Defense 2020

Join Kathleen Hicks, senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as she speaks with experts on the most important defense debates in the 2020 U.S. election cycle.

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The Transition, Part 2: DoD Lame Duck Developme...
Guest host Beverly Kirk hosts a discussion on recent developments in the Department of Defense and early national security challenges the Biden administration will face after taking office.
37 min
2
The Transition, Part 1: Process and Implication...
Guest host Beverly Kirk discusses the process and timeline of the presidential transition and its implications with David Marchick.
20 min
3
Meanwhile, Back at the Pentagon: Innovation in DoD
Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion on innovation in the Department of Defense.
39 min
4
National Security Topics in the 2020 Election
Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion on national security and defense issues in the 2020 election cycle and debates.
30 min
5
National Security Issues in the Party Conventio...
Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion on national security issues in the 2020 Democratic and Republican party conventions and platforms.
25 min
6
An Interview with HASC Vice Chair Anthony Brown
Kathleen Hicks hosts a conversation with Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, on building diversity and combating prejudice in the U.S. military.
30 min
7
An Interview with HASC Ranking Member Mac Thorn...
Kathleen Hicks hosts a conversation with Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act and his career shaping U.S. defense policy.
31 min
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The FY 2021 NDAA: Consensus, Debates, and Predi...
Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion with Tommy Ross, Roger Zakheim, and Lara Seligman on the status of the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in Congress.
29 min
9
Civil-Military Relations, Part 2: What Lies Ahead?
Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion on the state of civil-military relations today and moving forward into the future.
30 min
10
Civil-Military Relations, Part 1: The 2020 Legacy
Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion on civil-military relations in the context of recent Black Lives Matter protests and the government’s response to them.
35 min
11
Defense, Diplomats, or Dollars: Balancing the N...
Host Kathleen Hicks continues her conversation with three experts on the broader national security toolkit.
22 min
12
Defense, Diplomats, or Dollars: Balancing the N...
Kathleen Hicks hosts part one of a discussion with three experts on balancing the national security toolkit.
22 min
13
Nuclear Issues, Part 2
Kathleen Hicks continues a discussion with three experts on the issues surrounding nuclear weapons and arms control.
26 min
14
Nuclear Issues, Part 1
Kathleen Hicks hosts a discussion with three experts on the issues surrounding nuclear weapons and arms control; Rebecca Hersman, Director of the Project on Nuclear Issues and a Senior Advisor in the International Security Program at CSIS; Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation; and Rebeccah Heinrichs, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute.
31 min
15
Covid-19 and the U.S. Military
Host Kath Hicks hosts a discussion with four experts on the Covid-19 and the United States military.
31 min
16
Re-release: Great Power Competition
A re-release of host Kath Hick’s discussion on Great Power Competition with Michael Mazarr (RAND Corporation), Oriana Skyler Mastro (Georgetown University, American Enterprise Institute), Chris Preble (CATO Institute), and Kori Schake (International Institute for Strategic Studies).
35 min
17
Defense Innovation, Part 2
Host Kathleen Hicks continues a discussion on defense innovation with her colleague Andrew Hunter (CSIS), Chris Brose (Anduril Industries), and Rachel Hoff (Ronald Reagan Institute).
31 min
18
Defense Innovation, Part 1
Host Kathleen Hicks moderates a discussion on defense innovation with her colleague Andrew Hunter (CSIS), Chris Brose (Anduril Industries), and Rachel Hoff (Ronald Reagan Institute).
30 min
19
The Overseas Basing Debate, Part 2
Host Kathleen Hicks continues a discussion with Susanna Blume, Zack Cooper, and Dave Ochmanek on the major debates surrounding U.S. overseas military forces.
20 min
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The Overseas Basing Debate, Part 1
Host Kathleen moderates a discussion on the major debates surrounding U.S. overseas military forces with Susanna Blume, Zack Cooper, and Dave Ochmanek.
32 min
21
Current Military Operations and the Concept of ...
Host Kathleen Hicks speaks with her colleague Seth Jones (CSIS), Jennifer Cafarella (Institute for the Study of War), and Colin Kahl (Stanford University), about current U.S. military operations and the concept of “Forever Wars.”
34 min
22
Debates on the Use of Military Force
Host Kathleen Hicks moderates a timely discussion about the use of force and AUMFs (Authorizations for the Use of Military Force).
37 min
23
Military Implications of Great Power Competition
Host Kathleen Hicks moderates a discussion on the military implications of Great Power Competition with Mark Cancian (CSIS), Mara Karlin (SAIS), and Chris Preble (CATO Institute).
29 min
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Great Power Competition
Host Kathleen Hicks moderates a discussion on Great Power Competition with Michael Mazarr (RAND Corporation), Oriana Skyler Mastro (Georgetown University, American Enterprise Institute), Chris Preble (CATO Institute), and Kori Schake (International Institute for Strategic Studies).
35 min
25
Demystifying and “De-mythifying” the U.S. Defen...
In this episode of Defense 2020, host Kathleen Hicks continues her discussion with Todd Harrison (Center for Strategic and International Studies), Bill Hartung (Center for International Policy), and Mackenzie Eaglen (American Enterprise Institute) about the major debates surrounding the U.S. defense budget.
26 min
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Demystifying and “De-mythifying” the U.S. Defen...
In this episode of Defense 2020, host Kathleen Hicks discusses the major debates surrounding the U.S. defense budget with guests.
27 min
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The Republican Debate over Defense, Part 2
How is the Republican Party approaching key national security and defense issues heading into the 2020 U.S. Election?
27 min
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The Republican Debate over Defense, Part 1
How is the Republican Party approaching key national security and defense issues heading into the 2020 U.S. Election? In this episode of Defense 2020, host Kathleen Hicks continues a discussion about this crucial question with Republican defense experts
30 min
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The Democratic Debate over Defense, Part 2
How is the Democratic Party approaching key national security and defense issues heading into the 2020 U.S. Election? In this episode of Defense 2020, host Kathleen Hicks continues a discussion about this crucial question with Democratic defense experts
31 min
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The Democratic Debate over Defense, Part 1
How is the Democratic Party approaching key national security and defense issues heading into the 2020 U.S. election? In Defense 2020’s inaugural episode, host Kathleen Hicks explores this crucial question with Democratic defense experts Andrew Hunter (C
30 min