National Security


‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S. and Libya



‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S. and Libya
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” released a new episode on April 9. In this episode, Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy sits down with General (Ret.) Thomas Waldhauser and Ambassador (Ret.) Peter Bodde to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and the Government of National Accord, the interim government for… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ focuses on the U.S. and the Arctic



‘The General and the Ambassador’ focuses on the U.S. and the Arctic
The March 2021 episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” focuses on the United States and the Arctic. Guests Admiral James Foggo and Ambassador and Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite join Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy to discuss U.S. power and presence in the Arctic in the… Read More

Unclassified domestic violent extremism assessment released



Unclassified domestic violent extremism assessment released
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an unclassified summary of the joint comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism (DVE) on March 17. According to the unclassified summary, the Intelligence Community “assesses that domestic… Read More

Interim National Security Strategic Guidance published



Interim National Security Strategic Guidance published
On March 3, the Biden Administration released the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance. The document conveys the President’s vision for how America will engage with the world, and provides guidance for departments and agencies to align their actions as the Administration begins work on a National Security Strategy. The Interim… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ on national security, diplomacy, and education



‘The General and the Ambassador’ on national security, diplomacy, and education
The January 2021 episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” featured Admiral William H. McRaven and Congressman Seth Moulton. Together, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy, Admiral McRaven, and Congressman Moulton discuss the national security roles of U.S. diplomacy, Congress, and the U.S. educational system. Admiral McRaven is a retired… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ – North Macedonia’s entrance to NATO



‘The General and the Ambassador’ – North Macedonia’s entrance to NATO
The latest episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” was released earlier this week. In this episode, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy and guests Ambassador Jess Baily and Major Gene Enriquez discuss North Macedonia’s entrance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Baily and Enriquez describe their work to… Read More

Webinar – Security Through Education: The Role of the American University of Afghanistan…



Webinar – Security Through Education: The Role of the American University of Afghanistan…
The International Stability Operations Association will present on December 2, 2020, a webinar on the future of Afghanistan and the role of Afghan women promoting lasting change to their Nation, through the lens of Women, Peace and Security imperatives. “Security Through Education: The Role of the American University of Afghanistan… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss USAID in war zones



‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss USAID in war zones
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” recently released their fiftieth episode. In this episode, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy discusses the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) role in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan with Senior Mission Directors Hilda “Bambi” Arellano and Ken Yamashita. Arellano and Yamashita describe the… Read More