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BFM :: General
A Fine Balancing Act?

BFM :: General

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 11:06


Since Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was appointed Malaysia's 10th prime minister, a lot of attention has been drawn to the congratulatory gestures from dignitaries throughout the world. While these gestures are an encouraging sign towards the international recognition of Anwar's leadership, how exactly does it impact the dynamics of Malaysia's international relations and enhance bilateral negotiations? For insights, we speak to Izzah Ibrahim, Analyst, Foreign Policy and Security Studies programme, ISIS Malaysia.Image credit: Shutterstock

BFM :: Morning Brief
A Fine Balancing Act?

BFM :: Morning Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 11:06


Since Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was appointed Malaysia's 10th prime minister, a lot of attention has been drawn to the congratulatory gestures from dignitaries throughout the world. While these gestures are an encouraging sign towards the international recognition of Anwar's leadership, how exactly does it impact the dynamics of Malaysia's international relations and enhance bilateral negotiations? For insights, we speak to Izzah Ibrahim, Analyst, Foreign Policy and Security Studies programme, ISIS Malaysia.Image credit: Shutterstock

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
The Crime Statistics

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 10:02


 Guest: Lizette Lancaster is the Manager at The Crime and Justice Information and Analysis Hub at the Institute for Security Studies, and she joins John to assess the police statistics released on Wednesday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Security Student Podcast
From Global Intel to Cyber Threat Intelligence With Robert Crapo

The Security Student Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 27:36


#018 - In this next episode, I was honored to be joined by Robert Crapo. He is a cyber intelligence leader in his organization, in the financial services industry. He has broad experience from being an intel officer in the US Army, he's worked in intel analyst roles, and now leads projects that are a fusion of global intel and cyber threat intel — supporting diverse stakeholders across his organization.  Plus, he's earned his Master's from the university of South Florida.Today's discussion was really interesting for me, especially because Robert made a pivot of sorts in his career from being an intel analyst to supporting and leading cyber initiatives in his organization — and I think this is an essential idea for analysts out there to think about — your skills are highly transferable across other security disciplines and you can be so much more than you are!If you'd like to get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode, go to:https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotes

Danger Close with Jack Carr
Best of Danger Close: Spycraft and Intelligence

Danger Close with Jack Carr

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 92:36


Description:  NOTE: In the coming weeks, Jack is releasing a series of “best of” collections from the Danger Close archives. Each episode contains portions of past interviews, all centered around a theme or topic. Today's episode features conversations with current and former members of the intelligence community and intelligence analysts. FEATURED INTERVIEWS: DOUGLAS LONDON Douglas London is a retired senior CIA operations officer. Today, Doug is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies. Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/danger-close-with-jack-carr/id1557814875?i=1000538426102 RIC PRADO Ric Prado is a retired CIA operations officer who specialized in paramilitary, counter-terrorism and special/clandestine operations. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Black Ops. Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/ric-prado-black-ops/id1557814875?i=1000558891242 CLINT EMERSON Clint Emerson is an author, an entrepreneur, survival expert, podcast host, and former SEAL. He is the author of theThe Rugged Life and the 100 Deadly Skills series and hosts Can You Survive This Podcast? Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/clint-emerson-living-the-rugged-life/id1557814875?i=1000569047146 SAMUEL KATZ Samuel Katz is an expert on the Middle East, counterterrorism, and special operations. He has written more than 20 books including The Ghost Warrior, No Shadows in the Desert, and Beirut Rules. Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/samuel-katz-no-shadows-in-the-desert/id1557814875?i=1000552241030 MARC POLYMEROPOULOS Marc Polymeropoulos retired from the CIA in 2019 after 26 years of service. He is the author of the book Clarity in Crisis.  Currently, Marc serves as senior fellow in the Forward Defense practice of the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.  Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/gh/podcast/marc-polymeropoulos-clarity-in-crisis-at-the-cia/id1557814875?i=1000549795436 FRED BURTON Fred Burton is a former police officer, Diplomatic Security Service special agent, author, and security consultant. During his career, Fred was involved in some of the most notable terrorism investigations in law enforcement history. Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fred-burton-protective-security-specialist-author-and/id1557814875?i=1000516096247 DAVID KILCULLEN David Kilcullen served in the Australian military for more than 20 years before being recruited as the Chief Strategist in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism for the U.S. State Department. He was also a counterinsurgency adviser to NATO and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-david-kilcullen-a-student-of-warfare/id1557814875?i=1000525709471 KARA FREDERICK Kara Frederick serves as the director of The Tech Policy Center at The Heritage Foundation. She previously served as a counterterrorism analyst at the Department of Defense and was a Senior Intelligence Analyst for a U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command.    Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/kara-frederick-big-techs-totalitarianism/id1557814875?i=1000576378628   Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today's episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org   Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today's episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at http://www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. KC Cattle Company: Check out the Jack Carr Bundles: https://shop.officialjackcarr.com/collections/jack-carr-x-kc-cattle

Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny
Trump's midterm misfires

Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 51:38


On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Jennifer Hunt joins Marija Taflaga and Mark Kenny to discuss the Republican ‘red wave' that wasn't in the United States midterm elections.With the predicted ‘red wave' of Republican victories at the United States midterm elections failing to materialise, what does the future hold for the party? Will Trump run again in 2024 and, if he does, what are his chances of securing the Republican nomination? And, buoyed by an above-expectations performance, will Biden be on the ticket in 2024 as well, or are Democrats working on a succession plan? On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Macquarie University's Dr Jennifer Hunt joins Dr Marija Taflaga and Professor Mark Kenny to discuss the results of this month's midterm elections in the United States.Jennifer Hunt is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber and Security Studies at Macquarie University, specialising in the national security of critical systems such as cyber and energy.Marija Taflaga is the Director of ANU Centre for the Study of Australian Politics and a Lecturer at ANU School of Politics and International Relations.Mark Kenny is a Professor at ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times. Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny is available on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We'd love to hear your feedback for this podcast series! Send in your questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes to podcast@policyforum.net. You can also Tweet us @APPSPolicyForum or join us on the Facebook group.This podcast is produced in partnership with The Australian National University. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Australia in the World
Ep. 104: 20th Party Congress; export controls; Australia-Japan

Australia in the World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 47:27


