On this week’s episode of “What’s Next?”, Maggie Feldman-Piltch is joined by terrorism expert and Georgetown Security Studies professor Dr. R. Nicholas Palarino. They discuss security concerns facing the upcoming administration, how to apply international relations theory to security policy, and the key policy initiatives needed to succeed in counter terrorism.
Dr. R. Nicholas Palarino has over eight years experience teaching terrorism courses at Georgetown University. Previously, he was investigator in the US House of Representatives making over 30 trips to Middle East (25 of those to Iraq) and to Southeast Asia. He has also been a Country Director in Pakistan with the International Republican Institute coordinating efforts to build democratic institutions/political parties. He was a manager at a defense contracting company and national security consultant to the Departments of Defense and State and the intelligence community. He spent over twenty years in the US Army as an artilleryman commanding military units, a helicopter pilot flying combat missions in Vietnam and an arms control negotiator, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. His education includes a Ph.D. in World Politics and a Master’s in International Affairs, both from The Catholic University of America. (Adapted from Dr. Palarino’s Georgetown University faculty page).
About “What’s Next?”
“What’s Next?” is American Security Project’s weekly, non-partisan podcast series featuring interviews with national security leaders and critical issue experts. Each episode runs about 30 minutes- making it the perfect addition to your DC commute.
Hosted by Maggie Feldman-Piltch and produced by Matthew Wallin, the conversations go beyond the dinner party commentary and offer guests the opportunity to discuss their vision for security in the 21st century, the strategy that vision requires, and what it means for America going forward- in less time than it takes you to get to work. With topics ranging from geo-economics to nuclear security, cultural diplomacy to energy security and asymmetric operations, “What’s Next?” is one of the many ways ASP works to raise the American public’s understanding of complex security issues we face.