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February 20, 2017
February 20, 2017

The Cipher Brief Daily Podcast

Get a daily rundown of the top security stories and previews of the exclusive content available on The Cipher Brief.
February 19, 2017
February 19, 2017

15 Minutes with Spy Museum's Vince Houghton on How Spies Shaped History

15 Minutes is an interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week The Cipher Brief’s Executive Producer and Reporter Leone Lakhani speaks to Vince Houghton, the curator and historian for The International Spy Museum. With all the intrigue and mystique surrounding the world of spies, the museum attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. But as Vince tells Leone, its main mission is to educate the public about the real-life world of espionage – and how spies have shaped the course of history.
February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017

In Brief: Gen. Jack Keane’s Views on Gen. Michael Flynn’s Resignation

The “In Brief” podcast brings you The Cipher Brief’s take on breaking news stories with leading experts in the global security space. With the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, there have been questions about the security implications of his conversations with the Russian Ambassador during the transition period. But speaking to The Cipher Brief’s Leone Lakhani, Jack Keane, retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, says he doesn’t believe it was a security violation. Rather, he says, it was a matter of broken trust.
February 12, 2017
February 12, 2017

15 Minutes with Georgetown's Chris Taylor on Hacking for Defense

15 Minutes is an interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week The Cipher Brief's Executive Producer and Reporter Leone Lakhani speaks to Chris Taylor, who leads a course at Georgetown University called "Hacking for Defense." Despite the name, the course isn't just about cyber threats; it uses unique new methodology to find solutions to pressing challenges in national security, brought directly to the class by U.S. government agencies.
February 5, 2017
February 5, 2017

15 Minutes with Quilliam's Haras Rafiq on Countering Extremism

15 Minutes is an interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week, The Cipher Brief's Executive Producer and Reporter Leone Lakhani speaks to Haras Rafiq, CEO of Quilliam—a UK-based organization whose mission is to counter extremism, in every form. Much of its work surrounds counter-messaging Islamism by creating alternatives and empowering moderate Islamic voices. Leone spoke to Haras about how Quilliam conveys its message.
January 29, 2017
January 29, 2017

15 Minutes with David Priess on the Untold Story Behind the President's Daily Brief

15 Minutes is an interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week The Cipher Brief's Executive Producer and Reporter Leone Lakhani speaks to David Priess, a former CIA analyst and author of The President's Book of Secrets, which shares the untold stories and historical perspectives of the president's daily intelligence briefing. Press, who served during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, once worked as a daily intelligence briefer for the CIA himself. He speaks to Leone about the types of details that go into the President's Daily Brief.
January 22, 2017
January 22, 2017

15 Minutes with Antony Blinken on the Diplomatic Challenges Ahead

15 Minutes is an interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week The Cipher Brief's Executive Producer and Reporter Leone Lakhani speaks to Antony Blinken, who served as Deputy Secretary of State under the Obama Administration. As Donald Trump takes office, Leone asks Antony for his views on the diplomatic and security challenges facing this administration—from Russia to North Korea, Syria, and Iraq.
January 15, 2017
January 15, 2017

15 Minutes with Mary Aiken on Cyberpsychology

15 Minutes is an interview podcast with the biggest names in the global security space. This week, The Cipher Brief's Executive Editor Fionnuala Sweeney speaks to Mary Aiken, advisor to Interpol and author of The Cyber Effect. Fionnuala talks to Mary to explain cyber-psychology and the impact of the internet on human behavior.
January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017

In Brief: Gen. Jack Keane’s insight on Gen. James Mattis

The “In Brief” podcast brings you The Cipher Brief’s take on breaking news stories with leading experts in the global security space. With the Senate confirmation hearings underway for Donald Trump's top government posts, retired Marine Corps General James Mattis is the nominee for Secretary of Defense. The Cipher Brief’s Executive Producer Leone Lakhani caught up with Jack Keane, retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Army Staff, who recommended Gen. Mattis to the Trump team. She asks him what assets Gen. Mattis would bring to post.
January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017

In Brief: Dep. Sec. of State Antony Blinken on Challenges ahead for Tillerson

The “In Brief” podcast brings you The Cipher Brief’s take on breaking news stories with leading experts in the global security space. With the Senate confirmation hearings underway for Donald Trump's top government posts, former ExxonMobil chairman Rex Tillerson is the nominee for Secretary of State. The Cipher Brief’s Executive Producer Leone Lakhani talks to Antony Blinken, the current Deputy Secretary of State, to find out what diplomatic challenges he sees as the most pressing for the next administration.

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