Geopolitics Decanted by Silverado is a geopolitical program featuring analysis and in-depth expert interviews on topics ranging from great power competition, military conflict, industrial policy, semiconductors, cybersecurity and economic and ecological security. It is hosted by Silverado Policy Accelerator (www.silverado.org), a Washington DC-based non-profit with a mission to promote prosperity and global competitiveness for America and its allies by accelerating bipartisan economic, strategic, and technological policy solutions.
Betting It All on Black: Putin’s Partial Mobilization
Twitter Space recording from September 21, 2022 of a conversation between Dmitri Alperovitch , Michael Kofman and Rob Lee on the implications of Putin's partial mobilization order and the impact it may have on the outcome of the war, as well as Putin's own political futures
Like Ants to Wet Sugar: How Ukraine Won The Battle of Kharkiv
How did the Russian northern front collapse so rapidly and what can be expected now in the fight for Donbas and Kherson? Dmitri Alperovitch discusses the latest Ukraine counteroffensive developments with Sergii Grabskyi, a Reserve Colonel in the Ukrainian military.
Russian northern front collapse: Latest on Ukrainian Counteroffensive
Twitter Space recording from September 10, 2022 of a conversation between Dmitri Alperovitch and Michael Kofman on the implications of the rapid collapse of the Russian forces pocket in northern Ukraine and what the future holds for Ukrainian counteroffensives in the north and south
Why the global food shortage is a myth
Was there ever a grain shortage crisis caused by the Russian blockade of Ukrainian exports? Dmitri Alperovitch gets the real story from Dr. Scott Irwin, Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at University of Illinois and an international leader in the field of agricultural economics. Dr. Irwin discusses the true state of grain markets and the causes behind the recent increase in food prices and what can be done about it.
Episode produced by Patrick Gray (risky.biz)
Ukraine's cheap drones wreak havoc in Crimea
Dmitri Alperovitch discusses the impact of Ukrainian drone strikes on Russian military facilities and logistics in Crimea with Michael Kofman (Research Program Director in the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analysis). And Dmitri's theory on the Russian masterplan for Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant
Slicing the Sausage: Ukraine’s Upcoming Counteroffensive
In this podcast Dmitri Alperovitch interviews Sergii Grabskyi, a Reserve Colonel in the Ukrainian military, about Ukraine’s upcoming counteroffensive.
Michael Kofman, Research Program Director in the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analysis, also joins the show to share his latest analysis of what’s happening on the ground in Ukraine.
I’m just a foreign policy / current events / military nerd but the measured analysis and guests are outstanding and delivered in a way that most lay people can understand. Great podcast!!
Rob Lee and Michael Kofman together
These two men are the rock stars of Russian military analysts
Finally a POD cast that really understands the military on both sides and combined arms combat. Artillery is the king of battle and infantry is the queen. You cannot seize & hold ground without infantry. Stop watching the news on TV “all” of the reporting is wrong, as are “all” first reports once combat starts. Logistics, indirect fires, ISR well trained and armed soldiers, good commissioned officers and more importantly great Non commissioned officers win battles and wars. Everything that goes well in any military organization comes down to that E7 NCO knowing what right looks likes and making sure everyone else does what’s right.
LTC (R) Bradley Benson