In an interview format this week, Fault Lines spends some quality time with Norman Roule, former national intelligence manager for Iran at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Lester and Norm discuss the past forty years of difficult U.S.-Iran relations, the nature of the Tehran regime and possible paths forward for the Iranian people.
Fault Lines is the fortnightly podcast of the National Security Institute at George Mason University, usually featuring a regular cast of foreign policy experts: Jodi Herman, former Democratic Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Jamil Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director of the National Security Institute and former Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Dana Stroul, former senior professional staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; and moderator Lester Munson, former Staff Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University.
This motley crew will examine national security and foreign policy issues with perspectives from across the political spectrum—finding points of agreement and often disagreement along the way. Each episode explores the topics dominating headlines, as well as gives glimpses into the news stories you may have missed.