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Ted Bromund

October 22nd, 2014 ·

TED BROMUND, Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Safeguarding the U.S. Constitution from infringments in the realm of international treaties
  • The synthesis of a treaty to enforceable law
  • Today’s non-contractual nature of human rights treaties

PART TWO:

  • Examples of the Obama Administration bypassing Congress and the Senate
  • The Arms Trade Treaty's possible impact on the arming and resupplying of American allies
  • Treaties affecting the responsibility of Federal Courts to enforce gun control regulations

PART THREE:

  • The UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and American 2nd Amendment rights
  • Mexico’s biased handling of the 2015 Conference of States Parties Conference on the UN ATT
  • Congressional options to fight the ATT

PART FOUR

  • The Ottawa Convention's effect on U.S. anti-personnel land mine capabilities
  • A look at a NATO study on how land mines are essential to the U.S. military arsenal
  • The two primary components of the Iran nuclear treaty that will hurt the U.S.
  • Whether or not the U.S. should join the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Rep. Steve Palazzo, Roger Noriega, Stephen Rademaker, Andy McCarthy

October 21st, 2014 ·

Congressman STEVE PALAZZO (MS-4), member of the House Armed Services Committee, the Science, Space & Technology Committee, and the Committee on Homeland Security: 

  • Damaging effects of sequestration on the U.S. military coming to the fore in 2015
  • The difficulties of balancing the budget without compromising America’s security
  • A Congressional view on the security of the U.S. electrical grid and cyber warfare threats

ROGER NORIEGA, Former US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs: 

  • The lack of a legitimate political opposition in Bolivia’s recent elections
  • A potential for a shift from a socialist incumbent to a pro-business moderate in Brazil's upcoming runoff election
  • Venezuela’s controversial election to the U.N. Security Council
  • Latin American countries ban travel from Ebola-stricken countries in Africa

STEPHEN RADEMAKER, Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation: 

  • President Jimmy Carter and President Obama's different approaches to crisis management
  • The Administration’s false optimism in finding a serious arms control partner in Vladimir Putin
  • Reports that President Obama will circumvent Congress in order to finalize an unfavorable nuclear treaty with Iran

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor and contributing editor with National Review Online:

  • Questioning the President’s leadership skills in the face of countless foreign policy issues
  • "Ebola Czar" Ron Klain's concerning lack of public health expertise
  • Comments by a moderate Muslim cleric that secular democracy must defeat the Islamic State

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Phyllis Schlafly, Patrick Poole, Reggie Littlejohn, Gordon Chang

October 20th, 2014 ·

PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY, founder of Eagle Forum and author of “Who Killed The American Family?”:

         Implications of President Obama’s open border, pro-amnesty agenda

         Dangerous diseases that illegal child migrants are carrying across the Southern border

         How illegal immigrants help support big government in America

PATRICK POOLE, anti-terrorism consultant and regular contributor to PJ Media:

         The strategic importance of Baghdad International Airport in protecting Americans in Iraq

         Applying the lessons from the 9/11 Benghazi Attack to the situation in Baghdad

         Contingency plans for evacuating U.S. personnel if Baghdad falls to the Islamic State

         The latest failures to strengthen the Free Syrian army and other moderate rebels in Syria

REGGIE LITTLEJOHN, Founder and President of Women’s Rights without Frontiers:

         China’s coercive use of forced abortions to uphold its one-child policy

         Threats that China’s growing population of unmarried men may pose to domestic and international stability

         Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng’s persistence in revealing human rights abuses committed by the Chinese government

GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China”:

         China’s failed social engineering policies and resulting population decline

         Differences in how India and China are faring in the world economy

         Will the reappearance of Kim Jong Un restore the status quo in North Korea?

