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National Security and Assured U.S. Electrical Power

November 18th, 2015

Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.), Vice Chairman of CNA's Military Advisory Board discusses our national security and assured U.S. electrical power.

You can read the full CNA report here: National Security and Assured U.S. Electrical Power

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The Loopcast’s Third Birthday Show: A Loopcast on the Loopcast

November 9th, 2015

This November The Loopcast turns three! Executive producer and host Chelsea Daymon and producer/creator Sina Kashefipour sit down to discuss how The Loopcast got started, answer some questions that listeners have about the show, and much, much more. We've also throw in some fun unknown facts about the show.

On behalf of both of us, thank you to our wonderful listeners and guests for the past three years. They've been awesome!

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Documenting the Virtual ‘Caliphate’: A Continued Look at IS/ISIS Propaganda with Charlie Winter

October 15th, 2015

Charlie Winter continues his research on Islamic State (IS/ISIS) propaganda and discusses his newest paper Documenting the Virtual 'Caliphate'.

Here's his recent BBC News article which was also mentioned in the show: Fishing and Ultraviolence

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Russia, the Ukraine, and Russia’s Involvement in Syria

October 5th, 2015

Dr. Andrew Michta provides us with an update on the crisis in the Ukraine, Russia, and Russia's involvement in Syria.

His recent article, Europe's Russia Denial elaborates on some of these issues.

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“The Myth of the Returned Foreign Fighter”

September 20th, 2015

Collin Hunt discusses his recent article "The Myth of the Returned Foreign Fighter" and the issues surrounding returnees, rehabilitation, and CVE programs.

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Wildlife Trafficking

August 19th, 2015

Alexander Olesker discusses wildlife trafficking, poaching and the issues involved in combating this illicit trade.

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The Virtual ‘Caliphate’: A Look at ISIS’s propaganda strategy with Charlie Winter

August 5th, 2015

Charlie Winter of the Quilliam Foundation discusses his paper The Virtual 'Caliphate': Understanding Islamic State's Propaganda Strategy

You can read more about Charlie and some of his publications here.

You can also view the #NotAnotherBrother video that Charlie refers to in our discussion, here.

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The Art of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

June 8th, 2015

Justin Seitz discusses the art of open source intelligence (OSINT). With thoughts on: social media platforms, ISIS, law enforcement, and much, much more.
(He shares some thoughts on Python too!)

You can read more of Justin's thoughts on his blog.

To learn more about automating OSINT collection go to his website.

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Online Jihad 2001-2015: A History of Jihobbyism

May 11th, 2015

Scot Terban discusses Online Jihad from 2001-2015: A History of Jihobbyism.

Read more of Scot's work on his blog.

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A Look at the Current Situation in Yemen

April 20th, 2015

Abubakr Al-Shamahi discusses the current situation in Yemen by looking at both the past and the present.

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