Category Archives: Global conflicts

Sea Control Podcast Episode 225: Illegal-Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and the Evolution of Sea Shepherd w/Dr. Claude Berube – Center for International Maritime Security

Claude Berube joins Sea Control host Walker Mills for a conversation on the Sea Shepherd organization, IUU fishing and private approaches to maritime security. Claude discusses his recent report for the US Naval War College on the evolution of the Sea Shepherd organization from an “eco-vigilante” to a “legitimate maritime capacity builder.”

Source: Sea Control 225 – IUU Fishing and the Evolution of Sea Shepherd with Dr. Claude Berube | Center for International Maritime Security

The American Mind Podcast Episode 63: The Digital Exile

Big Tech’s at it again, censoring people—including us—as the effort to scrub Trump from the public square continues. Voting rights is the new hot-button issue, especially in Georgia. And what does US policy in Afghanistan tell us about Biden?

Source: The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #63 – The American Mind

Hidden Forces Podcast Episode 182: The Cyber-Weapons Arms Race w/Nicole Perlroth

In Episode 182 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Nicole Perlroth, award-winning cybersecurity journalist for The New York Times and author of a recently published book on the cyber-weapons arms race titled “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends.”

This is the latest episode in a series that we’ve devoted to the subject of information security and the threat posed to our infrastructure and to our lives by the cyber-weapons industry.

Cyberattacks against individuals, companies, and infrastructure have increased steadily year after year. Attacks like the recent one targeting a water treatment facility in Florida or the Solarwinds hack, discovered last December and which compromised thousands of private and government users — including Homeland Security, the Pentagon, and the NSA — are only the tip of the iceberg. These types of attacks are happening 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, and the costs that they impose on individuals and organizations are measured in the trillions of dollars every single year.

The purpose of today’s conversation is to highlight both the nature and the urgency of the threat posed by the cyber-weapons industry. You will learn details about the market for exploits and vulnerabilities and what measures we can take to protect ourselves individually and as a society.

Source: The Cyber-Weapons Arms Race | Nicole Perlroth

Hidden Forces Podcast Episode 179: Generational Conflict, Decentralization, & Global Disorder featuring Radigan Carter

In Episode 179 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas shares the overtime to his 4-hour-long conversation with Radigan Carter, an investor who has spent the last two decades of his life working across five continents as a member of the US military, as a private contractor, and as a special agent for the United States government.
 
In this second-half of their conversation, Radigan shares not only his remarkable insights on geopolitics and foreign affairs, including a long discussion about the security and politics of the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, but also his perspective on what’s happening within the United States: the radicalization of the citizenry and the potential for an escalation in political violence over the next few years. The two also discuss the pro’s and con’s of decentralization and what a more decentralized world would look like in practice.
 

Source: Generational Conflict, Decentralization, & Global Disorder

EconTalk: Gary Shiffman on the Economics of Violence

Economist and author Gary Shiffman of Georgetown University talks about his book, The Economics of Violence, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Shiffman argues that we should view terrorism, insurgency, and crime as being less about ideology and more about personal expression and entrepreneurship. He argues that approaching these problems as economists gives us better tools for fighting them.

Source: Gary Shiffman on the Economics of Violence – Econlib