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Rep. Peter Roskam, Elizabeth Harrington, Stephen Coughlin, Gordon Chang

May 12th, 2014

Rep. PETER ROSKAM, House Chief Deputy Whip:

  • P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran
  • The economic boost to Iran due to an unraveling of economic sanctions
  • A congressional bill that would force the Administration to report on Iranian compliance with the sixth-month interim agreement

ELIZABETH HARRINGTON, of the Washington free Beacon:

  • The recent congressional sub-committee hearing on Electromagnetic Pulse (E.M.P.)
  • A need for more public awareness and legislative focus on the topic of E.M.P.

STEPHEN COUGHLIN, author of “Catastrophic Failure”:

  • Quranic basis of Shariah Law, recently implemented by the Sultan of Brunei
  • Coughlin’s recent trip to Egypt and observations about the Muslim Brotherhood; Egyptian General el-Sisi’s presidential candidacy and animosity towards the Brotherhood
  • Religious ideology motivating Boko Haram, the group responsible for the recent kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls

GORDON CHANG, columnist at Forbes.com and World Affairs Journal:

  • A Chinese ship’s physical assault on a Vietnamese vessel, including the use of water cannons; understanding the historical tensions between China and Vietnam; the status of the US-Vietnamese relationship
  • Chinese government’s recent attacks on underground Christianity; the potential destabilizing effects of Protestant religious fervor
  • Upcoming IPO from Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce giant, which must use illegal tactics to avoid Chinese laws against internet commerce; possible outcomes for Americans who buy into what may be the largest IPO in US history
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