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The Burn Bag Podcast

A'ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal

The *hottest* national security and foreign policy podcast featuring conversations with leading policy practitioners, thinkers, and leaders. In each episode, we open up a 'burn bag' to breakdown some of the most pressing security challenges of today's world with the people who have worked and lived them.

Recent Episodes

"Clarity in the Shadows": Former CIA Officer Marc Polymeropoulos on Afghanistan, Havana Syndrome, and "Clarity in Crisis"September 20, 2021 Episode artwork What in the World?: Nicki v. Boris, Scandal at the World Bank, and Australia Goes Nuclear (09/17/21)September 17, 2021 Episode artwork 9/11, Twenty Years On: A'ndre, Ryan, and Javed ReflectSeptember 13, 2021 Episode artwork What in the World?: The Taliban's Interim Government, a Coup in Guinea, and Merkel's Likely Successor (09/10/21)September 10, 2021 Episode artwork Sri Lanka: Debt, Development, and Democracy? Tamil National Alliance MP Shanakiyan Rasamanickam on Post-War Reconciliation and Political EnfranchisementSeptember 05, 2021 Episode artwork What in the World?: The Last US Troops Leave Afghanistan, India Cuts Internet Access in Kashmir, and Merkel's Exit (09/02/21)September 03, 2021 Episode artwork Sri Lanka: Debt, Development, and Democracy? Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on U.S.-China, Domestic Governance, and Political TurmoilSeptember 02, 2021 Episode artwork Sri Lanka: Debt, Development, and Democracy? Journalist Uditha Jayasinghe on the State of Sri Lanka's Political and Economic LandscapeAugust 30, 2021 Episode artwork Inside the Beltway: Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community with Ronald MarksAugust 23, 2021 Episode artwork What in the World?: The Fall of Afghanistan and What the Future Holds (08/20/21)August 20, 2021 Episode artwork 'Proof of Life': Vanishing into the Middle Eastern Underworld with Daniel LevinAugust 16, 2021 Episode artwork What in the World?: The Taliban Sweep Across Afghanistan (08/14/21)August 14, 2021 Episode artwork Equipping Ourselves for the Future: Accelerating Defense Innovation with Col. (Ret.) Pete NewellAugust 09, 2021 Episode artwork What in the World?: COVID, Geopolitics at the Olympics, and the Looming Fall of Afghanistan (08/07/21)August 07, 2021 Episode artwork 'The Democratization of Radicalization': A Conversation with Andrew McCabe, former FBI Acting Director August 02, 2021 Episode artwork What in the World? Another Middle Eastern Coup, A Third Empire in Afghanistan, and January 6th Hearings (07/30/21)July 30, 2021 Episode artwork Anniversary Special: A'ndre and Ryan on the Burn Bag's First YearJuly 26, 2021 Episode artwork What in the World?: Pegasus Spyware, Belarusian Opposition Leader Visits DC, and Bezos Goes to Space (07/23/21)July 23, 2021 Episode artwork Haiti in Crisis: The Aftermath of President Jovenel Moïse's Assassination with Ambassador (Ret.) Susan PageJuly 22, 2021 Episode artwork "Blood and Oil": The Rise of Mohammed bin Salman with Justin Scheck July 19, 2021 Episode artwork What in the World?: Protests in Cuba and Who Trump Doesn't Want to Lead A Coup (07/16/21)July 16, 2021 Episode artwork "This Brave New World": The Rise of India and China and What it Means for the United States with Anja ManuelJuly 12, 2021 Episode artwork What in the World?: Haiti's President Assassinated, Leaving Afghanistan, and Kim Jong Un's Weight Loss (07/09/21)July 09, 2021 Episode artwork Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Jewish People and the State of Israel with Yossi Klein HaleviJuly 08, 2021 Episode artwork The New Far Right: January 6 and the Rise of the Proud Boys with Will CarlessJuly 05, 2021 Episode artwork