Brought to you by the Center on National Security, Vital Interests Podcast was designed to help you think about security in its many dimensions, from pandemic to climate change, from terrorism to population migration, from war to peace - all with an eye towards the rule of law, the protection of human rights and the respect for civil liberties.
Gilles Kepel joined host Karen J. Greenberg on May 20th to discuss his book: Away from Chaos: The Middle East and the Challenge to the West. The full webinar, part of our terrorism series, can be watched on our website at CenterOnNaitionalSecurity.org/events.
Thomas Hegghammer joined host Karen J. Greenberg on May 6th to discuss his book: The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad. The full webinar, part of our terrorism series, can be watched on our website at CenterOnNaitionalSecurity.org/events.
Jameel Jaffer, Inaugural Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, joins host Karen Greenberg to discuss national security, FOIA litigation, and the dangers facing freedom of speech today.
Andrea Mitchell, Host of MSNBC 'Andrea Mitchell Reports', talks about the challenges, past and present, of reporting on the White House, about women in journalism, and about the many pressures facing today's journalists.
Karen J. Greenberg is joined by David Ignatius, prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post, and Richard A. Clarke, CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management and former National Security Official, to discuss Ignatius's latest spy novel The Paladin.
Carol Dysinger, Oscar winning filmmaker and Associate Professor at the NYU Tisch School of Arts, joins Karen J. Greenberg for a discussion focusing on challenges Dysinger faced as a female documentary filmmaker since 1977 and her decision to tell the story of girls in Afghanistan through the eyes of those teaching and learning to read, write, and skateboard. Her latest film, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If you're a Girl ) (2020), won the 2020 Oscar for a short subject documentary.
Lawrence Wright, author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, joins Karen J. Greenberg to discuss his prescient new novel The End of October and the parallels to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Together they discuss the vulnerabilities that have led to the current crisis.
CEO of The Soufan Group and founder of The Soufan Center, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, and security expert, Ali Soufan speaks with Karen J. Greenberg on the global security landscape and the changing leadership challenges that face the United States during shifting global tensions and the COVID-19 crisis.