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In Brief
Global Events in 100 Words
Mid-Afternoon Map
Cartographic Perspectives on World Events
The Russia Contingency
Expert Analysis on the War in Ukraine
Unspent Rounds
Interesting Conversations with Interesting People
Thinking the Unthinkable
Insight on the Perils of a New Nuclear Age
The Adversarial
Expert Analysis About America’s Top Adversaries
Rewind & Reconnoiter
Authors Look Back on Their Past Work
What Our Members Are Saying

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The best way to access members-only podcasts is through the War on the Rocks app, available for both Apple and Android users. To listen on a different podcast player, make sure you’re signed in and head to the page of the podcast you want to listen to (for example, The Russia Contingency or The WarCast). Once there, copy the link below the show’s title in the white box (it will be in red font). Then, head to your favorite podcast player and select “follow a show by URL.” Paste your unique link there, and you’ll be good to go.

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What podcast players work best for War on the Rocks members?

All members-only podcasts and content are available on our exclusive War on the Rocks mobile application. Our members-only podcasts also work on a range of platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Pocket Casts. Generally, our users have better experiences on Pocket Casts. Unfortunately, our members-only podcasts are not available on Spotify.

Where can I find the War on the Rocks app?

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Do you offer tiered membership plans at different prices?

Not currently although we may consider that path in late 2024/early 2025.

Do you offer discounted memberships?

No, we do not, but we occasionally run sales.

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We are working on this functionality. If a group membership for your organization or company interests you, please email us at

War on the Rocks Platinum
A note from Ryan Evans, Founder & CEO

Armed with a mic, a bar tab, and more than a little help from my friends, I launched War on the Rocks in 2013 to recenter experienced voices on matters of war, peace, and national security. 

We have grown a lot since then. You come to War on the Rocks not just because of our high-quality articles and podcasts, but because we create an experience that allows you to feel more connected to a committed community. We aim to be the hub of that community and give you more content. Our membership program, War on the Rocks Platinum, allows us to fund what we do, pay our staff, and invest in giving you more. The price goes up every year, yes, but we seek to earn that by giving you so much more. 

The membership has completely changed in just the last few months and we’ve worked hard to add a full suite of new member content including a suite of new podcasts, newsletters, and bonus features for our members. And we’re just getting started.

I hope you consider joining.