Defending the Homeland: Crises, Controversies, and Successes at DHS with Former Senior Official Tom Warrick

In this hard-hitting episode of The Burn Bag Podcast, we talk to Tom Warrick, the former DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Policy, on a variety of important and controversial topics that have pertained to the Department of Homeland Security since its founding in 2001. We dig deep into how successful DHS has been in the… Read More Defending the Homeland: Crises, Controversies, and Successes at DHS with Former Senior Official Tom Warrick

Views from the Hill: A Conversation with Senator Maggie Hassan

In this special episode, we chatted with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) about the Trump Administration’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Senator’s legislative work on cyber-security, and the debate around federal funding for law enforcement. Senator Hassan,  a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, also discusses her view on the… Read More Views from the Hill: A Conversation with Senator Maggie Hassan

“Howdy, Modi”: US-India Relations and the China Threat with Former Indian Ambassador to the US Arun Singh

In this episode, we talk with former Indian Ambassador Arun Singh to dissect the current US-India relationship. We assess the relationship under the Trump Administration and the Modi Government, and what the relationship may look like if a Biden Administration is inaugurated in January. We also cover the deepening rift between India and China in… Read More “Howdy, Modi”: US-India Relations and the China Threat with Former Indian Ambassador to the US Arun Singh

Ep. 17: Out of this World: US Space Policy with Brookings Senior Fellow Frank Rose

In this episode, we talked with Frank Rose, Brookings Senior Fellow and co-director of the Security and Strategy team, about US space operations and the establishment of the Space Force. We dove into the thinking of space as a military domain, existing international frameworks regulating (or not regulating) the use of space and space weaponry,… Read More Ep. 17: Out of this World: US Space Policy with Brookings Senior Fellow Frank Rose

Ep. 16: War in the Caucasus: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict with Former U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE Ian Kelly

In this episode, we talked with former US Ambassador Ian Kelly about the history and current status of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Ambassador Kelly, who also served as US Co-Chair of the Minsk Group, discusses the significance of the contested region to Armenia and Azerbaijan, how regional players such as Turkey, Russia, and Iran are involved,… Read More Ep. 16: War in the Caucasus: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict with Former U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE Ian Kelly