Shield of the Republic is a Bulwark podcast co-sponsored by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. We probe beyond the hive mind of Washington conventional wisdom on national security and foreign affairs.
February 2nd, 2022 | 54 mins 25 secs
Eliot returns from travels to discuss the secret origin story of the Shield of the Republic podcast, a review of the Biden administration's national security policy in its first year, the difficulties that the President has faced in articulating a foreign policy, the deficiencies of his national security apparatus, the impact of the catastrophic departure from Afghanistan, the AUKUS decision, and the effort to deter Russian President Putin.
January 20th, 2022 | 49 mins 36 secs
The lessons of America's cold war strategic competition with the USSR for today's era of strategic competition with China and Russia.
January 4th, 2022 | 48 mins 30 secs
Historian, journalist, and essayist Anne Applebaum joins Eric and Eliot from Poland. They discuss Vladimir Putin's grand strategy, the conflict between democracy and authoritarianism, why the "bad guys are winning," as well as the state of American democracy and the January 6 insurrection.
December 8th, 2021 | 48 mins 5 secs
Connecting policy debates and everyday Americans
November 24th, 2021 | 55 mins 22 secs
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
November 9th, 2021 | 55 mins 30 secs
"Former National Security Council Senior Director for Europe (and star impeachment witness) Fiona Hill is this week's guest discussing her book, There is Nothing For You Here.
October 26th, 2021 | 48 mins 24 secs
Eliot, Eric and special guest Philip Zelikow explore why Woodrow Wilson was unable to end World War I in 1916 despite the exhaustion of Britain, France, and Germany.
October 8th, 2021 | 40 mins 22 secs