Power Problems

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Power Problems is a bi-weekly podcast from the Cato Institute. Host John Glaser offers a skeptical take on U.S. foreign policy, and discusses today’s big questions in international security with distinguished guests from across the political spectrum. Podcast Hashtag: #FPPowerProblems.

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Episode Date
Classical Realism, Purpose, and the Rise of China
May 28, 2024
The Trouble with US Support for Israel & Ukraine
May 14, 2024
Drones, Secrecy, and Endless War
Apr 30, 2024
Regional "Push Factors" in the Emigration Upsurge
Apr 16, 2024
Reevaluating the "Special Relationship" with Israel
Apr 06, 2024
The Economics of Great Power War & Peace
Mar 19, 2024
The Hard Choice of Retrenchment
Mar 05, 2024
The Will to Hegemony
Feb 20, 2024
Elite Politics & the Hawkish Bias in US Foreign Policy
Feb 06, 2024
Managing Instability in Europe, Asia, & the Middle East
Jan 23, 2024
Arms, Influence, and the Military Industrial Complex
Jan 09, 2024
The Middle East Is a Powder Keg. Washington Is Making It Worse
Dec 26, 2023
The Economic War on China Is Self-Defeating
Dec 12, 2023
"Credibility" Is Not What You Think It Is
Nov 28, 2023
The Realism of Reinhold Niebuhr
Nov 14, 2023
Israel, Gaza, and America’s Broken Middle East Policy
Oct 31, 2023
America Is Eroding the International Order
Oct 17, 2023
Human Psychology and Nuclear Brinkmanship
Oct 03, 2023
Middling Powers & U.S. Decline
Sep 19, 2023
Can the “Restraint Coalition” Endure?
Sep 05, 2023
Tripwires, Public Opinion, & War
Aug 22, 2023
The Perils of Being the World's Biggest Arms Trafficker
Aug 08, 2023
Social Science, Think Tanks, & National Security Policy
Jul 25, 2023
India, the Swing State?
Jul 11, 2023
The National Security Implications of Artificial Intelligence
Jun 27, 2023
Nobody Wins in Ukraine
Jun 13, 2023
Managing China, Avoiding War
May 30, 2023
Market Adjustment and Foreign Policy Failure
May 16, 2023
Honor, Deterrence, and Peace
May 02, 2023
The Politics of the China Threat in East Asia
Apr 18, 2023
Chinese vs American Diplomacy in the Middle East
Apr 04, 2023
Strategy, Restraint, and the Pursuit of Dominance
Mar 21, 2023
Quantifying US Militarism
Mar 07, 2023
After Ukraine, Does Europe Need the US Military?
Feb 21, 2023
Identity, Power, and the Struggle for Recognition
Feb 07, 2023
The Changing U.S.-Pakistan Relationship
Jan 24, 2023
Biden’s Foreign Policy Promises
Jan 10, 2023
Covert Action and International Law
Dec 27, 2022
Vacuum Fears & U.S. Foreign Policy
Dec 13, 2022
The Persistent Status Quo on North Korea
Nov 29, 2022
Nuclear Weapons, Strategic Stability, and Ukraine
Nov 15, 2022
Overpowered: Restraining Presidential War Authority
Nov 01, 2022
Stabilizing Great Power Rivalry
Oct 18, 2022
A Realist’s Guide to Russia’s War in Ukraine
Oct 04, 2022
How to Avoid a Zero-Sum U.S.-China Relationship
Sep 20, 2022
What We Get Wrong about Cyber Security
Sep 07, 2022
Afghanistan: One Year After US Withdrawal
Aug 23, 2022
Poking the Dragon and the Bear
Aug 09, 2022
Ukraine and the Discourse of War
Jul 26, 2022
Biden’s Incoherent Iran Policy
Jul 12, 2022
The Transatlantic Divide
Jun 28, 2022
Great Powers and Territorial Disputes
Jun 14, 2022
Prediction and Judgement: Artificial Intelligence & War
May 31, 2022
The Dangerous Contradictions in U.S.-Syria Policy
May 17, 2022
Intelligence, Politics, & National Security Policy
May 03, 2022
Enemy Images, Foreign & Domestic
Apr 19, 2022
National Security and the Image of Public Harmony
Apr 05, 2022
Neutrality for Ukraine?
