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Updated June 2020
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Power Problems is a bi-weekly podcast from the Cato Institute. Hosts Trevor Thrall and Emma Ashford offer a skeptical take on U.S. foreign policy, and discuss today’s big questions in international security with distinguished guests from across the political spectrum. Podcast Hashtag: #FPPowerProblems. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Cato Video presents a variety of speakers, interviews, and events at the Cato Institute. The wealth of Cato's multimedia content is carefully selected and edited to portray the most pivotal issues in a concise and engaging way, inviting viewers to rethink their assumptions about liberty and the proper role of government.
 
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Mark Hannah of the Eurasia Group Foundation joins Emma Ashford and Trevor Thrall to talk about how the world views America and American-style democracy in the age of COVID-19. Mark Hannah bio: https://egfound.org/about/our-team Eurasia Group Foundation, Global Views of American Democracy (2020) Mark Hannah, “Stop Declaring War on a Virus,” War on t…
 
Greg Koblentz of George Mason University joins Emma Ashford and Trevor Thrall to talk about the international security implications of the coronavirus pandemic. Greg Koblentz bio Greg Koblentz and Mike Hunzeker, "National Security in the Age of Pandemics," Defense One, April 3, 2020 Gregory Koblentz, "Biosecurity Reconsidered: Calibrating Biologica…
 
Dan Nexon of Georgetown University joins Emma Ashford and Trevor Thrall to talk about his new book, Exit from Hegemony. Show Notes: Dan Nexon Exit from Hegemony Dan Nexon, "What if COVID-19 Is Our First Case of Global (Non)cooperation in a Post-hegemonic World?" Power Problems: Great Power Competition, Part I | Power Problems: Great Power Competiti…
 
Join Trevor Thrall and Emma Ashford as we discuss the failures and history of regime change with Ben Denison, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Benjamin Denison bio Benjamin Denison, The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The Failure of Regime-Change Operations," Policy Analysis 881 Benjamin Denison, "Reg…
 
Adam Mount, Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, joins Trevor Thrall and Emma Ashford to discuss the future of progressive foreign policy. Adam Mount bio Adam Mount, “Principles for a Progressive Defense Policy, Texas National Security Review, December 2018 Emma Ashford and Trevor T…
 
Dan Ikenson, director of Cato’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, joins Trevor Thrall and guest host John Glaser to discuss the economic and foreign policy implications of Trump’s recent trade deals. Daniel J. Ikenson bio Daniel J. Ikenson, “A Few Things to Like about the U.S.-China Trade Deal,” Cato at Liberty, December 16, 2019 …
 
Michael Swaine, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, joins Trevor Thrall and guest host John Glaser to discuss the crisis in Hong Kong, the plight of the Uighurs, and China’s recent authoritarian turn. Michael Swaine bio Michael Swaine, “Chinese State‐​Society Relations: Why Beijing Isn’t Trembling and Containment Won’t …
 
Negar Mortazavi, diplomatic correspondent for The Independent, joins Trevor Thrall and guest host John Glaser to discuss the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran, recent Iranian protests, and the future of the JCPOA. Negar Mortazavi coverage at The Independent Farnaz Fassihi and Rick Gladstone, “With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Is Convulsed by Worst Unrest …
 
Jim Goldgeier, former dean of the School of International Service at American University and resident scholar at the Brookings Institution, joins Trevor Thrall and guest host John Glaser to discuss President Trump’s use of irregular channels of foreign policy making in Ukraine. Jim Goldgeier Bio Goldgeier and Saunders, “How much have Trump’s dealin…
 
Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, joins Trevor Thrall and guest host John Glaser to discuss the launch of Washington D.C.’s newest foreign policy think tank. Quincy Institute website Stephen Wertheim, “The Quincy Institute Opposes America’s Endless Wars. Why Should That Be a Scandal?,” Wahingt…
 
David Burbach from the U.S. Naval War College joins Trevor Thrall and guest host John Glaser to discuss civil‐​military relations and public attitudes towards the military. David T. Burbach bio David Burbach, “Gaining Trust While Losing Wars: Confidence in the U.S. Military after Iraq and Afghanistan,” Orbis, vol. 61, no. 1, 2019 David Burbach, “Pa…
 
Christopher Preble and John Glaser join Trevor Thrall to discuss their new book, Fuel to the Fire, which assesses Donald Trump’s foreign policies and makes the case for greater restraint in international affairs. Christopher A. Preble bio John Glaser bio Trevor Thrall bio Christopher A. Preble, John Glaser, Trevor Thrall, Fuel to the Fire: How Trum…
 
Vipin Narang of the M.I.T. Department of Political Science joins Trevor Thrall and guest host Eric Gomez to discuss nuclear trends and the nuclear balance in Asia. Vipin Narang bio Vipin Narang, “Why North Korea Is Testing Missiles Again,” Foreign Affairs, May 16, 2019 Vipin Narang, “India’s Counterforce Temptations,” International Security, Winter…
 
Gregory Gause from the Bush School at Texas A&M joins Trevor Thrall and John Glaser to discuss U.S. policy and strategy in the Middle East in the wake of the missile strike on the Saudi oil facilities. F. Gregory Gause bio F. Gregory Gause, “Should We Stay or Should We Go? The United States and the Middle East,” Survival, Fall 2019. Gregory Gause, …
 
Jonathan Caverley of the Naval War College joins Emma Ashford and Trevor Thrall to discuss the defense industry and the arms trade. Jonathan Caverley bio Jonathan Caverley, “Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons: The Virtues of an Uncompetitive Market,” Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 31, No. 4, Winter 2017 Jonathan Caverley,…
 