After a month away, Allan and Darren try to make sense of a big month of news. They start with the Chinese Community Party's 20th Party Congress, where President Xi Jinping secured an unprecedented 3rd term as leader, and (somewhat more surprisingly) was completely successful in elevating loyalists to the Party's inner leadership circle. Is China just a ‘normal' authoritarian country now? Next, in what is arguably the most significant policy decision affecting US-China relations in decades, the Biden Administration has imposed sweeping new controls on the export of semiconductors and other advanced technologies to China. These are perceived to be ‘force multipliers' and thus necessary to curtail China's military development. The issue is that they are also widely used in commercial technologies, and Beijing will thus perceive this as economic “containment”. Allan talks through the implications for Australia and Darren offers his cost/benefit analysis of the policy. Finally, the past month has also been extremely busy in Australian foreign policy! Allan and Darren opt to focus on Japanese PM Kishida's visit to Australia and the Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation that resulted. Allan explains the history of bilateral cooperation, while Darren uses the Declaration to (begin to) give some form to a theory of Australian foreign policy under the new government. We thank Atikah Mekki for audio editing and Rory Stenning for composing our theme music. Relevant links Scott Waldron, Darren J. Lim, Victor Ferguson, “Exploring the Domestic Foundations of Chinese Economic Sanctions: The Case of Australia”, China Brief 22(18), October 4, 2022: https://jamestown.org/program/exploring-the-domestic-foundations-of-chinese-economic-sanctions-the-case-of-australia/ Darren Lim and John Ikenberry, “China and the logic of illiberal hegemony”, Security Studies (forthcoming): https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4244377 Andrew Nathan, “China's changing of the guard: Authoritarian resilience”, Journal of democracy 14(1), 2003: https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/hearings/2004/CECC%20Hearing%20Testimony%20-%20Andrew%20Nathan%20additional%20PDF%20-%206.3.04.pdf Remarks by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan at the Special Competitive Studies Project Global Emerging Technologies Summit, 16 September 2022: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/09/16/remarks-by-national-security-advisor-jake-sullivan-at-the-special-competitive-studies-project-global-emerging-technologies-summit/ Darren Lim and Victor Ferguson, “Conscious decoupling: The technology security dilemma”, China Dreams (China Story Yearbook 2019): https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3484171 Zack Cooper, “he fundamental tension in Biden's national security strategy”, Channel News Asia, 29 October 2022: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/us-biden-national-security-strategy-russia-china-asia-3030556 Isabella Keith, “11 November 2022: The Week in Australian Foreign Affairs”, Australian Outlook, 11 November 2022: https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/11-november-2022-the-week-in-australian-foreign-affairs/ Australia-Japan Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation, 22 October 2022: https://www.dfat.gov.au/countries/japan/australia-japan-joint-declaration-security-cooperation Anthony Albanese and Kishida Fumio, Opening remarks – Australia Japan Leaders' Meeting, 22 October 2022: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/opening-remarks-australia-japan-leaders-meeting Everything everywhere all at once (film): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everything_Everywhere_All_at_Once Michael Wesley, “The war in Ukraine: implications for Asia”, Lowy Interpreter, 28 October 2022: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/war-ukraine-implications-asia George Packer, “Ukrainians are defending the values Americans claim to hold”, The Atlantic, 6 September 2022: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/10/ukraine-invasion-civilian-volunteers-survival/671241/ Jason Bordoff and Meghan O'Sullivan, “Green upheaval: The new geopolitics of energy”, Foreign Affairs Jan/Fen 2022: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2021-11-30/geopolitics-energy-green-upheaval ChinaTalk podcast (on export controls, see episodes on 11 Oct and 4 Nov) Trade Talks podcast, Ep 170, “National security, semiconductors, and the US move to cut off China”, 2 November 2022: https://tradetalkspodcast.com/podcast/170-national-security-semiconductors-and-the-us-move-to-cut-off-china/ The Prince (podcast), Bonus: 20th party congress, 31 October 2022: https://www.economist.com/podcasts/2022/10/31/bonus-20th-party-congress

Tesseract Podcast
Indo-Pacific Insights with Colonel David Maxwell, Ret.

Tesseract Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 100:19


In this episode we take a deep dive into the Indo-Pacific region and what logistics Airmen should be aware of from a strategic and tactical perspective. If you are in PACAF, you absolutely do not want to miss this episode! David S. Maxwell is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is a 30-year veteran of the US Army, retiring as a Special Forces Colonel. He served over 20 years in Asia, primarily in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines. Colonel Maxwell served on the United Nations Command / Combined Forces Command / United States Forces Korea CJ3 staff where he was a planner for UNC/CFC OPLAN 5027-98 and ROK JCS – UNC/CFC CONPLAN 5029-99; he later served as the Director of Plans, Policy, and Strategy and then Chief of Staff for the Special Operations Command Korea. Following retirement, he served as the Associate Director of the Center for Security Studies and the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Colonel Maxwell is a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, and on the Board of Directors of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, the International Council of Korean Studies, the Council on Korean-US Security Studies, the Special Operations Research Association, the OSS Society, and the Small Wars Journal. He earned a B.A. in political science from Miami University, and an M.A. in Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and from the School of Advanced Military Studies, and an M.S. in National Security Studies from the National War College. Colonel Maxwell teaches Unconventional Warfare and Special Operations for Policy Makers and Strategists.

The Scholars' Circle Interviews
Scholars’ Circle – Lula’s election win in Brazil ; Abelism invoked upon Pennsylvania Senate candidate – November 6, 2022

The Scholars' Circle Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 58:00


Brazil's election of Lula da Silva over Bolsonaro has provided hope that the country will retain its democratic institutions. We discuss the elections and the likely policy changes. [ dur: 38mins. ] Erica Resende is an Assistant Professor of International Relations and Security Studies at the Brazilian National War College in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. … Continue reading Scholars' Circle – Lula's election win in Brazil ; Abelism invoked upon Pennsylvania Senate candidate – November 6, 2022 →

The Greek Current
The limits of Erdogan's charm offensive with Israel

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 13:22


The latest visit to Turkey of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has put the Israel-Turkey relationship in the spotlight. Despite the continued tensions on a number of issues - from Turkey's hosting of Hamas to Turkish President Erdogan's aggressive rhetoric in the past against Israel - Ankara and Jerusalem have taken several steps to improve relations this year. Sinan Ciddi, the co-author of a recent piece in The National Interest titled “The Limits of Turkey's Charm Offensive”, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss Erdogan's charm offensive with Israel, what's motivating Ankara to try and mend relations with Jerusalem, and whether this effort is, at best, window dressing on a cold peace.Sinan Ciddi is a non-resident senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), where he contributes to FDD's Turkey Program and Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP). He is also an Associate Professor of Security Studies at the Command and Staff College-Marine Corps University and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Read Sinan Ciddi and David May's latest piece in The National Interest: The Limits of Turkey's Israeli Charm OffensiveYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Greek central bank chief: ECB should slow rate hikes, needs allies in inflation battleGreece urged to dig harder on phone surveillance scandalMEPs urge Greece to do more to investigate spyware scandalLearn about HALC's #NoJetsForTurkey campaign and take action here: https://hellenicleaders.salsalabs.org/nojetsforturkeyletter/index.html

AfriCan Geopardy
Fishing and insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin: Exploring Boko Haram's economy of violence.

