This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Amb. Akbar Ahmed about his new book, The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror became a Global War on Tribal Islam. Their conversation focuses on how the United States needs to understand the tribal system within the Middle East, South Asia, and elsewhere before it can be effective in these regions.
This week Dennis Wholey discusses the importance of the recent 2012 Nuclear Security Summit which took place in Seoul, South Korea. Guests include Laura Holgate, Senior Director of WMD Terrorism & Threat Reduction from the National Security Council as well as Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, at the National Nuclear Security Administration.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dana Priest about her new book, Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State, which she co-wrote with Philip Arkin. The book explores the unknown magnitude of the U.S. anti-terror effort and the results of its presence
Dennis Wholey speaks with Daniel R. Green about his new book, The Valley’s Edge: A Year with the Pashtuns in the Heartland of the Taliban and about his unique perspective having served in the country for years. Mr. Green explains the history and mentality of the Taliban and the ways in which the United States could engage the Taliban and the region in a more dynamic and effective way. (Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Navy Reserves.)
Join host Dennis Wholey as THIS IS AMERICA begins its new season with an exclusive interview with United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. In this rare interview Dennis and the Secretary General discuss the volatile nature of the world and how the Secretary General compassionately attempts to resolve complex issues such as poverty, terrorism and violence against women.
This week on THIS IS AMERICA Dennis Wholey speaks with Richard H. Solomon, Ph.D., President of the United States Institute of Peace. Together they discuss the unique work of the United States Institute of Peace and its important efforts across the globe.
This week on THIS IS AMERICA, Dennis Wholey speaks with Peter Bergen, CNN’s National Security Analyst and author of The Longest War; The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda. Together they discuss Peter Bergen’s new book, the United State’s efforts to fight terrorism, and Bergen’s face to face encounter with Osama Bin Laden.
This week on THIS IS AMERICA, Dennis Wholey concludes his discussion with Peter Bergen, CNN’s National Security Analyst and author of The Longest War; The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda. Together they look into Peter Bergen’s new book, the United State’s efforts to fight terrorism, and Bergen’s face to face encounter with Osama Bin Laden.
This week on THIS IS AMERICA Dennis Wholey speaks with Mitchell B. Reiss, author of Negotiating With Evil; When to Talk to Terrorists and President of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Their conversation explores the complex task of knowing when and how to talk to terrorist groups.