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Andy McCarthy, Brad Patty, Luis Fleischman, Michael Rubin

July 1st, 2014 ·

Andy McCarthy, former federal prosecutor:

  • Ahmed Abu Khatallah's first court appearance in the US, and the implications of his entry into the criminal justice system
  • Boehner's decision to sue Obama--assessing alternative methods to reign in the use of executive power

BRAD PATTY: former member of the Iraq Advisory Task Force:

  • Prospects for the emergence of, and the benefits of having, an independent Kurdistan in the Middle East
  • Ways US support for an independent Kurdish state could affect the rest of Iraq

Dr. LUIS FLEISCHMAN, author of "Latin America in the Post Chavez Era":

  • Analysis and status of a Venezuela sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress
  • Human rights in Venezuela
  • U.S. foreign policy role, strategy, and obligations in Latin America
  • U.S. interests in and national security threats from the Venezuelan regime and its relationships with Iran, Hezbollah, and the FARC

MICHAEL RUBIN, a former Pentagon official and author of "Dancing With the Devil":

  • The US intelligence failure of not detecting ISIS's plans for Iraq, and problems with the American response to the crisis
  • What can the US do at this point to help Iraq?
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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

GORDON CHANG, of Forbes.com:

  • 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

Pete Hegseth, Dinesh D’Souza, Michael Rubin, Rosemary Jenks

March 7th, 2014 ·

Secure Freedom Radio recorded from Radio Row at CPAC 2014 today. PETE HEGSETH, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America; DINESH D'SOUZA, acclaimed author and filmmaker; MICHAEL RUBIN of AEI; and ROSEMARY JENKS of Numbers USA all weigh in on the shrinking role of national security in the conservative movement. 

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Michael Rubin, Harold Rhode, Christian Whiton, Diana West

October 25th, 2013 ·

MICHAEL RUBIN, of AEI, takes a deeper look at President Obama's relationship with Iran and what Iran is up to now.

HAROLD RHODE, of the Gatestone Institute, argues that the United States' posture on terrorism is appearing weak in the Middle East and leaving it vulnerable to exploitation.

CHRISTIAN WHITON, author of the newly released book "Smart Power," explains the unraveling of American power in regions such as Europe, and the damaging effects the National Security Agency (NSA) is having towards American power.

DIANA WEST,  a syndicated columnist and author, talks about the galloping socialism she sees occurring in Washington.

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Rowan Scarborough, Kori Schake, Michael Rubin, Christian Whiton

August 9th, 2013 ·

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, of the Washington Times, investigates the idea of socially engineering the military by implanting women in combat, among other things, and looks at how lowering the standards of the military to allow more women into combat poses a large danger to the quality of the military.

KORI SCHAKE, of the Hoover Institution, puts into prospective the relationship between the US and Russia, including how Russian policy is anti-American and how Russia is longing to be a Cold War superpower once again.

MICHAEL RUBIN, of AEI, focuses in on the chaos happening in every corner of the Middle East and looks at how the radical Islamists in the region are growing more aggressive towards the US.

CHRISTIAN WHITON, of the DC international Advisory, analyzes the collapse of Obama's progressive doctrine to the world as well as looks into how the president has started to be perceived as weak on the world stage.

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Michael Rubin, Harold Rhode , Robert Zarate, Gordon Chang

June 17th, 2013 ·

MICHAEL RUBIN, of American Enterprise Institute, dissects the results of the recent Iranian Presidential elections and subsequent win of so-called moderate candidate, Hassan Rouhani, and what this really means for the region and for the United States as well as what changes, if any, the world can expect to see from the country's new and moderate president.

HAROLD RHODE, of the Gatestone Institute, explains why the new Iranian president is not—and cannot—be "moderate" in the American sense of the word, and how Iran is purposefully trying to lure the US into a state of false security.

ROBERT ZARATE, Policy Director at the Foreign Policy Initiative, looks towards the upcoming U.S. and Russia meeting, specifically looking at the issues of nuclear de-armament and Russia’s plan of action in regards to this issue.