AfriCan Geopardy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 35:51


Welcome to the November episode of AfriCan Geopardy. Have you ever wondered about the relationship between fish and terrorism? Listen to this episode to find out more. Here, we discuss "fishing and insurgency in the Lake Chad Basi: Exploring Boko Haram's economy of violence" with Mr Malik Samuel, an investigative journalist and a researcher with the Institute for Security Studies. His work in the last seven years has been focused on the Boko Haram crisis affecting the Lake Chad Basin region. His research focus includes terrorism financing, children in conflict, human rights violations, farmer-herder clashes, and the crime-terror nexus. Although terrorist can maintain their reign of terror through coercion and intimidation, the insurgency has also been sustained because Boko Haram/ISWAP and their likes are winning hearts by providing public goods and services that the government has failed to provide the people. If there is one thing you take away from this episode, let it be that we cannot win the war on terror through armament alone.

Radio Islam
Should SA's be concerned about possibility of terror attacks in the wake of US warning & fallout?

Radio Islam

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 14:40


A week ago, South Africans realised that the country is not isolated from global security threats after the United States, British and Australian embassies put South Africa on terror alert. In a separate alert, the US government stated that it had "acquired intelligence that terrorist groups are planning to carry out near-term assaults against places where US people congregate in South Africa, notably premium shopping centers and malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town." The majority of South Africans disregarded the US Embassy's warning last week about a potential terror assault in Sandton over the weekend. Several significant events took place as scheduled in Sandton, while tens of thousands of people attended a ceremony in KwaZulu-Natal to see Misuzulu kaZwelithini's official recognition as the next Zulu monarch. Currently, it is unclear if South Africans need to worry about the prospect of terrorist attacks in their country. Godfrey Ramuhala, a lecturer in strategic studies at the Faculty of Military Science at Stellenbosch University and Martin Ewi, African security expert and senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies discussed the issue.

RNZ: Morning Report
Government releases new reports on national security risks

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 4:29


The government has released two reports looking at long-term national security risks. It includes a survey which shows the risks people are most concerned about, and whether they believe the government is well placed to deal with such an issue. For instance, natural disasters are seen as the highest threat by people surveyed, but the government is trusted to be well placed for such a threat. The same can be said for terror attacks, or an epidemic. People are less certain the government is well positioned to deal with misinformation, listed as the second biggest threat to national security, or cyber attacks. Massey University Centre for Defence and Security Studies director Dr William Hoverd spoke to Corin Dann.  

Talk Eastern Europe
Russian war against Ukraine: Special coverage ep. 6

Talk Eastern Europe

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 28:34


It has been now over 280 days since the Russian unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. A lot has changed since our last special episode dedicated to the war in Ukraine. Since the summer, Ukraine's counter-offensive has had some serious success in taking back its land from Russia – particularly in the North, but also in the East and South. Serious efforts are now aimed at retaking Kherson in the south. At the same time, Russia's strategy against Ukrainian civilians intensified. In this special episode dedicated to the war in Ukraine, Adam sits down with Julia Kazdobina – a Ukrainian expert on security and information operations. She is the head of the Ukrainian Foundation for Security Studies and a former Advisor to the Ukrainian Minister of Information Policy. They talk about the current situation in Ukraine, Russian strategy, Western aid, and what is ahead as the winter is approaching.If you enjoy listening to our podcasts, please consider supporting us by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/talkeasterneurope.Make sure to check out New Eastern Europe's latest issue titled: “Loss and Division” now available online at: https://bit.ly/3SPvdon Want to listen to more podcasts about Eastern Europe? Visit: www.talkeasterneurope.eu

The Greek Current
Putin courts Erdogan with offer to make Turkey Europe's new gas hub

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 11:59


Turkey's President Erdogan and Russia's President Putin met this week in Kazakhstan, where Putin floated a proposal to turn Turkey into an energy hub that could feed Europe with Russian gas. On Friday, Erdogan gave the project the green light, saying that Turkey and Russia had instructed their respective energy authorities to immediately begin technical work on Putin's proposal. This proposal raises concerns that Turkey will become even more dependent on Russia. Expert Sinan Ciddi joins Thanos Davelis to discuss this latest proposal to turn Turkey into an energy hub for Russian gas to Europe, look into why Erdogan and Putin - who have met a few times since Russia's invasion of Ukraine - seem to need each other, and break down how this is viewed in Washington, DC. Sinan Ciddi is a non-resident senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), where he contributes to FDD's Turkey Program and Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP). He is also an Associate Professor of Security Studies at the Command and Staff College-Marine Corps University and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:‘No waiting': Turkey, Russia to act on Putin's gas hub offerWhy Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan need each otherEU official: East Med gas can wean bloc off Russian energyTurkey: new ‘disinformation' law could jail journalists for three yearsTurkey passes ‘disinformation bill' ahead of elections

Into Africa
Forecasting African Futures

Into Africa

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 32:19


Mvemba is joined by Jakkie Cilliers, Head of African Futures & Innovation at the Institute for Security Studies, a South African think-tank. Jakkie and Mvemba discuss Africa's potential growth in different global scenarios, the African Continental Free Trade Area, and challenges to intra-continental trade.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
US-Pacific partnership deal signed amid China concerns

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 10:47


China loomed large over a US-Pacific Island Summit in Washington last week. Kathryn discusses the latest with Anna Powles, senior lecturer at Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies.

