Daniel Bessner

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Daniel Bessner is an historian of US foreign relations, and cohost of American Prestige, a podcast on international affairs.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a state memorial ceremony for the victims of the 1948 Altalena affair, at Nachalat Yitzhak cemetery in Tel Aviv, on June 18, 2024.

Lebanon-Israel Tensions, a Ukraine “Summit on Peace,” and Anti-Vax Misinformation Lebanon-Israel Tensions, a Ukraine “Summit on Peace,” and Anti-Vax Misinformation

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

Jun 21, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

The President’s Kill List: Assassination and US Foreign Policy since 1945.

Assassination and US Foreign Policy Since 1945 Assassination and US Foreign Policy Since 1945

On this episode of American Prestige, Luca Trenta on US policy on assassinations as a foreign policy tool.

Jun 18, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

Israeli hostage Andrei Kozlov disembarks with soldiers from an air force CH-53 Sea Stallion military helicopter which landed in the grounds of the Sheba Medical Center, after his rescue by the Israeli army from captivity in the Gaza Strip, on June 8, 2024.

An Israeli Hostage Operation, a Victory for the European Right, and Tensions in Korea An Israeli Hostage Operation, a Victory for the European Right, and Tensions in Korea

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

Jun 13, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

Security guards walk past the Chinese national flag at the Military Museum of Chinese People's Revolution on March 1, 2008, in Beijing, China.

Chinese Soft Power Chinese Soft Power

On this episode of American Prestige, Maria Repnikova on China’s diplomatic strategy.

Jun 11, 2024 / American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

A person waves a South African flag during the DA’s final rally in Benoni on May 26, 2024, ahead of the South African elections scheduled for May 29, 2024.

Biden’s Cease-Fire Push, India and South Africa Elections, and an Immigration Executive Order Biden’s Cease-Fire Push, India and South Africa Elections, and an Immigration Executive Order

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

Jun 7, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

The Nuclear Club, Part 3

The Nuclear Club, Part 3 The Nuclear Club, Part 3

On this episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek welcome back Jonathan Hunt for part 3 of a discussion about his new book.

Jun 4, 2024 / American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

Smoke billows following Israeli bombardment as displaced Palestinians move in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 31, 2024.

Strikes on Rafah, Long-Range Weapons in Ukraine, and a South Africa Election Strikes on Rafah, Long-Range Weapons in Ukraine, and a South Africa Election

On this news episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

May 31, 2024 / American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

Origins of American Empire in the Asia-Pacific Region

Origins of American Empire in the Asia-Pacific Region Origins of American Empire in the Asia-Pacific Region

On this episode of American Prestige, Stuart Rollo discusses the US’s imperial evolution alongside China’s parallel trajectory.

May 28, 2024 / American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

The Death of Ebrahim Raisi, the Rafah Offensive in Gaza, and Unrest in New Caledonia

The Death of Ebrahim Raisi, the Rafah Offensive in Gaza, and Unrest in New Caledonia The Death of Ebrahim Raisi, the Rafah Offensive in Gaza, and Unrest in New Caledonia

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

May 24, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

A postcard printed in the USSR shows aview of Leningrad Hotel, circa 1978.

Soviet Monumental Architecture Soviet Monumental Architecture

On this episode of American Prestige, Katherine Zubovich on her new book about skyscrapers in Moscow.

May 21, 2024 / American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

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