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  • The Helicopter Pilot Who Became a Beacon for Veterans - Annie Brock

    Ever wondered how one navigates the transition from military service to thriving in civilian life? Annie Brock, an Army veteran, Air Force spouse, and beacon of resilience, offers her powerful narrative in our latest episode, painting a vivid picture of her multifaceted journey. From an […]

  • Geopolitical Insights: Antarctica's Oil Discovery, Georgia's Foreign Agent Bill, and Taiwan's Strategic Moves

    On this episode of "This Week Explained," we dive into a range of pressing global issues. We discuss Russia's escalating operations in Ukraine, the ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas, the discovery of oil in Antarctica sparking geopolitical tensions, European intelligence on […]

  • Jeff Bosley's Reflections on 'Civil War,' Stunt Work, and Military Background in Hollywood

    In this podcast episode, Kervin and Jeff discuss Jeff's personal experiences, insights, and anecdotes related to the entertainment industry. Jeff discusses his recent experiences on set of the hit A24 movie 'Civil War' as well as his highly ambitious independent film 'Noon.' Jeff also […]

  • The Week's Top Stories: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, and More

    This week on the podcast, Tiana and Kervin discuss the escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine, including a massive missile and drone attack on Ukraine's energy facilities. They also delve into the humanitarian crisis in Congo involving Rwanda and the DRC, and analyze France […]

  • From Counterterrorism to Crime Fiction: The Extraordinary Journey of Retired FBI Special Agent Steve Lazarus

    Steve Lazarus is a multifaceted individual whose life journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. A retired FBI Special Agent and United States Air Force veteran, Steve has left an indelible mark on both national security and literature.During the first half of his illustrious FBI […]

  • From How Navalny Died to Campus Unrest: A Global Affairs Overview

    This week we delve into all the current global events with an analytical lens. We begin by examining the recent intelligence report on Alexei Navalny's death, highlighting its contradictions with previous analyses and raising questions about its reliability. We also analyze the […]

  • Geopolitical Rundown: Analyzing the Impact of International Affairs from Ukraine to Africa

    From information laundering to extremist threats, we break down the risks associated with the U.S. withdrawal from Niger.------------Get your discount on a brand new BlendJet2 by going to our link: https://zen.ai/analytics12subscribe and follow us: […]

  • Geopolitical Minefields: Navigating Tensions in the Middle East

    This week on "This Week Explained," Tiana and Kervin cover the latest developments in Russia, Ukraine, Israel, and Hamas conflicts. They delve into Iran's attack on Israel, Hezbollah's involvement, and the ongoing tensions in the region. Additionally, they discuss a new law from Georgia, […]

  • Global Dynamics: Ukraine Conflict Updates, Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Proposal, and China's Influence in the Indo-Pacific

    This week on "Explained," hosts Tiana and Kervin dive into the latest global updates, including Russia-Ukraine tensions, Israel and Hamas developments, and the evolving situation between Iran and Israel. They also discuss surprising results from the South Korea elections, improving […]

  • From Ceasefire Negotiations to Airstrikes: The Ongoing Israel-Hamas Conflict Explained

    This episode of This Week Explained delves into the latest updates on Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Hamas, and more. We discuss the Israeli strike near the Iranian consulate in Syria, the implications of the attack, and potential future outcomes. We also provide an update on Havana syndrome […]

  • From Moscow to the South China Sea: Exploring International Relations

    This episode of This Week Explained delves into various global news updates, including the tragic Moscow terror attack, escalating tensions between the Philippines and China, potential meetings between Japan and North Korea, and a new defense treaty between the U.S. and Japan. Join hosts […]

  • Geopolitical Hot Topics: SpaceX's Starshield and North Korea's Missiles

    This episode of This Week Explained covers a range of global events, including Russia's presidential election, the removal of U.S. military support in Niger, North Korea's missile testing, and SpaceX's involvement in building spy satellites for the United States. Updates on the situation […]

  • Navigating the World's Challenges: Russia, Ukraine, China, and the TikTok Debate

    This week on "This Week Explained," hosts Tiana and Kervin dive into the Russian elections, military drills involving China, Iran, and Russia, and the crisis in Haiti. They also discuss Hungary's position as a NATO and EU member. Tune in for a comprehensive look at the complex […]

  • Geopolitical Tensions: Iran's Assassin, China's Aggression, and North Korea's Threats

    In the latest episode, we cover a wide range of global events, from the conflict between Russia and Ukraine to the escalating tensions in the South China Sea. We discuss the recent attack by the Houthis on a merchant vessel, the FBI's pursuit of an Iranian assassin, and North Korea's […]

  • From Adversity to Leadership: Unpacking the Military Journey of the 'Happy Captain'

    Join us as we delve into the intriguing journey of Mike, known on X as @EODHappyCaptain as he shares tales of triumph and resilience from his distinguished career in the U.S. Army. From navigating adversity to rising through the ranks, Mike's experiences offer invaluable insights into the […]

