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Rep. Peter Roskam, Joseph Humire, Bill Gertz, Gordon Chang

January 26th, 2015 ·

Rep. PETER ROSKAM (IL-6), Subcommittee Chairman on Oversight of the House Ways and Means Committee:

  • Why Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress is vitally important
  • What is President Obama's Iranian pipe dream?
  • The nature of Congressional action on Iran
JOSEPH HUMIRE, Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society, co-editor of “Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America”:
  • Alberto Nisman's death and a criminal case against Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman 
  • Is there a collusion between the government of Argentina, Iran, and Hezbollah?
  • Prospects concerning full normalization of relations and a democratic change in Cuba
BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:
  • Barack Obama’s foreign policy status at the time of the State of the Union
  • Developments in the Donetsk region and Russia's information warfare campaign
  • Chinese cyber espionage against the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter
  • Concerns behind the U.S. Special Operations Command's wargames in the Korean Peninsula
  • Chuck Hagel and U.S. nuclear disarmament 
GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Against the World”:
  • President Obama’s trip to India
  • Cooperation between periphery countries in defiance of Beijing’s belligerent activities
  • Souring North Korea-China relations, and simultaneously strengthening North Korea-Russian relations 
  • How Sri Lanka fits into the picture of Chinese aspirations in the Indian Ocean
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Efraim Inbar, Caitlin Poling, Rep. Tom Marino, and Dr. Luis Fleischman

January 23rd, 2015 ·

EFRAIM INBAR, Director of the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University:

  • Israeli-Saudi relations in light of the new Saudi King Salman
  • Iran and Hezbollah's new front against Israel in Syria
  • Continuing sour relations between Obama and Netanyahu

CAITLIN POLING, Director of Government Relations at the Foreign Policy Initiative:

  • Boko Haram 3.0 and the Islamic Caliphate in Africa
  • Boko Haram's relationship to other terror groups, such as Al-Shabaab and Al Qaeda
  • Logistical obstacles in the upcoming Nigerian election

Rep. TOM MARINO (PA-10), Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee:

  • Problems with European reliance on American funding to deal with security threats
  • The role of borders and immigration in American and European counterterrorism efforts
  • What is required for America to stay two steps ahead of plots against infrastructure
  • Why the threat of shariah in U.S. courts should not even be an issue

Dr. LUIS FLEISCHMAN,  author of “Latin America in the Post-Chavez Age: The Security Threat to the United States”:

  • The suspicious death of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman
  • A potential long-term relationship between Iran and Argentina
  • Growth of Iranian influence in the Western Hemisphere in response to contempt for the West
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Michael Rubin

January 22nd, 2015 ·

MICHAEL RUBIN, Resident Scholar at AEI and author of “Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes”:

PART ONE:

  • Calibrating the Obama foreign policy doctrine into the realties of today’s threats
  • Obama's remarks on Iran in the State of the Union address
  • Will Obama's lasting legacy be the enabling and emboldening of dangerous rogue states?

PART TWO:

  • Iranian rhetoric towards the United States, the Islamic Republic’s defense interests, and the destruction of Israel
  • The Iranian Revolution Guard's methods of exporting revolution
  • Iranian and Hezbollah agents killed in Golan Heights, Syria
  • Evidence of Iranian cyber intrusion in the U.S. electric grid and other important control systems

PART THREE:

  • The Islamic State's dependency on Turkey
  • How Islamist groups feed into each other via Osama bin Laden's "strong horse"
  • Islamic terrorism's roots in religious interpretation
  • Evidence that Turkey has probably been sponsoring Boko Haram as well as the Islamic State

PART FOUR:

  • Nefarious activities of the Saudi government and royal family
  • Jordan and the UAE's condemnation of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates
  • King Abdullah II's unpopularity in Jordan
  • Accusations that the Obama administration is appeasing dictators and harming relationships with Israel, Colombia, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan
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Keith Payne

January 21st, 2015 ·

KEITH PAYNE, President and Co-Founder of the National Institute for Public Policy:

PART ONE:

  • How the world has arrived in a "post-post-Cold War" era
  • Russia's geopolitical ambitions harken to the USSR's sphere of influence
  • Russia's publicly acknowledged modernization programs

PART TWO:

  • Russia's prioritization of nuclear modernization versus the U.S. policy of gradual disarmament
  • Intelligence on Russian tactical nuclear weapons in the Crimea and violations of the 1987 INF Treaty
  • The "Great Underground Wall" of China

