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Events for September 18, 2017
The prominence of retired generals in the Trump administration has provoked a renewed debate about the relationship between civilian and military authority in the American political system. This briefing by two leading authorities on US civil-military relations will examine the historical roots of this debate and draw insights from past practices to illuminate the present … Continue reading Congressional Briefing on Civil-Military RelationsFind out more »
Melissa Stockdale on Mobilizing the Russian Nation: Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World War
Why was Russia defeated in the First World War? Melissa K. Stockdale challenges the widespread belief that lack of popular patriotism was a major cause of Russia’s military implosion in 1917. Exploring massive efforts by state, religious, and civic entities to craft inspiring patriotic narratives, and popular responses to them, she demonstrate the powerful crystallization … Continue reading Melissa Stockdale on Mobilizing the Russian Nation: Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World WarFind out more »