  • Strategic Moves on the Global Stage: Sweden's NATO Bid and Israel-Hamas Dynamics

    Unravel the implications of Sweden's NATO membership amidst the Ukraine crisis with us as we navigate the challenging terrain of international relations. This episode takes you through the strategic chessboard of global politics, from the northern reaches of Europe to the volatile […]

  • From Navalny's Tragedy to Tripartite Alliances: Unpacking the Week's Headlines

    This episode of "This Week Explained" dives into the complex issues surrounding Russia, Ukraine, Israel, and Hamas. We discuss the recent death of Navalny in a Russian prison, the involvement of the Wagner group, and the changing dynamics in Africa. We also touch on the China-Russia-North […]

  • Geopolitical Tightrope: Recent Developments in Ukraine, Israel, and More

    This episode of "This Week Explained" delves into the latest developments in global affairs, focusing on Russia, Ukraine, Israel, and Hamas. The hosts discuss a new Russian military capability in space, which has raised concerns within the intelligence community. Tune in to unravel the […]

  • Geopolitical Updates: China's Support for Russia, India's Shifting Alliances, and More

    In this episode of This Week Explained, we dove deep into the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, where we highlighted the importance of continued aid to Ukraine and the potential consequences of a Russian victory. We also touched on the political dynamics in the U.S. affecting […]

  • Healing the Hidden Wounds: A Revolutionary Approach to Mental Health for Veterans

    In this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing Sam Peterson, a former Army EOD technician and the director of Patriot Power Up, a program dedicated to providing innovative and effective treatment for veterans suffering from mental health issues, particularly traumatic brain injuries […]

  • Tensions Rise: Russia's Anti-NATO Rhetoric and Iran's Proxy Threats

    Hello and welcome to another episode of This Week Explained! In this episode, we cover a range of topics, including the latest developments in Russia, Ukraine, Israel, and Hamas.We start by discussing the escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Putin has been ramping up his […]

  • Understanding Geopolitical Dynamics: Iraq-US Talks, UNRWA Controversy, and China's Intentions

    In this episode of "This Week Explained," Tiana and Kervin dive into the complexities of our dynamic, ever-changing world. We begin by discussing the ongoing conflicts in Russia, Ukraine, and Israel, specifically focusing on the implications of Sweden's potential ascension into NATO and […]

  • The Latest Geopolitical Updates: Yemen, Iran-Pakistan, and Taiwanese Election

    In this episode of This Week Explained, we dive into the latest global news updates. We discuss the ongoing conflicts in Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Hamas, as well as the US and UK's involvement in Yemen and the Red Sea. We also touch on the recent tensions between Iran and Pakistan, the […]

  • Global Tensions Rise: Strikes in Yemen, Chaos in Ecuador, and Hezbollah Threats

    In this episode of This Week Explained, we cover a range of global news stories, starting with the United States and UK's strikes against the Houthis in Yemen. The implications of this action are discussed, as well as Iran's seizure of an oil tanker. The upcoming Taiwanese election and […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Peter Lapp

    In this episode, Peter Lapp joins the podcast to discuss his background in counterintelligence and espionage. He shares insights into his past experiences and highlights the importance of his work in these fields. Don't miss this fascinating conversation with a truly important figure in […]

  • 2024: Elections and the Uncertain Path of Global Relations

    In this episode of This Week Explained, hosts Tiana and Kervin dive into a range of global issues. They start by discussing the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the conflict between Israel and Hamas. They also explore the impact of events in the Red Sea on supply […]

  • Navigating the Complexities of International Relations: Sweden, Iran, and China's Warnings

    In this episode of This Week Explained, we dove deep into the ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts around the globe.Our main agenda covered the latest developments in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, where we analyzed the current military situation and the implications of a potential […]

  • 'This Week Explained' & 'Can We Please Talk?'

    Kervin and Tiana are joined by the hosts of the News Commentary podcast ‘Can We Please Talk?’, Mike and Nick, to discuss the recent ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court which removed Former President Donald Trump from the state’s primary ballot. The two shows also discuss recent […]

  • US Focuses on Indo-Pacific and Middle East Amidst Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Hamas Conflicts

    Tiana and Kervin discuss the latest developments in the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israel and Hamas. They highlight the US's plan to support Ukraine until 2025 and Putin's upcoming reelection in Russia. They also delve into the ongoing war in Gaza and the […]

  • Global Conflicts and the Power of Perception: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Hamas, and China

    In this episode, we delve into the ongoing tensions and conflicts that are shaping our world. From the persistent friction between Russia and Ukraine to the latest flare-ups between Israel and Hamas, we've got you covered with thoughtful analysis and insights.But that's not all – we go […]

  • Exploring Geopolitical Developments in Russia, Ukraine, Israel, and More

    ***During the recording of this episode Russian President Vladimir Putin had not announced his re-election campaign. As of the release of this episode he announced he will be seeking another term as President of the Russian Federation***On this episode of This Week Explained, Tiana and […]

