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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ep. 58: Wargames

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

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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.

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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.

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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.'

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Ep. 54: Defense Intelligence Agency’s Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley

The general answered 10 questions about Afghanistan, China, North Korea and more.

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Ep. 52: Ali Wyne on the US, China and 'Great Power Competition'

Ali has been giving America’s so-called Great Power Competition with Russia and China a great deal of thought lately — especially when it comes to China.

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Ep. 51: Magnus Nordenman on Russia, the U.S., and "The New Battle for the Atlantic"

Magnus Nordenman explains how America's strategic and operational environment in the North Atlantic has changed since the Cold War, and quite a bit more.

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Ep. 50: Cyberwarfare yesterday

This episode, we survey the history of cyberwarfare — from the ascent of Chinese hackers this century to the arrest of a Soviet-linked hacker 30 years ago, and a lot in between.

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Ep. 49: Cyberwarfare tomorrow

This episode, we turn to the future world of cyberwarfare — from life after encryption to the 5G debate, from the next election to the next generation of cyber professionals, and a lot more.

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Ep. 48: Cyberwarfare today

In the first of a three-part podcast series, we're going to look at the contemporary risks of cyber warfare, from ransomware and extortion to online banking and culture wars.

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Ep. 47: Mosul, revisited (part two) with Mike Giglio and Dan Gabriel

We continue our remembrance of the Iraqi and coalition forces pushing the Islamic State group out of Mosul two years ago this week.

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Ep. 46: Mosul, revisited (part one) with Omar Mohammed of Mosul Eye

This episode we travel to Paris to meet the Iraqi historian behind secretive dispatches during the Islamic State group's occupation of Mosul.

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Ep. 45: Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter

Carter sat down with Defense One to talk about China, what it takes to succeed in the Pentagon, how not to waste a $750 billion-dollar defense budget — and much more.

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Ep. 44: Under Secretary Andrea Thompson and Kori Schake, live from the Shangri-La Defense Dialogue

Welcome to our podcast about the news, strategy, tech, and business trends defining the future of national security.

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Ep. 43: Nuclear weapons awareness in the 20th and 21st centuries

We explore the public’s changing awareness of nuclear weapons, and efforts to get young people to engage.

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Ep. 42: Escalating in Somalia

We look into why the U.S. military is escalating its air campaign against al-Shabaab, and what sort of challenges stand in the way of building up a Somali army that can fight Shabaab on its own.