Intersection with Jack Wright
Intersection with Jack Wright
Jack Wright
Conversations at the intersection of politics, economics, and diplomacy. Jack is a contributor to The Washington Post and The Australian Financial Review, and a former Executive Director of JP Morgan Chase.
Ukraine: Ralph Goff - CIA Chief of Operations - Europe & Eurasia (Ret.)
At the start of April I spent 10 days on the road in Ukraine with Ralph Goff, a 35-year veteran of the CIA, where he was a 6-time “Chief of Station” with extensive service in Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South Asia, including several war zones. As a Senior Intelligence Service executive, he was Chief of Operations for Europe and Eurasia, responsible for all CIA activities and operations in dozens of countries. At the end of our trip, Ralph and I sat down in Warsaw to discuss what we learned. ---LINK > Indie Elephant:
Apr 25
54 min
John "Slick" Baum: F-16 Fighter Pilot, Founder Draken International
John "Slick" Baum is a former F-16 combat pilot and Air Force Fighter Weapons School instructor who founded Draken International, later acquired by Blackstone private equity. Slick and I sat down to discuss F-16s in Ukraine, the importance of air power around the world, and what makes a good fighter pilot.
Mar 1
1 hr 6 min
Captain John Burnham: Seal Team Six, DASD (Ret.)
Captain John Burnham was a member of Seal Team Six, officially named the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, before being tapped by the Obama administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. We discussed the conflict currently metastasizing around the Middle East, the Ukraine War, and the current situation in Afghanistan.
Jan 26
34 min
David Smith: Washington Bureau Chief, The Guardian
Yesterday, I sat down with David Smith, Washington Bureau Chief for The Guardian, to discuss the Iowa Caucuses and the outlook for the 2024 US presidential election.
Jan 20
43 min
Stephen Sackur: Host of BBC Hardtalk
Stephen Sackur, host of BBC Hardtalk, and I sat down at BBC Headquarters in London this week to discuss the Israel-Hamas conflict, Ukraine, the 2024 US presidential election, and the importance of impartial journalism at this moment.
Nov 7, 2023
1 hr 3 min
Polaris Dawn: The next mission to outer space - Commander Jared Isaacman & crew
Last Friday I sat down with the crew of Polaris Dawn, the next planned civilian mission to space that will venture further from Earth than any human has since the moon landing. Before our interview, the crew took me flying in a MiG29 fighter jet to demonstrate how G-force affects the body during launch and re-entry.
Sep 22, 2023
51 min
American Political Deadlock: Congressman Dean Phillips
Congressman Dean Phillips recently made headlines by encouraging his colleagues to challenge President Biden to represent Democrats in the 2024 presidential election. We sat down at his congressional offices in Washington to discuss his push to advance bipartisan initiatives, find common ground, and help America recover from the social division wracking the democratic process.
Sep 14, 2023
58 min
Afghanistan Part Four: Commander NATO forces Iraq & Afghanistan, Commander U.S. Central Command, U.S. 4-Star General David H. Petraeus
General David H. Petraeus was commander of NATO International Security Assistance Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Commander U.S. Central Command, and Director of the CIA. Jack and General Petraeus discuss the Afghanistan withdrawal, the Ukraine War, and mateship between American and Australian service members around the world.
Apr 24, 2023
1 hr
Global Security - A New Paradigm: Fmr. Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense (Middle East) & Ret. CIA Paramilitary Operations Officer Mick Mulroy
Mick Mulroy, former Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense (Middle East) & Ret. CIA Paramilitary Operations Officer, discusses the new paradigm in global security and the outlook for Western foreign policy around the world.
Apr 10, 2023
1 hr 21 min
Afghanistan Part Three: Former Afghan Deputy Minister of Interior & Deputy Minister for Women's Affairs, Hosna Jalil
Hosna Jalil is the first female to hold the position of Deputy Minister of the Interior in the history of Afghanistan. She also served as Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs. Today, Hosna lives in exile in the United States. We discussed the Taliban's horrific assault on women and girls and the outlook for change in Afghanistan.
Feb 20, 2023
58 min
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