  • Finding Your Voice and Sharing Your Message: Major Logan Phillips' Journey

    Logan Phillips is a world-class leader development expert. He is a U.S. Army officer, former Basic Training Commander, Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy, and award-winning author. Having spent over a decade shaping the next generation of military leaders, Logan now […]

  • Global Insight Unveiled: Navigating Russia-Ukraine, Israel-Hamas Debates, and More

    In this episode of This Week Explained, Tiana and Kervin dive into the complex global issues dominating the headlines. They discuss the conflicts in Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Hamas, exploring the debate surrounding funding for UN aid to Palestine and the potential consequences of removing […]

  • Global Perspectives: Russia-Ukraine Stalemate, Israel-Hamas Truce, and Kremlin's Election Worries

    In this week's episode of "This Week Explained," we delved into the complex dynamics of two major conflicts shaping the global landscape. Despite a seeming stalemate in the war, intricate dynamics persist within Russia's own organization. A temporary truce after seven weeks of intense […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Mike Baker

    Hello again and welcome to our bonus conversation series Insightful Inquiries. We took a bit of a hiatus but now we are back and ready to delve into the critical issues shaping our world today. This month we have a truly special episode in store for you.This month we invited Mike Baker […]

  • China's Online Disinformation Campaign: Changing American Opinion

    In this episode of This Week Explained, Tiana and Kervin dive into the major global events of the week. They discuss the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israel and Hamas. They also explore the recent report on the Nord Stream Pipeline sabotage. The hosts then shift their […]

  • From Diplomacy to Disputes: This Week's Analysis

    In this week's episode of "This Week Explained," we delve deep into the dynamic world of international affairs, providing a comprehensive analysis of the most significant geopolitical developments from around the globe. Join us as we navigate through the intricacies of diplomacy, explore […]

  • Global Turmoil: China's Call for Improved U.S. Relations Amidst Rising Conflicts

    In this week’s episode, we're diving headfirst into critical topics from around the world as conflicts erupt  and China makes a surprising announcement regarding its desire for improved relations with the United States. We'll begin by taking a deep dive into the current state of global […]

  • Exploring Today's Geopolitical Landscape: Russia-Ukraine Tensions, Middle East Conflicts, and More

    Are world powers inching towards a third world war? Join us as we dissect the escalating hostilities that are currently molding our world. We kick off with an analysis of the mounting tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Discover the strategic moves by Russia, the alleged deportation of […]

  • Emerging flashpoints: Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Hamas Conflicts

    Welcome once more to This Week Explained, your leading source for insightful commentary and expert analysis on the week's most pressing global issues. In this episode, our distinguished hosts Tiana and Kervin will guide you through the intricate web of ongoing geopolitical conflicts that […]

  • This Week Explained - Two Year Anniversary Bonus Episode

    Join us in celebrating two years of 'This Week Explained' as we dive into a special bonus episode. In this installment, we discuss one of the most significant geopolitical events of the year: the conflict between Israel and Hamas. We provide a concise overview of the key events, dynamics, […]

  • Russia-Ukraine, the Future of the Wagner Group, and Possible Fractures in Sino-Russia Relations

    In this episode of This Week Explained, Tiana and Kervin dive into the major global events of the week. They discuss the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and the release of Prigozhin's will, which suggests his son may take over the Wagner Group. The hosts go in-depth on the recent surge in […]

  • Germany the Reluctant Ally, Sweden's NATO Bid, and Canada's Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

    Prepare for an enlightening journey as we navigate the riveting world of global politics and its sweeping impacts on geopolitical dynamics. We promise an insightful analysis of the escalating tensions involving Ukraine, Russia, and Germany, setting the stage with the arrival of American […]

  • Russia-Ukraine Tensions and Poland's Self-Care Moment

    In this episode of This Week Explained, Tiana and Kervin discuss the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and Poland's decision to prioritize domestic issues. They delve into the recent conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which quickly reached a peace deal, and explore the implications of […]

  • Russia-North Korea Summit: Examining Global Implications and Secret Arms Deal Speculation

    In this week's episode, we have a lot of global geopolitical news to dive into. From Russia and North Korea's significant meeting to China's plans for Taiwan, there's a lot happening on the international stage. We'll also explore Ukraine's shift in strategy and Italy's potential exit from […]

  • The Depth of Russia's Global Influence

    This episode promises to decode the continued impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, how it has unsettled grain deal negotiations, and its repercussions on global politics. We explore the effect of Russia's escalating military footprint in Africa, their alarming nuclear strike threat to […]

  • Impact of Russian Propaganda: From Manipulating Media to Orchestrating Chaos in Niger

    In this episode of "This Week Explained," hosts Kervin and Tiana delve into the world of Russian propaganda on social media, uncovering the complex web of covert influence tactics employed by the Kremlin. From the recent declassification of US intelligence information to the ongoing coup […]

