“No Easy Answer”: Counterintelligence at Home and Abroad with former FBI Officials Bill Priestap and Holden Triplett

On this week’s episode of The Burn Bag, we talk  counterintelligence with Bill Priestap, former Head of Counterintelligence at the FBI, and Holden Triplett, former Director of Counterintelligence on the National Security Council. Priestap and Triplett give an overview on counterintelligence, highlighting how it has changed over the past 20 years, and what types of operations… Read More “No Easy Answer”: Counterintelligence at Home and Abroad with former FBI Officials Bill Priestap and Holden Triplett

100 Ideas for the First 100 Days: AI, Cyber Alliances, and Health Security

Welcome to the third installment of The Burn Bag Podcast’s special collaboration with The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Security and Strategy,  where we highlight contributions to the Scowcroft Center’s “100 Ideas for the First 100 Days” project. The third episode in the series delves into three big ideas with Robert Manning, Safa Shahwan Edwards, and James Danoy.  First, Robert Manning speaks… Read More 100 Ideas for the First 100 Days: AI, Cyber Alliances, and Health Security

“In True Face”: A Conversation with Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise

On this week’s episode of the Burn Bag, we talk to Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, about her work in the CIA. Mendez discusses her reasons for joining the agency, her time as an intelligence officer, and the history behind the Office of Technical Service (OTS). She analyzes the successes and failures of… Read More “In True Face”: A Conversation with Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise

The People v. Hate: A Conversation with D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine

On this week’s episode of the Burn Bag, co-hosts Ryan and A’ndre speak with the D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine about the January 6th Insurrection, how to address issues in policing, and solutions to resolving the larger issues around hate in America. AG Racine outlines how his office is addressing the January 6th Insurrection at… Read More The People v. Hate: A Conversation with D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine

Profiles in Discord: Leadership Analysis with Dr. Ken Dekleva

In this week’s episode, co-hosts A’ndre and Ryan speak to Dr. Kenneth Dekleva about his work in  leadership analysis and what exactly that is. Dr. Dekleva discusses how leadership profiles are created, and how different agencies like the CIA and the State Department have used them in the past to advance U.S. foreign policy goals.… Read More Profiles in Discord: Leadership Analysis with Dr. Ken Dekleva

The National Security Democrat: Beyond Party Politics with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)

On this week’s episode, co-hosts A’ndre and Ryan speak about the events at the Capitol on January 6th with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin. As the representative from Michigan’s 8th District, Congresswoman Slotkin discusses her role in working with the Biden administration to combat and deal with domestic terrorism and violence. During this episode, she addresses various… Read More The National Security Democrat: Beyond Party Politics with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)

100 Ideas for the First 100 Days: America’s Allies, the State Department, and North Korea

Welcome to the second installment of The Burn Bag Podcast’s special collaboration with The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Security and Strategy, where we highlight contributions to the Scowcroft Center’s “100 Ideas for the First 100 Days” project. The second episode in the series delves into three big ideas with Dr. Harlan Ullman, Evan Cooper, and Markus Garlauskas. First, Dr.… Read More 100 Ideas for the First 100 Days: America’s Allies, the State Department, and North Korea

The Future of Warfare: Naval Power, Cyber Force, and the Next World War with Admiral (Ret.) James Stavridis

On this week’s episode of the Burn Bag, co-hosts A’ndre and Ryan speak with retired 4-Star Admiral James Stavridis, about his new book 2034.  Admiral Stavridis, who served as former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and former Commander of U.S. European and Southern Command,  discusses the importance of cyber warfare and why we must rethink the… Read More The Future of Warfare: Naval Power, Cyber Force, and the Next World War with Admiral (Ret.) James Stavridis