WarPod #3, Jeppe Teglskov Jacobsen: Overt Cyber Bombing
The WarPod talks to Jeppe Teglskov Jacobsen about the puzzling public use of cyber weapons against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The effectiveness of cyber weapons depends on enemies being unaware of them. Why then, did the US military make their attacks available to the public?
WarPod #2, Danita Burke: Perceptions of Arctic Power
The WarPod talks to Danita Catherine Burke about perceptions of sovereignty in the disputed Arctic region. Though no one officially owns the arctic (and its waterways), Danita discusses how Canadians have developed a strong narrative of ownership of the Arctic validated by folk lore and the drawing of territorial lines on maps. The importance of such narratives is likely to increase as climate change alters the geography of the region.
WarPod #1, Vincent Keating: Russian soft power
The WarPod talks to Vincent Keating about the fact that Russia not only has strong military capabilities, including nuclear weapons, but it also generates a lot of admiration around the world; in other words, it has soft power. In contrast to the common held belief, Vincent suggests that Russia’s soft power has actually aided the country in achieving its foreign policy goals in the last couple of decades.