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CNA Talks covers the topics of today from foreign policy and defense to policing, education and more. Each episode features a discussion on current affairs led by our in-house experts. CNA is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to developing actionable solutions to complex problems of national importance.

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CNA Talks covers the topics of today from foreign policy and defense to policing, education and more. Each episode features a discussion on current affairs led by our in-house experts. CNA is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to developing actionable solutions to complex problems of national importance.

    September 11, 2021

    September 11, 2021

    On this episode of CNA Talks, Jonathan Schroden and Alex Powell discuss the plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. They cover the logistics of the withdrawal, how the Afghan Security Forces will operate without U.S. forces, and what this means for Afghanistan's future. 
    Go to www.cna.org/CNAtalks to learn more about the participants and listen to more CNA Talks episodes.

    • 31 min
    Reentering the Iran Nuclear Deal

    Reentering the Iran Nuclear Deal

    On this episode of CNA Talks, Dr. Michael Connell provides a primer on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the current negotiations attempting to bring the United States and Iran back into compliance, and how the suspected Israeli attack on the Natanz nuclear facility has impacted them.
    Go to www.cna.org/CNAtalks to learn more about the participants and listen to more CNA Talks episodes.


     

    • 16 min
    Viral Extremism

    Viral Extremism

    Pamela Faber and Megan McBride sit down with David Knoll to discuss their new report Viral Extremism, which examines how Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs) are capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Go to www.cna.org/CNAtalks to learn more about the participants and listen to more CNA Talks episodes.

    • 27 min
    China as a Twenty First Century Naval Power

    China as a Twenty First Century Naval Power

    Rear Admiral Mike McDevitt (ret.) sits down with Kevin Pollpeter to discuss his book, “China as a Twenty First Century Naval Power.” They cover topics including China’s military presences abroad, the dispute over the South China Sea, and how the U.S. can continue to support its allies in the region.


    Go to www.cna.org/CNAtalks to learn more about the participants and listen to more CNA Talks episodes.

     

    • 27 min
    Analysis in Combat: The Legacy of Desert Storm

    Analysis in Combat: The Legacy of Desert Storm

    In recognition of the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm, CNA Talks presents Analysis in Combat. On our final episode, Admiral Arthur and Christine Fox sit down to discuss CNA’s reconstruction of Operation Desert Storm. This effort examined all the data that CNA analysts gathered during the operation, looking for lessons on how the Navy could learn from it.
    For more information about CNA’s analysis in Desert Storm please visit our Analysis in Combat page.

    • 28 min
    Analysis in Combat: Operation Desert Saber

    Analysis in Combat: Operation Desert Saber

    In recognition of the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm, CNA Talks presents Analysis in Combat. On this episode, you’ll hear about the story of the amphibious landing that never was.
    You’ll hear from Admiral Stanley Arthur who was the commander of Naval Forces Central Command during the conflict, Major General Harry Jenkins who was the commander of Marine Forces 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Dr. Marvin Pokrant who served as the CNA field representative assigned to Naval Forces Central Command.
    For more information about CNA’s analysis in Desert Storm please visit our Analysis in Combat page.

    The story in this episode's introduction was adapted from, "Desert Storm at Sea: What the Navy Really Did," by Dr. Marvin Pokrant. 

    • 30 min

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