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The Strategy Bridge

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The Strategy Bridge

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The Strategy Bridge podcast features interviews on strategic affairs and diplomatic & military history.

Latest Episodes

"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.”

49 MINMAY 26
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"Useful Fiction," Imaginative Thinking, and National Security Affairs with August Cole

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.”

57 MINAPR 15
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Librarians, Books, and Intelligence Gathering in World War II with Kathy Peiss

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.

56 MINFEB 17
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On Hannah Arendt’s “Lying in Politics” with Celestino Perez

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.

51 MIN2019 DEC 19
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U.S. Foreign Assistance Policy with Jessica Trisko Darden

The U.S. Navy’s Strategical Awakening with Scott Mobley

From the 1870s-1890s the U.S. Navy experienced a strategical awakening. Changes in technology, international politics, and other factors drove officers to develop new concepts of naval professionalism, identity, and organization. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk with Dr. Scott Mobley about how this awakening unfolded. Mobley teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of Progressives in Navy Blue.

57 MIN2019 OCT 14
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The U.S. Navy’s Strategical Awakening with Scott Mobley

The U.S. Colored Troops, Camp William Penn, and the Civil War with Donald Scott

In 1863, Camp William Penn was established outside of Philadelphia to train African American soldiers for the Union Army. By the end of the war eleven U.S. Colored Troops regiments were trained there and would go on to serve in Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and other states. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk with Donald Scott about the U.S. Colored Troops and Camp William Penn. He is the author of the book “Camp William Penn, 1863-1865.”

44 MIN2019 SEP 16
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The U.S. Colored Troops, Camp William Penn, and the Civil War with Donald Scott

A Theory of Tactics with Brett Friedman

While military thinkers have assembled many lists of the principles of war, they have not developed a theory of tactics. Brett Friedman set out to remedy that situation by writing the book he wished he had when he was a junior officer. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast he joins us to talk about his book "On Tactics: A Theory of Victory in Battle." Friedman is a military analyst and Marine Corps Reserve officer.

46 MIN2019 AUG 19
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A Theory of Tactics with Brett Friedman

Naval Irregular Warfare in Early America with Benjamin Armstrong

In this episode of The Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk about naval irregular warfare in early America with Dr. Benjamin Armstrong. He is an active duty naval officer and Assistant Professor of War Studies and Naval History at the US Naval Academy. Armstrong is the author of the book "Small Boats and Daring Men: Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare and the Early American Navy."

59 MIN2019 JUL 23
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Naval Irregular Warfare in Early America with Benjamin Armstrong

U.S. Army Professionalism and Preparations for War, 1815-1917 with J.P. Clark

Throughout the 19th century the U.S. Army alternated between a small regular force scattered at isolated forts and large forces built quickly to fight major wars. In his book Preparing for War, Dr. J.P. Clark breaks the officer corps down into four generations between 1815-1917 whose ideas about professionalism and how to prepare for war were shaped by their institutions, experiences and culture.

61 MIN2019 MAY 20
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U.S. Army Professionalism and Preparations for War, 1815-1917 with J.P. Clark

Wargaming and National Security Decision Making with Elizabeth Bartels

In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast, we talk with Elizabeth Bartels about how wargames are designed, the differences in approaching gaming as an art and a science, and how games are used to think creatively about global competition. Bartels is a PhD candidate studying national security policy gaming at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

58 MIN2019 APR 22
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Wargaming and National Security Decision Making with Elizabeth Bartels

Latest Episodes

"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.”

49 MINMAY 26
Comments
"Useful Fiction," Imaginative Thinking, and National Security Affairs with August Cole

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.”

57 MINAPR 15
Comments
Librarians, Books, and Intelligence Gathering in World War II with Kathy Peiss

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.

56 MINFEB 17
Comments
On Hannah Arendt’s “Lying in Politics” with Celestino Perez

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.

51 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
U.S. Foreign Assistance Policy with Jessica Trisko Darden

The U.S. Navy’s Strategical Awakening with Scott Mobley

From the 1870s-1890s the U.S. Navy experienced a strategical awakening. Changes in technology, international politics, and other factors drove officers to develop new concepts of naval professionalism, identity, and organization. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk with Dr. Scott Mobley about how this awakening unfolded. Mobley teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of Progressives in Navy Blue.

57 MIN2019 OCT 14
Comments
The U.S. Navy’s Strategical Awakening with Scott Mobley

The U.S. Colored Troops, Camp William Penn, and the Civil War with Donald Scott

In 1863, Camp William Penn was established outside of Philadelphia to train African American soldiers for the Union Army. By the end of the war eleven U.S. Colored Troops regiments were trained there and would go on to serve in Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and other states. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk with Donald Scott about the U.S. Colored Troops and Camp William Penn. He is the author of the book “Camp William Penn, 1863-1865.”

44 MIN2019 SEP 16
Comments
The U.S. Colored Troops, Camp William Penn, and the Civil War with Donald Scott

A Theory of Tactics with Brett Friedman

While military thinkers have assembled many lists of the principles of war, they have not developed a theory of tactics. Brett Friedman set out to remedy that situation by writing the book he wished he had when he was a junior officer. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast he joins us to talk about his book "On Tactics: A Theory of Victory in Battle." Friedman is a military analyst and Marine Corps Reserve officer.

46 MIN2019 AUG 19
Comments
A Theory of Tactics with Brett Friedman

Naval Irregular Warfare in Early America with Benjamin Armstrong

In this episode of The Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk about naval irregular warfare in early America with Dr. Benjamin Armstrong. He is an active duty naval officer and Assistant Professor of War Studies and Naval History at the US Naval Academy. Armstrong is the author of the book "Small Boats and Daring Men: Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare and the Early American Navy."

59 MIN2019 JUL 23
Comments
Naval Irregular Warfare in Early America with Benjamin Armstrong

U.S. Army Professionalism and Preparations for War, 1815-1917 with J.P. Clark

Throughout the 19th century the U.S. Army alternated between a small regular force scattered at isolated forts and large forces built quickly to fight major wars. In his book Preparing for War, Dr. J.P. Clark breaks the officer corps down into four generations between 1815-1917 whose ideas about professionalism and how to prepare for war were shaped by their institutions, experiences and culture.

61 MIN2019 MAY 20
Comments
U.S. Army Professionalism and Preparations for War, 1815-1917 with J.P. Clark

Wargaming and National Security Decision Making with Elizabeth Bartels

In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast, we talk with Elizabeth Bartels about how wargames are designed, the differences in approaching gaming as an art and a science, and how games are used to think creatively about global competition. Bartels is a PhD candidate studying national security policy gaming at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

58 MIN2019 APR 22
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Wargaming and National Security Decision Making with Elizabeth Bartels
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