  • Global Power Shifts Unveiled: Behind Closed Doors of Geopolitical Intrigue

    Get ready to unravel the world of geopolitics as we dissect significant events making waves globally. You're about to get a unique perspective into the plane crash in Russia, rumored to have carried Wagner's leader. We'll look at how the potential demise of this major figure could ripple […]

  • Exploring the Unique and Niche World of AI and Intel

    This month we are rejoined by Cole, a veteran of the New Zealand military where he served as an intelligence noncommissioned officer. Cole has deployed multiple times to the Middle East working in various roles as an intelligence professional. After leaving the military, Cole began to […]

  • Geopolitical Developments: Ukraine, Belarussian Wagner forces, and West Africa coup

    This week we discuss the fact that Ukrainian forces have conducted a successful limited raid across the Nepro River, potentially opening up the possibility of a major offensive against Russian forces. There are ongoing assassination attempts against Ukrainian President Zelensky, which is […]

  • Unraveling Global Tensions from Ukraine to Niger

    Welcome to the latest episode where we fearlessly navigate the rather turbulent waters of geopolitics. We start off our journey with the escalating tensions in Ukraine, marked by Russian drone attacks and a tense global grain market. We also take a hard look at the alarming rise in […]

  • Russia-Ukraine tensions, BRICS summit, US soldier detained in North Korea

    In this episode, Tiana and Kervin discuss the latest updates on Russia and Ukraine, as well as the upcoming BRICS Summit. We explore the governor of the Russian central bank's opposition to the BRICS currency, Algeria's application for BRICS membership, and what to expect from the summit […]

  • The Geopolitical Landscape: From NATO Bids to BRICS Counterbalances

    Ready to navigate the stormy waters of current global events? We promise you an enlightening voyage as we unpack the intricacies of ongoing conflicts and strategic alliances shaping our world today. The first stop on our agenda is Ukraine, with its NATO aspirations and the strategic […]

  • Objective Perspectives on the Complexities of our Ever-Changing World

    In this episode of "This Week Explained," Tiana and Kervin cover a range of pressing global issues. They start by discussing the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, providing insights into the implications of this conflict. Next, they delve into the Israeli offensive in Jenin and […]

  • Next-Level Cancer Treatment: Integrating Intelligence Analysis - Tony Ingesson

    Tony Ingesson fortifies the academic landscape as an Assistant Professor of Intelligence Analysis at Lund University in Sweden. Seasoned by military service in the Swedish Armed Forces, his experiences now fuel his academic pursuits. Tony’s research orbits around real-world problems; […]

  • Geopolitical Implications of Russia's Armed Mutiny and Potential Coup

    Summary:In this episode, we discuss the recent armed mutiny led by Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin in Russia. We analyze the event's implications, including its impact on the war in Ukraine and the geopolitical relationships between Russia, China, and the United States. The episode contains […]

  • US-China Tensions Escalate, India Visit Signals Potential Military Cooperation

    This week we provide a rundown of global news, including the escalating conflict in Ukraine, with Ukrainian forces conducting operations in at least two sectors and reports of Russia planning an attack on the nuclear power plant. The episode continues with discussions on India's prime […]

  • Global News Roundup: Ukraine Counter-Offensive, Nuclear Weapons in Belarus, Kosovo-Serbia Tensions, Egypt and the BRICS

    In this week's episode of Explained, hosts Tiana and Kervin cover a range of global news topics. They discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the possibility of Ukraine assaulting Crimea in the fall if successful in its counteroffensive. The hosts also touch on tensions between Kosovo […]

  • Unveiling Global Turmoil: Exploring Power Plant Explosions, Tensions, and Surveillance Deals

    In this episode, hosts Tiana and Kervin cover various global events, including the dam explosion in Ukraine, tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Iran's plans for renewed attacks on US troops in the Middle East, and a new deal between China and Cuba on eavesdropping. The explosion at the […]

  • Whistleblowers, Espionage, and Geopolitics with Alexa O'Brien

    Alexa O’Brien is an analyst and writer focused on intelligence.Her work has been published in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, WIRED, VICE News, Guardian (UK), The Daily Beast, and featured on the BBC, PBS, NPR, and Public Radio International.She […]

  • Uncovering China's Data Collection and NATO's Expanding Influence

    Could Sweden's movement towards NATO approval signal a shift in European geopolitics? As tensions rise between the US and China, what strategies can be employed to counter potential threats? Join us this week as we discuss these burning questions and more, with exclusive insights from the […]

  • Russian Victories In Ukraine And Pro-Ukrainian Incursions Attract US And Putin Criticism

    Get ready for an eye-opening discussion as we dissect the most pressing geopolitical events affecting the world today, with a particular focus on the United States. We'll take you through the latest developments in Russia and Ukraine, including the military takeover of Bakhmut and the […]

