Chatter: Phantom Orbit with Journalist David Ignatius

Matt Gluck, David Ignatius
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 9:00 AM
Discussing David Ignatius's new spy thriller

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David Ignatius has worked at the Washington Post for more than 35 years in various roles and won many awards. He has written a column on foreign affairs for 25 years and reported some of the most significant national security stories over the last couple of decades. And he has done it while pumping out best-selling spy thrillers.

Lawfare Research fellow Matt Gluck spoke with Ignatius about his newest spy thriller, Phantom Orbit, which is a story of intelligence and the advance of space technology in the age of intensified geopolitical competition between the U.S., China, and Russia. They spoke about Ignatius’s character development in the book, what the book reveals about the new strategic space race, gender in the Central Intelligence Agency, and scientific discovery, among other things.

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Chatter is a production of Lawfare and Goat Rodeo. This episode was produced and edited by Cara Shillenn of Goat Rodeo. Podcast theme by David Priess, featuring music created using Groovepad.

Matt Gluck is a research fellow at Lawfare. He holds a BA in government from Dartmouth College.
David Ignatius is an author and columnist for the Washington Post, covering the Middle East and the CIA for more than twenty-five years.

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