PART THREE:

  • How estimations of China's nuclear capabilities are hindered by the Underground Great Wall
  • China's controversial decision to highlight hypothetical nuclear detonations and casualties on maps of the U.S.
  • Russia's history of reneging on reciprocity
  • Will President Obama's dreams of nuclear zero endanger his commitment to modernize the nuclear triad?
PART FOUR:
  • Current policy's impact on the morale of nuclear forces personnel
  • Should the United States resume testing of nuclear weapons?
  • The Guantanamo Bay deep water port as a possible base for Russian, Chinese, or Iranian attack submarines
  • How handing over control of Gitmo to Cuba would create a security risk for the Kings Bay, GA ballistic missile submarine base
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Rep. Rob Wittman, Jaime Suchlicki, Nina Shea, Andy McCarthy

January 20th, 2015 ·

Rep. ROB WITTMAN, (VA-1) Chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee:

  • National security in tonight's State of the Union address
  • Prospects for another sequester on the military
  • Why budget hawks must also be defense hawks
  • An assault on the strongest leg of the nuclear deterrent triad
JAIME SUCHLICKI, Director of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami:
  • Is the U.S. giving too many concessions to Cuba?
  • Pattern of anti-American governments providing ‘economic life support’ to the Cuban regime
  • Should President Obama have waited until Rául Castro was out of power before normalizing relations?
  • Dangers of Russia, China, or Iran taking control of the Guantanamo Bay strategic port

NINA SHEA, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute:

  • Motivations behind the religious cleansing of Christians throughout the Middle East and Africa
  • Destruction of the religious diversity of the Middle East by the Islamic State
  • The surprising source of hate speech laws
ANDY McCARTHY, author of “Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment”:
  • The Obama Surge: the continued release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay
  • Polling that shows large numbers of French residents are unconcerned with the growth of shariah blasphemy doctrine in France
  • Threats posed by Islamic sympathizers inside the United States government
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Douglas Murray, Gal Luft, Rudy Atallah, Neil Munro

January 16th, 2015 ·

DOUGLAS MURRAY, Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society:

  • Politicians’ distancing of Islam from recent terror attacks in France
  • Passive media tolerance of shariah blasphemy laws
  • What is the reality of radicalism in Birmingham, England?
RUDY ATALLAH, former Africa Counterterrorism director at the US Department of Defense:
  • The evolution of Boko Haram, and its recent attack on the town of Baga
  • Implications of next month’s Nigerian elections
  • Strengthening Boko Haram-Islamic State ties
  • Connections between the Paris supermarket terrorist and the nation of Mali

GAL LUFT, Co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and Senior Adviser to the United States Energy Security Council:

  • How America’s new glut of natural gas threatens OPEC’s energy monopoly
  • Saudi Arabia’s plans to destroy fracking and natural gas in America
  • Why unintended consequences for other countries reliant on oil herald potential global disaster

NEIL MUNRO, White House Correspondent for the Daily Caller:

  • Why Islamic/Arab society has failed and how President Obama punishes America for this failure
  • The stifling of press freedom under the Obama Administration to silence mentions of Jihad
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Bill Roggio, Fred Fleitz, Reza Kahlili, Patrick Dunleavy

January 15th, 2015 ·

BILL ROGGIO, Managing Editor at The Long War Journal:

  • The link between AQAP and the Paris jihadists
  • Boko Haram attack in Nigeria against civilians and a multinational African force
  • "One must recognize an enemy in order to defeat an enemy"

FRED FLEITZ, former CIA Intelligence Analyst:

  • Why fighting shariah should be added to the discussion of countering violent extremism
  • Evidence AQAP and the Islamic State are competing for the same goal, despite minor differences between the groups
  • The intelligence domain of the Center for Security Policy’s Secure Freedom Strategy
  • Urgent need to cease White House overreach into the intelligence bureaucracy
REZA KAHLILI, former undercover CIA agent in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and author of "A Time To Betray":
  • The true nature of Iranian intentions
  • Why negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are doomed to fail
  • Will military action be required to halt Iran's dangerous advances?

