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Chris Farnham and Katherine Mansted bring you expert analysis, insights and opinion on Australia and the region's national security challenges in this pod from Policy Forum. Produced with the support of the ANU National Security College.

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American national security and the 2020 election
00:45:58

In this National Security Podcast, we speak to Professor Tom Nichols about international and domestic national security influences on the United States' 2020 elections.

 

As the United States moves toward an election in the midst of a pandemic and increasing tensions with China, and in the shadow of Russian interference, national security is going to be central to its 2020 presidential and congressional elections. Should we expect more Russian interference and could they be successful a second time? Can America’s alliance network survive a second term of President Trump? Why are there armed civilians raiding state capitals, and what does this mean for domestic security? And what would happen if President Trump refused to accept the result of an election that ended his time in office? We tackle these questions and more in this National Security Podcast.


Tom Nichols is Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, an Adjunct Professor at the Harvard Extension School, a former aid in the US Senate and the author of The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters.


Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 and is currently Senior Outreach and Policy Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

 

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May 15, 2020
Policy challenges of responding to climate change and COVID-19
01:08:28

In this episode, we talk to the former head of Emergency Management Australia Mark Crosweller about national resilience in an era of climate change and COVID-19.


How has Australia’s recent bushfire disaster impacted the way policymakers consider climate change and its impact on national security? Has COVID-19 illuminated the fragility of an interdependent society? What is it that keeps a former Director General of Emergency Management Australia awake at night? In this National Security Podcast, Mark Crosweller talks about our vulnerability to the increased severity of climate change-driven natural disasters, the impacts of national crises like COVID-19, and how we need to change the way we look at developing national resilience in the face of a dangerous future.


Mark Crosweller was the Director General of Emergency Management Australia and led the National Resilience Taskforce for the Commonwealth Government of Australia. Mark’s professional life has seen him serve in leadership roles for state and territory, as well as national governments across numerous disaster response and crisis management portfolios.

 

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 and is currently Senior Outreach and Policy Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.


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Apr 15, 2020
Disinformation - from climate change to COVID-19
00:49:44

How do Australia’s experiences fit into the global contest over the climate change narrative and why is that contest now bleeding into discussion about the coronavirus pandemic? On this National Security Podcast, Chris Farnham is joined by Chris Zappone to tackle a growing spread of disinformation in the media and how it can affect a crisis.


Australia’s recent bushfire crisis saw the nation’s computer screens, airwaves, and television screens dragged into the global disinformation storm over climate change. Who were the actors behind messages and memes claiming that the fires were the work of arsonists or climate change activists, and what were their aims? In this podcast we speak to Chris Zappone, Digital Foreign Editor for The Age and TheSydney Morning Herald to determine the answer to this and more on disinformation, from climate change to COVID-19.


Chris Zappone is Digital Foreign Editor at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, where his writing focuses on the interplay between technology, politics, economics, and the future. Chris is also an inaugural member of the National Security College Futures Council.


Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 and is currently Senior Outreach and Policy Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.


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Apr 02, 2020
The implications of climate change for national security
00:40:00

How do the impacts of climate change make it a national security issue, and how is climate change going to affect Australia’s preparedness for national resilience and even war?


In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Chris Farnham speaks with Associate Professor Matt McDonald about where major risks likely lie for national defence, societal resilience, and regional security in the face of the climate crisis.


Associate Professor Matt McDonald is Reader in International Relations at the School of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Queensland. His research focuses on critical theoretical approaches to security and their application to environmental change, Australian security policy, climate politics, and security dynamics in Asia and the Pacific.


Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 and is currently Senior Outreach and Policy Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.


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Mar 17, 2020
Rory Medcalf on the contest for the Indo-Pacific
00:57:53

On this episode, Chris Farnham chats with Professor Rory Medcalf about the future of the Indo-Pacific region and Australia's place in it.


Will any one country have the power to map the future of a region so central to global prosperity and security? If diplomacy fails, the Indo-Pacific will be the theatre of the first general war since 1945. But if its future can be secured, the Indo-Pacific will flourish as a shared space. In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Chris Farnham speaks to Rory Medcalf about his new book, Contest for the Indo-Pacific: why China won’t map the future and Australia’s place in a multipolar region.


Rory Medcalf is the head of the National Security College at The Australian National University. His professional background involves more than two decades of experience across diplomacy, intelligence analysis, think tanks, and journalism.


Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 and is currently Senior Outreach and Policy Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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Mar 05, 2020
Ask Policy Forum: The podcast where you ask the questions
01:01:38

Join us at the pod squad members’ lounge as we field your questions on all sorts of issues, from how countries are performing on emissions reduction to which politician you’d least like to be stuck in conversation with at the annual Midwinter Ball.


On the first episode of our special Ask Policy Forum series, regular hosts and special guests crack a beverage and chat about what you want to know. Led by Chris Farnham of the National Security Podcast, kick back as Mark Kenny of Democracy Sausage, Martyn Pearce of Policy Forum Pod, Professor Mark Howden, Associate Professor Carolyn Hendriks and Dr Arnagretta Hunter field your questions on life, the universe and everything.


Future episodes of Ask Policy Forum will be released only to members of our Policy Forum Pod Facebook group, so make sure you jump online and join to get access to this exclusive monthly pod.


Mark Howden is Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute. Mark was a major contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports for the United Nations, for which he shares a Nobel Peace Prize.


Carolyn Hendriks is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Governance, at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. Her work examines the democratic aspects of contemporary governance.


Arnagretta Hunter is a cardiologist, physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer for The Australian National University Medical School.


Mark Kenny is the presenter of Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny and a Senior Fellow in the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age, and The Canberra Times.


Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.


Martyn Pearce is a presenter for Policy Forum Pod and the Editor of Policy Forum.


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Feb 20, 2020
Populism and Australia’s future in Asia
00:55:01

In this episode of National Security Podcast, Sam Roggeveen joins Chris Farnham and Katherine Mansted to talk about his recent paper Our Very Own Brexit: Australia’s Hollow Politics and Where It Could Lead Us.


Is Australia seeing a surge in conservative sentiment, or is the nation being led by political parties in search of a new identity? On this National Security Podcast, we are joined by Sam Roggeveen of the Lowy Institute to discuss where and how domestic politics and foreign policy interact, and ask what it would mean for Australia’s place in Asia if the country’s politics were to turn on multiculturalism.


Sam Roggeveen is Director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program and a Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.


Katherine Mansted is a senior adviser at the National Security College and non-resident fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Previously, she was a commercial solicitor with King & Wood Mallesons, a ministerial adviser to the federal government, and served as an Associate in the High Court of Australia.


Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.


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Feb 12, 2020
Freedom of the press and the year that was 2019
00:42:47

Is press freedom a national security issue? If it is, what does that mean for Australia’s regional relations and its fight against foreign interference? In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Katherine Mansted and Rory Medcalf discuss their recent submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and National Security on freedom of the press. They  also unpack pivotal national security issues for the region in the past year and discuss what policymakers should keep an eye out for in 2020.

Rory Medcalf is the head of the National Security College at The Australian National University. His professional background involves more than two decades of experience across diplomacy, intelligence analysis, think tanks and journalism.

Katherine Mansted is a Senior Adviser for Public Policy at the National Security College and a Non-resident Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 and is currently Senior Outreach and Policy Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

We’d love to hear your feedback for this podcast series! Send in your questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes to podcast@policyforum.net. You can also Tweet us @APPSPolicyForum or find us on Facebook. The National Security Podcast and Policy Forum Pod are available on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever you get your podcasts.

Dec 10, 2019
Impeachment, foreign policy, and national security
00:57:01

In this National Security Podcast, Dr Charles Edel and Dr Gorana Grgic discuss the details of the new United States Studies Centre report, Impeachment: The insider’s guide. Dr Edel explains the origins of the impeachment process and how it works, and when it was designed to be applied. Dr Grgic takes us through President Trump's peculiar brand of foreign policy-making, what it means for states in Eastern Europe facing Russian aggression, and how it came to be that Rudi Giuliani was able to run his own parallel and unaccountable US foreign policy in Ukraine. Finally, we ask what this all means for America’s allies and security partners in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

Charles Edel is Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to this appointment, he was Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College and served on the US Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff from 2015-2017.

