TPR’s Speaking Globally – ”Ukraine to Receive F-16’s”

In May, President Biden announced that the U.S. will allow its allies to send F-16’s to Ukraine. The announcement marked a striking reversal for the Biden administration, which had previously maintained that Ukraine did not need advanced fighter jets. Join host Walter Givhan as he discusses what this change could mean for Ukraine with retired Lt. General David Deptula, one of the world’s foremost experts on military air power.

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Speaking Globally – ”The Russian Invasion One Year Later” with Max Boot

This month marks the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Join Major General Walter Givhan and foreign policy analyst Max Boot as they discuss the past twelve months of war and look to the future.

Max Boot is a historian, best-selling author and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a columnist for The Washington Post.

Speaking Globally is available on NPR One or wherever you get your podcasts.

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TPR’s Speaking Globally – ”Women in Global Conflicts” with Dr. Alexis Henshaw – Troy University

Today’s conversation is about the substantial role of women as both fighters and negotiators in conflicts around the globe. Host Walter Givhan is joined by Troy University professor Dr. Alexis Henshaw to discuss this often overlooked aspect of war that leaves her asking, “Where are the women?”

Henshaw is the author of Why Women Rebel: Understanding Women’s Participation in Armed Rebel Groups and co-author of Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars.

She has authored reports for the U.S. Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute and the Centre for Women, Peace, and Security at the London School of Economics.

Henshaw is also an associate fellow with the Global Network on Extremism and Technology and has consulted with UN Women, the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, and a variety of other organizations.

She is currently an assistant professor at Troy University in the political science department.

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TPR’s Speaking Globally – ”Ukraine, Post Invasion” with Dr. Ralph Clem – Florida International Univ

Today’s conversation is about the state of Ukraine after the invasion by Russia. Host Walter Givhan is joined again by Dr. Ralph Clem, an expert on the region, to discuss the invasion, sanctions imposed on Russia, and where things might go in the future.

Clem holds the MA and PhD from Columbia University, in geography, with a concentration in Soviet studies. A geographer, he is the co-editor of seven books, including, most recently, Political Geographies of the Post-Soviet Union. He also frequently publishes blog posts, recently concentrated on Russia, Ukraine, and international security issues.

Clem has testified on over 75 occasions as an expert witness in United States Immigration Courts in matters involving asylum-seekers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

NOTE: This conversation with Ralph Clem was taped on March 31, 2022.

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TPR’s Speaking Globally – Professor Ralph Clem – Florida International University

On this episode of Speaking Globally, host Major Gen (Ret) Walter Givhan speaks with Dr. Ralph Clem, Emeritus Professor and Senior Fellow at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University. The episode’s topic: the standoff between the United States and Russia over the future of Ukraine.

Clem holds the MA and PhD from Columbia University, in geography, with a concentration in Soviet studies. A geographer, he is the co-editor of seven books, including, most recently, Political Geographies of the Post-Soviet Union. He also frequently publishes blog posts, recently concentrated on Russia, Ukraine and international security issues.

Clem has testified on over 75 occasions as an expert witness in United States Immigration Courts in matters involving asylum-seekers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

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TPR‘s Speaking Globally – Lt. Gen. (Ret) John Bradley – Lamia Afghan Foundation

In this inaugural episode of Speaking Globally, host Major Gen (Ret) Walter Givhan introduces himself and speaks with Lt. Gen (Ret) John Bradley of the Lamia Afghan Foundation.

Bradley distinguished himself in war and peace as a courageous and compassionate leader. During his 41 years of service in the Air Force, Bradley served as Commander of the United States Air Force Reserve Command and flew fighter aircraft, including 337 combat missions in Vietnam.

In 2008 Bradley and his wife Jan founded the Lamia Afghan foundation after a fateful meeting with an Afghan girl who exemplified the spark and promise of equal opportunity in the country.

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