Ep. 15: The State of National Security: Priorities and Challenges for the 2020s with Former NSC Senior Director Javed Ali

In this episode, we spoke with former NSC Senior Director Javed Ali about the security implications of COVID-19, domestic terror threats, and election security. We also discussed the politicization of intelligence and controversial actions by the Department of Homeland Security.

Ep. 14: Across the Pond: UK Foreign Policy in a Post-Brexit World with Former UK National Security Advisor Sir Mark Lyall Grant

In this episode, we interviewed former UK National Security Advisor Sir Mark Lyall Grant about a range of topics seeking to understand Britain’s position in the current geopolitical context, especially in the aftermath of Brexit. We dig deep into several issues affecting key regions, stretching from Europe into South and East Asia, including Britain’s relationshipContinue reading “Ep. 14: Across the Pond: UK Foreign Policy in a Post-Brexit World with Former UK National Security Advisor Sir Mark Lyall Grant”

Ep. 13: Russian Roulette: Poisonings, Protests, and Policy with Fmr. US Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle

In this episode, we talked with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, about Russia’s domestic politics, foreign interventions, and relations with the United States. We touch on the recent poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, developments in Belarus, Russian goals in the Middle East, and the implications of New START expiring and theContinue reading “Ep. 13: Russian Roulette: Poisonings, Protests, and Policy with Fmr. US Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle”