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CNA Talks covers the topics of today from foreign policy and defense to policing, education and more. Each episode features a discussion on current affairs led by our in-house experts. CNA is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to developing actionable solutions to complex problems of national importance. The views expressed here are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views of CNA or any of its sponsors.
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Nov 25, 2020

On the latest episode of our occasional series, Polar Politics, Josh Tallis sits down with Mark Rosen and Cornell Overfield. They discuss how the Universal Law of the Sea is applied in the Arctic, and examine the territory disputes in the region.


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Nov 11, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks, Amanda Kerrigan, April Herlevi and Rose Tenyotkin of CNA’s China and Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Division, discuss how China legally acquires foreign technology.  

CNA Report- Economic Statecraft: How China Legally Accesses Foreign Technologies to Build Military Capabilities

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Oct 28, 2020

On the latest episode of our occasional series, Polar Politics, Josh Tallis sits down with Mark Rosen and Cornell Overfield. They discuss the treaties and agreements that govern the Polar Regions writ large, before taking a deep dive into the Antarctic Treaty system.

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Oct 13, 2020

On this special edition of CNA Talks, we celebrate the U.S. Navy’s 245th birthday. Rear Admiral Mike McDevitt and Lt. Commander Steve Wills who joined CNA after long Navy careers, sit down to discuss the Navy’s future in an era of great power competition with China.  

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Sep 30, 2020

In our second episode on consent decrees, Hildy Saizow sits down with CNA analysts and consent decree monitors Rodney Monroe and Steve Rickman. They discuss the process of reforming police departments though the use of Consent Decrees, and the role of the department's community in that reform.  

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Sep 16, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks, Hildy Saizow speaks with Laura Kunard and Scott Decker about Consent Decrees and their role in police reform.

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Sep 9, 2020

On this episode of our occasional series, Justice Talks, CNA analyst Jennifer Lafferty sits down with Richard Chidester the County Attorney for Giles County, Virginia. In part two of their conversation, they discuss how the county has held in person hearings and other challenges facing the court.

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Sep 2, 2020

On this episode of our occasional series, Justice Talks, CNA analyst Jennifer Lafferty sits down with Richard Chidester the County Attorney for Giles County, Virginia. In part one of their conversation they focus on how the county is using digital tools to hold hearings and the limitations of doing so in a rural district.

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Aug 19, 2020

CNA Analyst Ralph Espach sits down with Paulo Botta of Argentina Catholic University, to discuss Argentina's interests in Antarctica. 

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Aug 5, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks, CNA's Dr. Chris Ma discusses the Derby House Principles on Diversity and Inclusion in Professional Wargamming with their creators: Dr. Yuna Wong of the Institute for Defense Analyses, Professor Rex Brynen of McGill University, and Sally Davis of the UK Ministry of Defence.

Derby House Principles: https://paxsims.wordpress.com/derby-house-principles/

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Jul 22, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks, Wargame designers and former professors, Jeremy Sepinsky and Justin Peachey sit down with Don Boroughs. They discuss what the latest ideas in education might tell us about successfully running a wargame.   

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Jul 8, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks, Stephen Rickman, Zoë Thorkildsen and Hildy Saizow, discuss the future of police reform in the United States.

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Jun 24, 2020

In the first episode of our new occasional series, Justice Talks, Vivian Elliott sits down with Brad Berry the District Attorney for Yamhill County, Oregon. They discuss how prosecutors’ offices are adapting to the new normal, under COVID-19.

Vivian Elliott is the Assistant Director of CNA's Center for Justice Research and Innovation. 

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Jun 10, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks Samantha Hay, CNA’s newest wargamer, sits down with Kate Lea, one CNA’s most experienced wargamers. They discuss why and how CNA conducts wargames.

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Jun 3, 2020

Steve Wills joins Josh Tallis to discuss the interests of U.S. allies and partners in The Arctic. 

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May 27, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks, Rose Tenyotkin and Satu Limaye discuss the legal economic tools China uses to acquire foreign technology. 

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May 20, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks, CNA analysts James "Chip" Coldren and Yee San Su sit down with Guy Bosch, the warden of the correctional facility in Stillwater, MN. They discuss SAFER-C™ , a simulation and planning model which helps correctional leaders make prisons safer, by tracking the spread of COVID-19 among prisoners and staff.

For more CNA resources on the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

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May 13, 2020

Dawn Thomas and Eric Trabert discuss the U.S. response to the Coronavirus in the 100 days since the outbreak. Including what we’ve done well, what we’ve done poorly and what we are likely to see in the next 100 days.

For more CNA resources on the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Apr 29, 2020

CNA Analysts Nilanthi Samaranayake sits down with Dr. Rebecca ‘Bec’ Strating of Australia's La Trobe University, to discuss Australia's interests in Antarctica. 

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Apr 22, 2020

CNA experts Joel Silverman, Dawn Thomas and Eric Trabert discuss two areas of the COVID-19 recovery. How can organizations prepare for employees headed back to work and what guidance can be provided about the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19.

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Apr 15, 2020

Following the spread of COVID-19 on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, CNA Naval Historian Steve Wills joins Josh Tallis to discuss the history of disease on navy vessels.

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Apr 1, 2020

CNA experts Elizabeth Clelan, Jeffrey Peterson and Jared Huff discuss challenges and opportunities in the current military recruiting environment. 

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Mar 18, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks, Jon Schroden and Carter Malkasian discuss the peace deal between the United States and the Taliban. They go through its strengths and weakness and what it means for the future of Afghanistan.

Mar 4, 2020

Eric Trabert and Amanda Kerrigan, sit down to discuss lessons from past outbreaks that can help us counter the Coronavirus.

Feb 19, 2020

In the fourth episode of our occasional series, “Polar Politics,” Ron Filadelfo joins Josh Tallis to discuss, the future of military infrastructure in the arctic.  

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