The Future State Podcast will be tackling the issues at that intersection of technology, politics, and national security. Host Richard A Clarke served the last three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor holding the titles of Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security. He will be talking to some of the most fascinating people on the front lines.
In Season 1, Richard looked at the issues, not the politics, going into the 2018 midterms. And we did it with some of the nation's leading experts. People like Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Susan Rice, Wendy Sherman, Seth Moulton and others.
In Season 2, host Richard Clarke will look the issues that will shape our future are technical and most of us don’t know enough about them. Issues like gene editing and bio-engineering, artificial intelligence, cyber war, quantum computing, nuclear proliferation, the new face of terrorism, and the accelerating pace of climate change.
Dick Clarke and Ambassador Bill Burns discuss the current state of diplomacy, and its seemingly waning stature in the US foreign policy landscape. Bill Burns spent 32 years as a career Foreign Service Officer. He was the man behind every Secretary of State in recent history. Amb. Burns recounts his unparalleled Foreign Service career from his new book The Back Channel, including undertaking secret diplomatic talks with Libyan and Iranian regimes. They talk about the status of chilly diplomatic relations with adversaries like Russia, China and Iran and where these relations could lead when the diplomacy is no longer used as the weapon of First Resort. They also discuss how the foreign policy establishment and institutions like the State Department should be evolving to meet the needs and expectations of the American public. All this and much more on this week’s episode of Future State.
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