Roger is joined by the 23rd Governor of the State of Arizona, Doug Ducey, who is also serving as the chair of the Republican Governor’s Association. During his time in office, Governor Ducey has continually cut regulations and simplified taxes to stimulate job creation and economic growth and has also focused on developing dynamic civic education for youth.

Roger and Governor Ducey discuss the future of the Arizonan and American workforce, semiconductor manufacturing and national security, and the future of Republican governors in America.

Roger is joined by Michael Allen, the Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies. He previously served as Majority Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as well as on the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration. Roger and Michael discuss his career in national security, the role of the intelligence community in Afghanistan, and the future of cybersecurity.

The Ronald Reagan Institute hosted two defense experts to discuss Elbridge A. Colby’s new book, “The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict.” Elbridge A. Colby was joined by Congressman Mike Gallagher who represents Wisconsin’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Colby and Congressman Gallagher discuss the pressing issues addressed in his book such as the evolving global threat environment, the challenge of a rising China, and recommendations for strengthening American national security through “deterrence by denial.”

This week on Reaganism, we’re joined by guest host Rachel Hoff, who leads the Reagan Institute’s Center for Freedom and Democracy. Our guest this week is Ellen Bork, who has worked for decades in the field of democracy and human rights. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Campaign for Tibet and for the Free Russia Foundation. Ellen served in the Reagan Administration at the State Department during the 1980s and on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in the 1990s. Ellen is currently a contributing editor at American Purpose, where she writes about American foreign policy with a focus on Asia.

Roger is joined by Member of Parliament Tom Tugendhat. A member of the Conservative Party, he has served as the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the British Parliament since 2017. He has been the Member of Parliament for Tonbridge and Malling since 2015. He previously served with the British Army Reserves in both the War in Iraq and War in Afghanistan and as a journalist with Bloomberg News.

Roger and MP Tugendhat discuss the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the British response to it as well as the China threat.

On this episode of Reaganism, Roger is joined by Brad Bowman. Brad Bowman serves as Senior Director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Bowman formerly served as a National Security Advisor for the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, as well as an active-duty U.S. Army officer, and Assistant Professor at West Point.

Roger and Brad discuss the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 by looking back on the event that reshaped American national security, current U.S. policy on Afghanistan, and the future of defense.

On this episode of Reaganism, Roger is joined by the current Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson. Roger and Governor Hutchinson discuss his appointment by President Reagan as US Attorney for the western district of Arkansas, his time as a United States Congressman, and his other policy positions.

Governor Hutchisnon shares his thoughts on immigration, the ongoing COVID pandemic in the state of Arkansas and the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan.

On this episode of Reaganism, Institute Director Roger Zakheim is joined by Dr. Lanhee Chen, a David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. Lanhee discusses his background as a policy advisor, his candidacy for California state controller, and current policy issues such as healthcare and infrastructure.

Jack Crowe, News Editor at National Review, analyzes speeches that Secretary Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan delivered in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series as well as the dynamics of the 2024 GOP Presidential primary.

Major General Arnold Punaro joins Reaganism to discuss why he joined the Marine Corps, his career in U.S. defense spanning the Reagan military build-up to today, his new book The Ever-Shrinking Fighting Force, and the reforms he recommends for the Pentagon and Senate.

Dr. Paul Lettow discuss his book about President Reagan’s nuclear abolitionism as well the process different presidential administrations undertook to create the U.S. National Security Strategy. They also grade the Trump Administration’s National Security Strategy.

British historian Daniel Collings joins Reaganism to discuss President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher’s relationship, their 1981 dinner at the British Embassy in DC, the Falklands and Grenada conflicts, and portrayals of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and The Crown.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joins Reaganism to discuss his youth activism in the conservative movement, the future of the Republican Party, his conservative successes in Maryland, and his role in bringing about a bipartisan infrastructure agreement.

Gov. Scott Walker, President of the Young America’s Foundation and former Governor of Wisconsin, joins Reaganism to discuss Ronald Reagan’s optimism, free speech on college campuses, patriotic education, the Constitution, Wisconsin politics, and the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Kari Bingen and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Stepehan Kitay join Reaganism to discuss what the US Space Force is, will do, and how it came to be.

Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and Reagan Foundation Trustee Joe Lonsdale joins Reaganism to discuss his political philosophy and mentors,  technological competition with China, the need for innovation in the defense sector, and the political Right’s conflict with “big tech.”

This episode features a Ronald Reagan Institute and the Hoover Institution sponsored discussion celebrating President Reagan’s 1987 Berlin Wall speech, in which he famously called for Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.” The panel conversation will reflect on the speech 34 years later and discuss its continuing relevance to the challenges we face today.

The discussion will feature the author of the speech, Peter Robinson, as well as Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor, Dr. Will Inboden, Director of the Clements Center for National Security, and Jamie Fly, President and CEO of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. All three authored essays for the Reagan Presidential Principles & Beliefs series, which are available here.

The week features serial Reaganism guest Matt Continetti, a scholar of American conservativism at the American Enterprise Institute. Matt discusses what a “workers party” GOP might look like and President Biden’s overreach in the first year of his administration.

Continetti’s Writings:

This week’s episode features a recording of a Reagan Institute event titled “National Security & U.S. Manufacturing: How Can America Compete in the 21st Century?” which took place on May 20, 2021. The participants discuss the findings and national security implications of the McKinsey Global Institute’s recently-released report, “Building a More Competitive U.S. Manufacturing Sector.” The discussion features:

-Eric Chewning, a partner at Mackinsey & Co and former chief of staff of the Secretary of Defense

Zack Cooper from the American Enterprise Institute and Hal Brands from Johns Hopkins and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment join Reaganism to discuss what’s driving the US-China rivalry, what America is trying to achieve in the competition, and a potential boycott of the 2020 Beijing Olympics.

Hal and Zack’s Foreign Affairs piece: