Stéfanie von Hlatky: Co-Director of CDSN-RCDS & Associate Professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Her research focuses on NATO, armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy.
Stephen M. Saideman: Director of the CDSN-RCDS and Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University. His research focuses on NATO, civil-military relations, and international security
October 16, 2019
In this episode of Battle Rhythm, Steve and Stef talk about Turkey’s recent incursion against Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. They explore how the Trump administration’s foreign policy led to this moment and elaborate on the implications for NATO. In light of the impending Canadian election, Steve and Stef discuss the foreign policy positions of the main parties. In the Network Highlights segment, Steve speaks with Harleen Atwal [21:00] about the NATO Field School and Simulation Program. The feature interview is with Dr. Alice Pannier [25:45] who shares her expertise in European security politics. Finally, in Steve’s Peeves, some thoughts from Steve on the NBA pandering to China.
Harleen Atwal is an MA student at Simon Fraser University. She received the Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Award for her service to Simon Fraser University. Atwal’s service involved volunteer work she performed for the 2018 NATO Field School and Simulation Program , of which she is now manager.
Alice Pannier is an expert on European security. Her research interests cover security and defense cooperation in Europe, transatlantic relations, and contemporary military interventions, with a particular focus on France, the UK and Germany. A graduate from King’s College London and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Alice received her PhD in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris, with joint supervision from King’s College London. Her work has appeared, inter alia, in International Affairs,the Journal of Strategic Studies,European Security,and Global Affairs. She is currently preparing a book, co-authored with Olivier Schmitt (University of Southern Denmark) on French defense policy since the end of the Cold War (under contract with Routledge) and a manuscript based on her dissertation on contemporary Franco-British defense relations.Pannier is an Associate Research Fellow at the Security Studies Center of the French Institute of International Relations, IFRI. She is also a member of the strategy committee of the German Marshall Fund (GMF) Paris. Before joining SAIS, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Strategic Research of the French Ministry of Defense (IRSEM, Paris). In France, she has also been involved with the Association for the Study of War and Strategy (AEGES), as secretary-general of the association and as a board member of the European Initiative for Security Studies. She is a member of the Nuclear and Strategy next-generation network (Réseau nucléaire et stratégie - Nouvelle génération) of IFRI and the Fondation pour la Recherche stratégique (FRS).
Diplomat & International Canada, Five foreign policy priorities
Jessica Trisko Darden’s book Aiding and Abetting: U.S. Foreign Assistance and State Violence
October 2, 2019
In this episode of Battle Rhythm, Steve tells of his adventures in Petawawa as part of a military exercise. Steve and Stef then comment on the Trudeau brownface/blackface scandal dominating Canadian headlines. They also discuss the United Nations General Assembly as well as the Ukraine scandal and impeachment proceedings rocking the Trump administration. In light of the recent Climate Marches across Canada, Steve and Stef highlight the defence and security implications of accelerating climate change. In the Emerging Scholar segment, Stef chats with Timothy Choi [17:30] who discusses his fascinating research on Maritime Strategy. The feature interview is with Philippe Lagassé [23:50] who talks about defence procurement in Canada and shares his peeves.
Timothy Choi is a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary's Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, where he also received his Master of Strategic Studies in 2013. Before that he graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and History. He is interested in maritime and naval issues, both historical and contemporary, with writings appearing in the Canadian Naval Review, the Journal for Military and Strategic Studies, the CDA Institute's On Track and Forum, as well as with the Centre for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC). His doctoral dissertation examines the nature and character of sea power as part of the modern maritime strategies of countries with small navies during peacetime; his case studies involve the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland.
Philippe Lagassé is an associate professor and the Barton Chair at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. His research focuses on defence policy and military procurement, as well as civil-military relations and the role of institutions in international policymaking in the Westminster tradition. He teaches courses on defence policy and strategic studies. Between 2012-2014 he served as a member of the Independent Review Panel overseeing the evaluation of options to replace Canada's CF-18 fighter aircraft, and he is currently a member of the Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition within the Department of National Defence.
