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Shield of the Republic

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

Hosts Eliot A. Cohen and Eric Edelman probe beyond the hive mind of Washington conventional wisdom on national security and foreign affairs

Shield of the Republic Episodes

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Apr 4, 2024 · 56 Mins
What’s Going on in Afghanistan?
Eric welcomes Will Selber, Military Affairs Fellow with the Bulwark and a 20 year veteran…
Mar 29, 2024 · 60 Mins
The National Security Beat with Jim Sciutto
Eliot and Eric welcome CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto to the show. The…
Mar 21, 2024 · 43 Mins
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. …
Mar 14, 2024 · 64 Mins
The Art of Propaganda with Peter Pomerantsev
Eric and Eliot welcome Peter Pomerantsev, British journalist, senior fellow at the SNF Agora Institute…
Mar 7, 2024 · 50 Mins
How Finland Escaped Stalin’s Grasp
Eric welcomes Finnish Professor Kimmo Rentala, Emeritus Professor of Political History at the University of…
Feb 29, 2024 · 53 Mins
Liz Cheney on American Authoritarianism
Eric and Eliot inaugurate the first video episode of Shield of the Republic by welcoming…
Feb 22, 2024 · 49 Mins
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,…
Feb 15, 2024 · 52 Mins
Eric and Eliot Look at the Bright Side
Counter to type Eric welcomes Eliot back from his travels with a discussion of the…
Feb 8, 2024 · 55 Mins
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…
Feb 1, 2024 · 58 Mins
We Need a Zero Tolerance Iran Policy
Eric and Eliot (joining from the Iberian Peninsula) discuss the Iranian strike on US soldiers…