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Discussions over drinks with security, defense, and foreign policy insiders and experts. The original War on the Rocks podcast series.

War on the Rocks Ryan Evans

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Discussions over drinks with security, defense, and foreign policy insiders and experts. The original War on the Rocks podcast series.

    From Polar Presence to Port Security: A Conversation with the Coast Guard Commandant

    From Polar Presence to Port Security: A Conversation with the Coast Guard Commandant

    Nick sat down with United States Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan to discuss the Coast Guard’s global activities, from the Arctic to the Indo-Pacific to the growing digital security challenges to America’s ports.

    • 30 min
    What Will Ukraine Do To Stay in the Fight this Year?

    What Will Ukraine Do To Stay in the Fight this Year?

    The U.S. Congress finally passed the security supplement, authorizing a large amount of funding and support to keep Ukraine in the fight. This package buys Ukraine another year of time. What will Ukraine do with that time? What is the situation at the front? Michael Kofman answers these questions and more.

    • 18 min
    Ukraine and a Fractured World

    Ukraine and a Fractured World

    Ryan sat down with three friends to talk about the war in Ukraine through the lens of a new edited volume on the topic. Enjoy this conversation with Andrea Kendall-Taylor (former CIA), Hal Brands, and Alexander Bick (former National Security Council staff), which surfaces some important disagreements and debates about the war and international order. Oh, and also buy War in Ukraine: Conflict, Strategy, and the Return of a Fractured World (https://www.amazon.com/War-Ukraine-Conflict-Strategy-Fractured/dp/1421449846). Please note this was recorded shortly before the U.S. Congress passed the security supplemental, which included aid for Ukraine.

    • 41 min
    Crossing the Threshold

    Crossing the Threshold

    Nick sat down with Eric Brewer, Dana Stroul, and Gavin Clough to discuss how the conventional, proxy, and nuclear threats Iran poses are evolving. Who was deterred and who wasn't by the latest Iranian and Israeli strikes? What did we learn about Iranian capabilities? And how will this affect Iran's thinking about a bomb?

    • 35 min
    Spacepower and the Private Sector

    Spacepower and the Private Sector

    On the sidelines of the National Space Symposium, we threw a little party and recorded a podcast, because why not? Our special guest was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy John Plumb and the main focus of the conversation was the Defense Department's new strategy on space commercial integration.

    • 20 min
    Mike Kofman and Rob Lee on Drones in Ukraine

    Mike Kofman and Rob Lee on Drones in Ukraine

    This deep and fascinating conversation is one of a two-part discussion that you can listen to on the Russia Contingency, a members-only podcast hosted by Michael Kofman. Become a member here: https://warontherocks.com/membership

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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969 Ratings

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