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“What’s Next?” with LTG James Dubik

“What’s Next?” with LTG James Dubik

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On this week’s episode of “What’s Next?” Maggie Feldman-Piltch interviews LTG James Dubik, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Land Warfare and the Institute for the Study of War, a Professor and Director of teaching at the Georgetown Security Studies program, and author of the recently published Just War Reconsidered.

LTG Dubik postures that following 9/11 the relatively stable post-Cold War period of global affairs came to an end and the world began entrance into a “Pre-Something Period.” This new period of history sees the emergence of new revisionist powers such as China, Russia and Iran – powers that hope to gain benefits from a shake-up of a new international system of security.  In addition, emerging revolutionary powers such as al-Qaeda and ISIS hope to depose states and impose Islamic fundamentalism, while the rogue power of North Korea offers its own unique threat of nuclear escalation. Depending upon the policies and strategy the United States utilizes in response while at this crossroads of emerging threats will determine the new security environment.

General Dubik’s new article, titled “What Will We Call this ‘Pre-Something’ Period” is out on in Army Magazine’s January 2017 issue.

Speaker Bio

Lieutenant General James Dubik, Ph.D., retired from the U.S. Army in July 2008. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War, a Professor at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Security Advisory Council, and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. During 2012-2013, he was the General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership sponsored by Penn State Law, Dickinson College, and the U.S. Army War College. He is also a member of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame and a distinguished member of the U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment.

General Dubik’s last job on active duty was as Commanding General of the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I) and the NATO Training Mission-Iraq during the Surge of 2007-2008.

General Dubik has extensive operational experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Bosnia, Haiti, Panama, Honduras, and in many NATO countries. Commissioned as an infantry officer, General Dubik first served with the 82nd Airborne Division, then in the First and Second Ranger Battalions. He has commanded at every level, including Commanding General of the 25th Infantry Division and the 1st U.S. Army Corps.

General Dubik has been quoted in numerous print and on-line media – U.S. and foreign – and is a frequent lecturer and panel member on national security issues. He has appeared on BBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR, Sky News, and Canadian News, among many others.

His most recent publications in Army magazine are Winning Battles, Losing Wars and We Are Our Own Obstacles. While at ISW, General Dubik has authored numerous publications including: Operational Art In Counterinsurgency: An Insider’s View; Choices and Consequences; The U.S. Role in Iraq Beyond 2011; Iraq’s Lessons for Transition In Afghanistan; Afghanistan: It’s Not Over, Accelerating Combat Power in Afghanistan; and Building Security Forces and Ministerial Capacity: Iraq as a Primer.


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.