September 18, 2019
In this episode of Battle Rhythm, Steve and Stef start by discussing the security implications of the recent attack on the Saudi oil facility. They move on to analyze Trump’s decision to cancel Camp David talks with the Taliban and oust John Bolton as National Security Advisor. Returning closer to home, they discuss Trudeau’s interview with comedian, Hasan Minhaj and the impact of foreign policy on the impending federal elections. Steve and Stef also respond to a listener’s question on the role of the Canadian Armed Forces in shaping Canada’s foreign policy. The Emerging Scholar interview is with Aden Dur-e-Aden [21:45] who talks about her fascinating research on Islamist and white supremacist extremism. In the feature interview, Steve speaks with Tone Danielsen [29:15] about her work on embedding with the Norwegian Naval Special Operations Forces. Finally, in Steve's Peeves a word about cancel culture and de-platforming.
Aden Dur-e-Aden is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her Ph.D. research focuses on comparing the recruits and non-recruits within the radical (far- right and Islamist) groups in Canada through a gendered lens. She is a SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholar, a Junior Affiliate at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS), and a Graduate Associate at University of Toronto’s Centre for Critical Development Studies. She obtained her MA and BA in Political Science from UBC.
Tone Danielsen is a principal researcher at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment with focus on special operations. Her recent book, Making Warriors in a Global Era describes and analyzes a unit of the Norwegian Special Forces.
September 4, 2019
In this episode of Battle Rhythm, Steve and Stef start by discussing the highlights of their summer and the start of the semester. They move on to a discussion of the recent G7 meeting in Biarritz. In particular, they explore Trump’s approach to such meetings and Macron’s efforts at diplomacy with Iran. In a bonus segment, fitness expert Veronique Malo offers some tips on adopting good habits at the start of the semester. The Emerging Scholar interview is with Tanya Irwin [18:00] who talks about her fascinating research on rebel group taxation. In the feature interview, Steve speaks with Nada Bakos [27:00] about her new book, The Targeter, which chronicles her experiences at the CIA. Finally, in Steve's Peeves, some commentary from Steve on former Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis’s new book tour.
Tanya Irwin is pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Toronto. She holds an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Patterson School, specializing in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in August 2017. She also holds a BA in Politics (International Relations) from Queen's University. She is interested in state-building and the relationship between revenues (natural resources, taxes, foreign aid, industry, agriculture, etc.) and accountability in governance, usually in the Horn of Africa or sub-Saharan Africa.
Nada Bakos is a highly-regarded national security expert with 20 years of in-depth knowledge base in global intelligence. As a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst, she was a key member of the team charged with analyzing the relationship between Iraq, al-Qaeda and the 9/11 attacks. Subsequently, during the war in Iraq, Ms. Bakos was asked to serve as the Chief Targeting officer tracking the world's most wanted terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. She has appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, ABC, FOX, MSNBC, BBC, CBC and as a resource for journalists at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other major international and national media outlets. Ms. Bakos' book, The Targeter, was released in June 2019.
August 21, 2019
This episode of Battle Rhythm is about adaptation and learning in international affairs. In the New and Noteworthy segment,Steve and Stef discuss the ongoing protests in Hong Kong and Canada’s response. They also examine the influence of celebrity diplomacy in light of the diplomatic crisis between Sweden and the US over A$AP Rocky and unpack Trump’s recent expression of interest in Greenland. As September approaches, Steve and Stef highlight what is exciting and challenging about a new academic term. Responding to a listener’s question, they recommend key readings for Canadians interested in defence and security. The Emerging Scholar segment is with Alexander Salt [19:30] whose research explores how lessons learned from military operations in WWII affected US military organizational change. In the feature interview, Steve and Stef speak with Dr. Chris Ankersen [25:45] who considers the possibility that the international system may not bounce back from the Trump era. Finally, in Steve's Peeves, Steve offers his views on the gun debate in America.
Alexander Salt is a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies. His research interests include American Foreign Policy, Technological Innovation, International Relations, Organizational behaviour, Canadian security policy, and Strategic studies.
Dr. Christopher Ankersen is Clinical Associate Professor at the Center for Global Affairs he teaches in the Transnational Security concentration. Prior to joining NYU, Christopher was the Security Advisor for the United Nations system in Thailand. Previously, he held positions at the UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; the UN Offices in Geneva and Vienna; and with the Department of Safety and Security in New York, where he was Desk Officer for Iraq in 2005 and 2006.From2002 to 2004, Dr. Ankersen was Ralf Dahrendorf Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has taught at the LSE, the London Centre for International Relations, King’s College London, Carleton University, and the Royal Military College of Canada and lectured at staff colleges in Canada, Australia, and Denmark. From 2000 to 2005, he acted as a strategy consultant to militaries, governments and private firms in the UK and Canada.From 1988 to 2000, Dr. Ankersen was an officer in the Canadian Forces, serving in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, including on overseas missions with the UN and NATO. His current research interests include civil military relations, strategic studies and international security. He is particularly interested in the geopolitics and transnational security issues of Southeast Asia. Christopher Ankersen holds a BA (Hons) in International Politics and History from Royal Roads Military College (Canada) and an MSc and PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Kandahar Cenotaph: Future visitors to the memorial will have to email the Forces first (at firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up an appointment.
Christopher Ankersen: “The Politics of Civil-Military Cooperation: Canada in Kosovo, Bosnia and Afghanistan”
Kim Richard Nossal written with Jean-Christophe Boucher: “The Politics of War: Canada's Afghanistan Mission, 2001-14”
Kim Richard Nossal written with Stéphane Roussel and Stéphane Paquin: “The Politics of Canadian Foreign Policy, 4th edition”
Cet épisode de Battle Rhythm porte sur l’adaptation et le changement dans le système international. Steve et Stef commencent avec les manifestations pro démocratie en cours à Hong Kong et la réponse canadienne. Ensuite, ils touchent sur l’incident diplomatique provoqué par l’arrêt de A$AP Rocky en Suède et l’influence de la diplomatie célébrité. Ils discutent également de la révélation que Trump s’était renseigné sur la possibilité d’acheter le Groenland. Avec l’approche du mois de septembre, Steve et Stef reflètent sur ce qui est excitant et difficile dans un nouveau trimestre universitaire. Répondant à une question d’un auditeur, ils recommandent des lectures clés pour ceux qui s’intéressent à la défense et à la sécurité.
Alexander Salt qui examine comment les leçons tirées des opérations militaires ont influencé le changement organisationnel militaire aux États-Unis. Dans l’interview spéciale, Stef et Steve s’entretiennent avec
Dr. Christopher Ankersen qui soutient quemême après Trump, l’ordre international ne reviendra pas à sa forme précédente. Finalement, dans le segment Steve’s Peeves, quelques mots sur le contrôle des armes à feu aux États-Unis.Notes biographiquesAlexander Salt est candidat au doctorat en sciences politiques à l’Université de Calgary. Il s’intéresse notamment aux relations internationales, à la politique étrangère américaine, à la politique canadienne en matière de sécurité, à l’innovation technologique, au comportement organisationnel et aux études stratégiques.Dr. Christopher Ankersenest professeure agrégée au Center for Global Affaires, New York University. Sa recherche porte principalement sur les relations civilo-militaires, les études stratégiques et la sécurité internationale.
August 8, 2019
In this episode of Battle Rhythm, Stef reveals she has been named Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (HLCol) of the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment. Discussing the news, Steve and Stef ponder the significance of Canada not being invited to join the British fleet amidst tensions with Iran. They go on to discuss Canada's efforts to replace the F18 as well as Turkey’s procurement of Russian air defence systems and its implications for NATO. They also analyse and offer their thoughts on the Heyder Beattie Sexual Misconduct settlement. This episode features listener questions with responses from Steve and Stef. The Emerging Scholar segment is with Meagan Shoemaker [21:45] who discusses her research on how women’s deployment decisions and motivations are gendered. In the feature interview, Stef speaks with Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin [27:45] about her award-winning book Women as Foreign Policy Leaders. Finally, in Steve's Peeves, Steve discusses the problem of sexual misconduct in the US armed forces and the role of Congress on addressing it.
