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On the Cusp

On the Cusp is a monthly podcast from the Modern Deterrence Project at RUSI. Hosted by Elisabeth Braw, each episode she talks with a thought leader in the field.

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The show is also available on Spotify and iTunes Podcasts. 

Giedrimas Jeglinskas

Elisabeth Braw speaks with Giedrimas Jeglinskas, NATO’s Assistant Secretary-General for Executive Management, about what his job running NATO’s headquarters entails, about NATO’s efforts to help fight coronavirus and whether NATO should even do humanitarian work. Plus, is the alliance capable of innovating?

Samantha Ravich

Cyber aggressors are not taking a break simply because countries are busy battling coronavirus – quite the opposite. In this episode Elisabeth Braw talks with Dr Samantha Ravich of the US Cyberspace Solarium Commission, which has just published a major report with proposals for better cyber defence and deterrence. 

Dan Eliasson

Elisabeth Braw talks with Dan Eliasson, Director General of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. They discuss how countries can help their populations prepare for a national crisis without knowing what exactly the contingencies will be.

James Vickers

Elisabeth Braw explores how insurance gaps impact major disasters with James Vickers, and finds there are enormous gaps.

Per Brekke

We need to get used to the idea that our convenient societies can't be convenient every single day. Could teenagers play a larger role in helping countries respond to threats? Elisabeth Braw and Per Brekke discuss.

Thanks to Willis Towers Watson. The show is produced by Tom Ascott.