  • From the Frontlines: Ukraine's Missile Defense and International Affairs

    Get ready for an action-packed episode as we unravel the complexities of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and reveal how Ukraine successfully defended itself using the Patriot missile defense system. Strap in as we analyze the conflicting reports from both sides and discuss the potential […]

  • Navigating Global Tensions: Pakistan, China, Turkey, and Russia-Ukraine

    Discover how the latest global news and geopolitical insights impact your world in this engaging episode of This Week Explained! Kervin and Tiana navigate through the ongoing protests in Pakistan, China's growing influence in Central Asia, the upcoming Turkish elections, and the truth […]

  • Navigating War, Intelligence Analysis, and Latin America's Challenges: A Conversation with Rick Alonzo

    What happens when a dual citizen of Colombia and the United States becomes an Intel Analyst in the US Army? Join us for an eye-opening conversation with Rick Alonzo, also known as Rickynomics, as he shares his fascinating journey and how his loyalty to the US led him to destroy his […]

  • A World in Turmoil: Examining Ukraine, Sudan, Iran, and NATO's Expanding Role

    Join us as we analyze the latest global events, covering the war in Ukraine, the crisis in Sudan, Iran's tanker seizure, NATO's presence in Japan, and the Paraguay elections. We delve into the recent drone attack in Moscow, Ukraine's counteroffensive, and the knowns and unknowns of these […]

  • China's Role in Ukraine-Russia Peace Talks and Navigating Global Politics

    Could China be the key to brokering peace between Ukraine and Russia? As the tension continues to escalate in Eastern Europe, we explore the potential implications of a peace deal facilitated by Beijing, the importance of having a contingency plan for travelers to unstable regions, and […]

  • From Ukraine to Brazil: Exploring the Global Impact of Geopolitical Tensions

    Welcome to "This Week Explained", where we bring you the latest updates and analysis on the biggest geopolitical events of the week. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate, with reports of increased military activity and troop movements. We discuss the latest […]

  • The Geopolitical Game of Chess: Exploring the Latest Moves in Russia's War in Ukraine and Beyond

    In this week's episode of "This Week Explained," we dive into the latest developments in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. We discuss the news that the boss of the infamous Wagner Group, a Russian private military contractor, is set to lead a new political party in Russia, […]

  • Global Geopolitics: Unsettling Future of Superpowers & Alliances

    Welcome to This Week Explained, your go-to geopolitical podcast for the latest global news and analysis. In this episode, we will be discussing the following topics:Firstly, we will be delving into Russia's war in Ukraine, as tensions continue to rise in the region. We will explore the […]

  • From Military Service to Hollywood Dreams: Embracing Creativity and Overcoming Rejection with Jeff Bosley

    This month we welcome Jeff Bosley to the podcast. Jeff is a talented film and television actor with a remarkable background and extensive training that originated on the stage. Jeff's impressive achievements in theatre include numerous nominations and awards, such as the Theatre […]

  • The Geopolitical Landscape: Tensions in Ukraine, Nuclear Threats in Belarus, Future of Warfare in Space, and Global Protests

    Welcome to this episode of This Week Explained. In this episode, we discuss the latest events and developments in the global political arena.First, we delve into the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. We examine the recent escalation of tensions and what it means for the region […]

  • Turning Tides: The Geopolitical Impact of China and Russia's Partnership on Ukraine and Beyond

    In this week's episode of This Week Explained, we discuss the latest developments in global geopolitics. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is at the forefront of the news, with tensions rising between the two nations. Additionally, we cover other significant events from around the […]

  • Geopolitical Hotspots: From Ukraine to Taiwan and Beyond

    This time on "This Week Explained," we delve into several key geopolitical issues around the world, starting with the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. We discuss the latest developments and the potential impact of the recent Russian jets downing a US drone on the […]

  • Secrets of DHS Domestic Intelligence Program Exposed

    A desperate Ukrainian military fights a Russian onslaught in Bakhmut, while US officials fear a violent conflict with China and the US Department of Homeland Security runs an unethical domestic intelligence program, raising the stakes for all.You will learn to stay ahead of the global […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Alexa O'Brien

    Alexa O’Brien is an analyst and writer focused on intelligence.Her work has been published in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, WIRED, VICE News, Guardian (UK), The Daily Beast, and featured on the BBC, PBS, NPR, and Public Radio International.She […]

  • Official End to START and Russia's Plot to Destabilize Moldova: Investigating Putin's Latest Moves

    This week Tiana and Kervin discuss the implications when Putin signs the suspension of the Start treaty and anti-government activists destroy a Russian military aircraft. An ambitious Ukrainian sabotage group ignites a geopolitical roller coaster as they battle pro-Russian forces and […]

  • It's Been a Year Now: Russia's Intensifying Tensions, Biden's Trip To Kyiv, And China's Possible Weapon Delivery To Russia

    This week Tiana and Kervin discussed Russia-Ukraine, Biden going to Kyiv, the end of START, Russia's Belarus takeover, Moldova possibly being taken over by Russia, updates on Sweden and Finland joining NATO, China discussing sending weapons to Russia, and France officially leaving Burkina […]

  • Russia's Covert Tactics: Flying Nuclear Bombers and Creating Dissent to Escalate Conflict in Eastern Europe

    Tiana and Kervin discussed the current geopolitical happenings of the week, including Russia sending air defense systems to Ukraine, a possible coup in Moldova, and Russia flying supersonic strategic nuclear bombers over the Norwegian Sea. They also mentioned China's claim that the US […]

  • Russia Launches Ukrainian Offensive, US Counter to Chinese Spy Balloon Revealed

    This week Kervin and Tiana discuss the geopolitical news of the week, which includes the meeting between Ukrainian President Zelensky and the British Prime Minister, an Estonian intelligence report which suggests that Russia is still strong enough for a follow-on invasion, the Chinese spy […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Austin Von Letkemann

    This month we welcome Austin Von Letkemann to the podcast. Austin is an Army Intelligence Officer and the owner of the social media account, @MandatoryFunday, where he pokes fun at the various nuances of military life. Austin is also an Elite Level 1 Fitness Trainer and has a bachelors in […]

  • US-Russia START Treaty, Russian Hackers Hit US Medical Sites, And Iranian Quadcopter Drone Attack By Israel

    This week on the podcast, we discussed two major geopolitical events that occurred: Russian hackers attacked US medical sites and Iran was attacked by an Israeli drone. We also discussed the United States' and Russia's discussion of the end of the Start nuclear treaty, Iran's potential to […]

  • 90 Seconds To Disaster: Unpacking the Global Crises that Could Lead to Catastrophe

    As Kervin and Tiana investigate the geopolitical repercussions of violent acts, they are confronted with a global landscape teetering on the brink of disaster and warn listners about the need to have an exit strategy to stay safe.In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. What […]

  • Navigating the Changing Geopolitical Landscape: Ukraine, Bulgaria, NZ & Beyond

    In a bold move, an exhausted New Zealand Prime Minister resigns and a new election looms, threatening to shift the Pacific's delicate balance of power between China and Japan and ignite a regional war.You will learn how current global politics are affecting the world today.I learned about […]

  • This Week Explained: Russia's New Offensive, Turkey's Blockade of Sweden and Finland, and China's Military Exercises Near Taiwan

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.Here is what is on our radar this week:· Russia-Ukraine· Moldova concerned with Russian advances· Russia gaining momentum on […]

  • North Korea Decided to Welcome the World to 2023

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Burkina Faso expels French Ambassador China focuses on the […]

  • This Year Explained - The End of Year Review

    Happy New Year to everyone. Thank you for a wonderful 2022 and stay tuned for all the changes 2023 will bring at Aucoin Analytics.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you liked this conversation please head over […]

  • Happy Holidays and Welcome to DC President Zelenskyy

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.Here is what is on our radar this week:· Russia-Ukraine· China vs India + the world· The Strategic Support Force· Turkey and […]

  • Are We Really Going to Ban Tiktok

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine China and Saudi Arabia Chinese diplomats in the UK Japan […]

  • Brittney Griner was Freed but is that a Good Thing

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine What Would Victory look like for Russian and Ukraine Brittney […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Alisa Gbiorczyk

    Alisa Gbiorczyk is a graduate of Harvard and survivor advocate for those affected by Human Trafficking. She is the CEO & Founder of CYBER NITEWATCH, LLC which provides private intelligence consulting, training, research, presentations, and operational support .Alisa trained […]

  • Chinese Protests Become the Major News Story

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.Here is what is on our radar this week:• Russia-Ukraine• Russian spy chief meets with CIA• Chinese protests• Taliban and […]

  • Post-Thanksgiving Geopolitical Update

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: • Russia-Ukraine • African Students in Russia • Iran Russia Deal • Turkey […]

  • Twitter is Dead

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: • Russia-Ukraine • What happened in Poland • Iranian drone strikes Oil Tanker • […]

  • Russia's Retreat from Kherson and China's Preparation for War

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Zelensky describes 5 steps to peace deal Britney Griner moved to penal […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Andrew Bustamante

    This month we welcome the Everyday Spy, Andrew Bustamante, to the podcast. Andrew is an Air Force combat veteran and former covert CIA Intelligence officer. He is the founder of the company Everyday Spy which believes that the mental, physical, and social spy skills the CIA teaches can […]

  • The One Where We do the Good News First

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Intelligence suggests Iran planning an attack North Korea continues […]

  • A World of Elections Amid Chaos

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Russia’s dirty bomb false flag Northern Ireland fails to form […]

  • The Transnational Arm of the Law

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Martial Law declared in recently annexed regions NATO and Russia […]

  • Answering Your Most Pressing Questions

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. On this episode we answer a wide range of your most pressing questions. Starting at the 6 minute mark, you can hear those […]

