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John Bolton, Charlotte Florance, Adam Kredo, Gordon Chang

April 21st, 2014 · Comments

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
GORDON CHANG of forbes.com:
  • 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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Fred Fleitz, Ilan Berman, John Bolton, Bill Gertz

March 14th, 2014 · Comments

FRED FLEITZ, a Center for Security Policy senior fellow, dissects the allegations recently made by Senator Dianne Feinstein that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

ILAN BERMAN, of the American Foreign Policy Council, examines the Ukraine crisis as Vladmir Putin's attempt at reinterpreting Russia's borders, with the ultimate end goal being "to encompass [Ukraine] and erode their sovereignty."

Former US Ambassador to the UN JOHN BOLTON discusses Vladimir Putin's attempts to reestablish hegemony over the territory comprising the former Soviet Union, and argues that he is encouraged by perceived American and European weakness.

Washington Times and Washington Free Beacon columnist BILL GERTZ reports on the Chinese apparently having been successful in copying the American F-35 to create their own stealth fighter, the J-20; the Russian use of cyber warfare in Ukraine; and the US hold on sending military equipment to the Egyptian government. 

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Tags: Bill Gertz · John Bolton · Ilan Berman · Fred Fleitz

John Bolton, David Weinberg, Steve Groves, Roger Noriega

September 20th, 2013 · Comments

JOHN BOLTON, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, explains the "charm offensive" taken recently by Iran, and the continues and developing danger involving Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

DAVID WEINBERG, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explains Saudi Arabia's policy towards Syria, and Muslim Brotherhood "rebel" forces in Syria, Qatar, and the Middle East as a whole.

STEVE GROVES, of the Heritage Foundation, expresses that U.S. interests, and not the dictates of the United Nations, should be guiding American policy towards Syria.

ROGER NORIEGA, former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States, sizes up the imminent danger that Iran poses with its intricate network of terrorists set up in Latin America, all with the goal of damaging the U.S.

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Tags: Uncategorized · John Bolton · Roger Noriega · David Weinberg

John Bolton, Rosemary Jenks, Gordon Chang, Grae Stafford

August 19th, 2013 · Comments

JOHN BOLTON, former US Ambassador to the UN and senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute, explains why the US government should back the Egyptian military and oust the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as how the NSA audit is not proof that the NSA is abusing American citizen's rights.

ROSEMARY JENKS, of NumbersUSA, takes a deeper look into the issue of immigration and what comprehensive immigration reform would mean for the country.

GORDON CHANG, of Forbes, examines "China's dream"and how it wishes to be dominant once again, the Chinese military and its aggressive actions, and China's secret stimulus to its economy.

GRAE STAFFORD, of the Daily Caller, investigates the technology and weapons the U.S. has been arming the Syrian rebels with and how arming these rebels could led to a dangerous situation in the future. 

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John Bolton, Gordon Chang, David Sater, Robert Springborg

August 5th, 2013 · Comments

JOHN BOLTON, former US Ambassador to the UN, reflects on what the Al Qaeda threat that has prompted the closing of US embassies and missions in the Middle East and North Africa shows about President Obama's foreign policy failures in that region over the last five years.

GORDON CHANG, of Forbes.com, exposes the flaw in the administration's plan to strip Lajas Air Force Base, a base strategically located in the Azores Islands, of most of the base's personnel, making it a ghost base and subsequently allowing Chinese power to move in and threaten the region and the United States.

DAVID SATTER, of the Hudson Institute, analyzes Russia's response to hold onto Edward Snowden and its impact on a policy "reset," the threat assessment of Snowden, and his self-image as a human rights activist.

ROBERT SPRINGBORG, Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, examines a paper written by the current leader of Egypt, General Abdul Fatah Al-Sissi, that dissects Islam and its compatibility to democracy, as well as looks at how the current leader is different from his predecessor in terms of his lack of desire for a transnational Islamic agenda.

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John Bolton, Steven Groves, Jim Woolsey, Gordon Chang

July 15th, 2013 · Comments

Former US Ambassador to the UN JOHN BOLTON examines the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the meaning of democracy. He also takes an in depth look into the upcoming appointment hearing of Samantha Power as the next UN Ambassador.

STEVEN GROVES, of the Heritage Foundation, turns his attention towards the United Nations and the new Disabilities Treaty the international organization is urging the United States to sign and what this signature would mean in terms of American sovereignty.

JIM WOOLSEY, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, analyzes Saudi Arabia’s aid to Egypt and its negative opinion of the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as discusses alternative fuel sources and the threat of an EMP attack either by natural or man-made methods.

GORDON CHANG, of Forbes.com, investigates the recent actions of China in both a military and economic context and gives his analysis on why the Chinese government were so quick to condemn the now viral you tube video of a 12 year old Egyptian boy who spoke of the need for a constitution and freedom in Egypt.

