Global Security Podcasts

Podcast: The Ukraine Crisis and Strategic Nonviolence

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Mark Stout, Director of the MA in Global Security Studies and the Certificate in National Security Studies, sits down with our adjunct instructor, Dr. Maciej Bartkowski of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, to talk about strategic nonviolent conflict. They discuss what makes strategic nonviolent conflict such a powerful weapon against occupiers and oppressors; how Ukrainians have used it; and how it read more…

Podcast: Learning from Israel’s Intelligence Failure in 1973

Uri Bar-Joseph

The Global Security Studies Program welcomed Professor Uri Bar-Joseph of the University of Haifa to speak at a student symposium about what the United States could learn from Israel’s most serious intelligence failure ever: the Egyptian surprise attack in 1973 that started the Yom Kippur War.  Israeli intelligence had excellent collection capabilities, including a high-level read more…

Podcast: US-Iranian Relations: Moving Beyond the Zero-Sum Game

Trita Parsi

Dr. Trita Parsi is President of the National Iranian American Council, author of the award-winning 2012 book Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States, and confidant of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. He sat down recently with Mark Stout to discuss the future of US-Iranian relations and to discuss why read more…

Podcast: Moving Beyond Politics in The Selection of National Security Leaders

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Mark Stout discusses the process by which national security leaders are appointed with former Assistant Secretary of Defense Stephen Duncan, author of the recent book Only the Most Able: Moving Beyond Politics in The Selection of National Security Leaders. Duncan, an adjunct instructor in the MA in Global Security Studies Program, argues that both Democratic and Republican read more…

Podcast: Britain, Counterinsurgency and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Why did the British Army, the alleged masters of counterinsurgency, fail at this task in Iraq and Afghanistan?  How firm are the underpinnings of our understanding of counterinsurgency and  where does COIN stand today? Global Security Studies Program Director Mark Stout explores these questions with David Ucko of the National Defense University and the author, read more…

Podcast: Transatlantic Perspectives on Secrecy and Edward Snowden

In this inaugural edition of the Global Security Podcast, Program Director Mark Stout sits down with Professor Christopher Moran of Warwick University, the author of Classified:  Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain.  They discuss secrecy, prior restraint, leaks and the Edward Snowden NSA/GCHQ affair from American and British perspectives and consider the question of read more…