  • Saber-Rattling Goes Nuclear

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Nuclear Saber-Rattling Russian Hackers made a mess of US government […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Cole

    This month we welcome Cole to the podcast. Cole is a veteran of the New Zealand military where he served as an intelligence noncommissioned Officer. Cole has deployed multiple times to the middle east working in various roles as an intelligence professional. After leaving the military […]

  • A Week of Geopolitical Domination by Russia

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Russian sham referendum Nord Stream Sabotage Edward Snowden becomes […]

  • Putin Makes His Next Move

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine US is taking lead to rally world leaders Armenia Azerbaijan conflict […]

  • We Went On Vacation But The News Did Not

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week • Russia-Ukraine • Putin meets with Chinese President Xi • Armenia Azerbaijan […]

  • The Queen Passes as the World Moves Closer to Global Conflict

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. We want to take a moment to reflect on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II as the entire globe comes together to mourn. One of […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Graham Plaster

    This month Graham Plaster joins the podcast. Graham is a NAVY veteran and among the first graduating class of the Naval Academy after the attacks on September 11 2001. He co-authored the book “In the Shadow of Greatness” detailing the Naval Academy class of 2002. Graham is recognized […]

  • Ukraine Begins Counter-Offensive

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: • Russia-Ukraine • Taiwan fires back at China • Iraq uprising shuts down Green […]

  • We Are Discussing Nukes Again

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: • Russia-Ukraine • UN inspectors want access to nuclear power plant • Russia’s […]

  • The Episode Where We Attempt to Remain Apolitical

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.  Here is what is on our radar this week:       • Russia-Ukraine       • North Korean troops fighting for Russia   […]

  • Ukraine's New Weapon Against Russia

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week Russia-Ukraine China’s invasion of Taiwan is imminent Israel and Palestine ceasefire […]

  • Chinese-US Relations at a Tipping Point

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: • Russia-Ukraine • US Senate votes to approve Sweden and Finland • Nancy Pelosi […]

  • Insightful Inquires with Mark Ledlow

    Mark Ledlow is the Owner and Founder of Ledlow Security a premier security company. He is a Marine veteran and former volunteer Wild Land Fire Fighter. Mark has worked in Private Sector Security for the past 13 Years, consulting for high level corporate individuals as well as various […]

  • Space: Conflict's Next Frontier

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.   Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Brittney Griner Update The Fuel Crisis coming to Europe Estonia Prime […]

  • Putin's Possible Successor

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is What is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Putin’s possible successor Nord Stream Reopens China is upset about […]

  • The Alliances Begin to Form

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.  Here is what is on our radar this week Russia-Ukraine Brazil vows to buy Russian fuel at discount The Nord Stream shuts down […]

  • The Hack Fest Has Begun

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.   Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Sweden and Finland Get closer to NATO approval Britney Griner’s […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Luke Bencie

    Luke Bencie is the Managing Director of Security Management International, and has been a consultant to the US Department of State, US Department of Defense, Fortune 500 companies, as well as foreign governments. He specializes in conducting strategic and security management assessments, […]

  • The State of Nuclear States

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.  Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Sweden and Finland receive good news United States increases troop […]

  • Two weeks of Madness and a dyslexic spy

    Here is what is on our Radar for this week: Russia-Ukraine French Parliament elections China creeping on Tawain China’s successful missile intercept Israel and Iran Update 200 Killed in Ethiopia Google’s AI may have become sentient Patriot Front arrested at Idaho Pride Event The […]

  • China Re-Enters The Arena

    Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia-Ukraine Turkey tries to help move Ukrainian grain Vehicle attack in Germany China begins paying people to snitch Chinese State sponsored hackers at it again Warnings of potential North Korea nuclear test Israel and Iran could be headed for […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Daniel Giangreco

    Daniel Giangreco joins the podcast for this month's Insightful Inquiries. Daniel has spent time in Health and Human Services with an emphasis on economic development. He studied anthropology and psychology as an undergrad and is now working towards a graduate degree in the science of […]

  • The World Remains a Frightening Place

    Here is what is on our radar this week: • Russia-Ukraine Update • US will not send long range rockets • More Russian soldiers convicted of war crimes • Turkey may be blocking Nordic NATO approval • EU agrees to ban most Russian oil • China sends warplanes into Taiwan air […]

  • NATO Expanding With Help From Putin

    Here is what is on our radar this week: Russia Ukraine Update NATO expansion confirmed Possible coup in Russia Ukraine tabs new head of Defense Russia attempts hacking of Costa Rica Brazil gets ahead of election rigging Somalia reelects president Protests in Chad Mali withdraws from G5 […]

  • Ukraine and Russia Claim Victory in Key Locations

     Here is what is on our radar this week: • Russia Ukraine Update • Elon Musk threatened • $40 billion in new US aid to Ukraine • EU considers new pipeline • Al Jazeera journalist killed on the West Bank • Philippine Election results • Sri Lanka PM resigns • More […]

