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Afghanistan: Two Neglected Discussions

October 6th, 2017

Phil Walter discusses his new post "Afghanistan: Two Neglected Discussions

 

Please be aware that Phil's views expressed in this show are his alone and do not contain information of an official nature.

 

Phil is the founder of Divergent Options a national security analysis publication. You can find our discussion of Divergent Options here.

 

The interview today was conducted by Sina Kashefipour, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

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Discussing the Legacy of Counter Insurgency with David Kilcullen

September 28th, 2017

David Kilcullen discusses the legacy of counter insurgency on the United States' national security policy and strategy. His latest book is "Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism."

 

The interview today was conducted by Sina Kashefipour, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

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Overview of Russian National Security Strategy

September 22nd, 2017

CNA's Michael Kofman discusses Russian national security strategy. You can read a collection of his articles at War on the Rocks and on his blog "Russia Military Analysis."

 

The interview today was conducted by Sina Kashefipour, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

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Neutralizing the Violent Jihadist Pull

August 21st, 2017

Yaya Fanusie, the director of analysis for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (@FDD_CSIF), discusses his article "How to Neutralize the Jihadist Pull."

 

Yaya has a podcast "Rhythm of Wisdom" which can be found on Soundcloud and other podcast platforms. It is definitely worth your time and a listen. 

 

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

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Divergent Options

June 15th, 2017

The Divergent Options team including Phil Walter, Bob Hein, and Doctrine Man stop by to discuss Divergent Options and the imporatance of discussing national security situations from multiple viewpoints.

If you are interested in a national security topic and would like to write for Divergent Options please check out their "Write For Us" section on their website.

Both producers of The Loopcast have written for and been published on Divergent Options, and it was a positive and worthwhile experience. If you are interested in what other writers have said about their experience with writing for Divergent Options please check out the "Testimonials" section of the Divergent Options site.

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

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Iran’s Military and Armed Forces with Michael Connell

June 6th, 2017

CNA's Michael Connell discusses Iran's military and armed forces. You can read his article "Close Quarters Provocations: Iran's Naval Strategy in the Gulf"  in Detering Iran After the Nuclear Deal (PDF).

 

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters

May 16th, 2017

Dr. Tom Nichols discusses his book "The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters"

 

The interview today was conducted by Sina Kashefipour, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

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Survivors of America’s first atomic bomb test want their place in history: The long road from Trinity to recognition

May 12th, 2017

Kelsey Atherton discusses his article "Survivors of America's first atomic bomb test want their place in history: The long road from Trinity to recognition."

 

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

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Extremist Construction of Identity with J.M. Berger

May 5th, 2017

J.M. Berger discusses his new paper "Extremist Construction of Identity: How Escalating Demands for Legitmacy Shape and Define In-Group and Out-Group Dynamics"

 

J.M. Berger is a researcher and analyst covering violent extremism, whose previous works include ISIS: State of Terror and Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam.

 

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

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Memetic warfare, social media, and the future of propaganda

April 17th, 2017

Jeff Giesea discusses his papers "Hacking Hearts and Minds: How Memetic Warfare is Transforming Cyberwar" and "It's Time to Embrace Memetic Warfare"

 

 

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