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The Dark State is a new podcast about the security threats facing modern Ireland and further afield. The podcast is hosted by the journalist John Mooney, who interviews experts on organised crime, terrorism, national security and defence to bring you an inside perspective on the most pressing issues of the day.

The Dark State provides new episodes to patrons on a subscription only basis. A free episode is released monthly on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Podcasts to promote a better understanding of security issues.

Please subscribe to Patreon.com/thedarkstate to gain unlimited access to all episodes.

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The Dark State is a new podcast about the security threats facing modern Ireland and further afield. The podcast is hosted by the journalist John Mooney, who interviews experts on organised crime, terrorism, national security and defence to bring you an inside perspective on the most pressing issues of the day.

The Dark State provides new episodes to patrons on a subscription only basis. A free episode is released monthly on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Podcasts to promote a better understanding of security issues.

Please subscribe to Patreon.com/thedarkstate to gain unlimited access to all episodes.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Don't Blink: How to confront Russia

    Don't Blink: How to confront Russia

    How should Europe confront Russian aggression? Will Russia ever change its ways. If not, what can be done about it? John Mooney speaks to Keir Giles, the acclaimed expert on Russian affairs, about his latest work on the subject.

    Afghanistan: The Consequences for the West

    Afghanistan: The Consequences for the West

    Afghanistan has been lost to the Taliban. Will it once again become a safe haven for Islamic terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and its affiliates. Might the US withdrawal inspire a new generation of jihadists. What are the consequences for the West? John Mooney speaks to Bruce Hoffman, the acclaimed author, critical thinker and expert on terrorism and counter-terrorism. He is a Professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

    https://www.cfr.org/in-brief/how-has-terrorism-threat-changed-twenty-years-after-911

    Clarity in Crisis: Lessons from the CIA

    Clarity in Crisis: Lessons from the CIA

    Marc Polymeropoulos served as an intelligence officer with the CIA for 26 years. He was the CIA’s head of clandestine services in Europe but also served in the Middle East and Asia. Today he discusses the lessons he learned in the field and the publication of his book Clarity in Crisis.

    Yantar: Russia's Interest in Irish Waters

    Yantar: Russia's Interest in Irish Waters

    Last month, a Russian spy ship designed to carry out clandestine undersea missions arrived off the Donegal coastline. The Yantar spent time loitering in the vicinity of an undersea cable that carries internet traffic between Europe and North America. Was it on a scientific mission or was it doing something else? John Mooney discusses the issue with Aaron Amick.

    Omagh: A bomb that changed dissident republicanism

    Omagh: A bomb that changed dissident republicanism

    The Omagh bombing of August 1998 was the largest single loss of life in the Troubles.

    29 people and unborn twin girls lost their lives when a Real IRA car bomb exploded. Among those who died were young children, parents and grandparents.

    Today we ask if the atrocity altered the course of violent dissident republicanism and heralded the end of car bomb attacks?

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    Skills Shortages: The New Cyber Threat?

    Skills Shortages: The New Cyber Threat?

    Is a shortage of skilled staff a new cyber security threat? Will Ireland Inc. have the workforce trained to defend the state from cyber attacks?
    Today’s episode of the Dark State looks at this emerging problem and asks what action can be taken before it's too late?

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Only discovered this podcast recently, listened to a few now and have and will recommend it to others, keep up the good work, fascinating

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