Ep. 12: Charles Lister on the future of Syria and ISIS; Mara Karlin on the US and fragile states; Lockheed's Greg Ulmer on the F-35 and more.

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This week on the program:

  • What’s next for Syria — where militaries from more than half a dozen nations are fighting ISIS and al-Qaeda? We sat down with Charles Lister (1:52) of the Middle East Institute to get his read on Middle East insurgencies, and the internet’s potential to inspire the next generation of terrorists.
  • Then Mara Karlin of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies speaks to Brad Peniston (32:21) about what the Trump-Putin summit means for the National Security Strategy. She also offers three uncomfortable questions the U.S. must ask before helping a fragile state.
  • And we’ll end (59:03) across the pond at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom — the biggest event of the year for the aerospace industry. America’s newest aircraft, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was there. And so was Defense One’s Global Business Editor Marcus Weisgerber. He takes us beside the airfield where he spoke with Greg Ulmer, Lockheed Martin’s manager for the F-35 program.

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