Going Deep with Aaron Watson
548 The Mad Scientist's Plan to Change Healthcare w/ Andrew Herr (Fount)

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 40:46


Andrew Herr is the founder and CEO of Fount, a health and performance advising platform trusted by the world's top performers. He started Fount to make cutting edge performance insights more widely available and change the quality of health outcomes for all.    Fount is backed by Founders Fund, Elysian Park, and Allen & Co to apply, and scale, their expertise from optimizing the minds and bodies of US Military, professional sports teams, and leading business executives.   Andrew is a graduate of Health Physics, Microbiology & Immunology, and Security Studies from Georgetown University. He was honored as a Mad Scientist by the U.S. Army (twice) and as a Fellow by the Synthetic Biology Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program, the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative, and others.   In this episode, Aaron and Andrew talk about how he can change human health and performance at scale, how he helped the Department of Defense allocate millions of Dollars towards the optimization of the military, and how structures, data & machine learning make this the perfect time to build a disruptive  personalized health company. Andrew Herr's Challenge: Run experiments on yourself. Pick an experiment for the next two weeks – nutrition like decreasing sugar, cutting down meat, or wearing blue light blocking glasses before bed – and observe if it affects you.   Connect with Andrew Herr Linkedin Twitter Website   If you liked this interview, check out the episode How Sam Parr Builds Businesses and the biggest sales of his career. Underwritten by Piper Creative Piper Creative makes creating podcasts, vlogs, and videos easy.    How? Click here and Learn more.   We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs.   Follow Piper as we grow YouTube Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Overcast | Spotify

RNZ: Morning Report
US pledging new initiatives in South Pacific

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 4:44


The United States is looking to make good on its newfound commitment to this region by rolling out an ambitious new road map for the island-nations of the South Pacific. The American government has pledged $US810 million - that's nearly $NZ1.5 billion - on a raft of new initiatives in trade, education and climate control that "seek to improve the lives and wellbeing of all Pacific Islanders". Of particular diplomatic interest in Wellington is sure to be the Biden-Harris plan's historic announcement that the United States intends to recognise the New Zealand dependencies of the Cook Islands and Niue as "sovereign" states. Massey University Centre for Defence and Security Studies senior lecturer Anna Powles spoke to Susie Ferguson.

Auckland Writers Festival
AFTER THE TAMPA: ABBAS NAZARI (2022)

Auckland Writers Festival

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 60:49


Abbas Nazari was just seven when his family, fearing Taliban persecution, fled Afghanistan, embarking on a desperate and dangerous journey that ultimately lead him to New Zealand. Crammed with more than 400 other asylum seekers on a sinking fishing boat in the Indian Ocean, they were saved by cargo ship Tampa in a dramatic rescue. After being rejected by Australia, some of the group including Nazari's family and were offered asylum here. He has gone on to become a Fulbright Scholar, completing a Master in Security Studies from Georgetown University in Washington DC, and authoring the moving memoir 'After the Tampa'. As the rise of the Taliban once again haunts the people of his homeland, Nazari reflects on questions of home and security, challenge and hope, opportunity and resilience. In conversation with Nikki Mandow. AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL WAITUHI O TĀMAKI FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 2022 – 12.30-1.30PM KIRI TE KANAWA THEATRE, AOTEA CENTRE

RUSI Journal Radio
S3E1: Farewell, Mr. Bond? Transforming the UK Public's Perception of Intelligence

RUSI Journal Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 39:50


An intelligence expert reflects on the facts and fictions inherent in the UK's perception of secret intelligence and proposes a move away from unhelpful stereotypes. In the first episode of RUSI Journal Radio's third season, Demi, Emma and Ed are joined by Dan Lomas, a Lecturer in Intelligence and Security Studies at Brunel University. Dan's research specialises in the use of intelligence to support policymaking, and the history of the UK's intelligence community. He has written for RUSI on several occasions, and his most recent contribution to the RUSI Journal – co-authored with Stephen Ward – looks at public perceptions of UK intelligence.

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Rouben Azizian: Director for the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University on Russia

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 4:36


Russians are trying to flee the country after Vladimir Putin's military call up, and flights out of the country are starting to sell out. The Kremlin say these reports are exaggerated. Meanwhile Ardern is pouring cold water on expelling our Russian ambassador, saying it's not a very meaningful option. With us now is Director for the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University, Rouben Azizian. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BizNews Radio
Politicians playing the immigrant blame game with deadly consequences

BizNews Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 8:03


Fingers are being pointed at politicians and senior government officials for stoking the fires of anti-immigrant sentiment as a cheap and easy means to deflect from decades of failure. The latest report from the Institute for Security Studies titled: Scapegoating in South Africa – Busting the myths about immigrants, delves deeper into this contentious issue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
Fishing subsidies am

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 5:28


Guest: The Maritime Security Researcher at The Institute for Security Studies, Dr David Willima explains the contents of the WTO agreement to John Maytham. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Pakistan Pivot
Pakistan Air Force: A Pinnacle of Human Skill and Resourcefulness

The Pakistan Pivot

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 48:44


In this week's episode of 'The Pakistan Pivot,' Michelle Mohiyuddin sits down with Air Marshal (retd) Farhat Hussain Khan, the Chief Project Director of the JF-17 program and President of Center of Aerospace and Security Studies. He discusses Pakistan air forces' role in defending the country's sovereignty, in counter-terrorism operations and the development of the JF-17 Thunder with China.

The Asia Chessboard
Xi's Rule and Risks

The Asia Chessboard

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 28:32


This week, Mike and Jude sit down with Bates Gill, Head of the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University, to discuss his recent book, Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions Under Xi Jinping. They begin by discussing Gill's career trajectory and key themes that emerge from the book. They then dive deeper into China's trajectory under Xi Jinping's leadership, focusing on Xi's risk tolerance and China's near-term ambitions. Finally, they outline near-term actions the U.S. and its allies could take to bolster strategic deterrence against China.

Russia - Ukraine War Decoded
Interests of Turkey during war between Ukraine and Russia

Russia - Ukraine War Decoded

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 25:03


Dr. Cüneyt Gürer, a professor from George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies talks about interests and behavior of Turkey during the Russia-Ukraine war. -- Support this podcast by donating to PayPal.me/MrKovalenko. Sound from Zapsplat.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/viktor-kovalenko-podcast/support

The Greek Current
What does Turkey's opposition coalition stand for beyond defeating Erdogan?

