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A Forward-Looking Foreign Policy

Sen. Chris Murphy thinks we might still have a "Chance for Peace."

Words: Laicie Heeley
Pictures: Marc Johns / Cast from Clay

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Just after President Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed office on January 20, 1953, deep in the middle of the Cold War, his greatest adversary died. The speech that followed is considered one of his best, though not his most well known.

Today, the US is sitting on the precipice of another great moment of potential change. One in which it’s not hard to imagine Eisenhower standing up before us and making the same case he did almost 70 years ago.

So on today’s episode, we sit down with someone in a position to help us realize the perhaps forgotten potential of Eisenhower’s “Chance for Peace.” Someone who’s given a lot of thought to the cost of violence, both at home and abroad. Senator Chris Murphy.

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GUESTS: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)


Principles for a Progressive Foreign Policy; Chris Murphy, Brian Schatz, and Martin Heinrich.

Rethinking the Battlefield; Chris Murphy.

How to Make a Progressive Foreign Policy Actually Work; Chris Murphy.

Laicie Heeley

Editor in Chief

Laicie Heeley is the founding CEO of Inkstick Media, where she serves as Editor in Chief of the foreign policy magazine Inkstick and Executive Producer and Host of the PRX- and Inkstick-produced podcast, Things That Go Boom. Heeley’s reporting has appeared on public radio stations across America and the BBC, where she’s explored global security issues including domestic terrorism, disinformation, nuclear weapons, and climate change. Prior to launching Inkstick, Heeley was a Fellow with the Stimson Center’s Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program and Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Her publications include work on sanctions, diplomacy, and nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, along with the first full accounting of US counterterrorism spending after 9/11.


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