Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Nina Shea, Kevin Freeman, Robert Charles and Fred Fleitz

November 19th, 2018

With Nina Shea, Kevin Freeman, Robert Charles and Fred Fleitz 

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

  • The story of Asia Bibi – the first Pakistani woman to be sentenced to death for ‘insulting the Prophet Muhammad’
  • Extreme protests and violence due to Bibi’s acquittal
  • Pakistan’s blasphemy laws 

KEVIN FREEMAN, Host of Economic War Room on CRTV, author of Game Plan and Secret Weapon:

  • What we can learn from the miracle at Dunkirk?
  • How Americans can protect themselves from vulnerability created by Chinese manufactured medication
  • U.S.-China confrontation at APEC summit
  • ZTE’s export of social control to Venezuela

ROBERT CHARLES, Former Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush administration:

  • Latest on the migrant caravans headed for the U.S. border
  • How acting Attorney General Whitaker should handle the Russia investigation
  • The implications of the Clinton campaign’s involvement with Christopher Steele
  • Macron’s call for a European army

FRED FLEITZ, Incoming President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy:

  • New report confirms previous reports that Iran was 2-3 months away from a nuclear weapon
  • Untrue article in WSJ
  • How President Trump is likely to proceed with the Saudis, Turks and Iranians after Khashoggi



With David Goldman, Daniel Horowitz, Arthur Herman and Diana West

November 15th, 2018

DAVID GOLDMAN, Author of How Civilizations Die, Best known for his series of essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler:

  • Chaos in the British parliament
  • Why a hard Brexit would be destructive
  • Consequences of plummeting oil prices 

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at Conservative Review, Author of its “The Conservative Consciousness with Daniel Horowitz,” Former Policy Director for the Madison Project, Has contributed to Red, Breitbart, and The Blaze, Author of Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop Unelected Judges from Transforming America:

  • Republican party votes for House leadership
  • Trump signs off on early release/sentence reduction for drug traffickers and gun felons

ARTHUR HERMAN, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Author of 1917: Lenin, Wilson and the Birth of the New World Disorder(2017):

  • Implications of the current 5G revolution
  • China’s digital Belt and Road Initiative

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at

  • The destruction of decorum exemplified by Jim Acosta situation
  • Implications of Michelle Obama’s new book

With Rick Fisher

November 14th, 2018

RICK FISHER, Senior Fellow, Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, Former Consultant on PLA issues for the Congressionally chartered U.S. China Security and Economic Review Commission:

  • Insights from Project 2409 Institute
  • The acceleration of China’s preparations to invade Taiwan


  • Beijing’s attempt to exclude the US from military exercises on South China Sea
  • John Bolton’s objection to new aggressive and exclusionary guidelines put forth by China
  • Takeaways from The Diplomatic and Security Dialogue


  • Implications of Beijing’s Impressive intermediate range missile arsenal
  • Phantom underwater drone warfare capabilities


  • Strategic implications of China’s potential base in Antarctica
  • The United Kingdom’s consequential technological relationship with Beijing

With Caroline Glick

November 13th, 2018

CAROLINE GLICK, Center for Security Policy’s Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, Senior Contributing Editor at The Jerusalem Post, Contributor at Breitbart News:

  • Implications of the aftermath of the Khashoggi Affair
  • Origins of Saudi’s fight against Sunni Jihad


  • The strategic reason why the US should not take action against the Saudis
  • Trump’s Middle East policy
  • Why the US must designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization


  • President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran
  • How Turkey and Iran are operating with each other to defeat a common enemy


  • The weaknesses of King Abdullah’s regime
  • Why anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism

With Angelo Codevilla

November 8th, 2018

ANGELO CODEVILLA, Professor of international relations at Boston University, Fellow at the Claremont Institute, Senior Editor of the American Spectator, Former Foreign Service Officer, Served on the Staff of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee between 1977 and 1985, Principle author of the 1980 presidential transition report on intelligence, Author of The Character of Nations: How Politics Makes and Breaks Prosperity, Family and Civility:

