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John Lehman, Andy McCarthy, John Kappenman, Gordon Chang

July 29th, 2014 ·

JOHN LEHMAN, Former Secretary of the US Navy and member of the 9/11 Commission:

  • The 9/11 Commission's new publication, "Today's Rising Terrorist Threat and the Danger to the United States: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report"
  • The danger of complacency as the jihadist threat expands
  • The United States Navy's current state of readiness

ANDY MCCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment":

  • Problems with a changing Western interpretation of the consistent Islamist doctrine
  • U.S. Government support for Hamas
  • Imprecision with the classification of "civilian" in the Israel/Hamas conflict
  • Controversy over the inclusion of Turkey and Qatar—two of the largest state sponsors of terrorism—in the Israel/Hamas talks

JOHN KAPPENMAN, owner of Storm Analysis Consultants:

  • Lessons learned from the solar flare that barely missed Earth two years ago
  • An assessment of the threat posed by future solar activity

GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":

  • Recent internal purges within the Chinese Communist Party
  • The Second Cold War that Russia and China are waging against the United States
  • Increasing threats against American businesses in China
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Tags: Gordon Chang · Andy McCarthy · John Lehman

Itamar Marcus, Gordon Chang, Dr, Jaime Suchliki, Claudia Rosett

July 21st, 2014 ·

ITAMAR MARCUS, Founder and Director of Palestinian Media Watch:

  • Differences between Hamas' long-term ideological goals and short-term political goals in the conflict with Israel
  • Fatah's masking of its anti-Semitic sentiments from the non-Arabic speaking world
GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":
  • Assessing the potential for instability as a result of China's "anti-corruption" campaign
  • Resistance in China towards the internal leadership of the Communist Party
  • The US Navy's displeasure with China for sending an intelligence ship to watch the RIMPAC exercises
Dr. JAIME SUCHLICKI, Director of the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies:
  • Putin's motives for strengthening Russian-Cuban ties, and that relationship's possible impact on tensions between Russia and the United States
  • Concerns that a satellite tracking station in Cuba will be a front for Russian eavesdropping operations
  • Potential next steps for Putin's expansion of Russian influence further into Latin America
  • The US's possible isolation in Latin America in contrast with countries like Russia finding new avenues of trade and building new relationships in the region
CLAUDIA ROSETT, Journalist In Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:
  • Mystery surrounding a North Korean cargo ship that entered the Gulf of Mexico, turned off its transponder for nine days, and is now run-aground off the coast of Mexico
  • Potential Russian involvement in the downing of airliner Malaysian MH-17
  • Extension of the Iranian nuclear negotiations past the July 20th deadline
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Tags: Gordon Chang · Claudia Rosett

Jason Black, Roger Noriega, Rep. John Fleming, Gordon Chang

July 14th, 2014 ·

JASON BLACK, grid expert at Battelle Memorial Institute:

  • The vulnerabilities to and challenges of protecting the electrical grid
  • Steps that comprise a "holistic approach" to strengthening the security of the grid

ROGER NORIEGA, American Enterprise Institute:

  • Electrical grid incidents in Mexico and Arizona
  • How the Guatemalan and Mexican governments have played a role in the invasion of the southern U.S. border
  • Brazil's embarrassing loss in the World Cup and how it's contributing to political upheaval in the country
  • The current BRIC summit in Brazil and the challenges these economies face
Rep. JOHN FLEMING (LA-4), member of the House Armed Services Committee and former U.S. Navy Medical Officer: 
  • Hamas rocket attacks on Israel
  • The Caliphate newly established by the Islamic State
  • 1 Trillion in cuts to U.S. defense capability in the past five years
  • Missile defense and nuclear posture 
  • A surprising US agreement to collaborate with China on smart grid technology 
  • Implications of Chinese giant Alibaba's initial public offering for U.S. investors
  • Evidence of internal strife within the Chinese government
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Tags: Gordon Chang · Roger Noriega

Gordon Chang, Robin Simcox, Caroline Glick, Andy McCarthy

July 8th, 2014 ·


  • Chinese internet giant Ali Baba's plans to enter the US capital markets
  • China's strategy for South Korea
  • Chinese-Taiwanese relations

ROBIN SIMCOX, research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society:

  • Background of ISIS leader Al Baghdadi and the current state of the newly-declared Caliphate
  • Reasons why ISIS is able to hold large amounts of territory while still having a relatively small fighting force
  • The fight between Al Qaeda and ISIS, and what notable Jihadi clerics in the region think about the group
  • Ways the threat in Iraq may spread to the West

CAROLINE GLICK, author of "The Israeli Solution":

  • Fatah's incitement of violence towards Israelis in response to the murder of a Palestinian teen
  • Why the Obama administration's support for the newly formed Fatah-Hamas Unity Government is in breach of US law
  • Ways the US can support Israel

ANDY MCCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution":

  • Insights on the trial of recently caught Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khattalah
  • Lawlessness in the Obama Administration
  • Reasons that members of the Executive Branch could be impeached for their actions
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Tags: Gordon Chang · Andy McCarthy · Caroline Glick

Kiron Skinner, Amb. Eric Edelman, Rep. Mark Meadows, Gordon Chang

June 23rd, 2014 ·

KIRON SKINNER, Hoover Institution
"We have helped unleash Al-Qaeda, its affiliates, and great terror across the Middle East simply because we believe withdrawing is the only strategy available to the United States"
  • What history has shown about withdrawing from wars
  • The national security risk of only focusing on "core Al-Qaeda"
  • The theme of '"distorted jihad" in Syria, Iraq, Palestine, and Iran
  • Comparing the Reagan and Obama foreign policy doctrines
ERIC EDELMAN, former US Ambassador to Turkey
  • Prospects for Kurdish independence- what is Turkey's position?
  • The implications of Turkey's upcoming election
  • Is Turkey a reliable ally for the United States?
Rep. MARK MEADOWS, of North Carolina's 11th Congressional District
  • Secretary Kerry's trip to Baghdad and the possibility of a U.S./Iran alliance to quell sectarian violence
  • The Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act being brought forward in Congress
  • Should the U.S. accept the Fatah/Hamas unity government in Palestine as an ally?
  • Lois Lerner, the IRS, and the so-called "missing emails"
GORDON CHANG, columnist
  • Chinese plans to export untested nuclear power plant designs to countries such as Pakistan
  • Concerns about the lack of communication between Chinese and French regulators as China constructs the first of a new European-designed nuclear power plant
  • Beijing's white paper retracting Hong Kong's autonomy and the subsequent surge of pro-democracy activism in Hong Kong
  • The prospects that Modi's India will economically outperform China
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Jim Hanson, Rep. Steve King, Raymond Stock, Gordon Chang

June 2nd, 2014 ·

JIM HANSON, retired Special Operations Master Sergeant:

  • Why did the US decide now to trade five Taliban commanders for captured U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?
  • Was the Haqqani Network paid cash by the government of Qatar to facilitate the deal?
  • What are the circumstances under which Sgt. Bergdahl was captured?

Congressman STEVE KING (IA-4):

  • Concern over precedent set by U.S. negotiating with terrorists via a third party to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
  • A law, signed by President Obama, that requires Congress be given 30-days advance notice before the release of any prisoner from Guantanamo Bay, and why the Administration says it was unable to comply in the Bergdahl case
  • Problems with an order given to ICE to disregard a law that orders deportation proceedings be started whenever an illegal alien is found within the country

RAYMOND STOCK, of the Middle East Forum:

  • What the results of the recent Egyptian election says about domestic support for presidential-elect Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
  • Will Coptic Christians in Egypt fare better under el-Sisi than under the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi?
  • Muslim Brotherhood members possibly seeking refuge in the United States


  • The 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square and where Communist China stands today
  • Recent Shangri-La talks and how America and China presented themselves at the event
  • Updates on recent Chinese aggression against Vietnam and American allies in the region
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Tags: Gordon Chang · Jim Hanson · Raymond Stock

Stephen Hunter, Hal Brands, Andy McCarthy, Gordon Chang

May 27th, 2014 ·

STEPHEN HUNTER, author of "Sniper's Honor":

  • Details about his new book, "Sniper's Honor," and the woman that inspired parts of it
  • What a new super gun currently in development means for the sniper profession

HAL BRANDS, author of "What Good is Grand Strategy?":

  • Role played by Reagan's grand strategy in toppling the Soviet Union
  • Do China and Russia have grand strategies? If so, what are they?

