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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 
GORDON CHANG, Forbes.com:
  • 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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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

Rosemary Jenks, Roger Noriega, Fred Fleitz, Charles Faddis

April 3rd, 2014 ·

ROSEMARY JENKS, of NumbersUSA, speaks on the comprehensive immigration reform debate within the GOP, as well as the hidden offers of amnesty to illegal aliens in the National Defense Authorization Act.

ROGER NORIEGA, former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States, examines the brutality of the Venezuelan government.  Noriega projects that the Venezuelan military is unlikely to stand up against the government for fear of further dirtying its hands.

Michael Morell, former Acting Director of the CIA, testified before the House Select Committee on Intelligence yesterday on the official Benghazi talking points. FRED FLEITZ, senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, makes the case that Morell personally prompted the politicization of those talking points. CHARLES FADDIS, former director of the CIA’s WMD terrorism unit, questions why evidence suggesting the Benghazi attack was a terror incident was ignored in favor of a “spontaneous mob” narrative.

Tags: Rosemary Jenks · Roger Noriega · Fred Fleitz

Pete Hoekstra, Roger Noriega, Bill Roggio, Fred Fleitz

March 20th, 2014 ·

Former Congressman PETE HOEKSTRA offers his perspective on the Russian annexation of Crimea, and Senator Dianne Feinstein's allegations against the CIA.

ROGER NORIEGA, former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States, discusses the protests in Venezuela. He argues that the United States is not taking appropriate actions against President Nicolas Maduro in order to curb the rising violence the country is experiencing.

BILL ROGGIO, of the Long War Journal, analyses the jihadist threat against the US and Russia, specifically looking at the Immigrants' Army, a prominent multi-national Jihadist group inside Syria.

FRED FLEITZ, senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, discusses Putin's aggressive stance on Ukraine and a potential for continued geo-strategic expansion. He also addresses how Russian retaliation to U.S./NATO sanctions could affect the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran.
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Tags: Bill Roggio · Roger Noriega · Congressman Pete Hoekstra · Fred Fleitz

Bob Monroe, Daniel Goure, Bill Gertz, Roger Noriega

January 31st, 2014 ·

Ret. Admiral BOB MONROE, shares his expertise on the U.S. nuclear program and how its ongoing deterioration is jeopardizing the future of the United States.


DANIEL GOURE, of the Lexington Institute, assesses the United State’s nuclear program and brings to light the implications of the administration’s domestic and international nuclear policies.

BILL GERTZ, reporter for the Washington Free Beacon and the Washington Times, covers two Congressional hearings from this past week. One, a briefing by intelligence leaders that pronounced that cyber attacks are a bigger threat to the United States than terrorism, and the other a briefing that focused on the space threat China poses to the US.

ROGER NORIEGA, a former US ambassador to the Organization of American States, puts forward his argument that narco-terrorist states have replaced communism as the primary threat to democracy in 21st century Latin America.
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Tags: Bill Gertz · Roger Noriega · Daniel Goure

John Bolton, David Weinberg, Steve Groves, Roger Noriega

September 20th, 2013 ·

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

Patrick Sookhdeo, Bill Gertz, Roger Noriega

September 6th, 2013 ·

PATRICK SOOKHDEO, of the Westminster Institute,

BILL GERTZ, the senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon, evaluates the possible Syrian strike plan and the retaliation ramifications expected, as well as the potential impact that defense cuts will have on the U.S. military's ability.

ROGER NORIEGA, of the Inter American Watch and American Enterprise Institute, sheds light on Iran and Hezbollah in the western hemisphere with the support of powerful individuals in Venezuela and what this could mean for the US.

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Senator Byron Dorgan, Roger Noriega, Andy McCarthy, Nina Shea

August 20th, 2013 ·

Former Senator and author of new book Gridlock , BYRON DORGAN, investigates the infrastructure vulnerabilities the United States faces with the growing EMP threat.

ROGER NORIEGA, of Inter American Watch and American Enterprise Institute, looks south of the border at the recent Gulf Cartel arrest in Mexico, Iran's presence in the region, and the rising distress in Brazil and Columbia.

ANDY MCCARTHY, of National Review Online, analyzes some of the issues and hurdles Egypt is facing currently in their quest for stability and ultimately democracy.

NINA SHEA, director of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, examines the persecution of the Christians and other minorities throughout the Middle East, from the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to the Islamist rebels in Syria. 

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Tags: Andy McCarthy · Roger Noriega · Nina Shea · Byron Dorgan

Andrea Boland, Roger Noriega, Steven Bucci, Gordon Chang

August 13th, 2013 ·

Representative ANDREA BOLAND reflects on the efforts she has made to protect her native state Maine and the the rest of the country from growing EMP threats.

ROGER NORIEGA, of American Enterprise and Inter-American Security Watch, looks south of the border at the upcoming visits of John Kerry to Brazil and Colombia, power loss for President Fernandez of Argentina, and Mexico's war against narcotic drug king pins.

STEVEN BUCCI, US Colonel and Director of the Allison Center at the Heritage Foundation, examines US relationship with Russia, US Military budget cuts, sexual assaults in the military, and the threat of an EMP strike.

GORDON CHANG, of Forbes.com, addresses the conflicting reports on the growth of the Chinese economy, as well as looks into the relationship between North Korea and Cuba.

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Andy McCarthy, Clifford May, Roger Noriega, Clare Lopez

August 6th, 2013 ·

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor, discusses the start of the Nidal Hasan trial, as well as the situation in Egypt and the Islamist influences that still exist in the country.

CLIFFORD MAY, of the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, gives a deeper analysis of the current threat posed by Al-Qaeda in the wake of a mass closure of US embassies and dispels the Obama administration's past suggestions that the core of Al-Qaeda had been diminished enough to not be a viable threat.

ROGER NORIEGA, of American Enterprise Institute, examines the political opposition in Venezuela and the status of the Maduro's government. Roger also examines Iran's presence in the Americas and the situation in Cuba with the resurgence of a Russian alliance.

CLARE LOPEZ, of Clarion Project.org, dissects the Iranian lobby in the United States and how the new Iranian President is anything from being moderate.

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Tags: Andy McCarthy · Clare Lopez · Roger Noriega · Cliff May