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 14:41


With elections coming up in Turkey next year it looks like Turkey's President Erdogan is in an increasingly difficult spot as the country's economy has been in a freefall and voters are angry and many demand change. Erdogan also faces a united coalition of opposition parties whose stated goal is to restore Turkey as an institutional democracy which they blame Erdogan for undermining. Beyond defeating Erdogan, however, it is unclear what the opposition stands for. Expert Sinan Ciddi joins Thanos Davelis to make the case that while Erdogan is down, he is definitely not out of this race, and the inability of Turkey's opposition to offer voters an alternative vision for the country and candidate may be Erdogan's greatest advantage for remaining in power.Sinan Ciddi is a non-resident senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), where he contributes to FDD's Turkey Program and Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP). He is also an Associate Professor of Security Studies at the Command and Staff College-Marine Corps University and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Read Sinan Ciddi's piece in The National Interest: Turkey's Erdogan Is Down But Not OutYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: Greek parliament votes to investigate wiretapping scandalGreece to launch parliamentary inquiry into spy scandalFunds offsetting price surge not infiniteNorthern EU sees the light

Notes To My (Legal) Self
Season 5, Episode 3: Breaking Down Stovepipes and Silos with Robin Taylor

Notes To My (Legal) Self

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 30:08


Robin Taylor leads the global nonprofit, Lawyers Without Borders, harnessing the power of pro bono service to promote the rule of law and increase access to justice. Under her leadership, Lawyers Without Borders trains human rights lawyers, builds case management and trial advocacy skills, provides technical assistance to combat transnational organized crime such as human trafficking and wildlife poaching, and creates sustainable institutions, including the new Kenyan Prosecution Training Institute. Ms. Taylor has extensive trial and international experience serving more than 20 years at the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) as an Assistant United States Attorney Investigating and prosecuting cases in federal court specializing in international cybercrime and fraud. Ms. Taylor served overseas as USDOJ's legal advisor in Stuttgart, Germany as part of a newly-created U.S. interagency team advising the U.S. Department of Defense and European officials on transnational threats, foreign influence, illicit finance, and cyberspace challenges. As the legal advisor to the U.S. Embassies in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Nairobi, Kenya she provided technical assistance to combat terrorism, transnational organized crime, and money laundering, creating trusted networks and multi-agency working groups to improve financial integrity and inclusion. Reflecting on her service, the Kenyan Director of Public Prosecutions said publicly that Ms. Taylor came to Africa not as a doctor with a cure, but as a highly experienced and competent advisor and collaborator to help solve vastly complex and often polarizing issues. Ms. Taylor is a frequent public speaker who briefed the Joint Chiefs of Staff and regularly lectured at the USDOJ's National Advocacy Center, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, European Commission, Eurojust, Global Counterterrorism Form, Defeat ISIS Working Group, United Nations, U.S. Department of State, and Cambridge University, among others. She co-founded "Operation Protect & Defend,” a nationally recognized civil education program; served as a Judicial Applicant Evaluator for the State Bar of California; as the President, Vice President, Treasurer, of Sacramento's Federal Bar Association, and was named a Master of the Bench for the Sacramento Inn of Court. The military cannot bring peace and security down the barrel of a gun alone. Prosecution will not by itself decrease crime. Global, national, and regional challenges require an integrated and whole-of-government approach. Join Robin Taylor, the Executive Director of Lawyers Without Borders, an international not-for-profit, and former US Federal Prosecutor, for this conversation. She will share real-world stories from prosecuting cases; living overseas in Kenya and Indonesia working for the US Department of Justice; her four years advising and collaborating w US Military; and new assignment leading a global nonprofit to explain how a whole-of-government effort is essential to addressing significant, headline-grabbing criminal and security threats.

The Lawfare Podcast
Max Smeets on Why States Struggle to Develop a Military Cyber-Force

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 48:56


“Cyberspace is the domain of modern warfare” is a popular headline in recent times. Recent state and non-state cyber attacks have given support to this notion, but beyond vague national cyber strategies and new cyber commands, not much is publicly known about a state's military cyber capacity. To get a better understanding of the current state of militarization in cyberspace, Lawfare fellow in cybersecurity law Alvaro Marañon sat down with Max Smeets, senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich and the director of the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative. They explored Max's new book, “No Shortcuts: Why States Struggle to Develop a Military Cyber-Force.” They also discussed the barriers of entry for states to participate in cyber conflict, how we should go about thinking about military cyber capacity, and how external actors can influence a state's cyber capability development process. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Sydcast
The Man With Ten Jobs, with Gautam Mukunda

The Sydcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 53:45


Episode SummaryA wide-ranging discussion with the multi-talented Gautam Mukunda. Leadership, Theranos, Failure and Learning, Luck, Russia and Ukraine, the Financial Crisis, Inequality, Innovation. Bezos, Jobs, Holmes, Neumann, Sackler, Putin.Sydney Finkelstein Syd Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He holds a Master's degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Professor Finkelstein has published 25 books and 90 articles, including the bestsellers Why Smart Executives Fail and Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, which LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman calls the “leadership guide for the Networked Age.” He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Management, a consultant and speaker to leading companies around the world, and a top 25 on the Global Thinkers 50 list of top management gurus. Professor Finkelstein's research and consulting work often relies on in-depth and personal interviews with hundreds of people, an experience that led him to create and host his own podcast, The Sydcast, to uncover and share the stories of all sorts of fascinating people in business, sports, entertainment, politics, academia, and everyday life.Gautam MukundaGautam Mukunda is an internationally recognized expert in leadership and innovation. He often jokes that his life's ambition is to have the world's most confusing resume and that he's most of the way there. He is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership and the host of the Nasdaq podcast World Reimagined with Gautam Mukunda. Previously he was a professor at Harvard Business School and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. He is the author of two books: Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012) and Picking Presidents (University of California Press, forthcoming in August 2022). He has published articles in Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Security Studies, Slate, Fast Company, Parameters, Politics and the Life Sciences, and Systems and Synthetic Biology on leadership, reforming the financial sector, military innovation, network-centric warfare, the security and economic implications of synthetic biology, and the TV show Mad Men. His work has been profiled in the New York Times, Atlantic, New Yorker, Economist, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and All Things Considered. He advises a variety of companies and organizations on leadership and strategy. Gautam was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program and Program on Emerging Technologies. He was a Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow, an NSF IGERT Fellow, a Next Generation Fellow of The American Assembly, and a Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation's Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center. He served on The Chief of Naval Operation's Executive Advisory Panel and as a member of the New England Regional Selection Committee for the White House Fellowship and was a Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership. He was also a Jeopardy Champion. At MIT, Gautam was the National Science Foundation Synthetic Biology ERC Postdoctoral Fellow resident at MIT's Center for International Studies. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in political science focusing on International Relations and Security Studies, where he was a Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow and an NSF IGERT Fellow. He received his AB in Government from Harvard, magna cum laude. Before his academic career, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on the pharmaceutical sector. In addition to his current work as an academic, Gautam is a member of the board of directors and chair of the Mentorship Committee of The Upakar Foundation, a national non-profit devoted to providing college scholarships to underprivileged students of South Asian descent. He is on the Advisory Board of Bionic Solutions and Fount Bio. He is an Overseer of the Boston Ballet and a member of the Museum Council of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.Insights from this episode: Mukunda's thoughts on leadership and innovationInsights into what his upcoming book, Picking Presidents, is aboutInsights into Theranos and Elizabeth HolmesThe dark side of successful businessesEffects of the 2008 financial crisis on the economyMukunda's thoughts on the Ukrainian war and the role of the WestQuotes from the show:“I do believe this, both as a matter of inclination and a matter of research, that in a world of specialists, there is a real advantage to being a generalist” –Gautam Mukunda [2:23]“I think it's possible to be an extraordinarily successful leader, and obviously he [Duke of Wellington] was without being innovative” –Gautam Mukunda [10:04]“If you do the same thing as everyone else, it's difficult or impossible to produce unique results” –Gautam Mukunda [10:24]“I think it's really important to have people in senior executive positions who are capable of doing the job” –Gautam Mukunda [12:15]“Organizations that exist in domains of limited losses and unlimited gains have a tendency to become far too risk-averse” –Gautam Mukunda [19:32]“It's not an experiment, whatever the project is if you know it's gonna succeed” –Syd Finkelstein [22:00]“If you are not angry about this [economic crisis], you are not paying attention. Anger is an appropriate response to the scale of bad things that we saw” –Gautam Mukunda [39:00]“Much of the behavior that led to the financial crisis was criminal. And the federal system just chose not to prosecute it” –Gautam Mukunda [39:25]“We are on the forefront of a medical revolution to a scale of which baffles the mind” –Gautam Mukunda [53:56]Stay connected:Sydney FinkelsteinWebsite: http://thesydcast.comLinkedIn: Sydney FinkelsteinTwitter: @sydfinkelsteinFacebook: The SydcastInstagram: The SydcastGautam MukundaWebsite: Gautam MukundaLinkedIn: Gautam Mukunda Facebook: Gautam MukundaTwitter: Gautam MukundaInstagram: Gautam Mukunda Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on Stitcher, iTunes, and Spotify.This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry.