ANDREW McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • U.S. policy response to potential moderate Islamists
  • Scheduled keynote address by Mike Rogers (MI-8), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, celebrating the architects and proponents of the Ground Zero Mosque

GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":

  • Predictions for the rule of India's newly elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist known for promoting communal tensions in the country
  • Another assault on a Vietnamese ship by Chinese vessel
  • Chinese retaliation against the US charges against Chinese cyberhackers
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Tags: Gordon Chang · Andy McCarthy

Michael Rubin, Roger Noriega, Christian Whiton, Gordon Chang

May 5th, 2014 ·

MICHAEL RUBIN, author of "Dancing with the Devil":
  • Continued negotiations with Iran about its nuclear program, and the financial freedom Iran is gaining from the weakening of sanctions
  • Reasons behind the crumbling Israeli and Palestinian peace talks 
  • The formation of a new unity government between Fatah, Hamas and PLO
  • New information suggesting Turkey is not a free state after all 

ROGER NORIEGA, former Ambassador to the Organization of American States:

  • Cuban influence in Venezuela's Maduro regime
  • Russian influence throughout Latin America
  • The Panamanian and Brazilian presidential elections
  • Details on the Chevron vs. Equador fight

CHRISTIAN WHITON, Principle at D.C. International Advisory and author of Smart Power:

  • State of play in Ukraine: Russian special forces/ provocateurs and NATO assessment
  • German/ Russian and German/ US relations
  • Defense posture and spending of European nations
  • Benghazi Select Committee
  • US role in South Sudan


  • North Korean ICBM capabilities
  • Beating the projected 2017 deployment date for deploying anti-missile destroyers to the Pacific
  • China's response to the enhanced cooperation agreement between the United States and the Philippines
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Tags: Gordon Chang · Michael Rubin · Roger Noriega · christian whiton

John Bolton, Charlotte Florance, Adam Kredo, Gordon Chang

April 21st, 2014 ·

Former US Ambassador to the UN JOHN BOLTON:

  • The crumbling state of Ukraine and the lack of response from the US government

  • U.S. inability to handle multiple international problems at once due to the ongoing hollowing out of the military—a world power should not need to pivot
  • The American stance in the Middle East and towards Iran
CHARLOTTE FLORANCE, Research Associate for Economic Freedom in Africa and the Middle East at The Heritage Foundation:
  • Key takeaways from the recent reelection of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and the domestic challenges he will face during his next term. Is this ill, mostly-absent man being used by the Algerian military to maintain domestic stability?
  • Understanding the political and ideological transition underway between Islamists and secular groups within Algeria.
  • Algeria's role on the global market as a key natural gas surrogate to Russia
  • The ongoing violent rift between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic (CAR), and concern from neighboring states of a possible spill-over of violence
ADAM KREDO of the Washington Free Beacon:
  • More delays in the Guantanamo Bay pre-trials of some of the 9/11 perpetrators. Amidst claims that the FBI asked a defense attorney to act as an informant, relatives fear the federal government is purposefully trying to cause a mistrial and force a move to civilian court.
  • Questions over Iran's compliance with deal to scale back its nuclear weapons program
  • President Obama's upcoming visit to Asia and the importance of this trip in maintaining US allies in the region
  • A growing nationalistic outlook in China to make up for lagging economic growth, and the resulting changes in the political system that are leading it to resemble the old Mao regime
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Tags: Gordon Chang · John Bolton · Adam Kredo

Pete Hoekstra, Joseph Humire, Catherine Herridge, Gordon Chang

April 7th, 2014 ·

Former Congressman PETE HOEKSTRA addresses the Administration's policies for relinquishing US leadership in the areas of space, weapons and technology.

JOSEPH HUMIRE, author of the upcoming book "Iran's Strategic Penetration of Latin America," describes foreign influence in Venezuela. In particular, he looks at the benefits Iran and Cuba get from supporting the Maduro regime, and the increasing militarization of Venezuelan "colectivo" groups. 

CATHERINE HERRIDGE, Chief Intelligence Correspondent for Fox News, critiques Mike Morell's "Benghazi talking points" testimony from last week's hearing before the House Intelligence Committee.

Contending that U.S. China policies are rooted in misapprehensions, GORDON CHANG, of and World Affairs Journal, outlines the unprecedented U.S. disclosure of sensitive information to the Chinese.

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Tags: Gordon Chang · Rep. Pete Hoekstra