Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Ilan Berman, Amb. Hank Cooper and Russ Dallen

January 5th, 2018


ILAN BERMAN, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council, Associated Faculty at Missouri State University’s Defense and Strategic Studies, Editor of The Journal of International Security Affairs, Author of “Iran’s Deadly Ambition: The Islamic Republic’s Quest for Global Power” (Aug. 2015):

  • Details on the second Persian spring
  • The financial corruption of Iran’s Mullahs
  • Importance of security forces turning on regime 


  • President Trump tweets U.S. nuclear button is bigger than Pyongyang’s
  • Implications of China’s enabling of North Korean aggression
  • Turkey’s rapid descent into Islamic authoritarianism 

AMB. HANK COOPER, Director of the Strategic Defensive Initiative Organization (SDIO) during the Bush Administration, Chairman of Applied Research Associates, Senior Associate of the National Institute of Public Policy, Visiting Fellow at the Heritage Center:

  • The state of U.S. nuclear deterrent
  • Consequences of the suspension of U.S. nuclear testing

RUSS DALLEN, President & Editor in Chief at the Latin American Herald Tribune, Head of the international investment bank, Caracas Capital Markets, Served as President of Venezuela’s “The Daily Journal”:

  • Updates on Maduro’s opposition
  • Why wage increases in Venezuela is not considered good news
  • How the National Assembly in Venezuela functions