Battlegrounds: International Perspectives

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Battlegrounds provides a needed forum with leaders from key countries to share their assessment of problem sets and opportunities that have implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy.

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Collapse And Consequences In Afghanistan: A Conversation With Hamdullah Mohib
01:00:13
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Hoover Institution, Stanford University  

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib discuss the causes of the collapse in Afghanistan, the consequences, and options to mitigate the growing crisis.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:00am PT.

Battlegrounds provides a needed forum with leaders from key countries to share their assessment of problem sets and opportunities that have implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. Each episode features H.R. McMaster in a one-on-one conversation with a senior foreign government leader to allow Americans and partners abroad to understand how the past produced the present and how we might work together to secure a peaceful and prosperous future. “Listening and learning from those who have deep knowledge of our most crucial challenges is the first step in crafting the policies we need to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.”

Jan 12, 2022
Australia: Promoting Peace And Prosperity Across The Indo-Pacific And Beyond
01:00:13

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Joe Hockey discuss economic recovery from the pandemic, trade, the interconnected challenges of energy security and climate change, and the need to compete in the face of a coercive Chinese Communist Party.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Joe Hockey on Wednesday, December 1 at 9:00am PT.

Dec 01, 2021
Ukraine: Perspectives On Democracy In Eastern Europe
57:57
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Hoover Institution, Stanford University  

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and former Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk discuss the U.S.-Ukraine relationship, the Russian threat to security, and priorities for reform and strengthening governance in Ukraine.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Oleksiy Honcharuk on Wednesday, November 17 at 9:00am PT.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Oleksiy Honcharuk was Ukraine’s 17th Prime Minister (August 2019 – March 2020). He also served as a Deputy Head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine, member of the National Reforms Council, and as an external advisor to the First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Prime Minister Honcharuk also headed Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) a non-governmental organization. Previously he worked in law where he was as an arbitration manager and managing partner at Constructive Lawyers, a law firm he had founded and a lawyer at PRIOR-Invest investment company.

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and the Japan Chair at the Hudson Institute.  He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018.

Battlegrounds provides a needed forum with leaders from key countries to share their assessment of problem sets and opportunities that have implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. Each episode features H.R. McMaster in a one-on-one conversation with a senior foreign government leader to allow Americans and partners abroad to understand how the past produced the present and how we might work together to secure a peaceful and prosperous future. “Listening and learning from those who have deep knowledge of our most crucial challenges is the first step in crafting the policies we need to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.”

Nov 17, 2021
Studies In Generalship: A Conversation With Meir Finkel
01:13:58
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.

Oct 20, 2021
Pakistan: U.S. Serial Gullibility And The Epicenter Of Jihadist Terrorism
01:06:02

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.

Oct 06, 2021
Return Of The Taliban: A Conversation With Yalda Hakim, BBC World Service
48:09

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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Sep 09, 2021
The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden: A Conversation with Peter Bergen
01:02:25

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.

Sep 07, 2021
The Long War And U.S. Policy In South Asia And The Middle East
58:21

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.

Aug 26, 2021
Japan: The Legacy Of Japan's Longest Serving Prime Minister
58:52

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.

Jul 21, 2021
Canada: America's Nearest Ally
50:29
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.

Jul 07, 2021
Mexico: How To Advance Security, Promote Prosperity, And Foster Cooperation In Our Western Hemisphere Neighborhoo
01:05:15

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.

Jun 23, 2021
Denmark: NATO, The European Union, And The Future Of The Transatlantic Community
48:08

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.

Jun 10, 2021
India: Opportunities And Challenges For A Strategic Partnership
57:43

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.

May 26, 2021
Panama: Perspectives On Economic Development, Trade, Organized Crime, And The Immigration Crises
01:01:21

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and former Panama Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado discuss Panama-US relations, factors affecting Western Hemisphere security and prosperity, and implications for Panamanian and U.S. policy. 

H.R. McMaster in conversation with H.E. Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado on Wednesday, May 12 at 9:00am PT.

May 12, 2021
France | America's Longest Alliance: A U.S.-French Agenda For Security And Prosperity
01:00:13

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Philippe Étienne discuss energy security, the European Union’s recovery from COVID-19, intra-EU relationships discuss energy security, the European Union's recovery from COVID-19, intra-EU relations, combatting terrorism in West Africa and competitions between authoritarianism and democracy.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Philippe Étienne on Wednesday, April 28 at 9:00am PT.

Apr 28, 2021
UAE: US Policy In The Middle East And Prospects For Peace And Economic Growth In A Troubled Region
48:17

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Yousef Al Otaiba discuss the Abraham Accords, the humanitarian crisis centered on ongoing crises in Syria and Yemen, the threat from Iran, and great power competition in the Middle East.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba on Wednesday, April 14 at 9:00am PT.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Yousef Al Otaiba is the current United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to the United States (US). He is also a Minister of State for the UAE and holds board memberships with the Special Olympics, the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the American University of Cairo. His Yedioth Ahronoth op-ed, “Annexation will be a serious setback for better relations with the Arab World,” is among his greatest accomplishments as UAE Ambassador to the US as it gained international attention for influencing the Abraham Accords normalization deal between the UAE and Israel. Before his time at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC, he worked as Director of International Affairs for the court of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi.

