Dr. Jack Snyder, SIWPS Member and the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations in Columbia’s Department of Political Science, was interviewed for an NPR article published today. The article, titled “As Wars Wind Down, What are U.S. Security Needs?” discussed the ongoing debate over defense spending and budget cuts at the Pentagon. Dr. Snyder offered a nuanced view on the subject, saying that it is “preposterous” to avoid spending cuts because of concern over future threats, but noting that the security the US has now is partially a result of its strong military policy in the past.

The article is available on NPR’s website.