PATRICK DUNLEAVY, former Deputy Inspector General for New York State's Department of Corrections and author of “The Fertile Soil of Jihad: Terrorism’s Prison Connection”:

  • Dangers of relocating Guantanamo Bay detainees to countries with inadequate counterterrorism oversight programs
  • Investigation into the civilization jihad and Islamic radicalization continuing to take place in the U.S. prison system
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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lethinen, Mark Krikorian, Diana West, Jim Hanson

January 14th, 2015 ·

Rep. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN (FL-27), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa:

  • Reestablishing trust between the Executive and Legislative Branches and securing the border before implementing any measure of immigration reform
  • Obama's policy in Cuba, post-prisoner swap
  • Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro's search abroad for economic assistance
  • Is freedom of expression under threat?
MARK KRIKORIAN, Director of the Center for Immigration Studies:
  • The Aderholt legislation's threat to block DHS funding unless the President changes immigration policy
  • Will the Republican Congress be blamed for a Homeland Security shutdown?
  • Current enforcement regulations handcuffing border patrol agents
DIANA WEST, author of “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character”:
  • Lessons learned from European terror attacks dating back to the 1970’s PLO atrocities
  • Defending Western culture against shariah blasphemy laws and suppression of religious freedom
  • The West’s true salvation must come from the ability to defend its own way of life, not from Arab leaders
JIM HANSON, former Army Special Operations Technical Weapons Sergeant:
  • French Police and Intelligence Services “no-go zones” catalyzing terrorism and anti-Semitism
  • The lackadaisical approach to home-grown anti-terrorism by Western governments
  • Fleeting media attention given to Boko Haram's African, Islamic Caliphate
  • If Guantanamo Bay is under the jurisdiction of the Cuban regime, what will become of prisoners who don’t fit the criteria for international conventions or U.S. criminal courts?
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Pete Hoekstra, Clare Lopez, Yossie Hollander, Bruce Bechtol

January 13th, 2015 ·

PETE HOEKSTRA, former U.S. Congressman (MI-2) and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee:

  • Will Western leaders awaken to the threat of Islamic Jihad?
  • How President Obama has abetted the Muslim Brotherhood in America and throughout the Middle East and North Africa
  • Why engaging with the enemy will be seen as weakness and ruthlessly exploited

CLARE LOPEZ, Senior Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA Operations Officer:

  • Egyptian President el-Sisi's condemnation of violent extremism in Sunni Islam
  • Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's denouncement of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, but failure to mention the later killings in the kosher deli market
  • Hezbollah advancing Iranian interests in Syria by aligning with Bashar al-Assad

YOSSIE HOLLANDER: Co-Founder of  the Fuel Freedom Foundation, and producer of the documentary "Pump":

  • America's solution to energy security
  • Why outdated regulations stifle creativity and contribute to high energy prices
  • What breaking the energy monopoly of oil means for our enemies abroad

BRUCE BECHTOL, Associate Professor of Political Science at Angelo State University:

  • The paradox of North Korea: a Third World country with First World cyber warfare capabilities
  • China turns a blind eye toward North Korean cyberterrorism operations
  • How North Korea might retaliate against President Obama's proportionate response
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Andrew Bostom, Efraim Inbar, Raymond Tanter, Gordon Chang

January 12th, 2015 ·

Dr. ANDREW BOSTOM, author of “Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism":

  • Anti-terror marches in Paris and the ramifications of the Kosher market attack
  • Was the Charlie Hebdo and Kosher market massacre a coordinated operation?
  • Mainstream media censoring of some Charlie Hebdo cartoons that provoked last week's attacks
Dr. EFRAIM INBAR, Director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University (Tel Aviv):
  • Tying Western Europe’s anti-semitism and recognition of a Palestinian state to the BDS campaign against Israel
  • The rising political force that Europe’s Muslim communities now posses
  • Is Turkey America’s unacknowledged problem?
  • How further U.S. appeasement to Turkey will only increase security risks in the Middle East
Dr. RAYMOND TANTER, former Personal Representative of the Secretary of Defense for Arms Control and author of “Arab Rebels and Iranian Dissidents: New Landscape Allows Reset of U.S. Iran Policy”:
  • Sensitive Iraninan nuclear facilities hidden underground
  • Saudi Arabia's continuing manipulation of the global oil market
  • Predictions the U.S. shale industry will survive record-low oil prices due to diversification of the U.S. economy
GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World”:
  • Beijing-friendly President Mahinda Rajapaksa unseated in Sri Lanka
  • Underlying problems in Chinese foreign policy relations with Taiwan and Burma
  • Accelerated Chinese demographic challenges while India paces itself to be the most populous country on Earth
  • Volvo, owned by the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. distinction as the first to export Chinese cars to the U.S.
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