Archive for the 'Gordon Chang' Category

SEÁN McGURK, former Director of the DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center:

  • The known facts thus far about the alleged Chinese hack of OPM
  • Why a federal government database is so susceptible to hacking
  • The U.S.’s capacity for cyber counter-attacks

GORDON CHANG,  author of The Coming Collapse of China:

  • Beijing’s recent cyber attack against the U.S.
  • What motivated the Chinese government to commit such a complicated hack?
  • The ongoing intelligence war between the U.S. and the PRC
  • The Obama administration’s misguided policy with China

RICHARD PERLE, former Assistant Secretary of Defense and current resident fellow at AEI:

  • Implications of Turkey’s shocking parliamentary election results
  • The possibility of creating a sovereign Kurdish state

MARK KRIKORIAN, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies:

  • U.S. Border Patrol’s shifting duties due to the Obama administration’s immigration policy
  • The Leftist-Islamist alliance
  • Why the U.S. must use Europe’s immigration problem as a lesson to prevent similar issues at home
  • Analyzing Hillary Clinton’s attempt to appeal to immigrants

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Rep. LOUIE GOHMERT (TX-1), Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security:

  • Malfeasance surrounding the 2012 Benghazi attack
  • Is the Corker-Cardin bill enabling President Obama’s unchecked power?
  • Sen. Dick Durbin’s initiative to take in Syrian refugees

ANN CORCORAN, author of “Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America”:

  • A United Nations proposal that the U.S. take in half of the refugees displaced by war in Syria
  • The uncertain status of Syrian Christians
  • Ramifications of two decades of Somali refugees being brought into the U.S.
  • The secrecy of President Obama’s resettlement policy as seen in the Spartanburg, SC example

GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World”:

  • Chinese challenge to a U.S. surveillance aircraft flying in international airspace above the Spratley Islands
  • Beijing continuing to assert sovereignty in the South China Sea through construction of “artificial islands”
  • The arrest of six Chinese scientists on American soil for economic espionage
  • Has North Korea successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for ballistic missile use?

ELAINE DONNELLY, President of the Center for Military Readiness

  • The role of women in the military
  • The administration’s experimentation with women in combat
  • Lack of congressional oversight on Loretta Sanchez’s “SIR” amendment

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JOHN LEHMAN, Former Secretary of the US Navy and member of the 9/11 Commission:

  • The 9/11 Commission's new publication, "Today's Rising Terrorist Threat and the Danger to the United States: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report"
  • The danger of complacency as the jihadist threat expands
  • The United States Navy's current state of readiness

ANDY MCCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment":

  • Problems with a changing Western interpretation of the consistent Islamist doctrine
  • U.S. Government support for Hamas
  • Imprecision with the classification of "civilian" in the Israel/Hamas conflict
  • Controversy over the inclusion of Turkey and Qatar—two of the largest state sponsors of terrorism—in the Israel/Hamas talks

JOHN KAPPENMAN, owner of Storm Analysis Consultants:

  • Lessons learned from the solar flare that barely missed Earth two years ago
  • An assessment of the threat posed by future solar activity

GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":

  • Recent internal purges within the Chinese Communist Party
  • The Second Cold War that Russia and China are waging against the United States
  • Increasing threats against American businesses in China

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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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JASON BLACK, grid expert at Battelle Memorial Institute:

  • The vulnerabilities to and challenges of protecting the electrical grid
  • Steps that comprise a "holistic approach" to strengthening the security of the grid

ROGER NORIEGA, American Enterprise Institute:

  • Electrical grid incidents in Mexico and Arizona
  • How the Guatemalan and Mexican governments have played a role in the invasion of the southern U.S. border
  • Brazil's embarrassing loss in the World Cup and how it's contributing to political upheaval in the country
  • The current BRIC summit in Brazil and the challenges these economies face
Rep. JOHN FLEMING (LA-4), member of the House Armed Services Committee and former U.S. Navy Medical Officer: 
  • Hamas rocket attacks on Israel
  • The Caliphate newly established by the Islamic State
  • 1 Trillion in cuts to U.S. defense capability in the past five years
  • Missile defense and nuclear posture 
  • A surprising US agreement to collaborate with China on smart grid technology 
  • Implications of Chinese giant Alibaba's initial public offering for U.S. investors
  • Evidence of internal strife within the Chinese government

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  • Chinese internet giant Ali Baba's plans to enter the US capital markets
  • China's strategy for South Korea
  • Chinese-Taiwanese relations

ROBIN SIMCOX, research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society:

  • Background of ISIS leader Al Baghdadi and the current state of the newly-declared Caliphate
  • Reasons why ISIS is able to hold large amounts of territory while still having a relatively small fighting force
  • The fight between Al Qaeda and ISIS, and what notable Jihadi clerics in the region think about the group
  • Ways the threat in Iraq may spread to the West

CAROLINE GLICK, author of "The Israeli Solution":

