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The Future of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

May 19th, 2016

Dr. James J.F. Forest discusses The Future of Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CT).

You can learn more about Dr. Forest, his research, books, and publications at his website.


Vanguard of the Imam

April 26th, 2016

A discussion with Afshon Ostovar on his new book Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards.



Illegal Arms Trading and the Use of Social Media in Sales

April 18th, 2016

Nic Jenzen-Jones of Armament Research Services (ARES) discusses illegal arms trading and how social media is used for sales.

You can find all of ARES's reports here, including Research Report #5: A Tale of Two Rifles which was mentioned in the discussion.

You can read the New York Times article which features ARES work here: Facebook Groups Act as Weapons Bazaars for Militia.


The Apple iPhone Controversy: A Law Enforcement Perspective of the San Bernardino Case

April 4th, 2016

David Gomez discusses the law enforcement side of the Apple iPhone controversy surrounding the San Bernardino attacks.

Please note that this show was recorded at the end of last week. When we refer to news of the phone in question being hacked on Monday, we are referring to Monday, March 28, 2016.


CNA’s Asking the Right Questions: A Framework for Assessing Counterterrorism Actions

March 21st, 2016

We had the pleasure of speaking with Emily Warner, Jonathan Schroden and Bill Rosenau of CNA about their recent report, Asking the Right Questions: A Framework for Assessing Counterterrorism Actions.


A Discussion on the Oath Keepers

March 8th, 2016

Kim Brown of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness discusses the Oath Keepers.

Make sure to check out @NJOHSP, as well as their website for lots of informative information on numerous topics.


What Is an Existential Threat?

March 1st, 2016

Phil Walter gives us a look into what is an existential threat.
Please be aware that Phil's views expressed in this show are his alone and do not contain information of an official nature.

You can read Phil's article on the subject here.


A Discussion on Urban Refugees in Jordan

January 18th, 2016

Elena Habersky of Collateral Repair Project discusses the urban refugee crisis in Jordan.

You can read Elena's article on the issue here: The Urban Refugee Experience in Jordan

The Collateral Repair Project's Twitter can be found at: @crp_amman


Countering Violent Extremism: a discussion with Seamus Hughes

December 9th, 2015

Seamus Hughes discusses all things CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) with @cldaymon.

Don't forget to check out ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa


A Discussion on Organized Crime and Terrorist Financing

December 2nd, 2015

Chip Poncy of the Financial Integrity Network discusses organized crime and terrorist financing.