Episode 25: Attempted Coups and Virus Crackdowns in Latin America
Nicholás Maduro and Jair Bolsonaro have had a very tumultuous month.Dana, Jamil, Les, and returning guest Andrew Borene discuss the failed coup attempt failed in Venezuela, and Brazil’s new status as a COVID-19 hotspot.How should America treat friends and foes in South America?Should America place sanctions on a democratic country?Can our hosts find a way to link all of this back to Iran?All these questions and more answered in this week’s Fault lines.
Episode 24: The Solarium and the Private Sector with Ron Gula and Megan Brown
Fault Lines welcomes Ron Gula, NSI Advisory Board member and President of Gula Tech Adventures, and Megan Brown, NSI Senior Fellow and Partner at Wiley Rein LLP to discuss the recent Cyberspace Solarium Report.How will the Cyberspace Solarium Report impact the private sector?Why did the report punt on the encryption debate?Does any of this actually get implemented? Ron, Megan, and Fault Lines Host Les Munson answer these questions and many more on this week’s episode of Fault Lines!
Episode 23: Is the Middle East Getting Messier?
While the pandemic continues to take its toll around the world, the issues in the Middle East continue unabated.Les, Jodi, Jamil, and Dana put the Middle East under the microscope this week and discuss the protests in Lebanon, the war in Yemen, and the dysfunctional government in Iraq.Why are the Lebanese back in the streets? Is it possible for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen to get worse?How much can America actually influence outcomes in the Middle East? All these questions and more answered in this week’sFault Lines.
Episode 22: The Cyber Solarium with Dr. Samantha Ravich
Fault Lines welcomes Dr. Samantha Ravich, former Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Cheney and Commissioner of the Cyber Solarium Commission which recently released their report. What is layered deterrence? Is it possible to create a continuity of economy plan? What is a solarium anyway? Dr. Ravich and host Lester Munson, answer these questions and many more!
Episode 21: WHO to blame?
Last week President Trump announced a 90 day freeze on funding to the World Health Organization.Dana, Jamil, Les, and first-time guest Andrew Borene, NSI Senior Fellow and former Associate Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Defense, discuss this move and how our understanding of the origins of the virus are changing.Is President Trump crippling a vital international organization?Is the WHO acting as a mouthpiece for dictators?Could this pandemic have been stopped through better safety protocols at a Wuhan lab?All these questions and more answered in this week’s Fault Lines.
Episode 20: The Race to 5G with Andy Keiser
Fault Lines welcomes Andy Keiser, NSI Fellow, former Senior Advisor to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and recent author ofThe Race to 5G: Securing the Win.What is 5G? How does it impact the national security of America and its allies?Why are some Brits attacking 5G towers?Andy and host Lester Munson, answer these questions and many more!
Episode 19: Aid in the time of CoVid
CoVid-19 continues to impact the state of play at home and internationally. Dana, Jamil, Jodi, and Les discuss the international aid provided in the most recent coronavirus relief bill.What do we owe others when we are in a crisis?Should America relieve sanctions on Iran?How are our hosts fairing during quarantine with their children?All these questions and more answered in this week’sFault Lines.