Gorana Grgic is a jointly appointed Lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Syndey. Gorana is also a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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Dec 03, 2019
Women in National Security: Hon Mariya Didi, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Maldives
00:26:13

In this National Security Podcast, Defence Minister Mariya Didi explains what drives the Maldives to look to its democratic neighbours, India and Sri Lanka, as the nation’s security partners and most important relationships. She talks of the impact of climate change on the island nation and tells us what it is like to live on and make policy for islands whose highest elevation is less than 5 metres above sea level as oceans rise. In a very candid and personal way, Minister Didi also details the struggle for democracy in the Maldives. She reflects on her experience of being ousted by the country’s security forces, only to return to government and command those very same forces as their Defence Minister. Minister Didi also provides insight into her leadership style, the pathway to reconciliation, and the sources of her personal courage and motivation.

Mariya Didi is the current Minister for Defence of the Republic of Maldives, a former Member of Parliament and a leading human rights activist in the country.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

Show notes | These texts were referred to or used for the information discussed in this episode:

Minister Didi’s personal essay after being awarded the International Women of Courage Award by the United States Secretary of State.

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Nov 27, 2019
Techlosophy and the future of security
00:46:35

In this National Security Podcast, Zac Rogers and Katherine Mansted talk about why political leaders have long been attracted to the idea that technology is a revolutionary key to progress and power. They also discusses how ideas about technology and modernity have animated brutal political regimes, global business models, and ideologies – from Leninism to Maoism. From China’s emerging brand of 'techno-authoritarianism' to the 'technological nihilism' of some Silicon Valley companies, we ask how emerging technologies are shaping politics, power, and security.

Hugely powerful digital corporations shape our daily preferences and behaviours, and potentially even our brains. Is the digital revolution on track to be an 'organ transplant the body rejects'? How can governments tame technology to serve their interests and values? And what would a whole-of-society conversation about digital democracy look like?

Zac Rogers is Research Lead at the newly-established Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security, and Governance at Flinders University. His research explores the impact of digital transformation on Australia’s security, national interests, defence planning, and strategy.

Katherine Mansted is a Senior Adviser for Public Policy at the National Security College and a Non-resident Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

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Nov 06, 2019
Right-wing extremism and domestic terror (part two)
00:42:02

In this National Security Podcast, Nicholas Rasmussen, former director of national counter-terrorism in the United States, and Jacinta Carroll, Australian policy professional in countering violent extremism, join Chris Farnham to talk about how current policy is hampering a whole-of-government response to domestic terrorism. 

The panel discuss how extremism policy differs from country to country, the role of politicians, and the tech sector's responsibility to recognise the difference between freedom of expression and the encouragement of violence.

Jacinta Carroll is the Director of National Security Policy at the ANU National Security College. She was previously the inaugural head of ASPI’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Centre.

Nicholas Rasmussen is a national security expert with over 27 years in US government service. He is Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University, former Director of the US National Counterterrorism Center, and current Senior Director of the McCain Institute’s Counterterrorism Program.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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Oct 22, 2019
Right-wing extremism and domestic terrorism (part one)
01:01:05

What poses the greatest risk, Islamic terrorism or far-right extremism?

First exploring whether right-wing extremism is a new challenge and why conspiracy theories seem to have such great influence with the ‘alt-right’ and ultra-nationalists, the panel ask if there is a counter-balance to the threat of right-wing extremism.

In the second pod of the series Nick Rasmussen, the former head of US national counter-terrorism, and terrorism expert Jacinta Carroll will talk policy options to deal with this challenge.

Alex Mann is a Sydney-based broadcast journalist with the ABC's flagship investigative podcast, Background Briefing. In 2017, he was recognised as South Australia’s Journalist of the Year and has won several other media awards for his reporting.

Kristy Campion is a lecturer in terrorism studies at Charles Sturt University, with special focus on the history of terrorism and right-wing extremism. She holds first-class honours in terrorism history and a PhD on the same topic.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 and is currently Senior Outreach and Policy Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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Oct 02, 2019
Fintech and the geopolitics of crypto-currencies
00:34:12

As Facebook advances its plan for a new cryptocurrency – Libra – we ask what the fintech revolution means for national security. Will a major player like Facebook take crypto mainstream, and if so, how could that reshape global financial flows and economic power?

In this National Security Podcast, Katherine Mansted explores what is shaping the cryptocurrency landscape - from the invisible creators of Bitcoin, to nation-states with a penchant for fintech innovation. We discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of Facebook’s proposed new cryptocurrency, Libra, as well as the other crypto actors on the scene.