         Recent spurts of violence in the Hong Kong protests

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Douglas Feith

October 17th, 2014 ·

DOUGLAS FEITH, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and current Director of the Center for National Security Strategies at the Hudson Institute:

PART ONE

  • Understanding the true reach of the global Jihad
  • President Obama’s view of radical Islamist ideology
  • George W. Bush’s distinction between Islam as a religion versus Islam as a totalitarian tool of oppression

PART TWO

  • Identifying the distinctions between religious Islam and political Islamism
  • The challenges in criticizing the radical ideology of Islamism without condemning Islam as a whole
  • Common misconceptions about the Muslim Brotherhood

PART THREE 

  • Regional security implications of the intense rivalry between Qatar and Saudi Arabia
  • Turkish President Erdogan’s radical vision for reorienting Turkey from the West to the East
  • The complex relationship between ideology and fundamental security concerns in policy making

PART FOUR

  • The successes and failures of the three main elements of the War on Terror
  • Taking preventative measures against people converting to radical Islam
  • The need for a governmental office focused on radical ideology
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Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Ken Israel, Charles Faddis, and Caroline Glick

October 17th, 2014 ·

Rep. PETE HOEKSTRA, retired Congressman and former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee:

  • The timing of the New York Times article on chemical weapons found in Iraq

  • Repercussions of the Bush Administration’s cover up of of its Iraqi chemical weapons discoveries

  • Weighing the possibility of the Islamic State obtaining chemical weapons in Iraq

Maj. Gen. KENNETH ISRAEL, USAF Ret., President of the Executive Committee of the Association of Old Crows:

  • Defining electronic warfare, what it entails, and what the U.S. needs to do to win

  • Steps needed to improve the functionality and efficiency of U.S. electronic warfare

  • The new battle ground of cyberspace

CHARLES FADDIS, former head of the CIA's WMD Terrorism Unit:

  • Grading the American government's response to a potential Ebola outbreak

  • Shortcomings in the U.S. defense against biological terror threats

  • The urgent need to secure America's borders in the midst of the debate over restricting air travel from West Africa

  • Debating the placement of National Guard troops at the southern U.S. border versus in West Africa

CAROLINE GLICK, author of "The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East":

  • Why Glick chose to enter the New York Time's controversial debate over "recognizing the non-existent state of Palestine"

  • The growth of anti-Israel sentiments in powerful European academic and political circles

  • Israel's response to international hostilities

 

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Diana West, Fred Fleitz, Amb. James Jeffrey, Amb. Diego Arria

October 15th, 2014 ·

DIANA WEST, author of “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character”:

  • Failings in the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola crisis
  • 1,000 Americans at the Baghdad Embassy threatened by the Islamic State's advances
  • Problems with John Kerry’s supposed reset with the Russian government
FRED FLEITZ, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and former CIA Analyst:
  • The New York Times breaks the story on the Pentagon's concealment of chemical weapons stashes it found during the Iraq War
  • The U.S.'s position in the ongoing Iranian nuclear program talks
  • Ways to improve personal safety as ISIS encourages homegrown terrorist attacks against American military families
Amb. JAMES JEFFREY, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey:
  • The role and interests of Turkey in the war against ISIS
  • Can the U.S. trust Turkey as an ally?
  • The two main factors that contributed to the rise of ISIS
  • A look at why many Muslims find it hard to take a stand against radical Islam
Amb. DIEGO ARRIA, former President of the UN Security Council and former Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations:
  • How Venezuela could influence and distort the workings of the U.N. Security Council if it earns membership
  • The theme of vitriolic anti-Americanism that defines Venezuela’s foreign policy
  • Why have the "malign actions of a rogue regime" less than two thousand miles away from the U.S. been overlooked by the State Department?
  • Cuba's power over Venezuelan affairs
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Bing West

October 14th, 2014 ·

BING WEST, author of “One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War” and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs:

  • A look back at the devastating combat waged by the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in Sangin, Afghanistan (Helmand Province)
  • Afghanistan today and the plan to withdraw most U.S. troops by the end of the year
  • The skewed rules of engagement U.S. servicemen faced when implementing a counterinsurgency strategy

PART TWO

  • How stringent rules of engagement breed a risk-averse culture
  • President Obama’s feckless security policy and how it harms America’s long-term credibility
  • The challenges posed by Iraq’s ethnic tensions
  • Working with an Iranian-friendly Shiite administration in Baghdad