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Tags: Gordon Chang · John Bolton · Jim Woolsey

Congressman Jeff Duncan, Bill Gertz, John Bolton, Diana West

June 28th, 2013 · Comments

Congressman JEFF DUNCAN, of the 3rd district in South Carolina, closely evaluates the immigration reform bill in the context of U.S. sovereignty.

BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Free Beacon, analyzes Edward Snowden and the security check failures that made it possible for a security threat like Edward Snowden to be hired and trusted with classified intelligence.

Former UN Ambassador, JOHN BOLTON, of the American Enterprise Institute, examines Samantha Power’s pending appointment as UN Ambassador and what that means for the American position on the world stage.

DIANA WEST, of PJ Media, touches on several issues including Afghanistan, the Muslim Brotherhood in America and the news of Anthony Weiner's New York mayoral aspirations.

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Tags: Uncategorized · Bill Gertz · Diana West · John Bolton

John Bolton, Fred Fleitz, Ryan Mauro, Elaine Donnelly

June 13th, 2013 · Comments

JOHN BOLTON, former Ambassador and Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, talks about the appointment of Samantha Power to UN Ambassador and the problems this will have on America and its' foreign policy.  He also touches on other issues of importance to national security; including NSA data collection and President Obama’s upcoming trip to Germany to discuss  further “De-Nuclearization” of the US.

FRED FLEITZ of LIGNET.com gives his analysis on the NSA leaks, and argues that much of the backlash comes from an American public that is already on edge with the Obama administration thanks to the many other recent scandals.

ELAINE DONNELLY, founder and president of the Center for Military Readiness, talks about sexual assaults in the military. She specifically examines the rising prevalence of sexual assaults that occur between men.

RYAN MAURO, of Clarion Project.org, looks at the results of a recent Pew poll conducted in Egypt that show there is still growing support for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in the country, despite the setbacks the group has had in the recent past.

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Tags: Uncategorized · John Bolton · Elaine Donnelly · Fred Fleitz · Ryan Mauro

John Bolton, Harold Rhode, Ryan Mauro, Bill Gertz

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments

With Amb. John Bolton, Harold Rhode, Ryan Mauro, Bill Gertz

During the U.S. President's tour of the Middle East, many have been surprised at how his rhetorical performance has hit the right notes.  The surprise is due to prior absence of policy and strategy to back up strong words for Iran and kind words for Israel.  Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. JOHN BOLTON of the American Enterprise Institute discusses the consequential realities that remain for heads of state after the televised events.

Gatestone Institute Senior Fellow and former Department of Defense Middle East expert, HAROLD RHODE, walks through the complexities in Israel as well as those playing out in Syria and the broader Middle East in relationship to Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and to U.S. policy.

Global threat expert RYAN MAURO of the Clarion Project uncovers another failure of vetting by the State Department this time in respect to the newly appointed Prime Minister of the Syrian opposition.  He also reports on the activities of Hezbollah in Syria and their long term strategic objectives, EU hesitation to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, and the formation of religious enforcement militias in Egypt.

Washington Free Beacon Editor, BILL GERTZ, reports on the administration's down playing of Russian strategic nuclear bombers increasing flights near the U.S. and its allies unchallenged.  The administration has simultaneously completely canceled the SM3 Interceptor missile defense capability in Europe which is also a concession to Russian wishes.  This took place last week as the headlines reported a seeming reversal in the administrations actions to diminish American missile defense while claiming strategic enhancement.  The strategic enhancement was perhaps meant to be interpreted as better relations with Russia.  Such an interpretation would be shown nullified by these aggressive nuclear bomber flights unprecedented since the end of the Cold War.

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Tags: Uncategorized · Bill Gertz · John Bolton · Ryan Mauro

Roger Noriega, Trevor Loudon, John Bolton

July 21st, 2011 · Comments

In recent years, liberal media and advocacy groups have failed to recognize the truth in the Israeli-Pakistani conflict: Israel has a right to exist in the region. Frank tells us about of his experiences at the 6th annual Christians United for Israel convention where he and 1,500 attendees examined the role that non-Jews have played in the survival of Israel and what it means for United States national security. Then, visiting fellow at AEI, Roger Noriega gives us his insight on Hugo Chavez’s fifty percent chance of surviving the next 18 months and the opposition factions that will form after his eventual death. He believes that the democrats within the country will need to move quickly to fill the vacuum with positive energy for the future. Next, Trevor Loudon in his new book, Barack Obama and the Enemies Within, discusses how the 5th column movements in the United States are undermining our military defense. Additionally, he examines the close ties that Obama’s allies and former mentors have to far leftist, Communist groups. Lastly, Former Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton joins Frank to voice his concerns over the threat of the Palestinians advocating for official statehood in front of the UN General Assembly. If the General Assembly recognizes their statehood, he says, the US should cut off all funding to the UN. He then gives his recommendations for isolating monetary waste within our government.

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