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CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

Release Date: 06/03/2022

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CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

For the past 80 years, the Center for Naval Analyses has been the Navy’s partner and an essential resource for agencies across the federal government. In this episode, Executive Vice President of the Center for Naval Analyses, Andrew Mara sits down to discuss the Center’s accomplishments over the past fiscal year and where the organization is headed in the coming one.

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Afghanistan: The Taliban, ISIS-K and Al Qaeda show art Afghanistan: The Taliban, ISIS-K and Al Qaeda

CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

It’s been just over a year since the Taliban seized control of Kabul and established themselves as the government of Afghanistan. What has changed in Afghanistan in that time and what is the status of the major factions in the country? CNA’s Jonathan Schroden is joined by three experts on militant groups in Afghanistan, they discuss the status of the Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS-K in Afghanistan and the relationships between these groups. is the director of CNA’s . Twitter: is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at  University. Previously she...

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What's Next for Sri Lanka? show art What's Next for Sri Lanka?

CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

In July, the eyes of the world were fixed on Sri Lanka, when protesters stormed the Presidential Palace, demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. But while the headlines have since faded, the story is far from over. In this episode of CNA Talks, Nilanthi Samaranayake stops by to fill us in on what has happened in Sri Lanka since the protests and how the new President can address the crisis.  () directs CNA's Strategy and Policy Analysis Program, her recent analysis of Sri Lanka has been published in Newsweek and Lawfare. Further Reading : China's Not to Blame for All of...

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The Race for Autonomy: David Broyles on Getting Autonomy to Work for Defense show art The Race for Autonomy: David Broyles on Getting Autonomy to Work for Defense

CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

This content was originally published on BMNT's YouTube Channel. You can find the original video . In this follow-up conversation to BMNT’s June panel "The Race for Autonomy: Navigating a New Battlefield," A'ndre Gonawela talks to Dr. David Broyles, Research Program Director at the Center for Naval Analysis and co-host of "AI with AI", on the challenges facing the Department of Defense when it comes to developing and leveraging autonomous systems and capabilities. Dr. Broyles digs into why he (like our prior panelists) believes the state of autonomy today is ‘brittle’, and why the end...

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CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

Hi Listeners, Due to technical difficulties, CNA Talks will be released tomorrow, August 18. Thank you all for your patience. 

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CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

As the Navy transitions to the new Detailing Marketplace Assignment Policy increased demand will be placed on its detailers. In today’s episode, we discuss a new tool from CNA which could help expedite the assignment process and help detailers execute their mission. Biographies Warren Sutton is a Senior Research Scientist in CNA’s . Further Reading

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The Most Challenging Recruiting Year on Record? show art The Most Challenging Recruiting Year on Record?

CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

Every branch of the military is struggling to meet its fiscal year 2022 recruiting goals. Marine General David Ottignon recently told Congress that 2022 is “arguably the most challenging recruiting year since the inception of the all-volunteer force.” In this episode, we explore what is driving these challenges and how the military can adapt its recruiting strategizes to the modern media environment. Guests is a Principal Research Scientist in CNA’s ​Marine Corps and Defense Workforce Program. Heather Wolters is a Senior Research Scientist in CNA’s Program. Jared Huff is a...

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Rebroadcast: Getting Disaster Aid Where It’s Needed Most show art Rebroadcast: Getting Disaster Aid Where It’s Needed Most

CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

This week we are bringing you a rebroadcast of Episode 108, to coincide with CNA's recent case study on the same topic.  As climate change increases the frequency and impact of natural disasters, the consequences of these events are not felt evenly. While disasters are devastating for everyone, they are exponentially worse for already vulnerable populations. In this episode of CNA Talks, CNA’s Angie De Groot sits down with Jason Biermann and Jody Ferguson, emergency management professionals from the Pudget Sound region, in Washington. They discuss an innovative approach that priorities...

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CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

Since the end of the Cold War, the threat of nuclear weapons has largely faded from popular consciousness. However, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats have brought the issue back into focus. In this episode of CNA Talks, we are discussing nuclear policy and strategy, and how things have shifted since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Experts is a research analyst in CNA's program, where he studies nuclear weapons policy, and nuclear strategy. is an Associate Research Analyst in CNA’s , where she studies Russian nuclear weapons and nuclear...

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A New Vision for Special Operations Forces show art A New Vision for Special Operations Forces

CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

Since the start of the global war on terror in 2001, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) have been laser-focused on counterterrorism. But as the Department of Defense shifts its priorities to great-power competition Special Operations Command (SOCOM), is adapting to fit this new mission. In this episode of CNA Talks, experts on Special Operations Forces sit down to discuss the Special Operations Command’s Vision and Strategy document. Biographies  is the Director of CNA's Special Ops Research Program. He recently directed a congressionally mandated assessment of special operations...

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