COVID-19 Podcasts

COVID-19 LogoPODCASTS FEATURING THE WORK OF the CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project become available every Wednesday. The podcast is produced and presented by CIB faculty mentor Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis, and features reports and appearances by a host of CIB analysts and senior analysts. All of our available episodes are listed below.


  • The CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project – Episode 1  | April 1, 2020 |  YouTube   |  Mixcloud
    • Kaitlin Presnell on the civil war in Yemen – Michael Beatty on the Russian armed forces – Ana Maria Lankford on martial law
  • The CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project – Episode 2  | April 9, 2020 |  YouTube  |  Mixcloud
    • Morgan-McKay Hoppmann on India and Pakistan – Nicole Pfadt on Ethiopia – Madison Scholar on COVID-19 in the United Kingdom
  • The CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project – Episode 3 | April 16, 2020 |  YouTube | Mixcloud
    • Jake Vaughan on Brazil – Kevin Joyce on al-Qaeda – Kelsey Kerouac on African Islamist groups – Kennedy Smith on the Mexican drug cartels – Hannah Clegg on Russia
  • The CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project – Episode 4 | April 22, 2020 | YouTube | Mixcloud
    • Jake Vaughan (again) on Brazil – Augustine Batten on Russian activities in the Arctic – Jake Viator on Iraq – Piper Danzek on Israel – Sandra Ataalla on Egypt
  • The CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project – Episode 5 | April 29, 2020 | YouTube | Mixcloud
    • Derrick Storzieri and Ana Maria Lankford on evidence that the United States Intelligence Community had provided policy- and decision-makers with ample warning about the catastrophic effects of an epidemic.
  • The CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project – Episode 6 | May 6, 2020 | YouTube | Mixcloud
    • Cole Hancock on Colombia’s war with the ELN – Jake Vaughan with an update on Brazil – Sophie Sherwood on nuclear energy – Rae McArthur on the US-Mexico border wall – Hannah Crumpton on food security.
  • The CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project – Episode 7 | May 14, 2020 | YouTube | Mixcloud
    • Gabrielle Hawkins on the bilateral relations between Germany and Russia – Kelsey Kerouac on the rise of Sunni Islamist militancy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • The CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project – Episode 8 | May 22, 2020 | YouTube | Mixcloud
    • Audrey Oien on spending a semester abroad in China and returning stateside just days before COVID-19 went on full swing – Jake Vaughan on the latest information from Brazil and its headstrong President, Jair Bolsonaro.
  • The CIB COVID-19 Intelligence Project – Episode 9 | May 27, 2020 | YouTube | Mixcloud
    • Tyra Bjorlo on studying women in Salafi Islamist groups, especially in the Islamic State, as well on as al-Qaeda’s response to the covonavirus pandemic.