Want to listen to the scientists? Here’s your chance! The “Berlin Security Beat” features top political scientists unpacking international security issues that made the news. Each episode a ‘guest scholar’ breaks down their research for a fresh perspective on current events.
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In this episode of the Berlin Security Beat, we welcome Ankit Panda, a renowned nuclear analyst and Stanton Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment's Nuclear Policy Program. Ankit, known for his expertise on the Asia-Pacific, nuclear strategy, arms control, and emerging technologies, gives a glimpse into the life of a nuclear analyst. He shares his insights on the obstacles upcoming professionals encounter in the field, essential skills for success, and his approach to writing.
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In this month’s episode we interview Cato Stensland, former intelligence officer in the secret services in Norway. We cover a wide-range of issues from the nature of intelligence work, to open source intelligence, to the issues with security clearances.
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In this episode we speak with Brad Roberts, director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory about what it takes to be part of the nuclear strategic community, his work for the Obama administration and some advice for future nuclear analysts. For more information on the Center for Global Security Research, please visit: https://cgsr.llnl.gov/ For more information on the Centre for International Security visit: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/international-security
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Journalism and Think Tanks
In the pilot episode of the second season, Constanze Stelzenmüller recounts the development of her career, from journalism to becoming a director at Brookings, and the challenges and transitions that came with her path.
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Dr. Christian Gläßel, postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School, and Dr. Adam Scharpf, incoming assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, both experts on authoritarian regimes, join Dr. Katharina Emschermann, Deputy Director at the Centre, to talk about “sportswashing”, i.e. the instrumentalization of sports, in light of the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing and the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. They discuss: • the scrutiny-publicity dilemma autocrats face when hosting international sports events, • how the Argentine military junta disappeared and killed opponents before the 1978 World Cup, • what the events of ‘78 tell us about today, and • the implications for politicians, functionaries and sponsors.
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Anita Gohdes, Professor of International and Cyber Security at the Hertie School, and an expert on contentious politics in the cyber realm, joins Dr. Katharina Emschermann, Deputy Director at the Centre for International Security, to talk about journalist killings. They discuss: - the conditions that put journalists in danger in institutional democracies, - the instrumentalization of social media, - the intersection between online and offline politics in the context of protests, and - how to better protect journalists and freedom of expression.
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Alistair Wellmann, a Practice Fellow at the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School, and an expert on sanctions implementation and effectiveness, joins Dr. Katharina Emschermann, Deputy Director at the Centre for International Security, to talk about sanctions. They discuss: • why states impose sanctions, • different sanction types, • when sanctions work and when they don’t, and • how to sharpen the tool.
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Julian Wucherpfennig, Professor of International Affairs and Security at the Hertie School, and an expert on ethnic civil war and terrorism, joins Dr. Katharina Emschermann, Deputy Director at the Centre for International Security, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to talk about terrorism. They discuss: • what terrorists want, • what went wrong in the so-called war on terror, • the effects of domestic counter-terrorism measures, and • the policy implications of terrorism research.
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Marina Henke, Professor of International Relations at the Hertie School and Director of the Centre for International Security, an expert on nuclear security, military interventions and European defense policy, joins Dr. Katharina Emschermann, Deputy Director at the Centre for International Security, to talk about nuclear security. They discuss: • the Centre’s newest research project “Understanding Nuclear Assurance, Deterrence and Escalation in Europe”, funded by the Stanton Foundation, • Marina Henke’s research into the psychology of limited nuclear war, • nuclear weapons as signaling devices, • strategic in-stability, • arms control, and • the controversy over nuclear sharing in Germany.
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Tarah Wheeler, a Cyber Project Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and an expert on information security and international conflict, joins Dr. Katharina Emschermann, Deputy Director at the Centre for International Security, to talk about cyber security. They discuss: • the difference between cyber espionage and cyber war, • whether deterrence can work in cyberspace, • what the cyber future of warfare will look like, • and what that entails for military planning and procurement.
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