  • The Constant Threat of Russian Aggression

    Here is what is  on our radar this week:  Russia Ukraine Update  Ukrainians fleeing Mariupol  Slovakia still wants Russian fuel  Brittany Griner arrest classified as unlawful detention  Russia and Belarus look to form Soviet Union State  CIA recruits Russians  […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Miranda Coppoolse

    Miranda Coppoolse is the Founder of MC Global Security Consulting. She is a distinguished Behavioral Analyst, Coach and Security Risk Advisor on various interrelated security topics. She has an extensive background in law enforcement, aviation, corporate, private security, coaching and […]

  • Could Moldova be Next

    Here is what is on our radar this week • Russia Ukraine Update • Russia stops flow of gas to Poland • US Marine Exchanged for Russian Pilot • Starlink confirmation • Moldova sees writing on the wall • Sweden and Finland NATO Update • UN wants to veto, veto powers • French […]

  • Mariupol's Last Stand

    Here what is on our radar this week? Mariupol’s last stand Russia’s new phase Former MSNBC analyst joins Ukraine in war Facebook can’t halt Russian disinformation Russia claims US is extending the war timeline Taiwan mistakenly claims China has invaded North Korean crypto hack […]

  • The Use of Chemical Weapons

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week:  Possible Chemical Weapons Use  Ukraine set to join EU  Finland and Sweden on […]

  • The Massacre in Bucha

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: • Massacre in Bucha • Russia ousted from UN Human Rights • US President calls […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Wayne Phelps

    Wayne Phelps is a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel who deployed five times, including two deployment to Afghanistan, two deployments to Iraq and one deployment aboard a U.S. Navy ship. He was amongst the first conventional troops on the ground in Pakistan after 9/11. He also […]

  • India Chooses Sides

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week:  Russia Ukraine Update  Belarus Update  India’s decision to support Russia  UN […]

  • Is Poland Next?

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week Russia Ukraine Update The hypersonics talk again Russian hacking effort Is Poland Next? […]

  • Those Hourly Historical Events

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week:  Russia Ukraine Update  Biolabs in Ukraine  Russia Request help from China  […]

  • Ukraine Continues to Push Back

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week:  Russia Ukraine Update  Poland and US argue over how to send jets  The ban on […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Mike Baker

    This month on Insightful Inquiries we sit down and talk with former CIA officer Mike Baker. Mike spent nearly two decades with the agency before transitioning to the private intelligence sector where he co-founded Diligence an investigations company specializing in complex cross-border […]

  • Russia, Ukraine, and Sanctions. For Real this Time

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week?  Update: Russia Invaded Ukraine  The Freedom Truckers hit the DMV  Vehicles […]

  • Breaking News: Russia Has Invaded

    We drop a bonus breaking news episode to update on tensions in Ukraine which have taken the path we predicted in December. Russia has annexed Eastern Ukrainian provinces and Putin begins the march to Kyiv. If you are looking to support Ukrainians, head over to Saint Javelin and give as […]

  • Has Russia's Countdown to Invasion Begun?

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: • Everything Russia Ukraine • DDoS attack on Ukraine Government sites • Zero […]

  • Should Everyone Have Nukes?

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week:  Update: US raid in Syria  Putin and Macron sit at largest table in Moscow  […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Gary Noesner

    Gary Noesner retired from the FBI in 2003 following a 30 year career as an investigator, instructor, and negotiator.   A significant focus of his career was directed toward investigating Middle East hijackings in which American citizens were victimized.   In addition, he was an FBI […]

  • Continuing talks with Russia

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week:           Continuing talk with Russia           Poland supports Ukraine     […]

  • The Russian Confusion

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here is what is on our radar this week: Confusion over Russia A coup in Burkina Faso Houthi rebels attempt to attack US base in […]

  • Russia vs Ukraine vs the World

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.  Here is what is on our radar this week The Kazakhstan crisis Russia vs Ukraine vs The World North Korea fires suspected […]

  • Insightful Inquiries with Vic and Tony

    Vic is a Career intelligence professional in the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Private Sector. Vic has served as an analyst, a counterintelligence special agent, an instructor for advanced techniques, and now he is a consultant in the private industries. You can find […]

  • Year in Review

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Thank you to each and every one of our listeners for making this podcast a success! We have big plans for 2022 and we want to […]

  • The Big Update

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future. Here are the big stories for this week: The Big UPDATE Podcast The VERY handicapable Virginia Hall   New York Times BBC Need […]

  • Russia vs Ukraine

    The team at Aucoin Analytics, LLC provides key insights from the week and discusses how these events will impact government, business, and society in the future.   What are the big stories for this week?   -Huge Update on Russian and Ukrainian tensions -The Spy who Shagged Canadians  

  • Welcome to This Week Explained

    This week explained is the brainchild of Aucoin Analytics owners Kervin and Tiana, who will use their experience within the intelligence community to offer insight and analysis of the biggest news stories from the week that was. Support this show […]