Podcast

Ep. 69: “The World: A Brief Introduction,” with Richard Haass

The president of the Council on Foreign Relations explains why the world needs to be reintroduced to a general audience in 2020.

Ep. 68: How Americans view the U.S. role in the world, with Ivo Daalder

Are Americans ready, willing, and able to be the global security leaders of this century?

Ep. 66: The 1918 flu and the U.S. military

How the U.S. military was battered by, and slowly learned from, the influenza pandemic of 1918.

Ep. 65: Preparing for the next coronavirus

Three things that could help better protect us ahead of the next coronavirus-like pandemic.

Ep. 64: Coronavirus and national security

Where are disruptions hitting the defense industry hardest? How are federal workers adjusting? And what do we know about the race for a cure?

Ep. 63: War in space

What might orbital war look like? How might it start, and how could it proceed?

Ep. 62: Wagner and Russian private military contractors

How much do we understand about what these groups are up to? And how much should the U.S. and its allies be concerned?

Best of 2019: Defense One Radio

Review the year that was — and consider what's next — with episodes from our award-winning podcast.

Ep. 61: Influence operations in 2020

In 2016, Moscow sowed division with fake news. Today, Russian agents simply reflect the things Americans say about each other.

Amid Rising Tensions: A Conversation with Pakistan’s Ambassador

Asad Majeed Khan discusses the U.S. troop pullout in Afghanistan, the worsening situation in Kashmir, and efforts to fight extremism.

Ep. 59: The future of European security

Here's a look at some of the ways Europe is changing amid various pressures from Russia, China and the NATO alliance.

Defense One Wins Two Eddie Awards

The Folio: media group recognized the Defense One Radio podcast and an investigative piece on the Pentagon’s JEDI contract.

Ep. 58: Wargames

All about one of the safer, cheaper ways to figure out who’s going to win a war.

Ep. 57: The Future of the U.S. Military in Syria (for now)

Three Middle East experts forecast likely consequences and the longterm costs of the U.S. military withdrawing from northern Syria.

Ep. 56: 10 trips to Afghanistan, with Kevin Maurer

North Carolina-based author Kevin Maurer talks about his latest trip in January, and how some U.S. soldiers derive meaning from the longest conflict in the nation's history.

Ep. 55: Doomsday machines, nuclear hurricanes and Russian spies, with Vince Houghton

An interview with the author of 'Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board.'