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Divergent Options

June 15th, 2017

The Divergent Options team including Phil Walter, Bob Hein, and Doctrine Man stop by to discuss Divergent Options and the imporatance of discussing national security situations from multiple viewpoints.

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The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

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Iran’s Military and Armed Forces with Michael Connell

June 6th, 2017

CNA's Michael Connell discusses Iran's military and armed forces. You can read his article "Close Quarters Provocations: Iran's Naval Strategy in the Gulf"  in Detering Iran After the Nuclear Deal (PDF).

 

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters

May 16th, 2017

Dr. Tom Nichols discusses his book "The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters"

 

The interview today was conducted by Sina Kashefipour, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

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Survivors of America’s first atomic bomb test want their place in history: The long road from Trinity to recognition

May 12th, 2017

Kelsey Atherton discusses his article "Survivors of America's first atomic bomb test want their place in history: The long road from Trinity to recognition."

 

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

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Extremist Construction of Identity with J.M. Berger

May 5th, 2017

J.M. Berger discusses his new paper "Extremist Construction of Identity: How Escalating Demands for Legitmacy Shape and Define In-Group and Out-Group Dynamics"

 

J.M. Berger is a researcher and analyst covering violent extremism, whose previous works include ISIS: State of Terror and Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam.

 

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

 

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

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Memetic warfare, social media, and the future of propaganda

April 17th, 2017

Jeff Giesea discusses his papers "Hacking Hearts and Minds: How Memetic Warfare is Transforming Cyberwar" and "It's Time to Embrace Memetic Warfare"

 

 

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Understanding Ethics with Davi Ottenheimer

February 16th, 2017

Davi Ottenheimer discusses the ethics of big data, machine learning, information security, and software development. Davi's work and blog can found at Flying Penguin.

 

 

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ISIS Propaganda Towards Women

January 30th, 2017

Louisa Tarras-Wahlberg discusses ISIS propaganda towards women.

 

You can read her paper and analysis here:

Seven Promises of ISIS to its Female Recruits

Promises of Paradise: IS Propaganda towards Women

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Women and Boko Haram

January 20th, 2017

Hilary Matfess discusses women and Boko Haram.

 

Some of Hilary's work can be found below:

The Wives of Boko Haram: The women who willingly married militants

Joint article with Dr. Mia Bloom:

Women as Symbols and Swords in Boko Haram's Terror

 

'Bad Blood' (a report that Hilary mentioned in the talk).

 

 

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The Current Offensive on Mosul

November 1st, 2016

Nate Rabkin discusses the current offensive on Mosul.

Be sure to check out Nate's current piece Beyond Islamists & Autocrats and the newsletter, Inside Iraqi Politics

  

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