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018.

Apr 14, 2021
The United Kingdom: Perspective On Transatlantic Relations And Priorities For Security And Economic Cooperation
01:06:12
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Hoover Institution, Stanford University  

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Mark Sedwill discuss the future of the transatlantic relationship and priorities for cooperation among allies and partners to take advantage of opportunities and  overcome challenges from Xi Jinping’s China to Vladimir Putin’s Russia to jihadist terrorism.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Mark Sedwill, Baron Sedwill of Sherborne KCMG FRGS, on Wednesday, March 31 at 9:00am PT.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Mark Sedwill,Baron Sedwill of Sherborne KCMG FRGS, is Chairman of the Atlantic Futures Forum, Chairman of the G7 Panel on Global Economic Resilience, and a cross-bench member of the UK Parliament’s House of Lords. He is a senior adviser to Rothschild & Co. He was Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service (2018-20), National Security Adviser (2017-20), Permanent Secretary at the Home Office (2013-17), and HM Ambassador and NATO Representative in Afghanistan (2009-11).

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018.

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Battlegrounds provides a needed forum with leaders from key countries to share their assessment of problem sets and opportunities that have implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. Each episode features H.R. McMaster in a one-on-one conversation with a senior foreign government leader to allow Americans and partners abroad to understand how the past produced the present and how we might work together to secure a peaceful and prosperous future. “Listening and learning from those who have deep knowledge of our most crucial challenges is the first step in crafting the policies we need to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.”

Mar 31, 2021
The United States, Colombia, And Prospects For Western Hemisphere Security And Prosperity In The Post-Covid Era
58:04
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Hoover Institution, Stanford University  

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and former President and Minister of National Defense Juan Manuel Santos discuss Colombian security, transnational organized crime and narcotics trafficking, the crisis in Venezuela, and lessons learned from Colombia’s struggle to achieve a lasting peace.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Juan Manuel Santos, former President and Minister of National Defense (of Colombia), on Wednesday, March 17 at 9:00am PT.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Juan Manuel Santos is the former President of Colombia (2010 to 2018) and was the sole recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his efforts to end his country’s civil war.  Before his Presidency, Santos held a number of ministerial roles including Minister of Foreign Trade, Minister of Finance, and Minister of National Defense.  Santos also founded a new political party (The U Party) in 2005. Before public life, he was a deputy publisher and editorial writer in the newspaper El Tiempo. Santos is also the author of several books.

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018.

Battlegrounds provides a needed forum with leaders from key countries to share their assessment of problem sets and opportunities that have implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. Each episode features H.R. McMaster in a one-on-one conversation with a senior foreign government leader to allow Americans and partners abroad to understand how the past produced the present and how we might work together to secure a peaceful and prosperous future. “Listening and learning from those who have deep knowledge of our most crucial challenges is the first step in crafting the policies we need to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.”

Mar 17, 2021
Battlegrounds w/ H.R. McMaster | Israel: Perspective on Diplomacy, Defense, and Shared Security
58:25

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Yair Lapid, chairman of the Yesh Atid party and opposition leader in the Israeli Parliament, on Wednesday, March 3 at 9:00am PT.

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Yair Lapid, chairman of the Yesh Atid party and opposition leader in the Israeli Parliament discuss challenges to Israel’s security, the Abraham Accords, and the prospects for enduring peace in the Levant and the broader Middle East.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Yair Lapid is chairman of the Yesh Atid party and opposition leader in the Israeli Parliament.

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018. ABOUT THE SERIES Battlegrounds provides a needed forum with leaders from key countries to share their assessment of problem sets and opportunities that have implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. Each episode features H.R. McMaster in a one-on-one conversation with a senior foreign government leader to allow Americans and partners abroad to understand how the past produced the present and how we might work together to secure a peaceful and prosperous future. “Listening and learning from those who have deep knowledge of our most crucial challenges is the first step in crafting the policies we need to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.” For more information, visit: https://www.hoover.org/battlegrounds_perspectives.

Pick up a copy of "Battlegrounds: The Fight To Defend The Free World," by H.R. McMaster here - https://www.hoover.org/research/battlegrounds-fight-defend-free-world.

Mar 03, 2021
Black History Month: Reflecting On The Achievements And Leadership Of General Roscoe Robinson, Jr., U.S. Army
01:00:40
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Hoover Institution  

In this special episode of Battlegrounds in honor of Black History Month, H.R. McMaster and Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Robinson, US Army (Retired), son of General Roscoe Robinson Jr., the first African American four-star general in the U.S. Army, discuss his father’s determination and dedication to serve his country even as he confronted racial inequities in the U.S. military and how all Americans can learn from his leadership and legacy.

