Jeremi and Zachary discuss the history of the NATO with Bryan Frizzelle, and its importance to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Zachary sets the scene with his poem, “Ode to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.”
Bryan Frizzelle is a Colonel in the United States Army with twenty years of active duty service. Bryan has commanded at every level from platoon through battalion, and has served three combat tours in Iraq. From 2014 to 2016, Bryan served as a squadron and regimental operations officer for the 2d Cavalry Regiment in Germany, participating in or planning NATO exercises in twelve Eastern European countries as NATO adapted to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and hybrid attacks in the Donbas region. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Strategic History from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Policy Management degree from Georgetown University and is a PhD candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin.
About This is Democracy
The future of democracy is uncertain, but we are committed to its urgent renewal today. This podcast will draw on historical knowledge to inspire a contemporary democratic renaissance. The past offers hope for the present and the future, if only we can escape the negativity of our current moment — and each show will offer a serious way to do that! This podcast will bring together thoughtful voices from different generations to help make sense of current challenges and propose positive steps forward. Our goal is to advance democratic change, one show at a time. Dr. Jeremi Suri, a renowned scholar of democracy, will host the podcast and moderate discussions.
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