Rational Security 2.0: The 'Bloodless Coup' Edition

Scott R. Anderson
Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 11:24 AM

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On this premiere episode of Rational Security 2.0, the new crew of co-hosts—Alan Rozenshtein, Quinta Jurecic and Scott R. Anderson—bring the deposed Benjamin Wittes (and his accomplice Siri) back to the virtual jungle studio, bound and gagged, for a show trial over the crimes of the last regime.

In addition, they sat down to discuss: the Taliban's new government and the brutal way it seems to be governing (especially in relation to women); the Biden administration's border policies, and why they're facing trouble in the courts; and our summer from hell: are recent heat waves, wildfires, and floods now a permanent new part of the American experience, and will this change the political calculus on climate change?

Scott R. Anderson is a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow in the National Security Law Program at Columbia Law School. He previously served as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State and as the legal advisor for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

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