September 18, 2019
In this episode of Battle Rhythm, Steve and Stef start by discussing the security implications of the recent attack on the Saudi oil facility. They move on to analyze Trump’s decision to cancel Camp David talks with the Taliban and oust John Bolton as National Security Advisor. Returning closer to home, they discuss Trudeau’s interview with comedian, Hasan Minhaj and the impact of foreign policy on the impending federal elections. Steve and Stef also respond to a listener’s question on the role of the Canadian Armed Forces in shaping Canada’s foreign policy. The Emerging Scholar interview is with Dur-e-Aden who talks about her fascinating research on Islamist and white supremacist extremism. In the feature interview, Steve speaks with Tone Danielsen about her work on embedding with the Norwegian Naval Special Operations Forces. Finally, in Steve's Peeves a word about cancel culture and de-platforming.
- Stéfanie von Hlatky: Associate Professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Her research focuses on NATO, armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
- Stephen M. Saideman: Paterson Chair in International Affairs, as well as Director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network – Réseau Canadien Sur La Défense et la Sécurité, and Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
- Aden Dur-e-Aden: Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her Ph.D. research focuses on comparing the recruits and non-recruits within the radical (far-right and Islamist) groups in Canada through a gendered lens. She is a SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholar, a Junior Affiliate at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS), and a Graduate Associate at University of Toronto’s Centre for Critical Development Studies. She obtained her MA and BA in Political Science from UBC.
- Tone Danielsen: Principal researcher at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment with focus on special operations. Her recent book, Making Warriors in a Global Era describes and analyzes a unit of the Norwegian Special Forces.