Meaghan Shoemaker is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Studies at Queens University. Her research interests include NATO, human security, veterans, gender.
Sylvia Bashevkin is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her primary research focus is gender and politics, notably women’s impact as public leaders. She is the author most recently of Women as Foreign Policy Leaders, a comparative study of four American decision-makers since the Reagan years. Her edited volume on women premiers in the Canadian provinces and territories is forthcoming in spring 2019 from UBC Press. Sylvia Bashevkin has served as president of the Canadian Political Science Association, president of the women and politics research section of the American Political Science Association and principal of University College, the founding college of the University of Toronto. Her scholarly distinctions include fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, the Jill Vickers Prize from the Canadian Political Science Association, the Mildred Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association, and the Ursula Franklin Gender Studies Award from the Royal Society.
Dans cet épisode de Battle Rhythm, Stef révèle qu’elle a été nommée lieutenant-colonel honoraire du Princess of Wales' Own Régiment. Concernant les actualités, Steve et Stef discutent le fait que le Canada n'a pas été invité à joindre la coalition navale britannique pour défendre le détroit d'Ormuz parmi les tensions avec l’Iran. Ils analysent également l’acquisition des systèmes de défense aériennes russes par la Turquie et les répercussions sur l’OTAN. Steve et Stef offrent aussi leurs réflexions sur l’importance du règlement sur l’inconduite sexuelle Heyder Beattie et répondent aux questions des auditeurs. Le segment des chercheurs émergents est avec Meagan Shoemaker [21:45], qui parle de sa recherche concernant les décisions et les motivations de déploiement des femmes. Dans l’interview spéciale, Stef entretient avec le Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin [27:45] à propos de son livre Women as Foreign Policy Leaders. Finalement, dans le segment Steve Peeves, quelques mots sur l’inconduite sexuelle dans les forces armées États Unis.
Meaghan Shoemaker est candidate au doctorat en sciences politiques a l’Université Queens. Elle s’intéresse notamment à l’OTAN, à la sécurité humaine, aux anciens combattants et au genre.
Sylvia Bashevkin est professeure au Département de science politique de l’Université de Toronto. Sa recherche porte principalement sur le genre et la politique, notamment l’impact des femmes en tant que dirigeantes publiques.
July 24, 2019
In this episode of Battle Rhythm, Steve and Stef reveal that the Canadian Defence and Security Network (CDSN) is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). They also provide updates on their current research projects and recent travel to Israel (Steve) and Holland (Stef). Discussing the news, Steve and Stef talk about Secretary General of NATO, General Stoltenberg’s recent visit to Canada and Canada’s contributions to NATO. They also discuss the recent accidental disclosure of location of U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe. In the emerging scholar segment, Stef speaks with Sarah Greco [21:15] about her fascinating PhD dissertation on the salience of soft power mechanisms in power transitions amongst great power rivals. This episode’s featured interview is with Sara Moller [31:30] who talks NATO in the Trump era. Finally, in Steve’s Peeve’s, Steve argues that presidential tweets matter!
Sara Greco is a doctoral candidate of political studies at Queen’s University, an R.S. McLaughlin Graduate Fellow, and a Student Fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy. Her most recent article, co-authored with Stéfanie von Hlatky, is entitled “Soft Contributions are Hard Commitments: NATO and Canada’s Global Security Agenda" and has been published in Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.
Sara Bjerg Moller is an Assistant Professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. Her research interests include military interventions, alliances, and grand strategy. She uses a variety of methods to investigate the group dynamics and interplay of conflict and cooperation in wartime.
Sara Greco: “The erosion of American diplomacy”
July 10, 2019
In this episode of Battle Rhythm, Steve and Stef provide updates on their research projects and recent travel. Discussing the news, Steve offers perspective on the political challenges of current Canada-China tensions and Stef highlights the recent appointment of Brig.-Gen. Jennie Carignan to command the NATO training mission in Iraq. In the emerging scholar segment, Stef speaks with Andrea Lane [8:10] about her research examining the experience of female combat soldiers in Canada. This episode’s featured interview is with Brig.-Gen. Jennie Carignan [18:10] who talks about leadership and affecting change in the military. Finally, in Steve’s Peeve’s, a plea about force.
Andrea Lane is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Dalhousie University. She holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science from Dalhousie, and an MA in International Affairs from Carleton (NPSIA,) with previous studies in English Literature and Classics. Her MA thesis tested a theory of differential mobilization into non-Islamic terrorism, while her undergraduate thesis explored civil-military tension in the Auditor General’s review of defence procurement in Canada. Andrea’s research interests include maritime security, military cultures, civil-military relations, defence policy and procurement, gender in security, and Canadian foreign policy.
Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan is currently the Commander 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East) and was recently promoted to Major-Gen. and will take over the command of the NATO training mission in Iraq this fall. Commissioned into the Canadian Military Engineers in 1990, hercommand appointments include Commanding Officer of 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Commandant of the Task Force Kandahar Engineer Regiment and Commandant of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean. Overseas, she served in deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Golan Heights, and Kandahar (Afghanistan). BGen Carignan earned a Master's degree from the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies. She is a graduate of the National Security Studies Programme and earned a Master’s degree in business administration from Université Laval. BGen Carignan is the recipient of the Order of Military Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal. She received the prestigious Gloire de l'Escolle medal which recognizes graduates from Université Laval who have distinguished themselves professionally and in service to their communities. She was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from Université Laval.
Dans cet épisode de Battle Rhythm, Steve et Stef font le point sur leurs projets de recherche et leurs récents voyages. En discutant les actualités, Steve donne sa perspective sur les défis politiques des tensions entre le Canada et la Chine et Stef souligne la récente nomination du brigadier-général Jennie Carignan qui commandera la mission de formation de l’OTAN en Irak. Dans le segment pour les chercheurs émergents, Stef parle avec Andrea Lane[8:10] de sa recherche sur l’expérience des femmes soldats de combat dans les forces armées canadiennes. L’entrevue spéciale est avec brigadier-général Jennie Carignan [18:10], qui offre quelques réflexions sur le leadership and la meilleure façon d’apporter des changements dans l’armée. Dans Steve’s Peeves, un plaidoyer au sujet de l’utilisation de force militaire.
Andrea Lane est candidate au doctorat en sciences politiques à l’Université Dalhousie. Elle détient un baccalauréat en sciences politiques de l’Université Dalhousie ainsi qu'une maîtrise en affaires internationales de l’Université Carleton (NPSIA). Andrea s’intéresse dans les domaines de recherche suivants: la sécurité maritime, les cultures militaires, les relations civilo-militaires, la politique et l’approvisionnement en matière de défense, l’égalité des sexes en matière de sécurité et la politique étrangère du Canada.
Brigadier-général M.A.J. Carignan - Diplomée du Collège militaire royal du Canada en génie, la brigadier-général Jennie Carignan se joint au Génie militaire canadien en 1990. Elle occupe plusieurs postes de commandement, notamment celui de commandant du 5e Régiment du génie de combat, commandant du régiment de génie de la Force opérationnelle Kandahar et commandant du Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean. À l’étranger, elle participe à des missions en Bosnie-Herzégovine, sur le plateau du Golan et à Kandahar (Afghanistan). La Bgén Carignan obtient une maîtrise en arts et sciences militaires du United States Army Command and General Staff College et de la School of Advanced Military Studies. Elle est diplomée du Programme de sécurité nationale et possède une maîtrise en administration des affaires de l’Université Laval. La Bgén Carignan est récipiendaire de l’Ordre du mérite militaire et de la Médaille du service méritoire des mains du gouverneur général du Canada. Elle reçoit la prestigieuse médaille Gloire de l’Escolle, remise aux diplômés de l’Université Laval qui se sont distingués dans leur domaine professionnel et au service de leur communauté. L’Université Laval lui a récemment décerné un doctorat honorifique en administration des affaires. La brigadier-général Carignan commandera la mission de formation de l’OTAN en Irak.
