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From the team at Encyclopedia Geopolitica, “How to get on a Watchlist” is a podcast about dangerous acts, organizations, and people. In each episode, we sit down with leading experts to discuss the risks they pose, and how to stop them. From assassinations and airliner shootdowns, through to kidnappings and coups, we’ll examine each of these threats through the lenses of both the the dangerous actors behind them, and the agencies around the world seeking to stop them.

In the interest of operational security and public safety, certain tactical details will be omitted from these discussions, however the cases and threats which we discuss are very real.

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From the team at Encyclopedia Geopolitica, “How to get on a Watchlist” is a podcast about dangerous acts, organizations, and people. In each episode, we sit down with leading experts to discuss the risks they pose, and how to stop them. From assassinations and airliner shootdowns, through to kidnappings and coups, we’ll examine each of these threats through the lenses of both the the dangerous actors behind them, and the agencies around the world seeking to stop them.

In the interest of operational security and public safety, certain tactical details will be omitted from these discussions, however the cases and threats which we discuss are very real.

    How to Stage a Coup

    How to Stage a Coup

    In the fourth installment of our new podcast, we sit down with Professor Rory Cormac to discuss coups, subversion, and covert influence. Professor Cormac teaches International Relations at the University of Nottingham, and specialises in secret intelligence and covert action. Rory is the author of "Disrupt and Deny: Spies, Special Forces, and the Secret Pursuit of British Foreign Policy [https://amzn.to/3SnhWmL]", and the co-author of "The Black Door [https://amzn.to/3Sjpreq]" and "The Secret Royals [https://amzn.to/3UvIww4]". Recently, Rory has published "How to Stage a Coup [https://amzn.to/3Uu4GP9]", which examines covert action and influence.

    • 38 min
    How to Assassinate a Diplomat

    How to Assassinate a Diplomat

    In the third installment of our new podcast, we sit down with Fred Burton to discuss threats to diplomats around the world. Fred is a former police officer, special agent and New York Times best-selling author. He has served on the front lines of high-profile investigations like the hunt for and arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the first World Trade Center bombing; the 1988 plane crash of PAK-1 that killed U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel and Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq; and the search for Americans kidnapped by Hezbollah in Beirut, Lebanon. As Executive Director of the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence, Fred now spearheads strategic consulting to physical security leaders at major corporations, advising how to keep their people safe. His best-selling books include Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent [https://amzn.to/3dg3Epc], Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice [https://amzn.to/3Bj8yJQ], Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi [https://amzn.to/3eMsm0L] and Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America [https://amzn.to/3RKykOb].

    • 39 min
    How to Get Rid of a President

    How to Get Rid of a President

    In the second episode of "How to get on a Watchlist", we sit down with Dr. David Priess to discuss the risks Presidents face from assassinations or impeachments in order to remove them from office, as well as the risks posed by Presidents trying to cling onto power. Dr. Priess is the publisher and chief operating officer at Lawfare. He's a former intelligence officer at the CIA and author of THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK OF SECRETS, about the relationships between presidents and Top Secret intelligence, and HOW TO GET RID OF A PRESIDENT, about how presidents have left office or been pushed toward the door. He currently teaches graduate seminars on intelligence and the presidency at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How to Shoot Down an Airliner

    How to Shoot Down an Airliner

    In the first episode of our new podcast, we sit down to discuss the risk posed to commercial airliners by terrorism and armed conflicts with Aviation Security expert William Sandover. After 29 years in the UK Foreign Office, with postings in Vienna, Buenos Aires, Paris and Pakistan, William joined British Airways in 2008 as their International Risk Adviser, responsible for analysing the security threats to the airline's operation and people and working with colleagues to manage these. In 2015, William was appointed the first Chair of the Global Business Travel Association (Europe)'s Risk Committee. In 2017 William was appointed as Cathay Pacific's Independent Security Adviser.

    • 42 min

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Excellent Pod

Authoritative guests talking about complex issues. Absolutely brilliant.

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