Episode 57: Jessica Stern

Jessica Stern was a mid level National Security Council staffer when Hollywood literally came calling. Nicole Kidman portrayed a fictionalized version of her work as a nuclear security analyst in the Clinton White House in the film "The Peacemaker" (also starr...

Can the UN Put the Financial Squeeze on ISIL?

The Security Council did something unusual today. It came together in a profound moment of unity and unanimously passed a resolution on Syria.The normal divisions between the USA and Russia that have stymied action on Syria over the past four and a half ye...