Chris Zappone is Digital Foreign Editor at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, where his writing focuses on the interplay between technology, politics, economics, and the future.

Elise Thomas is a Researcher working with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre. She has previously worked as a freelance journalist, including writing for WiredGuardian AustraliaSBSCrikey and The Interpreter.

Katherine Mansted is a senior adviser at the National Security College and non-resident fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

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Sep 04, 2019
In the middle of the Indo-Pacific: Japan, Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands
01:16:31
Aug 15, 2019
Identity, geopolitics, and Europe’s place in the new world order
00:50:44
Jul 24, 2019
Kelly Magsamen on US National Security Policy
00:41:34
Jul 11, 2019
National Security Podcast extra: Hugh White on How to Defend Australia
01:12:15
On this National Security Podcast extra, Professor Hugh White AO discusses his new book, How to Defend Australia, as well as how Australia should protect itself considering its changing dynamics with the US and China.
Jul 04, 2019
National security and the media in Southeast Asia
00:49:50
What does the Indo-Pacific concept mean to Southeast Asia? How do Southeast Asian countries view the growing competition between China and the US? How have the Internet and social media changed media landscapes in Southeast Asia?
Jul 03, 2019
Battlefield singularity, AI pixie dust, and the future of war
00:40:47
On this National Security Podcast, Elsa Kania joins Katherine Mansted to talk about strategic competition in the age of artificial intelligence, the modernisation of China's People's Liberation Army, and the future of war in an increasingly technologically-enabled battlespace.
Jun 20, 2019
Economic warfare and the globalisation of innovation
00:46:29
On this National Security Podcast, Samantha Ravich and Andy Kennedy join Katherine Mansted to talk about different aspects of the growing convergence between economics and security.
Jun 13, 2019
The Quad pod
00:44:13
On this National Security Podcast we take a look at the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, as well as at the nature of the relationships between the countries involved.
May 30, 2019
Tech, law, and the day cyber turned kinetic
00:41:10
Scott Shackelford, Angie Raymond, and Abbey Stemler discuss social media’s influence on democracies, and what international law has to say about data sharing.
May 16, 2019
National Security Podcast: Laura Rosenberger – Democracy, China, and Trump
00:36:28
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Katherine Mansted talks with Laura Rosenberger about the security challenges democracies face in a world of renewed great power competition and rapid technological change.
Apr 10, 2019
Strategic forecasting with the UK Ministry of Defence
00:35:43
On this National Security Podcast, Brigadier Ewen Murchison from the UK Ministry of Defence joins Chris Farnham to talk about futures forecasting in national and international security.
Mar 27, 2019
National Security Podcast extra: India and Pakistan, to the brink again
00:56:46
On this National Security Podcast extra, Claude Rakisits and Michael Cohen talk about rising tensions between India and Pakistan.
Mar 06, 2019
Data, cyber, and the social contract
00:34:40
Is the growing collection and aggregation of data likely to empower the individual and strengthen democracy or benefit manipulative corporations and encourage authoritarian governance? How should society frame the problem of privacy and information control and where does regulation give way to personal responsibility? In this episode Katherine Mansted talks data, cyber, democracy, and the social contract with Dr Lesley Seebeck, CEO of the ANU Cyber Institute.
Feb 27, 2019
Counter-terrorism and China's war on Uyghurs
00:48:21
On this National Security Podcast, Michael Clarke discusses counter-terrorism in China with a focus on the dynamics between its Communist Party and its ethnic and religious minorities.
Feb 13, 2019
Hostage diplomacy and the Huawei indictments
00:31:29
In light of recent events concerning Huawei and China’s use of hostage diplomacy, Chris Farnham talks to Rory Medcalf and Katherine Mansted on this first National Security Podcast of 2019.
Feb 01, 2019
An inside look at countering terror
00:45:45
On this episode of the National Security Podcast, former Director of the US National Counterterrorism Centre Nick Rasmussen discusses the changing nature of US counter-terrorism policy and answers questions from listeners to his recent address to the ANU National Security College.
Dec 04, 2018
National Security Podcast: Unpacking the APEC powerplays
00:14:09
