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The security perimeter podcast
an apocalyptic podcast! http://thesecurityperimeter.com
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Professor of national and international security, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico

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January 19, 2019 10:32 AM PST

Last year in was Putin, this year its neoliberalism. Valentina, Sarah, Diego, "anonymous", Ines, Carla and I get together to discuss some very serious issues ranging from Neoliberalism, the new Mexican President (AMLO), the Unholy Trinity (neoliberalism, corruption, and organized crime), Wood soup in Venezuela, alternative facts, and exorcisms. Our task is to help the new mexican president figure out how to rid the country of Neoliberalism (I wonder if he knows why its called "neo"). We also discuss the awesomely great fuel shortages in the country and how that is part of the master holy plan to rid mexico of the evil neoliberals. The power of MORENA compels you! What can I say, I blame Neoliberalism.

December 02, 2018 04:00 PM PST

Alan is back for his 3rd podcast! This time of the migration crisis at the US-Mexico border. If you dont remember who Alan Bersin is, he was the former undersecretary responsible for borders and CBP at Homeland Security during the Obama administration and served as the "Border Czar" under Bill Clinton.
If someone knows the border and migration, its Alan. He continues to consult in these issues in private/post-goverment life.

This "special" episode of the podcast was a discussion between Alan and a whole bunch of students at the ITAM. Very candid and informal, do not miss this episode.

dont forget to check out the podcast webpage at thesecurityperimer.com. you can find all the podcast episodes there as well as some other fun stuff like en entire area dedicated to russian fake news.

November 06, 2018 08:56 AM PST

So in this episode, I interview veteran Mexican newsbroadcaster Jorge Berry who flew to Moscow and interviewed Vladimir Putin in 2002 in the Kremlin. Our discussion is less about the issues, and more about the "vibe" he got from Putin. SPOILER ALERT: he doesnt like Putin. In fact Putin did something so nasty, so typically "Putin" to him... I wont tell you what it is. You gotta hear the podcast to find out, but Putin is a nasty, NASTY dude. I also got to ask Jorge his opinion on a certain aspect of Putin's personal life and Jorge gives me an answer! Again, you have to listen to the podcast to find out more. This will certainly get me on Putin´s list (I hope so). Thanks Jorge, this podcast episode was fun! lots of laughs!

please checkout the podcast webpage for some fun filed facts about Putin at http://thesecurityperimeter.com

October 12, 2018 04:22 PM PDT

Dr. Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute of the Wilson Center and a great friend of ITAM talks about the new "SMAC" "FREE TRADE" agreement of North America. What can I say, the discussion was awesome. Duncan REALLY knows his stuff, and I know that alot of you ex alumnos who remember Duncan will want to hear this... In a way, Duncan is BACK! sort of. click the link below to find out more about the Mexico Institute in DC. TONS of AWESOME research on anything Mexico-USA.


July 09, 2018 10:21 AM PDT

So, after a very long break from the podcast because i had way to much work the last few months, we are back with a brand new episode on the election of AMLO and in Mexico and the future of security cooperation with the USA with Senior Fellow Eric Olson from the Wilson Center in DC. We spoke alot about why Mexico is in so much trouble and what AMLO needs to do and what he is likely to do. Oh yeah, all of this in the context of a Trump presidency in the US. hope you enjoy and please check out the web page at thesecurityperimeter.com (lots of fun stuff there). Sorry for such a long delay between episodes, it really was a very busy 3 months. From now on, Ill be much more consistent in the production of the episodes.

Eric Olson (if you dont already know who he is) is Senior Fellow and the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center. He writes about security cooperation between Mexico and the US among other stuff. You can download some of his publications at


i highly recommend them.

March 05, 2018 03:15 PM PST

So this is a truly awesome incredible podcast. I cant believe that Jaime gave me an interview on this. Jaime was the deputy commander of all canadian forces in Aghanistan in the late 2000s. In Kandajar of all freaking places.

Jaime speaks about his experiences. The good times, and of course some of the bad times. This is a truly fascinating discussion with someone who was actually on the ground in Afghanistan during the worst part of war commanding (well deputy commanding) the entire canadian deployment of about 3000 men and women. If you listen to one podcast this year, make it this one.

please also visit the sister webpage to the podcast at ....
thesecurityperimeter.com for more information.

January 21, 2018 11:39 AM PST

So Dan Libby, a 30 year veteran of law enforcement in the United States and consultant for law enforcement agencies on internal affairs reform, and I - discuss how and why internal affairs can help clean up law enforcement agencies. PARTICULARLY RELEVANT TO MEXICANS, RIGHT? This is the first episode of 2018. Officially, the 3rd year of the podcast! Dan Libby and I met when he was here discussing internal affairs with local law enforcement and we kind of became friends. In fact he seriously impressed me with his talk, and it made me think an "easier" way to fix law enforcement is through internal affairs reform. Listen in to see what he thinks about this hypothesis.

here is his bio....

A 38-year veteran of law enforcement, both as a Sheriff’s Chief Deputy and as a Chief of Police, Chief Dan Libby now teaches extensively regarding law enforcement and criminal justice and serves as a consulting expert and expert witness on such police procedures topics as administrative negligence, employment policies, civil rights violations, training and discipline, search and seizure, and internal affairs investigations.

He is a graduate of the Command Officer Training Program at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the 202nd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Charter Executive Leadership Class.

Chief Libby has instructed over 20,000 law enforcement officers and criminal justice students in a multitude of subjects including search and seizure law, constitutional law, criminal law, community policing, laws of arrest, criminology, emergency planning, and legal issues in internal affairs investigations -- an intensive look at all legal aspects to police misconduct and the disciplinary process.

and the link to his webpage...


and dont forget to visit the podcast webpage at...


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December 09, 2017 03:28 AM PST

here it is!! the episode the entire planet has been waiting for!!!! the Putin XMAS special!!! Inis, Valentina, Sarah, Facundo and I go through some of the most awesome Russian fake news and make some seriously awesome and extremely funny commentary (if i may say). Among the many things that we discovered (such as "secret" NATO documents that I guess are not so secret after all, we all come to the conclusion that Vladimir is a transvestite homosexual (not that there is anything wrong with that)... but just look at the podcast photo, I mean, if that's not proof I don't know what is. Among the many things that you will learn: how North Korean nukes are really a "fake" excuse for the US to dominate the planet. North Korea is not a threat (see? i didnt know that) How Russians are actually on a humanitarian mission in Syria feeding starving children... How Canadian troops are staying in the best hotels in the Baltic military deployment. AND SO MUCH MORE! Its an awesome example of what the "real" truth is and how terrible news agencies such as CNN have been lying to us all this time.

please note.... this is an EXTREMELY politically incorrect podcast and should not be listened to by anyone who does not have a serious seriously serious sense of humor...YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!! and good luck. May the Putin be with you.

November 10, 2017 11:16 AM PST

so in this episode, i interview dr. tony payan from Rice University in Houston on what the border really looks like. Tony is originally from the border region and has studied it intensively over the last two decades or so... this guy KNOWS the border better than anyone, including mexican and american authorities. Of course the focus of discussion is on what impact the "WALL" will have (and whether it will solve any problems) but we also deal with other related issues. Please dont forget to check out the Security Perimeter website for all the episodes, ALOT of russian fake news (is there any other kind?), and a little bit more... click on


October 19, 2017 06:31 PM PDT

Alan Bersin is BACK! This time to discuss the election of Donald Trump, the future of North America, undocumented (or illegal) migration and the future of the "DREAMERS" in the United States. One word on this podcast... AWESOME.

its been a while since I put up an episode, but I have a good reason. The last few weeks we have been putting together a website dedicated to security issues. Click on http://thesecurityperimeter.com to take a look. You can find all the podcasts episodes for download. There is also a MASSIVE section on hilarious russian and american FAKE NEWS. Also an area on "real" security related news and finally a link to some of my recent publications. Take a moment to sign up with just your email account to get updates on new episodes of the podcast (just that, dont worry --- i wont drown your account with junk).

so remember to visit the security perimeter website at http://thesecurityperimeter.com

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