Rational Security, Episode #154: The “Downgraded” Edition

Jared Kushner is under scrutiny for his contacts with foreign officials. Democrats in Congress release their own memo about surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser. And ahead of a U.S. visit by Saudi Arabia’s future king, how are his reforms playing out on the ground?

Ben recommends Max Boot’s new book.

Shane discovers his roots—and is not surprised.

Tamara is back from Saudi Arabia with treasures.

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Rational Security, Episode #110: The “3rd Triple Entente Beer Summit” Edition

At the Third Triple Entente Beer Summit, the usual Rational Security Gang joins up with Stewart Baker and Michael Vatis of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast to discuss airstrikes in Syria, the misadventures of Devin Nunes, and Steve Bannon’s ouster from the National Security Council.

Stewart recommends Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich.

Shane does some sleuthing.

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Rational Security, Episode #109: The “We Need to Talk About Devin” Edition

Devin Nunes throws a wrench into the House’s Russia investigation. Meanwhile, the Senate investigation hasn’t come off the rails. And should countries declare certain kinds of cyber attacks off limits?

Tamara is inspired by a Tweet storm.

Ben is surrendering his byline, sort of.

Quinta is imagining a list that wasn’t.

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