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August 11, 2022

News Roundup – Interdependence with China and Al-Qaeda's Future with Seth Jones and Jamil Jaffer

Episode 237

This week, host Elisa is joined by national security experts Seth Jones and Jamil Jaffer to break down the latest national security headlines. How will Ayman al Zawahiri’s death impact Al-Qaeda? Was Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan effective? And while Americans tend to be short term thinkers, what long term strategies can we introduce now in order to bolster semiconductor production here at home?

Seth Jones is Senior Vice President, Harold Brown Chair, and Director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Jamil Jaffer is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Security Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University:


Seth Jones, “How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa’ida.” RAND Corporation, 2008:

Seth Jones, “Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran and the Rise of Irregular Warfare.” W. W. Norton, 2021:

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