The Burn Bag Podcast

By Javed Ali, A'ndre Gonawela, and Ryan Rosenthal

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The *hottest* new national security podcast featuring conversations with policy practitioners, thinkers, and leaders.

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War in the Shadows: The Changing Counterterrorism Landscape with LTG (Ret.) Michael Nagata
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In this episode, we talked with LTG (Ret.) Michael Nagata about counterterrorism, U.S. Special Operations, and national security decision-making. LTG Nagata covers his experience fighting ISIS, how military tactics have changed, and why he joined the Army.

Aug 03, 2020
PART II: A Delicate Peace in the World's Newest Country with fmr. Ambassador Susan D. Page
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In Part II, we talked with Ambassador Page about the South Sudanese Civil War, her experiences on the ground, and serving at the United Nations. 

To learn more about the Ambassador, follow her on Twitter @susandpage. 

Aug 03, 2020
PART I: A Delicate Peace in the World's Newest Country with fmr. Ambassador Susan D. Page
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In Part 1, we talked with former Ambassador Susan D. Page about U.S. foreign policy in Africa and the Sudanese Civil Wars. 

To learn more about the Ambassador, follow her on Twitter @susandpage.

Aug 03, 2020
Breaking the Taliban Bounty Story with Eric Schmitt
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In our inaugural episode, we spoke with NYT journalist Eric Schmitt about his groundbreaking Taliban bounty story. Eric provides a detailed account of how Russia orchestrated a bounty program with the Taliban to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan. He also provides great insight into national security journalism and how his career has evolved.

Check out Eric's reporting at The New York Times and follow him on Twitter @ericschmittNYT.

Jul 29, 2020
Election Security and Cyber-Warfare with Ellen Nakashima
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In this episode, we talked with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Ellen Nakashima about her coverage of cyber issues. Ellen discusses Russia's 2016 election interference, the upcoming 2020 election, and how the U.S. approaches cyber-warfare.

Check out Ellen's reporting at The Washington Post and make sure to follow her on Twitter @nakashimae.

Jul 29, 2020
Introduction
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Welcome to the Burn Bag Podcast! In this short episode we introduce ourselves, tell you about the podcast, and preview what's to come. We're launching soon so be sure to subscribe and follow us on social media @burnbagpod. 

Jul 24, 2020