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The General and the Ambassador

By The American Academy of Diplomacy

How does the United States lead across the globe? Join senior US military leaders & senior US diplomats as they describe how they work in countries from Iraq to Haiti to advance US interests and protect the homeland. A project of the American Academy of Diplomacy in partnership with the Una Chapman Cox Foundation.

  1. 1.
    North Macedonia: The Long Slog to NATO & the Role of the Vermont National Guard12/16/2020
    37:38
  2. 2.
    USAID & War Zones: Iraq and Afghanistan with Senior Mission Directors Bambi Arellano and Ken Yamashita.10/14/2020
    43:14
  3. 3.
    Development as a Tool of National Security Part II: USAID in Afghanistan– Achievements, Lessons Learned and Using the Right Resources in Future Challenges09/19/2020
    21:46
  4. 4.
    Development as a Tool of National Security Part I: The Case of Afghanistan with USAID Senior Leaders Alonzo Fulgham and James Bever09/07/2020
    27:12
  5. 5.
    The US, Kyrgyzstan & Central Asia: General Blaine Holt and Ambassador Tatiana Gfoeller Explain How They Worked to Keep the Key US Base at Manas Despite Riots and Political Upheaval & Outline US Interests in this Key Region Bordering China and Russia08/11/2020
    45:43
  6. 6.
    US Security Interests in Latin American & the Caribbean Part II: Admiral Tidd and Ambassador Ayalde Discuss Venezuela, Cuba, Central America, Iran, Russia and China07/27/2020
    26:56
  7. 7.
    US Security Interests in Latin America & the Caribbean Part I: Admiral Kurt Tidd and Ambassador Liliana Ayalde Discuss Their Partnership at US SOUTHCOM and Working With Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador07/19/2020
    31:18
  8. 8.
    US interests in the Middle East Part II: Yemen, Messaging, and the US competitive advantage with General Joseph Votel and Ambassador Barbara Leaf07/10/2020
    18:19
  1. 9.
    US Interests in the Middle East Part I: Iran, the GCC, & Syria with General Joseph Votel and Ambassador Barbara Leaf07/03/2020
    23:54
  2. 10.
    The Philippines and the US: The Ties that Bind with Captain Gus Gusentine and Ambassador Harry Thomas05/28/2020
    29:44
  3. 11.
    The Ebola Epidemic in Liberia: Sending in the 101st Airborne Division with General Gary Volesky and Ambassador Deborah Malac04/21/2020
    39:41
  4. 12.
    US-Mexico Security Ties Part II: Sharing the Border with Former NORTHCOM Commander General Chuck Jacoby and Former US Ambassador to Mexico Tony Wayne04/07/2020
    18:30
  5. 13.
    US-Mexico Security Ties Part I: The Challenge of Building a Trusted Relationship with Former NORTHCOM Commander General Chuck Jacoby and Former US Ambassador to Mexico Tony Wayne04/04/2020
    21:42
  6. 14.
    The National Security Toolbox Part II: Who does what? A Conversation with General Douglas Lute and Ambassador Marc Grossman03/13/2020
    32:05
  7. 15.
    The National Security Toolbox Part I: 9/11 to Today with General Douglas Lute and Ambassador Marc Grossman02/28/2020
    22:57
  8. 16.
    Finland and the US: Friends and Allies, a conversation with General Jarmo Lindberg and Ambassador Bruce Oreck12/06/2019
    32:12
  9. 17.
    Pakistan-US Relations: Striking a Balance11/25/2019
    33:27
  10. 18.
    Fighting Terrorism is a Team Effort with General Francis Taylor and Ambassador Tina Kaidanow Part II09/29/2019
    20:56
  11. 19.
    Fighting Terrorism is a Team Effort with General Francis Taylor and Ambassador Tina Kaidanow Part I09/18/2019
    18:48
  12. 20.
    Iraq: Behind the scenes in Baghdad working in a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) with General William Hickman and Ambassador John Bennett08/08/2019
    27:28
  13. 21.
    A Nation’s Promise: Accounting for Our POW/MIA with General Kelly McKeague and Ambassador Charles Ray06/27/2019
    37:38
  14. 22.
    European Security: ISIS Terrorist Attacks & Deterring Russia with General Gregory Lengyel and Ambassador Susan Elliott06/04/2019
    29:00
  15. 23.
    Japan’s Triple Disaster: Helping an Ally in Need with Admiral Robert Willard and Ambassador John Roos05/24/2019
    43:55
  16. 24.
    Cyber Security: Foreign Attacks and U.S. Cyber Policy with General Keith Alexander and Cyber Coordinator Chris Painter05/10/2019
    29:16
  17. 25.
    Georgia: Building Resilience on the Frontlines with Ambassador Ian Kelly and Brigadier General Garrick Harmon04/15/2019
