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Jun 8, 2021

This week, we're bringing back one of our favorite episodes from Season 1. When we caught up with Rosa Brooks two summers ago, Donald Trump was president, and despite his stated desire to end endless wars, the conclusion of America's war in Afghanistan was not yet in sight. 

What happens when the distinction between war and peace starts to disappear? Together, Eurasia Group Foundation’s Mark Hannah and Rosa Brooks explore the causes and consequences of this alarming trend, and discuss its antecedents in other cultures. As the seemingly never-ending War on Terror is used to justify increasing government power and intrusions on civil liberties, are we sacrificing too much freedom in the name of security?

Rosa Brooks is the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy at Georgetown University where she runs a program on innovative policing. She is the author of Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City and How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon.