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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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
In this episode, Ulises Granados returns to the podcast (see episode 1 on China) to discuss the ongoing nuclear crisis with North Korea. Ulises is usually quite calm about these kinds of things (unlike me), but this time he is really worried - which worries me even more. Spoiler alert: it's a game of chicken and someone has to back down to de-escalate the crisis otherwise it will get worse. You won't believe who Ulises thinks needs to back down. Listen to find out and comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this episode, we take a look at what Donald Trumps political future looks like. Will he be impeached? alot of you out there might think that the answer to that questions is a resounding YES! Well, Wayne Steger from DePaule University, an expert in Presidential politics, explains why that might actually be more difficult than people might think. Listen to find out why!
We also talk about populism in the US political system, which is the topic of a book his that will be out shortly.
Wayne recently published a book titled:
A Citizen’s Guide to Presidential Nominations: the Competition for Leadership, Routledge Press, 2015
PLUS A BONUS: a quick discussion with my son, a 13 yr old, on what he thinks of Donald Trump
Description: Dr. Craig Deare (retired US Army Colonel, former Senior Advisor on Hemispheric Security at the National Security Council and presently Professor at the National Defense University in Washington) recently published a book titled "A Tail Of Two Eagles", which looks at Mexico-US defense cooperation. On this episode, I interview him on how he sees that evolving relationship. He is optimistic, even in these interesting times. Listen to the podcast to find out why! Craig has seen the relationship evolve first hand since the 1980s... if there is THE person to listen to on this subject. If you like what you hear, pick up his book.
You can see it and pick up a copy at
So episode 23 which is in ENGLISH is an interview with DR. Juan Salgado from Center for teaching and research in economics (CIDE) on what kinds of law enforcement reforms are necessary in order to increase effectiveness. He draws on comparative research, having looked at the cases of central america, south america and south Africa. This guy is AWESOME. He is really world renowned on this subject. We are Facebook friends, and every time I see him there, he is travelling to speak in south america, Africa, eastern Europe, ITALY (i wonder why Italy, maybe its Sicily?, no stereotypes here).
What I am trying to say is that the guy knows his s)?t. Anybody, anywhere in the world, interested in law enforcement reform should listen to this podcast. This is a REALLY good one (all of them are really good).
I also do a 3-minute interview with my son Lambro Hristoulas (aka labs) on what he thinks about law enforcement reform. He seems more interested in the dog.
The secret guest speaker series continues. If you know who he is, email the answer to email@example.com.