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Eric S. Edelman

Eric S. Edelman is counselor at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and a non-resident senior fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He is also the co-host of The Bulwark’s Shield of the Republic podcast.  He was U.S. ambassador to Finland from 1998 to 2001 and under secretary of defense for policy from 2005 to 2009.

Articles by Eric S. Edelman (page 1)

November 23, 2022 2:00 pm

The World Order

Eric and Eliot welcome Georgetown Professor Emeritus Robert Lieber to discuss his new book, Indispensable Nation. They discuss the nature…
Eric S. Edelman
November 10, 2022 7:00 am


Eric and Eliot welcome Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Ray Takeyh to discuss the ongoing popular uprising in Iran. They…
Eric S. Edelman
October 27, 2022 8:00 am

Civilian Control

Eric and Eliot welcome Duke University professor, Peter Feaver, to discuss the state of civil-military relations, the recent statement on…
Eric S. Edelman
October 25, 2022 2:57 pm

Remembering Ashton Carter

He devoted his life—and brilliant intellect—to the defense of the country.
Eric S. Edelman
October 13, 2022 10:18 am

Happy Birthday Mr. Dictator

Eric and Eliot discuss Ukraine’s birthday gift to Vladimir Putin, likely Russian responses, and Eliot’s Atlantic article on Putin’s nuclear…
Eric S. Edelman
September 29, 2022 6:00 am

The Liz Truss Buttress

Eric welcomes Eliot back from his sojourn in Poland and Ukraine.
Eric S. Edelman
September 13, 2022 6:00 am

Why Russia’s Military Got Ukraine So Wrong

Eric and Eliot discuss what they have been writing lately
Eric S. Edelman
August 30, 2022 5:30 am

Putin Thinks He Can Wait Out U.S. Support for Ukraine

Americans need to be reminded why the war matters for them.
Eric S. Edelman
August 27, 2022 6:00 am

Imperial Russia, Past and Present (with John Herbst)

Eric welcomes back Eliot from travels and illness to host John Herbst who was the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine during…
Eric S. Edelman
August 11, 2022 6:00 am

Peak China and the Lessons of the Cold War (with Hal Brands and Michael Beckley)

"Peak China," why conflict with China may be coming sooner than we think, and lessons learned from the Cold War.
Eric S. Edelman