    31:06
  18. 26.
    Iraq: The Diplomatic And Military Fight Against ISIS With General Sean MacFarland And Ambassador Stu Jones Part II04/12/2019
    28:21
  19. 27.
    Iraq: The Diplomatic and Military Fight Against ISIS with General Sean MacFarland and Ambassador Stu Jones Part I04/12/2019
    22:24
  20. 28.
    Afghanistan: The US Pivot, Sharing Danger and the Importance of Cultural Intelligence Part II03/04/2019
    18:41
  21. 29.
    Afghanistan: The US Pivot, Sharing Danger and the Importance of Cultural Intelligence Part I03/04/2019
    25:19
  22. 30.
    A lesson in results: The US military/diplomatic partnership in Qatar with General David Goldfein and Ambassador Susan Ziadeh02/22/2019
    32:56
  23. 31.
    Afghanistan - The Transition from the Obama to the Trump Administration. Conversation with General John (Mick) Nicholson and Ambassador Hugo Llorens02/17/2019
    46:29
  24. 32.
    Syria And Chemical Weapons: Asst. Sec. Countryman & WMD Military Advisor Col. Terrell on the 2013-14 Destruction of Weapons Stock & Chemical Weapons Challenges Today02/01/2019
    33:40
  25. 33.
    US warriors & diplomats in Iraq & Afghanistan: Part II- NDU panel with Gen Odierno, Gen Austin, Amb. Crocker and Amb. Liberi.01/04/2019
    24:30
  26. 34.
    US warriors & diplomats in Iraq & Afghanistan: Part I - NDU panel with Gen Odierno, Gen Austin, Amb. Crocker and Amb. Liberi12/21/2018
    27:02
  27. 35.
    Standing with Japan Part II: General Wright & Ambassador Schieffer on Japan, North Korea and China, US leadership today and Australia’s friendship on 9/11.12/04/2018
    24:20
  28. 36.
    Standing with Japan Part I: General Wright & Ambassador Schieffer on US military and diplomatic engagement with Japan and the US response to North Korean missile attacks.12/04/2018
    28:42
  29. 37.
    Libya and The Responsibility to Protect: General Ham and Ambassador Cretz on US actions to protect the Libyan population from Gaddafi.10/19/2018
    36:04
  30. 38.
    US Army in Eastern Europe: Making 30,000 look like 300,00010/10/2018
    31:45
  31. 39.
    US Military, Diplomatic engagement with South Korea. General Skip Sharp and Ambassador Kathy Stephens on US force posture, North Korean 2010 attacks, sanctions, current negotiations.10/06/2018
    35:42
  32. 40.
    Tending the Garden: US Interests in the Mediterranean. Admiral Michelle Howard and Ambassador David Pearce on Greece/Turkey, the 2015 Migrant Crisis, US Naval Operations and the Challenge of Russia09/23/2018
    30:10
  33. 41.
    Capacity and Capability: US Diplomatic and Military Operations in the Horn of Africa with Joint Task Force Djibouti Commander General Sonntag and Ambassador Thomas Kelly. Terrorism, Mission Protection, Evacuations, Refugees and the Challenge of China.09/20/2018
    30:15
  34. 42.
    Tough times in Moscow: Former Ambassador to Russia John Tefft & former Defense Attache General McClintock on Embassy operations/access/Russian military modernization/Crimea/Ukraine/NATO & Syria.07/15/2018
    41:29
  35. 43.
    The Stand-Up of the US Africa Command06/27/2018
    26:07
  36. 44.
    Ambassador McCarthy interview with SIRIUS POTUS Eric Ham06/21/2018
    26:37
  37. 45.
    Haiti 2010 Earthquake: 40 Seconds that Changed Haiti Forever. Ambassador Merten and Lt. General Keen on Leading the U.S. Relief Effort and US Interests Today06/11/2018
    30:56
  38. 46.
    Iraq: the Drawdown with Gen. Lloyd Austin & Amb. James Jeffrey06/04/2018
    36:20
  39. 47.
    What are effective public affairs strategies and tactics for our military and our diplomats? A conversation with former senior spokespersons Rear Admiral John Kirby and Ambassador Michael Hammer05/31/2018
    27:35
  40. 48.
    NATO: How US Military & US Diplomats Partnered on Russia/Ukraine & Disinformation. General Philip Breedlove & Ambassador Victoria Nuland. 2/24/1802/24/2018
    31:40
  41. 49.
    Europe: The European Command & the Bang for the Buck of US Military Training in Europe. General Jack Gardner & Ambassador Kate Canavan. 2/16/1802/16/2018
    30:45
  42. 50.
    SOUTHCOM and US Diplomacy in Venezuela and Colombia02/07/2018
    42:06
  43. 51.
    US Military & Diplomatic Leadership in Iraq: General David Petreaus & Ambassador Ryan Crocker. 12/20/1712/20/2017
    30:38

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