Land Warfare in Europe, Part 1: The Politics of Coalition Warfare

March 06, 2023 00:48:22
Land Warfare in Europe, Part 1: The Politics of Coalition Warfare
Social Science of War
Land Warfare in Europe, Part 1: The Politics of Coalition Warfare

Mar 06 2023 | 00:48:22

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Show Notes

How would the United States and its NATO allies fight together in a great power war? How does burden sharing between NATO members shape alliance dynamics? And what lessons can NATO learn from the ongoing war in Ukraine? In this first part of a two-episode series examining land warfare in Europe, our focus is on the strategic and political dynamics of NATO. Part two will be released in two weeks and will examine tactical and operational lessons from the war.

Kyle Atwell is joined by two guests on this episode. Dr. Benedetta Berti is the head of policy planning in the office of NATO's secretary general whose research focuses on foreign policy and security. Lieutenant Colonel Jordan Becker is an assistant professor in West Point's Department of Social Sciences who has held positions at NATO headquarters and the US mission to NATO and has authored multiple publications on transatlantic burden sharing and the political economy of European security.

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