February 4, 2018
On today's Global Exchange Podcast, we take a look at the United States' new defence and security policies with CGAI Fellow, and former Senior Advisor for International Humanitarian Policy in the Obama administration, Lindsay Rodman. Join Lindsay in conversation with our Host, Dave Perry, as they decipher the meaning of the two new documents, and how they reflect the worldview of President Donald Trump. The discussion also looks at the presence of a third offset strategy, the lack of attention to cyber warfare, and the calls for more interoperability amongst America's allies.
- Dave Perry (host): David Perry is the Senior Analyst and Vice President with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He received his PhD in political science from Carleton University, where his dissertation examined the link between defence budgeting and defence procurement.
- Lindsay Rodman: the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow (Canada), placed at the University of Ottawa's Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS). She is a U.S. attorney and an expert in U.S. defence and foreign policy, and recently joined CFR and CIPS after leaving the Obama Administration, where she served in the Pentagon as Senior Advisor for International Humanitarian Policy. She is also a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
- "A New National Security Strategy for a New Era" (The White House)
- "2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America" (Department of Defense)
- "Evaluating Canada as a Dependable Ally and Partner for the United States" - by Lindsay Rodman (CGAI Policy Paper)
- Lindsay Rodman: “Infinite Jest” by David Foster Wallace