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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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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.  

Feb 5, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks, Zoë Thorkildsen sits down with Liza Cordeiro to discuss her research on correctional officer safety.

Jan 22, 2020

On this episode of CNA Talks, Michael Connell and Jerry Meyerle discuss the strike on Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and how it will change the state of play in the Middle East.

 

Jan 8, 2020

In the third episode of our occasional series, “Polar Politics,” Jeff Edmonds and Kate Baughman join Josh Tallis to discuss Russia's interests and operations in the Polar Regions. 

Dec 18, 2019

On this episode of CNA Talks, we are bringing you a new episode in our occasional series on the modern information environment. Heidi Holz sits down with Lauren Dickey and Andrew Taffer to discuss their report on the information environment in the Pacific Island Countries.

Click here to read the full report: https://www.cna.org/centers/cna/cip/information-environment

Dec 9, 2019

In this episode CNA Analyst Erica Downs interviews, Alex Joske, a researcher at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, about the Chinese military's efforts to benefit from collaboration with research institutions around the world.

This episode is part of our new occasional series on the modern information environment.

This interview was recorded in December 2018

Dec 9, 2019

CNA Analyst Erica Downs interviews, journalist and former advisor to the Australian government, John Garnaut, about China’s efforts to influence public policy in Australia. 

This episode is part of our new occasional series on the modern information environment. 

This interview was recorded in December, 2018. 

Dec 4, 2019

In the second episode of our occasional series, “Polar Politics,” Adam Clemens and Mallory Ladd join Josh Tallis to discuss their experiences supporting Naval exercises in the Arctic.

Nov 20, 2019

Kate Baughman, David Knoll and Kasey Stricklin discuss the Libyan civil war and how a Russian private military company is tilting the balance of power.  

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Nov 6, 2019

On this episode of CNA Talks, we are bringing you the first episode of our new occasional series, “Polar Politics,” hosted by Josh Tallis. In this series CNA experts will discuss the strategic implications of the Polar Regions, in an era of Great Power Competition.  

Ralph Espach and Nilanthi Samaranayake sit down to discuss the current state of play in the Polar Regions, and how the major players are positioning themselves to protect their interests in the regions.

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Oct 23, 2019

Ron Filadelfo and Scott Truver discuss the Navy's marine mammal programs.

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