Category Archives: Global conflicts

C-Span Q&A: Phil Klay- Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War

Phil Klay, an Iraq war veteran and the author of Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War, talked about the impact of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on American society and the chasm between the less than one percent of citizens who serve in the military and the rest of the nation.

Source: Q&A with Phil Klay | C-SPAN.org

Sea Control Episode 355: The War at Sea with Dr. Seth Cropsey

Dr. Seth Cropsey joins the program to discuss the dimensions of the Ukrainian War in the Black Sea. Dr. Cropsey is the founder and president of the Yorktown Institute. He served as a naval officer, as assistant to the Secretary of Defense, and as deputy Undersecretary of the Navy during the Reagan administration.

Source: Sea Control 355 – The War at Sea with Dr. Seth Cropsey | Center for International Maritime Security

The Federalist Society: From Russia Without Love: U.S. Energy Policy, Environmental Goals, Foreign Wars, and the Administrative State

The United States is – perhaps now more than ever before – a global energy powerhouse. From oil and gas production to the expansion of new energy technologies, the United States has made gains in achieving long-heralded calls for energy independence and energy security, while also reducing environmental impacts associated with energy production, generation, transportation, and use. Many are calling for even more accelerated environmental progress, particularly on the climate front. While rapidly changing geopolitical dynamics – in Europe and elsewhere – are placing the United States’ energy sector and its capabilities to meet global energy needs at the forefront, a host of federal and state environmental regulatory regimes continue to pose substantial hurdles to energy-related goals and priorities. Energy pipelines, export facilities, oil and gas production, mining projects, transmission systems, and a host of other energy projects must navigate a labyrinth of regulatory reviews and approvals – from NEPA to the Clean Water Act to the Endangered Species Act and beyond. This panel of distinguished legal and policy experts will debate the goals and priorities of U.S. energy and environmental policy, administrative law dynamics affecting the energy sector, the role of climate policy and energy technologies, and the implications of these factors for our Nation’s national security in light of the war in Ukraine and other recent geopolitical events.

Source: From Russia Without Love: U.S. Energy Policy, Environmental Goals, Foreign Wars, and the Administrative State | The Federalist Society

The Lawfare Podcast: An Empirical Analysis of Targeted Killing

What does the American public actually know concretely about the effectiveness of U.S. drone strikes? Jack Goldsmith sat down with Mitt Regan, a professor at Georgetown Law School and the co-director of its Center on National Security and Law, who seeks to answer this question in his new book, “Drone Strike—Analyzing the Impacts of Targeted Killing.” They discussed his deep analysis of the empirical literature on the effectiveness of targeted strikes outside active theaters of combat against al-Qaeda and affiliates and the impact of these strikes on civilians. They also explore the theoretical challenges to real empirical knowledge of these questions, the extent to which drone strikes have contributed to security within the United States, and what his findings imply about the consequences of the impact of the Afghanistan withdrawal.

Source: The Lawfare Podcast: An Empirical Analysis of Targeted Killing – Lawfare