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Eric S. Edelman

Eric S. Edelman is counselor at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and a non-resident senior fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He is also the co-host of The Bulwark’s Shield of the Republic podcast.  He was U.S. ambassador to Finland from 1998 to 2001 and under secretary of defense for policy from 2005 to 2009.


Articles by Eric S. Edelman (page 1)

April 4, 2024 11:00 am

What’s Going on in Afghanistan?

Eric welcomes Will Selber, Military Affairs Fellow with the Bulwark and a 20 year veteran of U.S. military intelligence with…
Eric S. Edelman
March 29, 2024 3:28 pm

The National Security Beat with Jim Sciutto

Eliot and Eric welcome CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto to the show. The recipient of multiple awards for…
Eric S. Edelman
March 21, 2024 11:00 am

Nuclear Iran, NATO’s Future, and America First Isolationism

Eliot grills Eric on three recent articles identifying some big problems in U.S. foreign policy.  What will happen once Iran…
Eric S. Edelman
March 14, 2024 11:00 am

The Art of Propaganda with Peter Pomerantsev

Eric and Eliot welcome Peter Pomerantsev, British journalist, senior fellow at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, television…
Eric S. Edelman
March 7, 2024 11:00 am

How Finland Escaped Stalin’s Grasp

Eric welcomes Finnish Professor Kimmo Rentala, Emeritus Professor of Political History at the University of Helsinki to the show to…
Eric S. Edelman
February 29, 2024 11:00 am

Liz Cheney on American Authoritarianism

Eric and Eliot inaugurate the first video episode of Shield of the Republic by welcoming former Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY)…

Eric S. Edelman
February 22, 2024 11:00 am

What Happens If the House Fails in Its Obligation

Eric and Eliot bemoan the death/murder of Alexei Navalny, Tucker Carlson’s performative buffoonery in Moscow, and the irresponsibility of the…
Eric S. Edelman
February 15, 2024 11:00 am

Eric and Eliot Look at the Bright Side

Counter to type Eric welcomes Eliot back from his travels with a discussion of the positive things going on in…
Eric S. Edelman
February 8, 2024 11:00 am

This War Is Going to End Exactly How the West Decides It Will

Eric welcomes former Supreme Allied Commander (SACEUR) of NATO General Philip Breedlove.  General Breedlove is one of the nation’s preeminent…
Eric S. Edelman
February 1, 2024 11:00 am

We Need a Zero Tolerance Iran Policy

Eric and Eliot (joining from the Iberian Peninsula) discuss the Iranian strike on US soldiers located at Tower 22 in…
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