  • The current revolution taking place in the US
  • Disconnection between the political elite and the public


  • Consequences of midterm election results
  • The improvement of the Trump administration’s national security agenda


  • The collaborative efforts of the red-green axis
  • Glaring shortcomings in US national security apparatuses


  • Vladimir Putin’s long-term political aims
  • The Trump administration’s coherent China policy

With Russ Dallen, Diana West, Dakota Wood and Greg Scarlatoiu

November 7th, 2018

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”:

  • Consequences of presidential election in Brazil
  • Current state of US- Latin American affairs
  • The Venezuela-Russia relationship 

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal”:

  • No ‘blue wave’ in midterm elections
  • The impact the Kavanaugh assault had on voters

DAKOTA WOOD, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation, Twenty-year career in the USMC, Former Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Recently served as a strategist for the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command:

  • A detailed look at the Fiscal Year 2020 budget
  • Why allocating funds to military forces is an investment to our national security

GREG SCARLATOIU, Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea:

  • Implications of Trump’s Pyongyang strategy
  • Prospects of unification of Korean peninsula

With Fred Fleitz, Kevin Freeman, Joe diGenova and Mark Krikorian

November 6th, 2018

FRED FLEITZ, CEO and President of Center for Security Policy:

  • Significance of Trump’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran
  • Prospects of North Korean denuclearization

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at Center for Security Policy, Author of “Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack,” Author of “Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again”:

  • Is applying more pressure on Iran the right approach?
  • Beijing’s digital Belt and Road Initiative
  • Implications of US dependencies on Chinese pharmaceuticals

JOE diGENOVA, Founding Partner of the Washington, D.C. Law Firm of diGenova & Toensing, LLP, Former U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, Former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Rules Committee, Former Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary, Governmental Affairs and Select Intelligence Committees:

  • The illegal targeting of Trump through the Mueller investigation 
  • Significance of current Midterm elections 

MARK KRIKORIAN, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Contributor at National Review:

  • The role immigration has played in the Midterm elections
  • Does the incoming caravan pose as a security threat?
  • Is birthright citizenship a Constitutional right?

With Hans von Spakovsky, Robert Charles, Gordon Chang and Elaine Donnelly

November 5th, 2018

 HANS VON SPAKOVSY, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Former Member of the Federal Election Commission:

  • The birthright citizenship controversy
  • Consequences of voter fraud during Midterm elections

ROBERT CHARLES, Former Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Author of Eagles and Evergreens:

  • Implications of incoming Central American caravan
  • Why Trump is right to enforce US border security

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World:

  • President Trump’s new posture towards China
  • Significance of supply chains moving out of Beijing
  • Are the Chinese cutting back on their imports of Iranian oil?

ELAINE DONNELLY, Founder and President of the Center for Military Readiness, Appointed by President George H.W. Bush to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces in 1992:

  • Federal judges intervening in immigration policy
  • Implications of transgender personnel in the military

With Lawrence Peck

November 1st, 2018

LAWRENCE PECK, Advisor at the North Korean Freedom Coalition:

  • The political orientation of Moon Jae-In’s government
  • Consequences of the growing rift between South Korea and US


  • How the Kim government is undermining President Trump
  • South Korea’s easing of sanctions on the North
  • Recent Military agreement between NK and SK


  • Pyongyang’s horrific violations of human rights
  • Prospects of unification of Korean Peninsula


  • How China enables North Korea’s nuclear proliferation
  • Dangers of Pyongyang’s cyber warfare capabilities

With Raymond Ibrahim

October 31st, 2018

RAYMOND IBRAHIM, Author of Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (2018) Author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, Born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic-Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East

  • The origins of the war against the West
  • Defining the complexities of the word ‘Jihad’ 


  • Differentiating offensive jihad vs. defensive Jihad
  • How Sharia supremacism has been operationalized over the centuries


  • 14th century battles between Islam and the West
  • Why Sharia has been the most persistent enemy to the US


  • The persecution of Christians in the Middle East
  • Dangers of Sharia blasphemy restrictions