Archive for the 'Claudia Rosett' Category

ITAMAR MARCUS, Founder and Director of Palestinian Media Watch:

  • Differences between Hamas' long-term ideological goals and short-term political goals in the conflict with Israel
  • Fatah's masking of its anti-Semitic sentiments from the non-Arabic speaking world
GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":
  • Assessing the potential for instability as a result of China's "anti-corruption" campaign
  • Resistance in China towards the internal leadership of the Communist Party
  • The US Navy's displeasure with China for sending an intelligence ship to watch the RIMPAC exercises
Dr. JAIME SUCHLICKI, Director of the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies:
  • Putin's motives for strengthening Russian-Cuban ties, and that relationship's possible impact on tensions between Russia and the United States
  • Concerns that a satellite tracking station in Cuba will be a front for Russian eavesdropping operations
  • Potential next steps for Putin's expansion of Russian influence further into Latin America
  • The US's possible isolation in Latin America in contrast with countries like Russia finding new avenues of trade and building new relationships in the region
CLAUDIA ROSETT, Journalist In Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:
  • Mystery surrounding a North Korean cargo ship that entered the Gulf of Mexico, turned off its transponder for nine days, and is now run-aground off the coast of Mexico
  • Potential Russian involvement in the downing of airliner Malaysian MH-17
  • Extension of the Iranian nuclear negotiations past the July 20th deadline

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Rep. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, of Florida's 27th Congressional District:

  • Will President Obama seek Congressional approval to launch airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq?
  • Ways in which U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has prompted a contemplation of allying with Iran
  • Iran's continuing strides towards a nuclear weapon, and the Administration's attempt to go around strict sanctions on the regime
  • Controversy over the Palestinian Unity Government—composed of Fatah and Hamas--benefiting from American tax dollars and political support

CLAUDIA ROSETT, of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies:

  • Iran's past actions that would make it an untrustworthy ally in Iraq
  • North Korea and Iran's ongoing weapons collaboration, and the likelihood that NK will assist Iran in testing a nuclear weapon
  • Putin's supposed move to lessen Russian military involvement in Ukraine

Rep. DUNCAN HUNTER, of California's 50th Congressional District:

  • Thoughts on the direction the U.S. should take in Iraq
  • American military power projections, and concern that the DoD's capabilities have not kept up with budget increases
  • Illegal immigration's impact on the country

Dr. PETER PHAM, of The Atlantic Council:

  • Results of the US ignoring the threat of Boko Haram back in 2011
  • Boko Haram's territorial expansionism in Northern Nigeria
  • Rundown on a Somali terrorist organization, Al-Shabab, operating with impunity in Kenya

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Senator TED CRUZ of Texas:

  • Importance of Republicans and Democrats coming together in the House and Senate to unanimously approve a bill banning terrorists from entering the United States as diplomats

  • President Obama's signing statement declaring the anti-terrorist bill to be "advisory legislation"
  • Obama's history of ignoring laws as it suits him—immigration, welfare, Obamacare, etc. laws

CLAUDIA ROSETT, journalist in residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

  • Banning terrorists from gaining and holding UN ambassadorial positions
  • The likelihood of Ukrainian dissolution and complete integration into Russia
  • North Korea's progression as a credible nuclear threat to the US and its allies in the region

STEVEN BUCCI, of the Heritage Foundation:

  • The possible impact of President Obama's upcoming trip to Asia on US allies there
  • America's lost ability to properly pivot among world regional problems, a result of the hollowing out of the military
  • The Obama Administration's treatment of Israel, America's most important ally in the Middle East

CLIFF KINCAID, President of America's Survival Inc. and Director at the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism:

  • Unprecedented decision to award the Pulitzer Prize for espionage-focused journalism stories
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel's controversial past 
  • Al-Jazeera's penetration of American media and its association with domestically based Muslim Brotherhood front organizations 

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Journalist in Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies CLAUDIA ROSETT runs through the international responses to Vladimir Putin's invasion of the Crimea. She highlights particularly the UN General Assembly's resolution condemning the invasion, which directly named Russia only once. Rosett also describes the effect the differences between US rhetoric and actions are having on China's military buildup.

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal", examines Marxist sentiments found throughout the US. She argues that these feelings are a legacy of the US's failure to completely win the ideological battle of the Cold War.

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor, offers his insight into the possible ramifications of further U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict. He contends that this issue, in addition to the Russian-Ukraine conflict and the Israeli peace talks, comprise the top diplomatic failures of President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.

