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A show about the technology, strategy, media and business trends defining the future of national security.

    Behind the rise in global defense spending, Part 2: China and the Indo-Pacific

    Behind the rise in global defense spending, Part 2: China and the Indo-Pacific

    Guests:
    Mackenzie Eaglen, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where she works on defense strategy, defense budgets, and military readiness; And Ankit Panda, Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Sources: 
    “Global military spending surges amid war, rising tensions and insecurity,” published April 2024 by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute;  “Back in Stock? The State of Russia's Defense Industry after Two Years of the War,” by Maria Snegovaya, Max Bergmann, Tina Dolbaia, Nick Fenton, and Samuel Bendett, published April 2024 by the Center for Strategic and International Studies;  “Keeping Up with the Pacing Threat: Unveiling the True Size of Beijing’s Military Spending,” by Mackenzie Eaglen, published April 2024 by the American Enterprise Institute;  “Indo-Pacific Missile Arsenals: Avoiding Spirals and Mitigating Escalation Risks,” by Ankit Panda, published October 2023 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;  “Missile Proliferation and Control in the Asia-Pacific Region,” from Jeffrey Lewis and Kolja Brockmann, published April 2024 by the International Institute for Strategic Studies; And “Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace,” from Chris Blattman, published April 2022 by Penguin Random House.

    • 35 min
    Behind the rise in global defense spending, Part 1: Russia

    Behind the rise in global defense spending, Part 1: Russia

    Guest:
    Maria Snegovaya, senior fellow for Russia and Eurasia with the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a postdoctoral fellow in Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. Source material: 
    “Global military spending surges amid war, rising tensions and insecurity,” published April 2024 by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute;  “Back in Stock? The State of Russia's Defense Industry after Two Years of the War,” by Maria Snegovaya, Max Bergmann, Tina Dolbaia, Nick Fenton, and Samuel Bendett, published April 2024 by the Center for Strategic and International Studies;  “Keeping Up with the Pacing Threat: Unveiling the True Size of Beijing’s Military Spending,” by Mackenzie Eaglen, published April 2024 by the American Enterprise Institute;  “Indo-Pacific Missile Arsenals: Avoiding Spirals and Mitigating Escalation Risks,” by Ankit Panda, published October 2023 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;  “Missile Proliferation and Control in the Asia-Pacific Region,” from Jeffrey Lewis and Kolja Brockmann, published April 2024 by the International Institute for Strategic Studies; And “Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace,” from Chris Blattman, published April 2022 by Penguin Random House.

    • 29 min
    The state of the Air Force

    The state of the Air Force

    Defense One's Audrey Decker interviews Gen. David Allvin and Air Mobility Command's Gen. Mike Minihan (at the 32:42 mark).
    You can also catch all of our 2024 State of Defense interviews on Defense One's YouTube page, here.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The state of the Navy

    The state of the Navy

    Defense One Executive Editor Bradley Peniston speaks with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti; and Defense One's Patrick Tucker sat down with Fourth Fleet commander Rear Adm. James Aiken (at the 28:09 mark).
    You can watch both of these interviews on Defense One's YouTube page, here.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The state of the Army

    The state of the Army

    Defense One's Sam Skove speaks to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George; and Defense One's Jennifer Hlad speaks with Gen. Charles Flynn, commander of U.S. Army Pacific.
    You can watch both of these interviews on Defense One's YouTube page, here.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The state of the Marine Corps

    The state of the Marine Corps

    Defense One's Sam Skove speaks to Assistant Commandant Gen. Christopher Mahoney; and Defense One's Jennifer Hlad interviews Marine Corps Combat Development Command's Lt. Gen. Karsten Heckl.
    You can also watch either of these interviews on Defense One's events page, here.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

LisaIsHereForIt ,

Fascinating podcast for anyone interested in defense

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Defense One Radio enough. 🙌

Evkn_ ,

Mediocre Coverage of AFFORGEN Concept

Some correspondents don’t take their jobs seriously. The AFA coverage in particular was a joke - Aubrey Decker clearly didn’t even attempt to understand the AFFORGEN concept and her coverage was immature and clownish. Unbecoming of Defense One which usually has interesting content.

jstfre12 ,

Biased with foreign influence

Even in the reviews you can tell that bits are used as the good reviews offer superfluous language “like interesting and develops thinking,” whereas the non approving reviews actually go in to the detail of the episodes. This wreaks of foreign influence where on any given episode you will not here overtly negative reviews of china, Russia, and so on. However, there is a high criticality of US defense and government, as well as a focus on questionable “defense” issues such as sexuality and supposed RMVE infiltration.

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