General Roscoe Robinson, Jr. was the first Black four-star general in the United States Army. A St. Louis native, Robinson entered West Point in 1947 and led forces in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was promoted to four-star general in 1982 and served as U.S. Representative to NATO's Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium. General Robinson received the Bronze Star and the Silver Star for his heroic service and valor and retired from the Army in 1985 after 34 years of military service. He also held a Master's in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1993, General Robinson was recognized by West Point as a Distinguished Graduate. He passed away that year and is survived by his children, Bruce and Carol.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Bruce Robinson is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and the son of General Roscoe Robinson Jr. After retirement from the United States Army in 2006, Lieutenant Colonel Robinson worked as a Homeland Security consultant for a software company in California. He holds a B.S. in General Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an M.S. in Telecommunications Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018.

 

Feb 24, 2021
Croatia: Opportunities And Obstacles To Peace And Economic Growth In South East Europe
55:00

In this ninth episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and former President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović discuss education reform, peacebuilding in South East Europe, and strategies to achieve energy security and combat cyber-enabled information warfare.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, First female President of the Republic of Croatia (2015- 2020), on Wednesday, February 17 at 11:00am PT.

Feb 17, 2021
Battlegrounds w/ H.R. McMaster: Rwanda and The African Union
01:09:46

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, on Wednesday, February 3 at 9:00am PT on "Rwanda And The African Union: The Promise Of Increased U.S.-Africa Engagement."

In this eighth episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and President Paul Kagame discuss the African Union, security in the Great Lakes region, and the future of U.S. diplomatic and economic relations with Rwanda and Africa, the world’s youngest continent in which 50% of the population is under 25 years old.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Paul Kagame is President of the Republic of Rwanda. In 2019 he was elected Chairperson of the East African Community, and has been leading the institutional reform of the African Union (AU) since 2016. President Kagame is currently Chairperson of the AU Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) as well as African Union Leader for Domestic Health Financing.

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018.

ABOUT THE SERIES Battlegrounds provides a needed forum with leaders from key countries to share their assessment of problem sets and opportunities that have implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. Each episode features H.R. McMaster in a one-on-one conversation with a senior foreign government leader to allow Americans and partners abroad to understand how the past produced the present and how we might work together to secure a peaceful and prosperous future. “Listening and learning from those who have deep knowledge of our most crucial challenges is the first step in crafting the policies we need to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.”

For more information, visit: https://www.hoover.org/battlegrounds_perspectives. Pick up a copy of "Battlegrounds: The Fight To Defend The Free World," by H.R. McMaster here - https://www.hoover.org/research/battlegrounds-fight-defend-free-world 

Feb 03, 2021
Germany: Perspective On The U.S.-Germany Alliance, EU, And International Security
59:42

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, on Wednesday, January 20th at 11:00am PT.

In this seventh episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Christopher Heusgen discuss the U.S.-Germany alliance, the European Union, and responses to humanitarian crises.

Jan 20, 2021
The UN And International Organizations: Collective Action And Prospects For Peace
50:04

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Staffan de Mistura, Former Special UN Envoy to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria on Wednesday, January 6th.

In this sixth episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Staffan de Mistura discuss the role of international organizations in promoting peace and improving security as well as limitations and disappointments associated with collective action.

Jan 06, 2021
Australia’s Perspective on our Common Challenges: The Indo-Pacific and Beyond
56:13

H.R. McMaster in conversation with the Honorable Julie Bishop, Chancellor of the Australian National University on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 9:00am PT.

In this fifth episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Julie Bishop discuss the tradeoffs between national security and private sector growth, trade, and climate change that are being brought to the forefront of both Australian and American society.

Nov 24, 2020
The Japan- US Alliance and the Vision for a Free & Open Indo-Pacific
44:25

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Tarō Kōno,  Minister of Regulatory Reform and Administrative Reform on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.

In our fourth episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Minister Kono discuss the evolution of the Japan-U.S. alliance and growing international cooperation to preserve peace in the Indo-Pacific region and counter threats to freedom and prosperity from the South China Seas to the Senkakus as well as in space and cyberspace.

Oct 28, 2020
Italy And Europe Perspective On The Mediterranean, Middle East, And Great Power Competition
59:08

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.

In our third episode of battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Zappia shed light on the challenges facing southern Europe. The rich discussion will include instability in the Sahel and Libya; relations with Turkey; the refugee crisis and the rise of populism in Europe; and the EU and NATO response to the COIVD crisis, Russian subversion and China’s Wolf Warrior diplomacy.

Oct 08, 2020
America’s Longest War And The Prospects For Peace In Afghanistan
01:01:32

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Foreign Minister of Afghanistan on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.

In the re-release of this inaugural episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Minister Atmar discuss this critical time for Afghanistan. They look at how the past impacts the present, the role of Afghanistan’s neighbors and what is at stake for the United States, Afghanistan, and the world as Afghanistan moves towards peace.

Sep 30, 2020
The Threat From North Korea And The Future Of The South Korean – American Alliance
53:59

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ho-Young Ahn, President of University of North Korean Studies on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.

In this second episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Ahn discuss the daunting challenges South Korea faces with North Korea’s nuclear and missile ambitions and China’s political and economic aggression. South Korea’s relationship with Japan is increasingly strained due to historical grievances as South Korea-U.S. relations are complicated due to anti-alliance sentiment among a vocal minority of South Koreans as well as demands from American leaders that South Korea share more of the defense burden.

Sep 22, 2020