The Security Student Podcast
So, You Wanna Build a Medical Kit? with Michael Guirguis, M.D.

The Security Student Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 75:05


#17 - In this next episode I was honored to be joined once again by Michael Guirguis, M.D. He is currently a practicing emergency medical physician, a Medical Director for an ultra high net worth family office, he supports the San Bernardino County Sheriff's as a Deputy Flight Physician, and he's also a contributor to the Board of Executive Protection Professionals. In terms of education, he's a graduate of Harvard Medical School, UCLA, and also a Loma Linda Medical Center post-grad.Today's discussion is really cool because it gets away from the normal format of the show to focus on one topic specifically: medical kits.How should we think about the medical kits that we build, how should we pack them, what are common mistakes? Plus, for the last 25 min of the show, Dr. Guirguis critiques my medical bag and gives me considerations for improving it. If you'd like to get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode, go to: https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotes

World XP Podcast
Episode 74 - Dr. Jason Davidson (Professor, Author)

World XP Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 59:31


If you're enjoying the content, please drop a like, comment, and subscribe! Check out our new clips channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9KPTBSzEkPmwCmo9FL_ulg Find Dr. Davidson's book and other work here: https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Entangling-Alliances-1778-Present/dp/1647120292 https://t.co/qm6J201hcQ Jason W. Davidson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington. He is the author of America's Entangling Alliances (2020), America's Allies and War (2011), The Origins of Revisionist and Status-quo States (2006), and co-author (with Fabrizio Coticchia) of Italian Foreign Policy During Matteo Renzi's government (2019). His articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as Foreign Policy Analysis, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Contemporary Security Policy, and Security Studies. ______________________ Follow us! @worldxppodcast Instagram - https://bit.ly/3eoBwyr @worldxppodcast Twitter - https://bit.ly/2Oa7Bzm Spotify - http://spoti.fi/3sZAUTG Apple Podcasts - http://apple.co/30uGTny Google Podcasts - http://bit.ly/3v8CF2U Anchor - http://bit.ly/3qGeaH7 YouTube - http://bit.ly/3rxDvUL #international #internationalaffairs #geopolitics #russia #china #russiaukrainewar #chinataiwan #intervention #foreignpolicy #professor #alliance #podcastshow #longformpodcast #longformpodcast #podcasts #podcaster #newpodcast #podcastshow #podcasting #newshow #worldxppodcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/worldxppodcast/support

Danger Close with Jack Carr
Douglas London: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence [Rebroadcast]

Danger Close with Jack Carr

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 115:46


Note: This episode of Danger Close was originally released in October of 2021. Douglas London is a retired senior CIA operations officer and the author of the book The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence.  Doug served as a U.S. Marine before joining the Central Intelligence Agency in 1984 where he worked for 34 years – 17 years on either side of 9/11.  His job was the clandestine collection of HUMINT: intelligence that comes from people who provide secrets valuable to the United States.  By virtue of recruiting spies for an equal number of years on either side of 11 September 2001, Doug offers a unique perspective on the Agency pre and post that seminal date in history.   He served in the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and Africa including three assignments as a chief of station, the president's senior advisor at post, and chief of base in a conflict zone.   Assignments at CIA Headquarters included executive positions at the Agency's Counterterrorism Center, Information Operations Center, and Near East and South Asia Division.  He is the recipient of the CIA's Career Intelligence Medal.   Today, Doug is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies, and a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute.   On this episode of Danger Close, Doug discusses the state of modern intelligence, failures of the intelligence community, a lack of accountability prevalent in the post-9/11 CIA, and a lot more.   You can follow him on Twitter @douglaslondon5 and you can follow Jack on social platforms  @jackcarrusa. Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today's episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today's episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee Company. Check out the latest here.  SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Featured Gear Schnee's Boots: Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by Schnee's boots. When you shop at Schnees.com make sure you use promo code: JACK21. When you do, you'll save 10% off your pair of Schnee's boots and logo wear.   Featured Gear: Microsoft Surface  Premier Body Armor Bulletproof Laptop Case

The Security Student Podcast
How to be a Remarkable Student of Security with Dr. Ygnacio “Nash” Flores

The Security Student Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 59:44


#016 - In this next Episode, I was honored to be joined by Dr. Ygnacio “Nash” Flores, an experienced educator and security leader. Nash is a professor teaching Homeland Security, Administration of Justice, and Corrections at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA.  Prior to his teaching roles, he was the Dean of Public Safety. And he also served in the US Navy for 26 years — he was enlisted for 14 years, before earning his commission and eventually retiring as a Lieutenant Commander responsible for leading physical security and law enforcement projects.Plus, he's a fellow USC Trojan (fight on!). That's where he earned his doctorate in Education.During our chat, Nash shared some excellent insights from his experience in working with young people as a professor and from his deep experience in security and public safety roles. Some of the topics we touched on included: cultural intelligence, allowing people to make mistakes (to learn from them), and much more.If you'd like to get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode, go to:https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotes

The Inside Story Podcast
Can Chad transition to democracy?

