Impeachment, foreign policy, and national security

04 December 2019

Episode summary

Gorana Grgic and Charles Edel discuss what Trump’s potential impeachment means for US foreign policy and the national security of America’s allies and partners.

Episode notes

In this National Security Podcast, Dr Charles Edel and Dr Gorana Grgic discuss the details of the new United States Studies Centre report, Impeachment: The insider’s guide. Dr Edel explains the origins of the impeachment process and how it works, and when it was designed to be applied. Dr Grgic takes us through President Trump’s peculiar brand of foreign policy-making, what it means for states in Eastern Europe facing Russian aggression, and how it came to be that Rudi Giuliani was able to run his own parallel and unaccountable US foreign policy in Ukraine. Finally, we ask what this all means for America’s allies and security partners in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

Charles Edel is Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to this appointment, he was Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College and served on the US Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff from 2015-2017.

Gorana Grgic is a jointly appointed Lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Syndey. Gorana is also a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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