Anna Golovchenko interviewed Dr. Phillip A. Karber, President, The Potomac Foundation Research Professor, Georgetown University. Dr. Karber is an expert in the United States on national and international security, and has an extensive knowledge on military matters. He has a long and distinguished career and served asan external advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and Secretary-General of NATO, Manfred Worner, amongst others.Scholar in Residence at the Government Department of Georgetown University. Teaching as an Adjunct there since 1978, his graduate courses include: "Contemporary Chinese & Russian Military Thought," "Multipolarity & Arms Control," and "National Security Decision-Making;" undergraduate courses include: "War & Philosophy," and "Military Technology & Competitive Strategy." Phillip Karber received his BA in political science from Pepperdine College, and PhD in international law from Georgetown University where he was a graduate fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Subsequently, he earned certificates from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Wharton Business School, and the Harvard Business School.In 2011-12, Karber led an effort assessing the military situation in S.E. Asia: with visits to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo and the Philippines (in the field with the latter's Army, Marines and SEALs on Mindanao and Palawan). The results of this effort were briefed to the Australian Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 2013, he conducted a similar on-site assessment of the vulnerabilities of the Panama Canal. At the request of the Ukrainian Government, between 2014-16 he conducted 25 visits to the combat zone spending 177 days with front-line units and interviewing commanders. He and GEN (ret) Wesley Clark presented the first report on Ukraine to a closed session of the Congressional Armed Services Committee in July 2014 and have been strong proponents of increased military assistance. His report on "Lesson Learned from the RUSSO-Ukraine War, and been widely distributed throughout the US Army.

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