152 episodes

Host Jon Olson, US Navy (Ret.) Interviews different experts to learn about current and historical events with a focus on national security. Topic's include: the economy, climate change, cyber security, nuclear weapons, intelligence operations, and more.
New episodes released Wednesdays.

National Security This Week KYMN Radio

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Host Jon Olson, US Navy (Ret.) Interviews different experts to learn about current and historical events with a focus on national security. Topic's include: the economy, climate change, cyber security, nuclear weapons, intelligence operations, and more.
New episodes released Wednesdays.

    National Security This Week with Tom Hanson, 12-27-23

    National Security This Week with Tom Hanson, 12-27-23

    For his final episode, host Jon Olson talks with Tom Hanson, Diplomat-in-Residence at the Alworth School at the University of Minnesota - Duluth, about the state of global affairs at the end of 2023. Hanson was also the show's very first guest in January 2020. 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    National Security This Week with Dr. Jennifer Wistrand, 12-20-23

    National Security This Week with Dr. Jennifer Wistrand, 12-20-23

     Host Jon Olson talks with Dr. Jennifer Wistrand, Deputy Director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, about Central Asia and the Caucasus region. 

    • 1 hr
    National Security This Week with Dr. Constanze Stelzenmueller, 12-13-23

    National Security This Week with Dr. Constanze Stelzenmueller, 12-13-23

     This week, host Jon Olson welcomes Dr. Constanze Stelzenmueller from the Brookings Institution. They discuss EU and NATO security policy, the trans-Atlantic partnerships, and Germany’s evolving security policies. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    National Security This Week with Authors JJ Harrigan, David Bruns, and David McCloskey (National Security Thrillers), 12-6-23

    National Security This Week with Authors JJ Harrigan, David Bruns, and David McCloskey (National Security Thrillers), 12-6-23

    Host Jon Olson's guests are noted authors JJ Harrigan, David Bruns, and David McCloskey. They discuss the intersection of national security thriller novels and actual national security challenges and opportunities. JJ Harrigan is former state department Foreign Service Officer and was a political science professor, David Bruns served in submarines and is co-author with Jon Olson for their national security thrillers, and David McCloskey is a former CIA intelligence analyst and also served as a consultant. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    National Security This Week with Dr. Jeff Mankoff, 11-29-23

    National Security This Week with Dr. Jeff Mankoff, 11-29-23

    Host Jon Olson talks with Dr. Jeff Mankoff from the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. They discuss Central Asia, with a focus on the role Kazakhstan plays in the region. 

    • 55 min
    National Security This Week with Devry Boughner Vorwerk, CEO of DevryBV Sustainable Strategies, 11-22-23

    National Security This Week with Devry Boughner Vorwerk, CEO of DevryBV Sustainable Strategies, 11-22-23

     Host Jon Olson talks with Devry Boughner Vorwerk, CEO of DevryBV Sustainable Strategies about the nexus of food security and national security. 

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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The best!

A must-listen show for anyone interested in national security issues!

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Outstanding!

One of the best podcasts in the field of national security today. Topical and relevant to ordinary citizens.

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Truly one of the best podcasts in the national security field today.

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