Jim has a forward-looking talk with recurring guest John Robb about the meaning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…
Jim has a forward-looking talk with recurring guest John Robb about the meaning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They discuss the likelihood that the event is a major historical hinge, Russia & China’s different rule set, costs & benefits of strong national cohesion, Putin’s hard-power intentions, short-term unfolding of the Russian campaign, likely effects on China’s relations with Taiwan, whether modern societies are willing to engage in insurgency, Putin’s legacy drive, Russia’s trajectory going forward, and much more.
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John is an author, inventor, entrepreneur, technology analyst, astro engineer, and military pilot. He’s started numerous successful technology companies, including one in the financial sector that sold for $295 million and one that pioneered the software we currently see in use at Facebook and Twitter. John’s insight on technology and governance has appeared on the BBC, Fox News, National Public Radio, CNBC, The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek.
John served as a pilot in a tier-one counter-terrorism unit that worked alongside Delta and Seal Team 6. He wrote the book Brave New War on the future of national security, and has advised the Joint Chiefs of Staff, NSA, DoD, CIA, and the House Armed Services Committee.