Mar 22, 2022
The End of the Post-Cold War Era?
Mar 08, 2022
Russia, Ukraine, and European Security
Feb 22, 2022
Too Many Secrets: How to Fix Overclassification
Feb 08, 2022
Public Choice and U.S. Grand Strategy
Jan 25, 2022
How to Defuse the Ukraine Crisis
Jan 11, 2022
Quantum Mind and Social Science
Dec 28, 2021
Competing for Status?
Dec 14, 2021
Nuclear Competition and MAD
Nov 30, 2021
The Erosion of Civil-Military Relations
Nov 16, 2021
Spending Smarter: How to Fix the U.S. Military Budget
Nov 02, 2021
Oil & Great Power Politics
Oct 19, 2021
Bad Friends: America’s Middle East Allies
Oct 05, 2021
The Battle of Ideas over America's Role in the World
Sep 21, 2021
A Distracted Grand Strategy
Sep 07, 2021
Cutting Through the Noise on Afghanistan Withdrawal
Sep 03, 2021
How to Actually End Endless Wars
Aug 24, 2021
The "Restraint Coalition" and Strategy toward China
Aug 10, 2021
Foreign Policy Malpractice Since 9/11
Jul 27, 2021
Afghanistan: An End to the War or a Shift in Tactics?
Jul 13, 2021
Realpolitik and Diplomacy: Are States Rational?
Jun 29, 2021
The Limits of Force in Israel-Palestine
Jun 15, 2021
America's Oil Myths
Jun 01, 2021
Public Opinion & U.S. Foreign Policy
May 18, 2021
Abetting State Violence
May 04, 2021
China's Evolving Strategy
Apr 20, 2021
The Negativity Bias
Apr 06, 2021
Fixing US Diplomacy
Mar 23, 2021
The Stupidity of War
Mar 09, 2021
A New Approach in Asia
Feb 23, 2021
The Search for a Conservative Foreign Policy
Feb 09, 2021
Domestic Politics and the China Scare
Jan 26, 2021
Shining a Light on the SolarWinds Hack
Jan 12, 2021
Should America Abandon "Global Leadership"?
Dec 29, 2020
Liberalizing the Liberal Order?
Dec 15, 2020
Manifest Destiny in the Stars?
Nov 24, 2020
Trump to Biden: A foreign Policy Shift?
Nov 17, 2020
Thucydides Again?
Nov 03, 2020
On Declinism and American Influence
Oct 20, 2020
China, India, and Sovereignty in the Himalayas
Oct 06, 2020
A Tour of South Asia
Sep 22, 2020
With Friends Like These
Sep 08, 2020
Power Problems/Pop & Locke Crossover: Dr. Strangelove
Aug 25, 2020
After Coronavirus III: Great Powers and COVID
Aug 11, 2020
After Coronavirus II: The Pandemic and The Defense Budget
Jul 28, 2020
Trevor's Farewell Episode
Jul 14, 2020
After Coronavirus I: Can the Global Economy be Saved?
Jun 30, 2020
The Robot Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Jun 16, 2020
Building a Modern Military: The Force Meets Geopolitical Realities
Jun 02, 2020
What the World Thinks about America in the Age of COVID-19
May 19, 2020
Donald Trump and the Generals
May 05, 2020
COVID-19 and International Security
Apr 21, 2020
Amer-Exit?
Apr 07, 2020
A Strategy for Cyberspace?
Mar 24, 2020
OPEC+ or OPEC-?
Mar 09, 2020
Twitter in the Time of Trump
Feb 25, 2020
Greeted as Liberators? Regime Change and Reality
Feb 11, 2020
The Future of Progressive Foreign Policy
Jan 28, 2020
Reading Trump’s Trade Tea Leaves
Jan 14, 2020
China’s Authoritarian Turn
Dec 24, 2019
Maximum Pressure Meets Maximum Resistance: Trump vs. Iran
Dec 10, 2019
Irregular Channels: Unpacking the Ukraine Affair
Nov 26, 2019
The Quincy Institute Makes a Splash
Nov 12, 2019
Misplaced Confidence or Militarized Patriotism? Public Attitudes towards the U.S. Military
Oct 29, 2019
Fuel to the Fire: How Trump Made America’s Broken Foreign Policy Even Worse
Oct 16, 2019
Tests and Temptations: The Nuclear Balance in Asia
Oct 15, 2019
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The U.S. and the Middle East
Oct 08, 2019
The US Defense Industry: Arsenal of Democracy or the Walmarts of War?
