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Fault Lines: Systemic Racism and National Security

Fault Lines welcomes Bishop Garrison, Director of National Security Outreach at Human Rights First and co-Founder and President of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy. Where do the diversity problems in national security come from? Why are some military bases named after confederate officers? How can individuals and organizations promote a more diverse and inclusive national security community? Bishop and Fault Lines Guest Host Jamil Jaffer, answer these questions and many more in this week’s Fault Lines.

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Fault Lines: A House Divided

The murder of George Floyd on May 25th has led to waves of protests across America and around the world for racial justice. Dana, Jamil, Les and first-time guest Harry Wingo discuss the protests and how racism and discrimination have impacted the national security community. What is the role of national security leaders in the fight for justice? How have foreign governments been using this opportunity to push their agendas? Can America seize this opportunity to make real changes that can set an example for the rest of the world?

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Fault Lines: TREATIES—What are they good for?

The president recently announced his intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty and is considering restarting nuclear testing. Dana, Jamil, Jodi and Les discuss the state of arms control and how the U.S. should approach international agreements. Is it better for the United States to model behavior by staying in bad treaties or leave them? Can the U.S. prioritize non-proliferation and modernization of the nuclear triad? How should we deal with our allies who are stuck in the middle? All these questions and more answered in this week’s Fault Lines.

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Fault Lines: INL—Better Know a State Department Bureau

Fault Lines welcomes the Honorable Kirsten Madison, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). What role does the INL Bureau have in combating corruption abroad? What is the current state of the global war on drugs? How has punk music impacted how Assistant Secretary Madison views her job? Assistant Secretary Madison and host Les Munson answer these questions and many more on this week’s episode of Fault Lines!

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Fault Lines: 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 the United States treat friends and foes in South America? Should the U.S. 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.

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Fault Lines: 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!

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Fault Lines: 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!

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Fault Lines: 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?

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