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Former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into complex security events – helping decode intelligence officials’ key priorities and providing perspectives on how to achieve national security objectives. Morell is the author of “The Great War of Our Time” and a vivid account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life in secrets, and a war in the shadows.

Intelligence Matters CBS News Radio

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Former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into complex security events – helping decode intelligence officials’ key priorities and providing perspectives on how to achieve national security objectives. Morell is the author of “The Great War of Our Time” and a vivid account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life in secrets, and a war in the shadows.

    The CIA in the Movies: A Review with the Co-Founders of Spycraft Entertainment

    The CIA in the Movies: A Review with the Co-Founders of Spycraft Entertainment

    This week on Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell speaks with John Sipher and Jerry O'Shea, former CIA officers and co-founders of Spycraft Entertainment, about what Hollywood gets right and wrong about its depictions of the CIA. Sipher and O'Shea review movies, TV series, and books on how realistic their portrayals are of life in the agency. 

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    • 42 min
    Working at CIA: In Conversation with CIA Director of Operations and Director of Analysis

    Working at CIA: In Conversation with CIA Director of Operations and Director of Analysis

    This week on Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell, in partnership with the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security, speaks with Dave Marlowe, CIA Director of Operations, and Linda Weissgold, CIA Director of Analysis about their careers at CIA and global hotspots. Marlowe and Weissgold discuss what skills and attributes CIA looks for when hiring officers while sharing their own career trajectories at CIA. They examine key issues for the agency including Ukraine, Iran, and China.

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    • 38 min
    Introducing Missing Justice

    Introducing Missing Justice

    Christy Woodenthigh’s family rushed to her home on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation when they got the shocking news that the 33-year-old mother was dead. They arrived to find no police officers, no approaching sirens, and no sign of Christy. ”Missing Justice”, a new 6-episode limited series hosted by CBS News reporters Cara Korte and Bo Erickson, takes you inside what really happened that night and how the issues in Christy’s case connect to the larger Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Crisis. Missing Justice premieres on November 22nd wherever you get your podcasts.

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    The Evolution of U.S.-China Relations: National Security Analyst Graham Allison

    The Evolution of U.S.-China Relations: National Security Analyst Graham Allison

    This week on Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell speaks with Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and national security analyst Graham Allison as he re-examines his interviews on China with Former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew. Allison inspects how their analysis and predictions on China hold up ten years later. Allison discusses Xi's plan for China, the negative consequences of bellicose rhetoric, and how Taiwan could potentially trigger a war between the U.S. and China. 

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    • 39 min
    The Threat of North Korea's Nuclear Weapons: Markus Garlauskas

    The Threat of North Korea's Nuclear Weapons: Markus Garlauskas

    This week on Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell speaks with the National Intelligence Officer on North Korea from 2014-2020 Markus Garlauskas about his assessment of North Korea's missile tests and the threat of nuclear weapons. Garlauskas lays out how the U.S. can deter North Korea even as China works as an enabler for the regime.

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    • 34 min
    The Aims and Impact of Chinese Foreign Development: Brad Parks

    The Aims and Impact of Chinese Foreign Development: Brad Parks

    This week on Intelligence Matters, Michael Morell speaks with the Executive Director of AidData at the College of William and Mary Brad Parks to discuss how China is outspending the rest of the world in foreign development and how the U.S. can catch up. Parks details how China is using foreign aid to gain influence abroad and create a market for its industries. 

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    • 36 min

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12 Ratings

Dewberry 66 ,

Keeping in touch with more than just Europe c

Love this program and the analysis of what’s happening with China etc
However I feel that America got so caught up after 9/11 and dealing with terrorist that they have taken their eye off the ball. For example during this time they totally dropped the ball in relation to the Pacific region. China is well ensconced now in this region.

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Excellent!

Well worth the listen. Extremely interesting and insightful interviews

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