U.S Foreign Policy

Leon Panetta: Leadership, Values, and the Changing Nature of Politics

Leon Panetta

In this episode, former Congressman Leon Panetta joins UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler to talk about the interplay of principles and leadership in the making of public policy,

KEYWORDS: Politics, Defense Department, Intelligence.

Leon Fuerth: Thinking about the Future

Leon Fuerth

Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Leon Fuerth, former National Security Advisor to Vice President Gore, for a discussion of how to think about the future in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.

KEYWORDS: Futurology, Separation of Powers, Intelligence.

Khaled Ahmed: Pakistan and Islamic Fundamentalism

Khaled Ahmed

On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler is joined by guest Khaled Ahmed, one of the best known political analysts writing in the Pakistani press, to discuss Pakistan and Islamic Fundamentalism.

KEYWORDS: Pakistan, South Asia.

William Pfaff: The End of the Cold War

William Pfaff

UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler welcomes author and columnist William Pfaff for a discussion of U.S. foreign policy, U.S.- European relations and the end of the Cold War. Pfaff reflects on his intellectual odyssey and comments on the role of the press in shaping U.S.opinion toward world politics.

KEYWORDS: American Century.

Walter Russell Mead: U.S. Foreign Policy and the American Political Tradition

Walter Russell Mead

Historian and author Walter Russell Mead, in a conversation with UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler explores the ideas that have shaped and defined U.S. foreign policy throughout American history.

KEYWORDS: American Century.

Tom Wicker: The Presidency, the Press, and the Cold War

Tom Wicker

In this 1983 interview, Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes one of America's most distinguished journalists Tom Wicker for a discussion of the Presidency and the media at the height of the Cold War.

KEYWORDS: Soviet Union, Kennedy, Political Education, Cuban Missile Crisis, Presidents.

Juan Cole: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy

Juan Cole

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Historian Juan Cole for a discussion of U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. He also explores the importance of religion in understanding events in Iran and Iraq and he addresses the impact of the communications revolution on his own work as a scholar involved in the policy debate.

KEYWORDS: Religion

John Mearsheimer: Domestic Policy and International Relations

John Mearsheimer

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professors John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Steve Walt of Harvard University for a discussion of how domestic politics influences the making of U.S. policy on the Middle East

Key Words: Political Scientists, Theory, International Relations, Realism, Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

John Mearsheimer: Through the Realist Lens

John Mearsheimer

On this episode of Conversations with History, author and University of Chicago professor John J. Mearsheimer joins UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler to discuss the Realist theory of international relations and its implications for understanding the U.S. role in the world, future relations with China, and our response to the terrorist threat.


Key Words: Political Scientists, Theory,...

Gideon Rose: How Wars End

Gideon Rose

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Gideon Rose, Editor of Foreign Affairs, for a discussion of his new book, How Wars End. Topics covered include: his intellectual journey, the challenges of editing Foreign Affairs, public discourse on international affairs, the interplay between ideas and action, the politics of ending wars, Obama's strategy in Afghanistan, and the lessons to be learned from the record of American war termination from World War I to the second Iraq War.

Key Words: Political Scientists, War, Editors, Vietnam War...