Duke Video: National Security Challenges for the Biden Administration

On Jan. 27, Duke Communications interviewed David Schanzer and fellow faculty members Simon Miles and Sue Gordon on what lies ahead on national security for the Biden Administration.

Presented with numerous challenges—from insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 to ongoing cybersecurity threats from Russia and other nations—President Biden and his team are already signaling a shift in policies.

Watch the panel discussion.

Read excerpts from the discussion on Duke Today: How to Deal with Terrorism at Home and Abroad

Panelists:

Sue Gordon is a former U.S. principal deputy director of national intelligence. She is now a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University who teaches courses on political science and public policy, including national security and leadership in the public sphere. Read her recent op-ed in The Washington Post.

Simon Miles is an assistant professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke and an expert in Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is the author of “Engaging the Evil Empire,” an account of how Washington and Moscow ended the Cold War.

David Schanzer, a professor of the practice at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, is an expert on counterterrorism strategy, counterterrorism law and homeland security. Schanzer was the Democratic staff director for the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005, and has worked for several U.S. Senators including Joe Biden. Read his recent op-ed in the Tampa Bay Times.