TED BROMUND, senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, details the fundamental vagueness of the United Nations when addressing human rights standards in its Arms Trade Treaty. He further explains how this language may preclude future U.S. policies towards Israel and Taiwan.

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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, analyzes current events in the Middle East, including the Syrian chemical weapon attacks, Israel's status, the ongoing violence in Egypt, and Turkey's relationship with the region.

CLAUDIA ROSETT, journalist in residence at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, examines the situation in Syria and the lack of a UN response, as well as the absence of Samantha Power at this critical time.

HAROLD RHODE, of the Gatestone Institute, talks about Turkish Prime Minister Erodgan's statements about democracy and ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, US support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and US involvement in Syria.

GORDON CHANG, of World Affairs Journal and Forbes, discusses China's aggressive nature with the territorial grab in the Pacific Ocean and the creation of a new anti-satellite satellite.

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JOHN WOHLSTETTER, Senior Fellow with the Discovery Institute, explains the science behind the heightened EMP threat during a solar maximum. Wohlstetter also describes the new technology that is supposed to make it easier to make sure ships carrying nuclear weapons do not enter US ports.

JIM HANSON, of, looks at the recent Bradley Manning verdict as well as Russia's power play to grant Edward Snowden political asylum, thus making it legally impossible for the United States to prosecute Snowden for at least a year.

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Journalist in Residence at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, talks about the failed Russian reset and Iran's attempt to become rapporteur for the UN disarmament committee, one of the six main committees of the UN General Assembly.

FRED FLEITZ, of, analyzes Russia's role in the Snowden scandal and asks the question: "Where is Obama in all of this?"

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Congressman JOHN FLEMING, of the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana, gives his insight on the battle for religious freedom within the military. He also more deeply examines the Lacey Act and Americans being prosecuted on American soil with foreign laws.

CLAUDIA ROSETT, journalist in residence at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discusses her article, UNESCO's Grotesque Embrace of Che Guevara, looking deeper into the organization and what it truly stands for.

ANDY MCCARTHY, of the National Review Online, covers a variety of topics ranging from the meaning behind the Abu Ghraib prison escape to the reason why Samantha Power is losing support in the Senate.

CLARE LOPEZ. of, dissects the underlying agenda of the National Iranian American Council to promote the Iranian agenda in American foreign policy.

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Former Director of Intelligence JIM WOOLSEY assesses Snowden’s motives behind his release of classified information to the public, further characterizing his actions as part of a publicity stunt rather than the actions of a true whistleblower.

STEVEN BUCCI of the Heritage Foundation probes the legality of a country spying on its citizens and delves deeper into how these programs allow a country to gather the most effective intelligence to protect their citizens and mitigate outside threats.

ANDY McCARTHY, of National Review Online, analyzes Edward Snowden’s recent actions and the virtue of truth. He also turns his attention towards Congressman Sesenbrenner’s recent statement about the Patriot Act and President Obama’s intended action in Syria.

CLAUDIA ROSETT, of PJ Media and, examines climate change, the new immigration bill and the implications of the presence of Al Jazeera within the U.S.

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BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Free Beacon, goes over some of his most recently written articles regarding the missile defense program and subsequently the planned cuts the Obama Administration has in store for the defense program.

Former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States ROGER NORIEGA talks about the news that the leading opposition-run television station in Venezuela is being sold, after having withstood government pressure for years.

ELAINE DONNELLY, of the Center for Military Readiness, gives listeners and Frank a deeper look into the surging epidemic of sexual assault that is plaguing the U.S. Armed Forces at the moment.

CLAUDIA ROSETT of Foundation for Defense of Democracies talks with Frank about Richard Falk, a UN Human Rights Council special rapporteur, who last month publicly blamed the US for the Boston attacks. 

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Jim Hanson of guest hosts.

Former special prosecutor ANDY MCCARTHY goes over the reasons for why the Obama administration is choosing to try the surviving Boston bombing suspect in a US criminal court rather than as an enemy combatant.

MATTHEW BRODSKY, Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center, explains the dangers of the US appearing weak-willed in response to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

CLAUDIA ROSETT, writer at, reports on the way the United States is breaking its own laws by funding UNESCO.

JEREMY SCAHILL, author of the book "Dirty Wars"--released as a documentary film this year--discusses the legal and ethical questions raised by Obama's drone campaign against terrorists in the Middle East.

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