The War on the Uyghurs: China’s Cultural Genocide with Professor Sean Roberts

In this episode, we talk with Professor Sean Roberts about the Uyghur people and their relations with China. Professor Roberts discusses the history of the Uyghurs, how China came to view them as a threat, and what the international community can do to stop this cultural genocide. Our conversation is based on Professor Roberts’ new… Read More The War on the Uyghurs: China’s Cultural Genocide with Professor Sean Roberts

Thinker, Teacher, Soldier, Spy: A Conversation with GEN (Ret.) David Petraeus

In this very special episode of The Burn Bag, hosts A’ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal talk to former CIA Director GEN (Ret.) David Petraeus about a range of topics. General Petraeus gives us his take on current and future U.S. defense policy in the Middle East, and provides an insight into his own time as CENTCOM… Read More Thinker, Teacher, Soldier, Spy: A Conversation with GEN (Ret.) David Petraeus

The State of the Intelligence Community: A Conversation with former NGA Director Robert Cardillo

In this latest episode of The Burn Bag, hosts A’ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal talk to Robert Cardillo, former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) on a variety of important topics pertaining to the state of the intelligence community. We discuss the relationship between the intelligence community and policymakers, NGA monitoring our adversaries, the… Read More The State of the Intelligence Community: A Conversation with former NGA Director Robert Cardillo

Persistent Excellence: A Conversation with CENTCOM Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie

In this special installment of The Burn Bag, our executive producer Javed Ali (former NSC Senior Director of Counterterrorism) had the opportunity to have a conversation with sitting CENTCOM Commander General Frank McKenzie. GEN McKenzie and Javed talk about the biggest issues and challenges facing the US Central Command in its Area of Responsibility, which… Read More Persistent Excellence: A Conversation with CENTCOM Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie

Eye in the Sky: Dual-Use Drones with MODUS Founder LCDR (Ret.) Dan Hubert

In this episode, A’ndre and Ryan talk to Dan Hubert, former LCDR in the US Navy and the founder of MODUS, about surveillance drones, drones in the private sector, his ‘battlefield to the boardroom’ story, and the broader defense industry in the private sector. Dan provides us with a keen insight on the history of… Read More Eye in the Sky: Dual-Use Drones with MODUS Founder LCDR (Ret.) Dan Hubert

Hemispheric Pressure: Crises and Competition in Latin America with Fmr. NSC Senior Director Juan Cruz

In this latest installment of The Burn Bag, hosts A’ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal have a lively discussion on US interests in Latin America with Juan Cruz, who served on the National Security Council between 2017 and 2019 as the Senior Director for Western Hemisphere affairs and as a Senior Assistant to the President. Juan… Read More Hemispheric Pressure: Crises and Competition in Latin America with Fmr. NSC Senior Director Juan Cruz