Battlegrounds: International Perspectives
Studies In Generalship: A Conversation With Meir Finkel

Studies In Generalship: A Conversation With Meir Finkel

October 20, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
 

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Brigadier General Meir Finkel of the Israeli Defense Force discuss Finkel’s latest book, Studies in Generalship: Lessons from the Chiefs of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and how to evaluate the effectiveness of military leaders.

Pakistan: U.S. Serial Gullibility And The Epicenter Of Jihadist Terrorism

Pakistan: U.S. Serial Gullibility And The Epicenter Of Jihadist Terrorism

October 6, 2021

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Husain Haqqani, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia, on October 6, at 9:15AM PT discussing Pakistani foreign policy, jihadist terrorism, and the future of South Asia in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Return Of The Taliban: A Conversation With Yalda Hakim, BBC World Service

Return Of The Taliban: A Conversation With Yalda Hakim, BBC World Service

September 9, 2021

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Yalda Hakim, BBC World News presenter and correspondent on Thursday, September 9 at 9:00AM PT discussing her new film "Return of the Taliban," which explores the Taliban of today, what they stand for and what is at stake in the unfolding situation in Afghanistan.

ABOUT RETURN OF THE TALIBAN
In Return of the Taliban, which was filmed during the weeks before the Taliban took power, Afghan-born, Australian reporter Yalda Hakim traveled to Afghanistan and secured access to two Taliban leaders and key people in Kabul about the country’s future. In the country of her birth, Yalda talks extensively to a Taliban commander from the front line, as well as to the leadership in Doha. They claim they have changed and have regrets about their actions in the past, but who are the Taliban in 2021 and are they planning a return to the brutal regime of the 90s? And she meets with the then Vice President Amrullah Saleh who is adamant he would never surrender to the Taliban. Yalda asks what is at stake for the Afghans who are now in their first weeks under Taliban rule.

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The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden: A Conversation with Peter Bergen

The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden: A Conversation with Peter Bergen

September 7, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Peter Bergen discuss the history and evolution of jihadist terrorist groups, their objectives, and the implications for international security.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Peter Bergen on Tuesday, September 7 at 9:00am PT.

The Long War And U.S. Policy In South Asia And The Middle East

The Long War And U.S. Policy In South Asia And The Middle East

August 26, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and General John Abizaid discuss the evolution of the Long War against jihadist terrorist organizations, what is at stake across the greater Middle East, and what we might learn from our experience since 9-11.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with General John Abizaid on Thursday, August 26 at 9:00am PT.

Japan: The Legacy Of Japan’s Longest Serving Prime Minister

Japan: The Legacy Of Japan’s Longest Serving Prime Minister

July 21, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and former Prime Minister Shinzō Abe reflect on his service as prime minister, shared security challenges, and the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Shinzō Abe on Wednesday, July 21 at 9:00am PT.

Canada: America’s Nearest Ally

Canada: America’s Nearest Ally

July 7, 2021
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
 

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and former Canadian Ambassador to the US David MacNaughton discuss the U.S.-Canada relationship and its implications for trade, economics, security, and climate policy.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with David MacNaughton on Wednesday, July 7 at 9:00am PT.

Mexico: How To Advance Security, Promote Prosperity, And Foster Cooperation In Our Western Hemisphere Neighborhoo

Mexico: How To Advance Security, Promote Prosperity, And Foster Cooperation In Our Western Hemisphere Neighborhoo

June 23, 2021

H.R. McMaster in conversation with former Foreign Minister of Mexico, Jorge Castañeda Gutman on Wednesday, June 23 at 9:00am PT, discussing opportunities to promote peace and prosperity as well as the prevailing foreign perceptions of the United States in the Western Hemisphere.

Denmark: NATO, The European Union, And The Future Of The Transatlantic Community

Denmark: NATO, The European Union, And The Future Of The Transatlantic Community

June 10, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and former Danish Prime Minister and former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen discuss the upcoming NATO Summit, international security, and the future of democracy and free markets.   

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Wednesday, June 9 at 9:00am PT.

India: Opportunities And Challenges For A Strategic Partnership

India: Opportunities And Challenges For A Strategic Partnership

May 26, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar discuss how the U.S. can work together with the world’s largest democracy on economics, diplomacy, and security to build a better future.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Wednesday, May 26 at 9:00am PT.

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