In today’s Academic Minute, the U.S. Naval War College's Nicholas Sarantakes explores how tense international relations have regularly spilled over into the Olympic arena. Sarantakes is an associate professor of strategy and policy at the Naval War College, in Rhode Island. He is author of Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War. Find out more about him here . A transcript of this podcast can be found here .