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The National Security Digest, hosted by JINSA Senior Policy Analyst Erielle Davidson, is a biweekly podcast devoted to the discussion of major national security issues facing the United States. Each episode features a run-down of the latest news in the national security space and an in-depth interview with a well-known expert. This show is for both seasoned natsec folks and newcomers alike.

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The National Security Digest, hosted by JINSA Senior Policy Analyst Erielle Davidson, is a biweekly podcast devoted to the discussion of major national security issues facing the United States. Each episode features a run-down of the latest news in the national security space and an in-depth interview with a well-known expert. This show is for both seasoned natsec folks and newcomers alike.

    Accountability in Afghanistan and Determining What Went Wrong

    Accountability in Afghanistan and Determining What Went Wrong

    Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon joins Erielle to discuss the official end of the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, the possible consequences for U.S. security interests, and whether those responsible for the roughshod nature of the withdrawal will be held accountable.

    Follow us on Twitter @jinsadc. And follow our host Erielle Davidson, a senior policy analyst at JINSA on Twitter @politicalelle.

    For more, please visit jinsa.org.

    • 35 min
    U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Fall of Kabul

    U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Fall of Kabul

    Vance Serchuk of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) joins Erielle to discuss the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, the magnitude of the consequences, and what the Biden Administration must prioritize in the coming days.

    Follow us on Twitter @jinsadc. And follow our host Erielle Davidson, a senior policy analyst at JINSA on Twitter @politicalelle.

    For more, please visit jinsa.org.

    • 48 min
    A Legal Analysis of the Ben & Jerry’s Debacle

    A Legal Analysis of the Ben & Jerry’s Debacle

    International lawyer Eugene Kontorovich of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School joins Erielle to discuss Ben & Jerry’s recent decision to stop selling ice cream products in the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem, as well as the possible opening of a U.S. consulate to the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem.

    Follow us on Twitter @jinsadc. And follow our host Erielle Davidson, a senior policy analyst at JINSA on Twitter @politicalelle.

    For more, please visit jinsa.org.

    • 29 min
    Tackling the Rise of Antisemitism

    Tackling the Rise of Antisemitism

    In this week’s episode, Ellie Cohanim, former Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. State Department, joins Erielle to discuss her prior work at the State Department, as well as the recent rise in antisemitism in the United States. How have the Abraham Accords played a role in tackling antisemitism abroad? Conversely, what did the recent Gaza war between Israel and Hamas have to do with violence against U.S. Jews domestically? Is the Democratic Party mirroring the U.K. Labour Party when it comes to addressing antisemitism? What can we do in the United States to better confront antisemitism? Ellie discusses these questions and much more.

    Follow us on Twitter @jinsadc. And follow our host Erielle Davidson, a senior policy analyst at JINSA on Twitter @politicalelle.

    For more, please visit jinsa.org.

    • 37 min
    Moscow Takes Center Stage in the Middle East’s Great Power Competition

    Moscow Takes Center Stage in the Middle East’s Great Power Competition

    What role does the Middle East play in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s quest for Russia to be recognized once again as a superpower? Does Putin care about stability in the region? Is President Joe Biden confronting the growing Moscow-Damascus-Tehran axis effectively? Anna Borschevksaya of the Washington Institute joins Erielle to discuss the growing Middle East great power competition in which Russia has assumed center stage—and at the potential peril of U.S. interests.

    Follow us on Twitter @jinsadc. And follow our host Erielle Davidson, a senior policy analyst at JINSA on Twitter @politicalelle.

    For more, please visit jinsa.org.

    • 39 min
    Fourth Time Is a Charm: Assessing the Israeli Election Results

    Fourth Time Is a Charm: Assessing the Israeli Election Results

    One of the more bizarre political coalitions has formed in the wake of Israel’s fourth election in recent years. Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor at The Jerusalem Post, joins Erielle to discuss the presumptively incoming government, the likelihood of Netanyahu being able to undercut the new coalition, and what the new government might mean for Israel’s relationship with the United States and others.



    Follow us on Twitter @jinsadc. And follow our host Erielle Davidson, a senior policy analyst at JINSA on Twitter @politicalelle.

    For more, please visit jinsa.org.

    • 36 min

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