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The *hottest* national security and foreign policy podcast featuring conversations with leading policy practitioners, thinkers, and leaders. In each episode, we open up a 'burn bag' to breakdown some of the most pressing security challenges of today's world with the people who have worked and lived them.

The Burn Bag Podcast A'ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal (featuring Javed Ali)

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

The *hottest* national security and foreign policy podcast featuring conversations with leading policy practitioners, thinkers, and leaders. In each episode, we open up a 'burn bag' to breakdown some of the most pressing security challenges of today's world with the people who have worked and lived them.

    Russian Roulette: Poisonings, Protests, and Policy with Fmr. US Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle

    Russian Roulette: Poisonings, Protests, and Policy with Fmr. US Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle

    In this episode, we talked with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, about Russia's domestic politics, foreign interventions, and relations with the United States. We touch on the recent poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny,...

    • 51 min
    9/11: Tragedy, Heroism, and Nineteen Years of Reflection with Garrett Graff

    9/11: Tragedy, Heroism, and Nineteen Years of Reflection with Garrett Graff

    In this special episode, we reflect on the tragic events of 9/11 with journalist and author Garrett Graff. We framed the conversation around Garrett's bestselling book, The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, which brings together...

    • 44 min
    Defense Assessment: NATO and Nukes in the Trump Era with Dr. Michael O'Hanlon

    Defense Assessment: NATO and Nukes in the Trump Era with Dr. Michael O'Hanlon

    In this episode of The Burn Bag Podcast, we interviewed Dr. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research with the Foreign Policy team at the Brookings Institution, about NATO, defense spending, great power competition, and the nuclear...

    • 33 min
    The Spymaster: A Conversation with Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell

    The Spymaster: A Conversation with Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell

    In this episode, we talk with former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell about his career in the agency, including being with President Bush on 9/11 and playing a leading role in the planning and execution of the bin Laden raid. We also discuss common...

    • 47 min
    The Surveillance State: Data Privacy, 5G, and China with Fmr. House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers

    The Surveillance State: Data Privacy, 5G, and China with Fmr. House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers

    In this episode, we talked with former Congressman Mike Rogers about data privacy, TikTok, the race for 5G supremacy, and the need for American innovation. We also discuss the relationship between Congress and the IC, the PATRIOT Act, and Congressional...

    • 48 min
    After bin Laden: Terror Threats at Home and Abroad with Peter Bergen

    After bin Laden: Terror Threats at Home and Abroad with Peter Bergen

    In this episode we spoke with CNN national security analyst and New America VP Peter Bergen. Peter discusses the evolution of al-Qa'ida, his 1997 interview with Usama bin Laden, and the global jihadist threat today. He also provides insights about...

    • 52 min

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