Episode Archive

8 episodes of Shield of the Republic since the first episode, which aired on October 8th, 2021.

  • Secret Origin Story

    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.

  • Heeding the Lessons of the Cold War (with Hal Brands & Bill Kristol)

    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.

  • Why the Bad Guys are Winning (with Anne Applebaum)

    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.

  • Brian Katulis: Public Opinion & Foreign Policy

    December 8th, 2021  |  48 mins 5 secs

    Connecting policy debates and everyday Americans

  • Three Dangerous Men (with Seth Jones)

    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

  • There is Nothing For You Here (with Fiona Hill)

    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.

  • Woodrow Wilson and the Great War (with Philip Zelikow)

    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.