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Three Dangerous Men (with Seth Jones)

November 24, 2021

Eric and Eliot discuss three dangerous men (Russian General Valeriy Gerasimov, the late Iranian IRGC leader Ghassem Soleimani and PRC Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Zhang Youxia) with Seth Jones who has written a new book on irregular or, if you prefer, political warfare. They discuss the active conflict in this domain in which the US finds itself with Russia, China, and Iran as Russia’s use of private military companies to serve as proxies in conflicts around the world. They examine what alternative options existed to the Biden Administration’s approach to Afghanistan, the role of public opinion and the future trajectory of the country.

Shield of the Republic is co-sponsored by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.