PART THREE

  • Turkish President Erdogan’s Islamist ambitions
  • Why the Afghanistan air campaign of 2001 was an ideal campaign for containing the spread of jihadist insurgencies
  • How the War on Terror represents a greater clash of civilizations that will last for generations

PART FOUR

  • What the two controversial memoirs by Secretaries of Defense Gates and Panetta indicate about President Obama’s leadership
  • The FBI Director’s warning about China’s relentless hacking of American businesses
  • Failure of the Republican Party to articulate meaningful alternatives and be consistent in its opposition to current Administration policy
  • The indispensable capability offered by land mines and the ideological motive behind the President’s desire to remove them from America’s arsenal
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Mark Helprin

October 13th, 2014 ·

MARK HELPRIN, bestselling author of “In Sunlight and in Shadow”:

  • A macro look at the current progressive-liberal view on war
  • The Administration’s failure to distinguish between rational and irrational actors in the international arena
  • A historic analysis of the new Islamic conquest
PART TWO
  • How the direct threat of “civilization jihad” is systemically eroding American values
  • Updates on the battle for Kobani, Syria
  • Evidence of civilization jihad in the previous efforts to construct a mosque at Ground Zero
PART THREE
  • A recurrent and existential threat posed to mankind by emerging pathogens
  • Russia’s long historical memory and Putin’s writing of the newest chapter of Russian aggression towards its neighbors
  • Economic dependence as a means of domination for ambitious nations
PART FOUR
  • The atrophy of the American military industrial base in the post-Cold War era
  • The additional risks associated with a reduced military capacity for crisis management stemming from budget cuts
  • Confronting the ideology of retrenchment in a more dangerous world
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Jack Cashill, Sue Mi Terry, and Bill Gertz

October 10th, 2014 ·

JACK CASHILL, author of “You Lie! The Evasions, Omissions, Fabrications, Frauds, and Outright Falsehoods of Barack Obama”:

  • A deeper look into President Obama’s early family life
  • The three main Presidential deceptions about America’s border security
  • Questioning the President’s religious affiliation and its political repercussions

PART TWO

  • Reasons behind the stall in US relations with Russia
  • Why the Administration is unable to focus on its pivot to Asia
  • President Obama’s post-Benghazi falsehoods
  • The outlook for the remaining two years under Barack Obama

SUE MI TERRY, former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council:

  • Making sense of Kim Jong Un’s recent disappearance from the public eye
  • Does recent North Korean outreach constitute a serious opportunity for change, or is yet another seasonal charm offensive?
  • What role—if any—sanctions are playing as the force behind the DPRK’s calls for dialogue

BILL GERTZ, Managing Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • The Administration’s failure to take necessary precautions to preempt the spread of the Ebola virus
  • A growing spirit of cooperation between Al Qaeda affiliated groups and the Islamic State
  • Japan’s military role expanded in official doctrine regarding the JSDF relationship with U.S. forces in a conflict setting
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Yossie Hollander

October 9th, 2014 ·

YOSSIE HOLLANDER, co-founder of the Fuel Freedom Foundation:

  • PUMP, a newly released documentary highlighting the importance of fuel choice
  • Reasons why the U.S. should invest in cheaper and cleaner fuels, such as methanol and electricity
  • Clean energy’s role in defunding the global jihad

PART TWO

  • The impact of supply & demand on the oil market
  • The use and production of methanol as an alternative to oil
  • How to “jail break” a car to run on cleaner and cheaper fuel
PART THREE
  • Lessons from Brazil's success in making flex fuel vehicles easily accessible to consumers
  • Regulatory obstacles inhibiting Americans from converting their own cars into flex fuel vehicles
  • EPA consideration of how to make alternative fuel sources more common in the American market
PART FOUR
  • Economic, ecological, and security gains that OPEC-dependent nations can gain from investing in alternate fuels
  • Developing localized production of energy through alternative energy sources
  • Disparate interests in energy sources and investment from the business and political elite
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