Episode 179: Abundant Energy and Russian Interference

Good evening listeners! We have a great show for you this week, as host Richard Aldous speaks with Meghan O’Sullivan about her new book about global energy abundance, before discussing election interference from Moscow with Sean Keeley.

Meghan O’Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and was special assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan. Her new book looks at our new era of energy abundance—both in the United States and globally—and she discusses how that’s affecting America’s foreign policy options.

Then, TAI staff writer Sean Keeley argues that while we need to take Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election seriously, the current debate on the subject and the way it’s being covered in the media empowers partisans and hacks—and that hysteria is counter-productive.

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Published on: September 26, 2017
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