The Inside Story Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 21:39


Chad's transitional government and opposition have signed a peace agreement to end decades of turmoil in the country. But with the main rebel group refusing to take part, will this accord hold? And if it does, how far off is democracy in the Central African nation? Join host Mohammed Jamjoom. Guests:  Remadji Hoinathy - senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies. Enrica Picco - director of the Central Africa Project at International Crisis Group. Andrew Yaw Tchie - senior researcher at Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.

Géopolitique, le débat
Démocratie: l'Afrique en quête d'un contre-modèle?

Géopolitique, le débat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 50:00


Retour des coups d'État militaire, transitions qui s'éternisent, tentation du 3ème mandat, petits arrangements avec les constitutions, essor du terrorisme islamiste, partenariats de plus en plus étroits avec des régimes autoritaires : Chine, Russie, Turquie… La démocratie « à l'occidentale » est-elle vouée à disparaître sur le continent africain ? L'heure d'une véritable émancipation de la tutelle des anciennes puissances coloniales a-t-elle sonné ? L'Afrique est-elle en quête d'un contre-modèle ? Autant de questions que l'on retrouve en filigrane du dossier « De la démocratie en Afrique »,  à la Une du dernier numéro de la Revue Internationale et Stratégique, paru aux éditions Armand Colin et Iris.     Invités : - Paul Simon Handy, chercheur et directeur du Bureau Afrique de l'Est de l'ISS (Institute for Security Studies) basé en Afrique du Sud - El Hadj Souleymane Gassama, dit Elgas, journaliste, écrivain, docteur en Sociolologie, chercheur associé au CERREV, le Centre de recherche Risques et Vulnérabilités de l'Université de Caen. Auteur de « Mâle noir », un roman paru en 2021 aux éditions Ovadia - Antoine Glaser, journaliste/essayiste, a co-écrit avec Pascal Airault : « Le piège africain de Macron », paru en 2021 chez Fayard.  

On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast
Former Israel ambassador to Russia Arkady Mil-Man: Root of Israel-Russia crisis predates Ukraine war

On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 28:59


Ben Caspit speaks this week to Arkady Mil-man, the head of the Russia program at the Israel National Institute for Security Studies and previously Israel's ambassador to Russia and Azerbaijan. Over the past three weeks, tensions have increased between Moscow and Jerusalem. The reason for the diplomatic crisis is the decision by Russian authorities to stop the activities of the Jewish Agency, tasked with assisting Jews who want to emigrate to Israel. "The crisis over the Jewish Agency today is mostly the result of internal processes in Russia. For the last decade, the atmosphere in Russia became more and more hostile to foreigners, including locals who received support from outside Russia. Adding to this a rise in antisemitism and the war in Ukraine as strong catalyst to hostility towards the West, and we get the crisis we are now witnessing," argues Mil-Man. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Taxcast by the Tax Justice Network
Crooked Crook Ltd: company registration scandals

The Taxcast by the Tax Justice Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 25:27


In this episode Taxcast host Naomi Fowler investigates the phenomenon of pop-up sweet shops on Oxford Street and the missing millions in taxes owed. The trail leads to the disgrace that is the UK's company registration process, making the UK Crime Central for any crook who comes along. It's not just the UK that exposes its citizens to risks, it hurts people across the world too. Transcript of the show is available here: https://taxjustice.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/The-Taxcast-Transcript-July-2022.pdf  Taxcast website with more Taxcasts: https://www.thetaxcast.com  "It is ridiculous that you have to take more identification to get a library card to borrow a book than you do to create a limited liability company, which potentially is a cost to the taxpayer if you go bust, it is bonkers and it should stop" Graham Barrow of The Dark Money Files podcast. "I came across a situation where for tax avoidance reasons, thousands of companies were being set up at the same time, with the same individual as the director. And in some cases there was 2000 companies being set up in the same day with the same individual as a director, and it wasn't raising any flag. You hear it all the time, you know, 'oh well, we'll learn the lessons,' but we never really seem to learn the lessons. The next scandal is a variation on a theme of the previous scandal.” ~ former tax inspector Ray McCann "How did the UK end up at the centre of so many crimes? It's incredibly easy - go online, go onto the Companies House website - that's our company registry - pay 12 pounds and you too can have a shell company. I registered one myself - it took me less than 24 hours to receive the deeds showing I owned the company. I called it Crooked Crook Crook which I thought was pretty funny, but it turned out that actually I was being fairly unimaginative by the standards of international criminals." ~ journalist and anti-corruption campaigner, Oliver Bullough Further reading and information here: BBC coverage of pop-up sweet shops on Oxford Street https://youtu.be/yXeXw91_H0k  Time to Return Integrity to the UK Corporate Registry. Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies video featuring Oliver Bullough https://youtu.be/LHTmRPtMXs8  The Dark Money Files podcast https://t.co/ktKHci06dK  German company registration process (for the purposes of comparison) https://www.lawyersgermany.com/company-registration-in-germany

Mindful
12 Minute Meditation: A Song for Restoration with Michelle Chatman

Mindful

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 14:54


This week, we're offering something a little different. Dr. Michelle Chatman shares a practice that she's been singing since 2020, when we saw the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor; when the COVID-19 pandemic began and we saw its devastating effects upon Black and brown communities; and we also saw protests and uprisings in response to racial injustice around the globe. As an assistant professor in the Crime, Justice, and Security Studies program at The University of the District of Columbia and contemplative educator, Michelle weaves meditation, music, and introspective practices into her teaching to help facilitate student learning and growth and build community. This song helps Michelle restore. You can close your eyes or lower your gaze while you listen to Michelle sing and then can continue to meditate, reflecting on Michelle's offering, until you hear the sound of the final bell. Show Notes: Find more from Dr. Michelle Chatman here:  Healing the Harm in Schools - TEDxUStreetWomen Black Mindfulness Summit 10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement: 2022 And more from Mindful here: The August 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Happiness Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing yourwords@mindful.org.

