Scott talks with Cato Senior Fellow Ted Galen Carpenter about American interventions in Ukraine and Syria. They dig into the likeliest escalation scenarios in Ukraine and imagine how both sides would react to defeat. That leads to a discussion about the social psychology behind Washington’s foreign policy decisions. They also look to the terror wars and tie their talk on American foreign policy psychology to the ongoing war in Syria.
Discussed on the show:
- “How Will the Blob React if Ukraine Faces Defeat?” (Antiwar.com)
- “What Do Think Tanks Think? Proximity to Power and Foreign Policy Preferences” (Foreign Policy Analysis)
- “Washington’s Dubious Syria Intervention Continues” (Cato.org)
Ted Galen Carpenter is a senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Carpenter has written 10 books including America’s Coming War with China: A Collision Course over Taiwan and most recently NATO: Dangerous Dinosaur. He is a contributing editor at The American Conservative Magazine and the National Interest.
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