Covert Contact: The Blogs of War Podcast

Covert Contact covers the key national security, intelligence, and technology stories that are shaping our world. Covert Contact is hosted by Blogs of War creator John W. Little. His work and analysis has been featured on the BBC, CNN, CBC, ABC (Australia), PBS Newshour, Fast Company, CBS, and other international media outlets. The Blogs of War Twitter feed, @Blogsofwar, was selected as one of the top Twitter accounts of 2014 by Time magazine.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 94 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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Economic Espionage: No One Is Immune | Episode 84


William J. Tucker, a regular contributor on counterintelligence and security topics for Blogs of War and Covert Contact, joins me for a deep dive on economic espionage. Organizations face far more risk from this threat than they realize,


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 2017-11-14  31m
 
 

Iraq’s Consolidation and the Kurds | Episode 83


Iraq has made surprising gains in its effort to undermine or eliminate Kurdish autonomy since mid-October when we first visited this issue. Phillip Smyth joins me again to look at recent developments and the potential implications.


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 2017-11-06  36m
 
 

The Crypto Wars: Update from the Australian Front | Episode 82


Australian freelance journalist, commentator, and broadcaster Stilgherrian is back to discuss the battle over encryption and the seemingly irreconcilable differences between governments and privacy advocates.


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 2017-10-30  31m
 
 

From CIA Case Officer to Rookie Cop | Episode 81


Former CIA Case Officer Patrick Skinner has appeared on Covert Contact several times to discuss intelligence issues and break down significant terrorist attacks. Last year, driven by more than a little frustration and a desire to act locally,


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 2017-10-23  40m
 
 

The Kurdish Problem | Episode 80


Phillip Smyth is a researcher at the University of Maryland who focuses on Iran-backed Shiite proxy groups. He is also widely known for his Hizballah Cavalcade project on Jihadology. Phillip joined me, with very short notice,


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 2017-10-18  32m
 
 

Propaganda, Influence, and Disruption | Episode 79


Andrew Trabulsi, a strategy, technology, and intelligence consultant and co-editor of Warlords, Inc.: Black Markets, Broken States, and the Rise of the Warlord Entrepreneur, joins me in episode 79 to look at recent developments in the social media spac...


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 2017-10-16  26m
 
 

Australian Cyber Policy | Episode 78


Episode 78 wraps up a full month of focus on Australian defense perspectives with a look at


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 2017-10-09  41m
 
 

Australian Approaches to Counterterrorism | Episode 77


The third week of episodes focused on Australian security perspectives continues with a discussion about Australia’s approach to counterterrorism with Levi West. Levi is the Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University in Canberra.


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 2017-10-02  38m
 
 

Australian Special Operations Forces | Episode 76


I’m joined by Colonel Ian Langford, DSC (Two Bar), who has served the Australian Army and Special Operations Command, with distinction, for over two decades. He has served in the Solomon Islands, East Timor, Bougainville, Israel, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria,


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 2017-09-25  32m
 
 

Understanding and Developing Resilience To Information Warfare | Episode 75


Dr. Clint Arizmendi, an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow for the Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security’s Terrorism Studies program at Charles Sturt University, joins me to discuss information warfare in episode 75. Of course,


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 2017-09-18  30m