Center for Global Policy Podcasts
Great Power Espionage: The US Intelligence Community's Strategy in Russia's War on Ukraine

Center for Global Policy Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 46:45


Russia's war in Ukraine is entering a new phase as forces shift their focus to the country's east and south, seeking to capitalize on gains in separatist enclaves after numerous losses and shortfalls in the campaign's initial months. As Russia adjusts its posture, the U.S. — particularly its intelligence community — also wants to shift to a long-term strategy that will deter Russian advances and violations of human security in both Ukraine and Eastern Europe at large. In this Contours episode, Senior Analyst Caroline Rose sits down with Douglas London, a decorated veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Clandestine Service, an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies, and a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute.

The Security Student Podcast
Supply Chain Security and Meaningful Security Careers with Andrew Owlett

The Security Student Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 61:23


#015 - In this next Episode, I was lucky to be joined by Andrew Owlett, an experienced security leader who also makes a project out of coaching aspiring practitioners. He is currently a Supply Chain Security Leader for one of the biggest tech companies on the planet. He's got nearly 20 years' experience working in diverse emergency management and business continuity related roles. And he's earned his MS in Homeland Security from the University of Maryland.During our chat, Andrew shared some insights around how he went from being an EMT to leading teams globally in Business Continuity and Supply Chain Security, characteristics that make someone successful in his line of work, bad career advice (to avoid), and so much more!If you'd like to get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode, go to:https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotes

The Security Student Podcast
Big Ideas From the First 10 Interviews | Solocast

The Security Student Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 17:00


#014 - A quick recap of interesting ideas and themes from the first 10 interviews on the show.If you'd like to get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode, go to:https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotes

To The Point - Cybersecurity
World's First Cyber War with Rachael Lyon and Eric Trexler

To The Point - Cybersecurity

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 49:43


This week Rachael and Eric discuss the recently published "Defending Ukraine: Early Lessons from the Cyber War" report from Microsoft and the accompanying blog post by Microsoft President and Vice Chair Brad Smith. They share insights and raise lingering questions on the report's findings and the five conclusions Microsoft framed from the war's first four months. They also briefly share insights from the June 2022 cyberdefense research report "The IT Army of Ukraine" from Stefan Soesanto of the Center for Security Studies in Zurich. So much to unpack in this week's episode! There will definitely be follow-on episodes with key players from these reports that you won't want to miss! Host Rachael Lyon Rachael Lyon brings her journalistic curiosity and more than 20 years in technology working with global industry leaders and innovative start-ups to dig into today's cyber news and trends impacting us all. Co-host Eric Trexler Eric Trexler is Vice President of Sales, Global Governments, Forcepoint. Eric has more than 21 years of experience in the technology industry with both the public and private sectors including the DoD, Civilian, and Intelligence components. Prior to joining Forcepoint, Eric was the Executive Director for Civilian and National Security Programs at McAfee, formerly Intel Security. Prior to joining McAfee in 2010, he managed multi-million dollar accounts at Salesforce.com, EMC Corporation and Sybase, Inc. Eric served as an Airborne Ranger with the United States Army for four years, specializing in communications. He holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and an MBA with a concentration in strategy, both from the University of Maryland at College Park. LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-trexler-8b6b39/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachaellyon/ For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e187

The Security Student Podcast
INFOSEC & Finding Creative Security Projects with Dr. Michael Biocchi

The Security Student Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 44:53


#013 - In this episode I was excited to be joined by Dr. Michael Biocchi.  He teaches university courses on a variety of Computer Science topics. His courses on Udemy have been taken by 30,000+ professionals and he's even authored several books. Leading up to his current projects, Mike studied Computer Science during his undergrad, graduate, and post-graduate studies. Plus, he's got his CISSP and a ton of practical experience from working his way up from help desk to IT Director and onto security leadership roles.During our chat, Mike shared some wonderful ideas about the advantage of pursuing creative projects that challenge you to develop your security skills, how to think about balancing academic vs other education mediums, and so much more.If you'd like to get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode, go to:https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotesAnd visit Mike's personal website here:https://www.mikebiocchi.com/

The #BruteCast
Down the Rabbit Hole on the Russia-Ukraine War #13 - Turkey and Greece

The #BruteCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 45:40


Sometimes, 13 is a lucky number, and in this rapid-fire episode we were indeed lucky to be joined by some of #TeamKrulak on location in Athens, Greece! Dr. Amin Tarzi, director of Middle East Studies at the Krulak Center, and Maj John Behrmann, director of the Center for Regional and Security Studies, dialed in from Athens to focus on the role(s) Turkey has played both as a member of NATO and neighbor of #Russia during the invasion of #Ukraine. They also discussed how the war has altered the security environment in the Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean regions. All opinions expressed here are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of the Krulak Center, Marine Corps University, the United States Marine Corps, or any other agency of the U.S. Government. Intro/outro music is "Epic" from BenSound.com (https://www.bensound.com) Follow the Krulak Center: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekrulakcenter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekrulakcenter/ Twitter: @TheKrulakCenter YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcIYZ84VMuP8bDw0T9K8S3g LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brute-krulak-center-for-innovation-and-future-warfare Krulak Center homepage on The Landing: https://unum.nsin.us/kcic

The Modern Scholar Podcast
The Balkans, Oral History, and Contemporary Research

The Modern Scholar Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 59:50


My guest today is Dr. Mary Elizabeth Walters, and she is an Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies in the Department of Airpower at the Air Command and Staff College. Walters received both her MA and PhD in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches Airpower I, Airpower II, War Theory, and electives on strategy and Star Wars, the Balkans, and peacekeeping. Her book project, Hospitality is the Law of the Mountains: The 1999 Kosovo War, argues that Albanians – motivated by the Albanian concept of hospitality – took strangers into their homes and communities and changed the course of the refugee crisis. Their actions bought time for the U.S. military to mobilize, rebuild Albania's shattered infrastructure, and bring in massive amounts of aid. Additionally, she recently began research on a second project on Operation Allies Rescue/Operation Allies Welcome, which is the U.S. military support for the evacuation and resettlement of Afghans spanning 2021-2022. Before joining ACSC, Walters was an assistant professor in the History Department at Kansas State University where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses on American military history, the history of strategy, and the Vietnam War(s).