fellow and the Chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, CEIP.

52 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Russia-China Defense Relationship, with Mike Kofman and Alexander Gabuev

The U.S. Withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty, with Steven Pifer and Anna Wieslander

Steven Pifer and Anna Wieslander join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend on the latest episode of Brussels Sprouts to discuss the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. Pifer is a nonresident senior fellow in the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, and the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. Wieslander is the Director for Northern Europe at the Atlantic Council.

45 MINMAY 29
Comments
The U.S. Withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty, with Steven Pifer and Anna Wieslander

Reflecting on Five Years in the U.S., with Finnish Amb. Kirsti Kauppi

Kirsti Kauppi joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss her time as Finland’s Ambassador to the United States, Finland’s response to COVID-19, and more. Amb. Kauppi has been in her current post since 2015. She previously served as Director General of Political Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

49 MINMAY 22
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Reflecting on Five Years in the U.S., with Finnish Amb. Kirsti Kauppi

Putin’s 20 Years in Power, with Mike Carpenter

Mike Carpenter joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss lessons learned from Vladimir Putin’s time in office, how Putin views the United States, and more. Dr. Carpenter is the Managing Director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

36 MINMAY 16
Comments
Putin’s 20 Years in Power, with Mike Carpenter

Britain's Post-COVID Foreign Policy with Edward Ferguson

Edward Ferguson joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the United Kingdom’s COVID-19 response, post-pandemic foreign policy, and more. Ferguson is the Minister Counsellor Defence at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the MOD Director for the United States.

31 MINMAY 8
Comments
Britain's Post-COVID Foreign Policy with Edward Ferguson

Live: The Effects of Coronavirus on Putin's Political Agenda with Amb. John Tefft

Ambassador John Tefft joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss Vladimir Putin’s pandemic response, opportunities for U.S. diplomacy, and more. Amb. Tefft served for more than 45 years in the Foreign Service and was the U.S. Ambassador to Russia from 2014-2017. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation.

49 MINMAY 1
Comments
Live: The Effects of Coronavirus on Putin's Political Agenda with Amb. John Tefft

Live: What Trump 2.0 Would Mean for Transatlantic Relations With Kori Schake

Kori Schake joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the possibility of a second Trump term, transatlantic relations, and more. Schake is the Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

51 MINAPR 25
Comments
Live: What Trump 2.0 Would Mean for Transatlantic Relations With Kori Schake

Live: How the Democrats Would Reshape Relations With Europe with Julie Smith and Tom Wright

How could a new Democratic President revitalize the transatlantic relationship? Julie Smith and Tom Wright join Andrea Kendall Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the potential challenges from COVID-19, China, and past U.S. leadership the next President may face. Smith is a Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Wright is the Director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and the author of All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power.

48 MINAPR 18
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Live: How the Democrats Would Reshape Relations With Europe with Julie Smith and Tom Wright
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