GORDON CHANG, of Forbes.com, touches on the subject of Edward Snowden and the growing possibility that he is working with the Chinese government. Chang also gives his analysis of China's economic future based on recent stock market closings and other fiscal signs.

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Tags: Uncategorized · Gordon Chang · Michael Rubin · Robert Zarate · Harold Rhode

Michael Rubin

May 16th, 2013 ·

In light of the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, MICHAEL RUBIN of the American Enterprise Institute joins Frank for the entire hour to outline the Geo-political role of Erdogan and Turkey, both historically and in the context of current events.

What is the nature of the Turkish government and how has it changed under Erdogan's leadership?  Has it drifted, undetected, from a secular nationalist nation toward one with an Islamist identity?

This important NATO ally has maintained appearances through Erdogan's relationship with Obama even while a sea change in Turkish foreign policy shifts to strengthen ties with Middle Eastern entities aligned against the U.S.  What are the implications for Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Egypt?

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Corrected 5/1: Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Michael Rubin, Janice Kephart, Diana West

May 2nd, 2013 ·

CORRECTED 5/1 File: With Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Michael Rubin, Janice Kephart, Diana West.

Ret. Lt. Gen. JERRY BOYKIN of Special Operations Speaks discusses the recent discovery that witnesses to the Benghazi attack of last year are being blocked by the Department of State and CIA from telling their stories.

MICHAEL RUBIN, Resident Scholar at AEI, talks about the current crisis in Syria and the threats coming from an increasingly unstable Iran.

JANICE KEPHART, National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, provides data she has found--which the Obama administration doesn't want made public--that details the increasing number of border crossing attempts since the talk of amnesty began. The most shocking statistic? A 500% increase in activity in the Tuscon sector over the past year.

DIANA WEST, author of The Death of the Grownup, reports on suspicious links between the Boston bombings and Saudi Arabia.

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Tags: Uncategorized · Diana West · Michael Rubin · janice Kephart · Ret. Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin

Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Michael Rubin, Janice Kephart, Diana West

May 1st, 2013 ·

With Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Michael Rubin, Janice Kephart, Diana West.

Ret. Lt. Gen. JERRY BOYKIN of Special Operations Speaks discusses the recent discovery that witnesses to the Benghazi attack of last year are being blocked by the Department of State and CIA from telling their stories.

MICHAEL RUBIN, Resident Scholar at AEI, talks about the current crisis in Syria and the threats coming from an increasingly unstable Iran.

JANICE KEPHART, National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, provides data she has found--which the Obama administration doesn't want made public--that details the increasing number of border crossing attempts since the talk of amnesty began. The most shocking statistic? A 500% increase in activity in the Tuscon sector over the past year.

DIANA WEST, author of The Death of the Grownup, reports on suspicious links between the Boston bombings and Saudi Arabia.

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Tags: Uncategorized · Diana West · Michael Rubin · janice Kephart · Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin

Victor Davis Hanson, John Bolton, Michael Rubin, Gordon Chang

February 4th, 2013 ·

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, of the Hoover Institute, postulates why Obama is changing over 65 years of American foreign policy to remove the US from its preeminent place in international relations, and explains the reasoning behind Obama's progressive move to cut defense spending to fund entitlement programs.

AMB. JOHN BOLTON, former US ambassador to the UN, analyzes the fallout from Chuck Hagel's Senate hearing, and explains that nuclear deterrence won't work against an enemy who believes that such destruction would lead to paradisaical glory.

MICHAEL RUBIN, from the American Enterprise Institute, explains how Egypt is on the brink of becoming a failed state, how Turkey is not an American ally, and how Al Qaeda has planted its roots in the Syrian rebellion leading to disastrous consequences for Israel no matter the outcome of the current conflict.

GORDON CHANG, from forbes.com, interprets the war-talk coming from Chinese officials, combined with recent increased isolation in Tibet, and aggression over disputed islands as a warning to America of China's desire for a war in the near future.

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Tags: Uncategorized · Gordon Chang · Amb. John Bolton · Michael Rubin · Victor Davis Hanson