Sep 24, 2019
Dunking on Huntington: Nationalism in U.S. Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2019
The Trade War to End All Trade Wars?
Aug 27, 2019
If I Had a Hammer
Aug 13, 2019
Power Problems Live! The Kennan Sweepstakes
Jul 30, 2019
Nuclear Crossroads II: The Arms Control Serial Killer
Jul 15, 2019
Nuclear Crossroads I: America Ad Astra
Jul 02, 2019
The Arab Winter
Jun 18, 2019
America Adrift: Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy
Jun 04, 2019
Peace, War and Liberty
May 21, 2019
Will John Bolton Finally Get His Iran War?
May 07, 2019
Insurgent Women
Apr 22, 2019
Back to the Future: China, the U.S. and the “New Cold War”
Apr 09, 2019
Enter the Cyber Mercenaries
Mar 26, 2019
Failure (to Launch?): Donald Trump in Hanoi
Mar 12, 2019
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maduro?
Feb 26, 2019
Great Power Competition, Part II
Feb 12, 2019
Great Power Competition, Part I
Jan 29, 2019
Mr. Trump, Tear Down That Wall
Jan 15, 2019
Holiday Edition: 2018 in Review
Dec 31, 2018
Nostalgianomics: Trump, Trade, and American Foreign Policy
Dec 18, 2018
Free Thoughts/Power Problems Crossover: What do Libertarians Believe About Foreign Policy?
Dec 04, 2018
The Future of Liberal Foreign Policy
Nov 20, 2018
The Future of Conservative Foreign Policy
Nov 06, 2018
Scattershot Sanctions: The Trump Administration and the World
Oct 23, 2018
Donald Trump, the Blob, and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2018
So What Did I Miss?
Oct 09, 2018
Out of Order? Debating the Past and Future of the Liberal International Order
Sep 25, 2018
It’s Not Just about the Elephants: Understanding Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
Sep 12, 2018
Trump's Iran Policy: Strategy or Strategery?
Aug 27, 2018
The Complicated Case of the Rohingyas
Aug 07, 2018
Counterterrorism Strategy in the Trump Era - Firm or Faux?
Jul 24, 2018
Works for Wonks: A Summer Reading List
Jul 10, 2018
When Terrorists Have Ji-had Enough
Jun 26, 2018
Statesmanship in the 21st Century
Jun 12, 2018
To Summit or Not to Summit? Trump and North Korea
May 29, 2018
The US: Global Force for Good?
May 17, 2018
It’s (Not) a Thucydides Trap: Rising Powers and Time Horizons
May 01, 2018
Arms Bizarre: Selling Weapons in the Age of Trump
Apr 16, 2018
Out of Africa: A New Front in the War on Terror
Apr 02, 2018
Here Comes the New Russia, Same as the Old Russia
Mar 21, 2018
Yemen: One War or Three?
Mar 05, 2018
The Nuclear Posture Review: Pushing All the Wrong Buttons?
Feb 20, 2018
The Trump Doctrine at One Year
Jan 31, 2018
A Trade Policy Deficit
Jan 10, 2018
Hype and Hype-ability: Threat Inflation in U.S. Foreign Policy
Dec 26, 2017
All I Want for Christmas Is an F-35: Trump, the Generals and the Pentagon
Dec 13, 2017
Power Problems Live Event Announcement
Dec 05, 2017
A Syria(s) Problem: Chemical Weapons & International Norms
Dec 04, 2017
Middle East Madness
Nov 13, 2017
Trump and Iran: Deal or No Deal?
Oct 30, 2017
Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
Oct 16, 2017
The Art of the (Nuclear) Deal
Oct 03, 2017
Kim Jong Trump
Sep 19, 2017
Same Strategy, Different Day
Sep 14, 2017
It’s All about Those (Military) Bases
Sep 12, 2017
More Power More Problems
Sep 11, 2017