If you think that Russia’s fake news invasion of our election was a first, guess again…

Russia Disinformation Expert, Vera Zakem tell us:

– How fake new originates and goes viral

– Who’s behind fake news and what these adversaries gain

–  How we can prevent becoming victims of fake news

Vera Zakem is a Research Scientist with CNA’s Center for Stability and Development. She specializes in influence and information operations, hybrid warfare, adversary strategic decision calculus, and incorporating development and diplomatic solutions to complex threats in today’s security environment. Earlier in her career, Ms. Sakem has examined how terrorist organizations and state actors influence targeted populations. Ms. Zakem holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins University and is a member of Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Zakem is a Native Russian speaker


Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein

“When I started talking to him, he gave me the same look he had on a book that had sat on my desk for years. Surreal doesn’t come close.”


NixonJohn Nixon, former CIA Senior Analyst & author of “Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein”, joins me to talk about his prolonged interrogation of Saddam Hussein after his capture in 2003.


John’s up close and personal interrogation of Saddam Hussein was both fascinating and disturbing. What John encountered upon debriefing the President was even more distressing.