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On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

Meet the Godfather of Modern Counterinsurgency

How would the outcome of the Vietnam War differ if we had listened to Edward Lansdale? The world may never know.  

Robert Mueller gets hold of emails from the presidential transition. The Pentagon has been researching sightings of UFOs. And a U.S. citizen is being held as an enemy combatant in Iraq. It’s been a wild week before Christmas.

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Beam Me Up, Santa” Edition

Robert Mueller got hold of emails from the presidential transition and the Pentagon has been researching sightings of UFOs. Yes, seriously.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

Billionaires May be the Future of Space Travel

Privately funded space ventures are altering the industry … and, maybe, the final frontier itself.

Robert Mueller gets hold of emails from the presidential transition. The Pentagon has been researching sightings of UFOs. And a U.S. citizen is being held as an enemy combatant in Iraq. It’s been a wild week before Christmas.

Rational Security on the E.R.: The “When You’re President They Let You Do It” Edition

From possibly obstructing justice to keeping his finances under wraps, President Trump is giving new meaning to “when you’re a star, they let you do it.”

Robert Mueller gets hold of emails from the presidential transition. The Pentagon has been researching sightings of UFOs. And a U.S. citizen is being held as an enemy combatant in Iraq. It’s been a wild week before Christmas.

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Power of Delusional Thinking” Edition

Mike Flynn may be cooperating with Mueller’s investigation, but the president thinks there’s nothing to worry about.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

What’s Next for the Middle East?

Career diplomats talk Syria, Iran from a local perspective.

What can we learn from Bin Laden's diary? (Getty Images)

Among the Memes and YouTube Videos, What Do the Bin Laden Files Hold?

The CIA recently released hundreds of thousands of files seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound. What can we learn from them?

Rational Security on The E.R. tackles DMs and democracy.

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “DMs on the DL” Edition

Does democracy go down in the DMs? The folks at Lawfare discuss.

How much will Trump accomplish?

Trump’s Big Asian Adventure

President Trump is making his way through Asia on the longest trip to the region since the age of ping-pong diplomacy. But how much will he actually accomplish?

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

The E.R. Presents: Lawfare and FP’s Bar Review Live

Has the role of the White House counsel drastically changed in the time of Trump?

This week on the E.R., we discuss the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Can Anyone Stop the Tragedy in Myanmar — Before It’s Too Late?

The U.S. pulled military assistance to Myanmar in the wake of abuses toward the Rohingya people, but does anyone have enough leverage to end the ethnic cleansing?

This week on Rational Security, we discuss Paul Manafort and his affinity for expensive rugs.

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Million Dollars in Rugs” Edition

Sure, Manafort got indicted. But the real question is how did he spend so much on rugs?

On this week's episode of The E.R. Podcast, the panel discusses the "sonic attacks" on the U.S. embassy in Cuba.

From Moscow to Havana: Secret Weapons and Diplomats

The “sonic attacks” in Cuba aren’t the first suspected instance of invisible attacks on U.S. diplomats.

On this episode of the E.R.,  the panel discusses the Libyan Political Agreement.

Can Libya Be Put Back Together?

Six years after the fall of Qaddafi, Libya still teeters on the edge of chaos. Here’s why that matters.

On this episode of The E.R., the panel discusses the FBI's designation of "black identity extremists" as a terror group. (Foreign Policy/Ian Langsdon/AFP/Getty Images)

The E.R.: Tackling the FBI’s ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Designation

The government’s designations continue to confound and upset critics.

This week on Rational Security, the panel discusses Trump, Iran, and Russian trolls.

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Decertified” Edition

Trump deems Iran in violation of the “worst deal ever.”

On this episode of The E.R., the panel discusses SecureDrop.

So You Want to Be a Leaker?

No method is foolproof, but some are better than others.

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Does Kaspersky Have Something to Hide?

The Russian security giant faces scrutiny worldwide. Is there fire beneath the smoke?

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