June 26, 2019
In the pilot episode of Battle Rhythm Podcast, Steve and Stef introduce themselves and explain the purpose and format of the podcast. They discuss the end of Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali and the appointment of Canada’s first ambassador for Women, Peace and Security. In our Emerging Scholar segment, Stef speaks with James Anderson [12:12], a US Air Force intelligence officer and Fulbright Scholar on US-Canada security relations . Steve shares some of his thoughts on millennials in the debut of 'Steve's Peeves.' The feature interview guest is Dr. Dan Drezner [29:00], Professor of International Politics at Tufts University and Washington Post Columnist who offers his perspective on the frayed state of the liberal international order.
James Anderson is a Visiting Fulbright Fellow in Canadian-American relations at the Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). He is concurrently working on a M.A. in Political Studies at Queen’s University. His research interests include US foreign policy, power transition theory, Canada-US and Canada-China relations. Against the backdrop of a rising China, James seeks to examine whether a historical inquiry of the formative processes of US-Canada relations can inform the future of Canada-China relations in the event that China supplants the US as the world’s ranking power. His keen interests in political-military affairs and veteran affairs led to past fellowships with the Washington, D.C. chapter Truman Project’s Defense Council (2018) and the Veterans in Global Leadership (2017). Furthermore, James was listed on the 2016 South Carolina Black Pages Top 20 Under 40 list for his role in uniting and empowering veteran graduates for advocacy in local and national initiatives at his alma mater. James holds a M.A. in International Relations from American University and B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina.
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor at The Washington Post. Prior to joining The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. Drezner has written five books, including "All Politics is Global" and "Theories of International Politics and Zombies," and edited two others, including "Avoiding Trivia." He has published articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, and Foreign Affairs, and has been a contributing editor for Foreign Policy and The National Interest. He received his B.A. in political economy from Williams College and an M.A. in economics and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. His blog for Foreign Policy magazine was named by TIME as one of the 25 best blogs of 2012, and he currently writes the Spoiler Alerts blog for The Washington Post.
Dan Drezner’s most recent book: The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas.
Movie Recommendation: War Games
Dans l’épisode pilote de Battle Rhythm Podcast, Steve et Stef se présentent et expliquent le but de ce projet et le format des épisodes. Ils discutent la fin de la mission de paix Canadienne au Mali ainsi que la nomination de la première ambassadrice pour les femmes, la paix et la sécurité, Jacqueline O'neill. Ensuite, Stef parle avec James Anderson, un boursier Fulbright sur les relations de sécurité canado-américaines [12:12]. Dans le début de "Steve Peeves'", Steve offre quelques réflexions sur la génération du millénaire. L'interview spéciale est avec Dr. Dan Drezner, professeur en politique internationale à l’université Tufts et chroniqueur au Washington Post qui partage son point de vue sur l'état fragile de l’ordre international libéral [29:00].
Battle Rhythm fait partie du réseau CGAI, un partenaire du RCDS-CDSN.
James Anderson est un boursier Fulbright en relations canado-américaines au Center for International and Défense Policy (CIDP) et un agent de renseignements avec la force aérienne américaine. Il poursuit simultanément une maîtrise en études politiques à l’Université Queen’s. Il s’intéresse notamment à la politique étrangère américaine, à la théorie de la transition du pouvoir, aux et canado-chinoises.
Daniel W. Drezner est professeur en politique internationale et chroniqueur au Washington Post. Avant de joindre l’université Tufts, il a enseigné à l’Université de Chicago et à l’Université de Colorado à Boulder.