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ESJ Insight brings you an insider’s perspective on current security issues. Join us to discover more about the threats and challenges facing Europe today and tomorrow.

Our hosts Michal and Simone will be regularly joined by a variety of security experts, from journalists and academic researchers, to politicians and military authorities for a short discussion on a new topic. The podcast will go beyond traditional military affairs, and look into the emerging threats of technology, climate, and geopolitical security.

Instead of just reporting on the issues, we will delve deeper into their implications, looking into the future, and trying to find the bigger picture.

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ESJ Insight brings you an insider’s perspective on current security issues. Join us to discover more about the threats and challenges facing Europe today and tomorrow.

Our hosts Michal and Simone will be regularly joined by a variety of security experts, from journalists and academic researchers, to politicians and military authorities for a short discussion on a new topic. The podcast will go beyond traditional military affairs, and look into the emerging threats of technology, climate, and geopolitical security.

Instead of just reporting on the issues, we will delve deeper into their implications, looking into the future, and trying to find the bigger picture.

    On Disinformation and Russia with Nicolás de Pedro

    On Disinformation and Russia with Nicolás de Pedro

    Since the annexation of Crimea, Russia has been flexing its muscle in Europe. Not just militarily, but especially through the use of its disinformation networks. How can Europe deal with them? What drives Russia to this behaviour? Or what should be the EU’s stance towards the proxy conflicts (Ukraine, Caucasus…) in its neighbourhood with obvious Russian involvement? Find answers to these and more questions in our today’s frank podcast!

    Nicolás de Pedro is a Senior Fellow at The Institute for Statecraft in London where he works on issues related to Russia, disinformation and hybrid threats. He is also a member of the Experts Pool on Russia at the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) in Helsinki and he is also a core group member of the EU-Russia Experts Network (EUREN). Furthermore, he has worked as a consultant on Russian and Eurasian issues for the European Parliament, the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE), the Club of Madrid, and the European Union-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) Project.

    Recorded on 20th January.

    • 25 min
    On the US Military Involvement in Europe with Dr. Richard Andres

    On the US Military Involvement in Europe with Dr. Richard Andres

    The United States inaugurated a new president – Joe Biden. What can we expect from him in terms of his foreign policy? Will he be Obama-style internationalist or Trump-style isolationist? How is he going to tackle the issue of NATO defence spending, withdrawal of US troops from Europe, arms control or Russia? All while the EU starts to eye a creation of its own army.

    Dr. Richard Andres is a Professor of National Security Strategy at the U.S. National War College. He has served as a personal consultant on strategy to the Director of the National Security Agency-U.S. Cyber Command; the Secretary of the Air Force; the Commandant of the Marine Corps and other national leaders. He has led strategy development teams for the Bush and Obama White Houses.

    The interview was recorded on 10.12.2020.

    • 25 min
    On the Global Implication of the New Biden Administration with Petr Boháček

    On the Global Implication of the New Biden Administration with Petr Boháček

    The new Biden administration in the United States means a sharp change in policy, both domestically for the US and internationally. This means that Europe should be prepared for dramatic changes in the international system.

    Petr Boháček of the Association for International Affairs, and research fellow at Charles University joins us to discuss what these changes will look like for international organizations, and for military and political relations across the Atlantic. Additionally, we have the opportunity to discuss rising populism and how Trump’s influence carried around the world.

    • 27 min
    On Energy Security with Dr. James Henderson

    On Energy Security with Dr. James Henderson

    Energy security in Europe is a complex web that involves economics, politics and strategy. In the middle of this is the Nordstream 2 pipeline, which is still seen as necessary to meet Europe’s demand for gas. The Russian oil and gas are essential for maintaining not just everyday needs like electricity and heat, but also for maintaining economic production and manufacturing.

    Dr. James Henderson is the Director of the Natural Gas Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, joins us to discuss the future of energy security in Europe, and the recent arrest of Alexei Navalny.

    • 24 min
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    Teaser

    ESJ Insight brings you an insider’s perspective on current security issues. Join us to discover more about the threats and challenges facing Europe today and tomorrow.

    Our hosts Michal and Simone will be regularly joined by a variety of security experts, from journalists and academic researchers, to politicians and military authorities for a short discussion on a new topic. The podcast will go beyond traditional military affairs, and look into the emerging threats of technology, climate, and geopolitical security.

    Instead of just reporting on the issues, we will delve deeper into their implications, looking into the future, and trying to find the bigger picture.

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