Andrew Mack coined the term “asymmetric warfare.” Before that he was a diamond prospector in colonial Sierra Leone. And before that he lived in Antarctica. Needless to say, Andrew Mack packs a lot of wild stories into this episode. Andrew is the founder of the Human Security Report which is a well regarded semi-annual report that takes a look at broad trends in peace and conflict and makes a convincing, if counter-intuitive, argument that global conflict is on the decline — and the UN is they key reason why. Andrew discusses the origins of the Human Security Report inside Kofi Annan’s office and then reflects on his rather curious career path. Fun stories ensue!

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