Xander Meise

  • Magical Fantasy Lands

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    This week: Reports from the Shangri-la Dialogue, the Trump-Kim Summit approaches, the view of American democracy from outside, and we…

  • Around the World in 38 Minutes

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    The North Korea summit seems to fall apart, Russia gets the blame for downing a passenger jet in 2014, China…

  • A Not Very Uplifting Episode

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    The team catches up on a few things that happened since last week on Iran, the likely CIA Director, and…

  • Peacekeeping and Pez Dispensers

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    The President of France Visits. The future of peacekeeping. Supreme Court arguments over the Muslim Ban. Updates to previous legal…

  • Rexit, Torture, Nerve agents, Russians, and much more.

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    So much happened this week, it’s not possible to fit it into this summary. We do a lightening round through…

  • Russian hacking, Irish data, Chinese leaders, and curling parents

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    The team tackles why Cyber Command hasn’t received authority to respond to Russian hacking and wonders what Jared Kushner’s job…

  • This podcast is unclassified.

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    The intelligence community has a warning about Russia and the 2018 elections. Security Clearances: What are they good for? And…

  • FISA Parades and Ebola Olympics

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    How FISA warrants are obtained. How the CDC works overseas to keep us safe. And why military parades make people…

  • The Breaking News Hot Takes SOTU Edition

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    We watched the State of the Union and then immediately sat down and recorded a podcast.

  • All I Want for Christmas is a Strategy

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    We read the 2017 National Security Strategy so you don’t have to. What in it, what’s not, and what’s important.…