  • Fatah's incitement of violence towards Israelis in response to the murder of a Palestinian teen
  • Why the Obama administration's support for the newly formed Fatah-Hamas Unity Government is in breach of US law
  • Ways the US can support Israel

ANDY MCCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution":

  • Insights on the trial of recently caught Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khattalah
  • Lawlessness in the Obama Administration
  • Reasons that members of the Executive Branch could be impeached for their actions

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KIRON SKINNER, Hoover Institution
"We have helped unleash Al-Qaeda, its affiliates, and great terror across the Middle East simply because we believe withdrawing is the only strategy available to the United States"
  • What history has shown about withdrawing from wars
  • The national security risk of only focusing on "core Al-Qaeda"
  • The theme of '"distorted jihad" in Syria, Iraq, Palestine, and Iran
  • Comparing the Reagan and Obama foreign policy doctrines
ERIC EDELMAN, former US Ambassador to Turkey
  • Prospects for Kurdish independence- what is Turkey's position?
  • The implications of Turkey's upcoming election
  • Is Turkey a reliable ally for the United States?
Rep. MARK MEADOWS, of North Carolina's 11th Congressional District
  • Secretary Kerry's trip to Baghdad and the possibility of a U.S./Iran alliance to quell sectarian violence
  • The Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act being brought forward in Congress
  • Should the U.S. accept the Fatah/Hamas unity government in Palestine as an ally?
  • Lois Lerner, the IRS, and the so-called "missing emails"
GORDON CHANG, columnist
  • Chinese plans to export untested nuclear power plant designs to countries such as Pakistan
  • Concerns about the lack of communication between Chinese and French regulators as China constructs the first of a new European-designed nuclear power plant
  • Beijing's white paper retracting Hong Kong's autonomy and the subsequent surge of pro-democracy activism in Hong Kong
  • The prospects that Modi's India will economically outperform China

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JIM HANSON, retired Special Operations Master Sergeant:

  • Why did the US decide now to trade five Taliban commanders for captured U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?
  • Was the Haqqani Network paid cash by the government of Qatar to facilitate the deal?
  • What are the circumstances under which Sgt. Bergdahl was captured?

Congressman STEVE KING (IA-4):

  • Concern over precedent set by U.S. negotiating with terrorists via a third party to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
  • A law, signed by President Obama, that requires Congress be given 30-days advance notice before the release of any prisoner from Guantanamo Bay, and why the Administration says it was unable to comply in the Bergdahl case
  • Problems with an order given to ICE to disregard a law that orders deportation proceedings be started whenever an illegal alien is found within the country

RAYMOND STOCK, of the Middle East Forum:

  • What the results of the recent Egyptian election says about domestic support for presidential-elect Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
  • Will Coptic Christians in Egypt fare better under el-Sisi than under the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi?
  • Muslim Brotherhood members possibly seeking refuge in the United States


  • The 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square and where Communist China stands today
  • Recent Shangri-La talks and how America and China presented themselves at the event
  • Updates on recent Chinese aggression against Vietnam and American allies in the region

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STEPHEN HUNTER, author of "Sniper's Honor":

  • Details about his new book, "Sniper's Honor," and the woman that inspired parts of it
  • What a new super gun currently in development means for the sniper profession

HAL BRANDS, author of "What Good is Grand Strategy?":

  • Role played by Reagan's grand strategy in toppling the Soviet Union
  • Do China and Russia have grand strategies? If so, what are they?

ANDREW McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • U.S. policy response to potential moderate Islamists
  • Scheduled keynote address by Mike Rogers (MI-8), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, celebrating the architects and proponents of the Ground Zero Mosque

GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":

  • Predictions for the rule of India's newly elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist known for promoting communal tensions in the country
  • Another assault on a Vietnamese ship by Chinese vessel
  • Chinese retaliation against the US charges against Chinese cyberhackers

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MICHAEL RUBIN, author of "Dancing with the Devil":
  • Continued negotiations with Iran about its nuclear program, and the financial freedom Iran is gaining from the weakening of sanctions
  • Reasons behind the crumbling Israeli and Palestinian peace talks 
  • The formation of a new unity government between Fatah, Hamas and PLO
  • New information suggesting Turkey is not a free state after all 

ROGER NORIEGA, former Ambassador to the Organization of American States:

  • Cuban influence in Venezuela's Maduro regime
  • Russian influence throughout Latin America
  • The Panamanian and Brazilian presidential elections
  • Details on the Chevron vs. Equador fight

CHRISTIAN WHITON, Principle at D.C. International Advisory and author of Smart Power:

  • State of play in Ukraine: Russian special forces/ provocateurs and NATO assessment
  • German/ Russian and German/ US relations
  • Defense posture and spending of European nations
  • Benghazi Select Committee
  • US role in South Sudan


  • North Korean ICBM capabilities
  • Beating the projected 2017 deployment date for deploying anti-missile destroyers to the Pacific
  • China's response to the enhanced cooperation agreement between the United States and the Philippines

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