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The Politics of Special Forces:

The Politics of Special Forces is a 10 part limited Series, Co-hosted by Kevin D. Stringer and H. Christian Breede, the series discusses what is meant by competition and teases some of the future areas that will be examined through interviews with special guests and discussions. This series is sponsored in part by the Kingston Consortium on International Security through the Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP) at Queen’s University.


In episode 1 Christian Breede & Kevin D. Stringer lay the foundation for this limited series by presenting a conceptual framework for understanding what Special Operations Forces (SOF) does and how that might need be recast in light of the refocusing of security attention to great power competition. To read more, read Issue 2, Volume I of our KCIS Insights.

Episode 1 Show Notes (PDF - 170 kb)


KCIS Talks:

KCIS Talks is a series of interviews devoted to international security.


Episode 1 is about operating in the Arctic. Christian Breede sits down to have a conversation with MGen Craig Aitchison.


*the opinions expressed are based the research of the participants and does not reflect official policy or positions of any government agency.

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