Hilde Restad, a professor of International Relations at Bjorknes College in Oslo, Norway, joins us to discuss Trump’s foreign policy, nationalism, and the view from Europe. Hilde Restad bio Hilde Restad, American Exceptionalism: An Idea that Made a Nation and Remade the World Cato Unbound, “The Clash of Civilizations?,” February 2017 See acast.com/…
 
Matthew Goodman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Emma Ashford and Trevor Thrall to discuss Trump’s trade war with China. Matthew P. Goodman bio Matthew P. Goodman and Ely Ratner, “A Better Way to Challenge China on Trade: Trump’s Harmful Tariffs Aren’t the Answer,” Foreign Affairs, March 22, 2018 Eswar Prasad, “Which coun…
 
In our special live episode of Power Problems, Emma Ashford chats with Heather Hurlburt of New America about ongoing debates on the future of U.S. grand strategy. Heather Hurlburt bio Heather Hurlburt, “Making Sense of the Grand Strategy Debate,” Lawfare, June 7, 2019 Emma Ashford, Hal Brands, Jasen Castillo, Kate Kizer, Rebecca Lissner, Jeremy Sha…
 
In part two of the focus on America’s Nuclear Crossroads, Emma Ashford and guest host Eric Gomez delve into the future of arms control agreements with Maggie Tennis of the Brookings Institute. Maggie Tennis bio America’s Nuclear Crossroads See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.By Emma Ashford, Eric Gomez, Maggie Tennis
 
Todd Harrison from the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Emma Ashford and Trevor Thrall to discuss the proposed Space Force, war in space, and his chapter in the forthcoming Cato report America’s Nuclear Crossroads. Todd Harrison bio America’s Nuclear Crossroads Aerospace Security Project at CSIS, “Commanding Space: The Story Beh…
 
Medicare expenditures as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) are now six times larger than they were in 1967. Forecasts for the next 75 years show that almost $1 of every $5 of GDP could be spent on Medicare. That is unaffordable. Without intervention, Medicare’s share of GDP will force some combination of substantial cuts in other government s…
 
What kind of foreign policy do Americans want? Not the one they have, apparently. To learn more Emma and Trevor chat with Peter Juul from the Center for American Progress about a new report from the Center for American Progress, “America Adrift: How the U.S. Foreign Policy Debate Misses What Voters Really Want.” Peter Juul bio Center for American P…
 
Arguments about the Iraq War loom large over pretty much every foreign policy debate in Washington. Does the Trump administration have similar intentions towards Iran? Lawrence Wilkerson joins us to discuss. Lawrence Wilkerson bio Lawrence Wilkerson, “I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again/​a>,” New York Times, February 5,…
 
Featuring John F. Early, Former Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and President of Vital Few, LLC. Some political leaders are saying that income and wealth inequality are at unacceptable levels and need to be countered by higher taxes on the wealthy and more transfer payments. But the data used to support those arguments are …
 
Cato’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies and its scholars take their inspiration from the struggle of America’s founding and Civil War generations to secure liberty through constitutionally limited government. The Center’s scholars address a wide range of constitutional and legal issues, especially by encouraging the judiciary to nei…
 
Pundits seem increasingly undecided whether we’re living in a new Cold War, or simply making a return to the 1930s. Ali Wyne of the RAND corporation joins us to discuss great power competition, the problem of foreign policy by analogy, and what the global order might look like in the future. Ali Wyne bio Ali Wyne, America’s Blind Ambition Could Mak…
 
Harm Reduction: Shifting from a War on Drugs to a War on Drug‐​Related Deaths, Policy Analysis By Jeffrey A. Singer The U.S. government’s current strategy of trying to restrict the supply of opioids for nonmedical uses is not working. While government efforts to reduce the supply of opioids for nonmedical use have reduced the volume of both legally…
 
The cyber era has amplified the impact of non‐​state actors on international relations. From election meddling to sabotage to espionage, states are using non‐​state actors as proxies to do their dirty work. Tim Maurer from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace joins Trevor Thrall and John Glaser to talk about the rise, reach, and implicati…
 
Donald Trump’s second summit with Kim Jong Un has come and gone, this time in abject failure. Emma Ashford and Trevor Thrall are joined by Harry Kazianis of the Center for the National Interest to discuss where U.S.-North Korean relations go from here. Harry Kazianis bio "A Top Trump Official May Have Just Doomed US-North Korea Talks," Vox, March 8…
 
Controversy is growing over the Trump administration’s approach to Venezuela, where the United States has backed opposition leader Juan Guaido in his attempt to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power. Trevor Thrall and Emma Ashford are joined by Venezuela expert Moises Rendon to discuss the situation. Show Notes: Guest Bio: Moises Rendond Moise…
 
The Trump administration has emphasized the reemergence of great power competition as the organizing principle for U.S. foreign policy. How will international relations change in an era when new actors are challenging the status quo? In Part II of our great power special, Professor Stacie E. Goddard of Wellesley College joins Trevor Thrall and Emma…
 
Great Power competition is back. How will international relations change in an era when new actors are challenging the status quo. In Part I of our great power special, Trevor Thrall and Emma Ashford are joined by Joshua Shifrinson, author of Rising Titans, Falling Giants, a book on great power rise and decline. Joshua Shifrinson's bio Joshua Shifr…
 
From trade to immigration, the Trump administration takes a much broader view of national security than prior administrations. Cato Senior Policy Analyst Alex Nowrasteh joins Trevor Thrall and Emma Ashford to talk about the links between immigration and national security. Show Notes: Alex Nowrasteh’s bio Alex Nowrasteh, “Incarcerated Immigrants in …
 
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