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Launched in the summer of 2020, The Burn Bag Podcast is a weekly national security and foreign policy oriented podcast that aims to break down some of the most pressing security challenges of today’s world with the people who have worked and lived them. Every Monday, you can listen to a new conversation with a leading policy practitioner, thinker, or leader, that will make these important issues accessible to everyone who wants to know more — no expertise required.

Latest Episodes

What in the World?: Afghanistan Withdrawal, Russia Sanctions, Iran Attack, and the China Threat (04/16/21) The Burn Bag Podcast

In this week's episode, A'ndre and Ryan are joined by Javed Ali, Executive Producer and former NSC Senior Director for Counterterrorism. They discuss President Biden's decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, new sanctions on Russia, the attack on Iran's nuclear facility, and competition with China. 
  1. What in the World?: Afghanistan Withdrawal, Russia Sanctions, Iran Attack, and the China Threat (04/16/21)
  2. 100 Ideas for the First 100 Days: Establishing a D-10 and Denuclearization
  3. The World's Most Dangerous Technology: Nuclear Weapons with Dr. Kennette Benedict