On this episode of the National Security Podcast, Rory Medcalf takes a look at the geopolitical fallout from the recent Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby.
Nov 20, 2018
Women in National Security – episode 6
01:05:00
What happens when a Far North Queensland Indigenous community teams up with a local army unit? On the final episode of our Women in National Security Conference podcast series, we chat with the speakers of one of the biggest crowd favourites from the conference: Eileen Deemal-Hall and Lieutenant Colonel Tim Rutherford from the Wujal Wujal security songlines panel.
Oct 29, 2018
Women in National Security – episode 5
00:38:07
On the fifth (but not final!) special episode brought to you from the Women in National Security Conference, we hear from Nicole Renvert and Huong Le Thu about the future of the Indo-Pacific region.
Oct 27, 2018
Women in National Security – episode 4
00:47:18
On this fourth of five special episodes brought to you from the Women in National Security Conference, Chantal de Jonge Oudraat takes a look at rising global tensions, the gendered politics of terrorism, and why women need a seat at international negotiating tables.
Oct 26, 2018
Women in National Security – episode 3
00:29:38
On this third of five special episodes brought to you from the Women in National Security Conference, Madelyn Creedon offers an insider perspective on nuclear policy-making in the United States.
Oct 25, 2018
Women in National Security – episode 2
00:40:13
On this second of five special episodes brought to you from the Women in National Security Conference, Jacinta Carroll and Nava Nuraniyah piece together gender and extremism in Southeast Asia.
Oct 23, 2018
Women in National Security – episode 1
00:33:34
How can Australia raise its next generation of cyber security experts? On this first of five special episodes brought to you from the Women in National Security Conference, we look at ethical hacking, technological disruption, and the danger of group-think in cybersecurity.
Oct 23, 2018
Facts and fears with James Clapper
00:46:30
On this episode of the National Security Podcast, we hear from James Clapper about the changing nature of intelligence collection, trust in government, Donald Trump, and conspiracy theories.
Oct 16, 2018
Putting India in the Indo-Pacific
00:48:07
From Doklam to Djibouti, can India challenge Chinese power? On this episode of the National Security Podcast, we look at how India is managing its strategic autonomy in an increasingly contested region.
Oct 04, 2018
A shifting maritime landscape
01:05:15
China’s rise as a formidable maritime power is creating ripples throughout Asia and the world. This week’s National Security Pod dives into the troubled waters of the Indo-Pacific region.
Sep 20, 2018
Securing elections and fighting fake news
00:22:35
Are Western democracies getting better at defending against cyber interference? On this National Security Podcast, we hear from Tim Maurer about how countries around the world have been waging and defending against information warfare since 2016 Russia’s interference in the US election.
Sep 05, 2018
Countering violent extremism
00:38:57
In this National Security Podcast, Anooshe Mushtaq talks to Chris Farnham about how social exclusion led her down the path of radicalisation, and what policymakers can do to help others avoid the same fate.
Aug 22, 2018
Binary bullets
00:28:40
In this National Security Podcast, Adam Henschke talks cyberterrorism, cyberwarfare and disruptive technology with Chris Farnham.
Aug 09, 2018
The Helsinki head-scratcher
00:10:56
In this National Security Podcast Extra, Matt Sussex and Chris Farnham try to answer the question: what on earth just happened in Helsinki?
Jul 20, 2018
National Security Podcast: Weaponised narratives
00:28:06
In this National Security Podcast, we hear from Chris Zappone about how governments and non-state actors are using fake news to degrade democracies.
Jul 19, 2018
Terrorism 2.0
00:32:06
Bruce Hoffman and Sidney Jones, two of the world’s foremost terrorism experts, discuss the shifting strategies and tactics of jihadi groups in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Jul 03, 2018
Summitry and strategy
00:24:34
In the wake of the G7 and US-Korea Summits, Zack Cooper takes a look at US alliance strategy under a volatile Trump administration.
Jun 19, 2018
Podcast extra: Trump 0, Kim 1
00:16:26
On this week’s special National Security Podcast Extra, Michael Cohen takes a look at whether America’s ‘deal-maker’ in chief was outmanoeuvred in negotiations with Kim Jong-un.
Jun 14, 2018
Rory Medcalf: the rise of the Indo-Pacific
00:29:57
In our new podcast series looking at Australia and the region’s security challenges, we hear from Rory Medcalf, one of the earliest intellectual proponents for the ‘Indo-Pacific’ concept now sweeping foreign policy circles around the world.
Jun 06, 2018