Admiral James Stavridis: The Next World War

01.26.2022 - By Danger Close with Jack Carr

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Today’s guest on Danger Close is retired admiral and New York Times bestselling author James Stavridis. His 2021 bestselling geopolitical thriller titled 2034: A NOVEL OF THE NEXT WORLD WAR is best described as a cautionary tale of speculative fiction. During his 37-year military career, Admiral Stavridis earned more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations. From 2006-2009 he served as Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, and from 2009-2013 he served as the Supreme Allied Commander for the NATO Alliance, overseeing global operations in Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, and Syria.    Following his time in the military he served as the Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  Admiral Stavridis holds a PhD in international relations, is a senior executive at the global investment firm The Carlyle Group, is an author, speaker, contributing TIME Magazine editor, and is the Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News.     

In his latest work, The Sailor's Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea, Admiral Stavridis examines dozens of books “that illustrate the history, importance, lore, and lifestyle of the oceans and of those who ‘go down to the sea in ships.’”   

You can follow him on Twitter @stavridisj and you can learn more about his work at     

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