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John Bolton, Charlotte Florance, Adam Kredo, Gordon Chang

April 21st, 2014 ·

Former US Ambassador to the UN JOHN BOLTON:

  • The crumbling state of Ukraine and the lack of response from the US government

  • U.S. inability to handle multiple international problems at once due to the ongoing hollowing out of the military—a world power should not need to pivot
  • The American stance in the Middle East and towards Iran
CHARLOTTE FLORANCE, Research Associate for Economic Freedom in Africa and the Middle East at The Heritage Foundation:
  • Key takeaways from the recent reelection of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and the domestic challenges he will face during his next term. Is this ill, mostly-absent man being used by the Algerian military to maintain domestic stability?
  • Understanding the political and ideological transition underway between Islamists and secular groups within Algeria.
  • Algeria's role on the global market as a key natural gas surrogate to Russia
  • The ongoing violent rift between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic (CAR), and concern from neighboring states of a possible spill-over of violence
ADAM KREDO of the Washington Free Beacon:
  • More delays in the Guantanamo Bay pre-trials of some of the 9/11 perpetrators. Amidst claims that the FBI asked a defense attorney to act as an informant, relatives fear the federal government is purposefully trying to cause a mistrial and force a move to civilian court.
  • Questions over Iran's compliance with deal to scale back its nuclear weapons program
  • President Obama's upcoming visit to Asia and the importance of this trip in maintaining US allies in the region
  • A growing nationalistic outlook in China to make up for lagging economic growth, and the resulting changes in the political system that are leading it to resemble the old Mao regime

Tags: Gordon Chang · John Bolton · Adam Kredo

Pete Hoekstra, Joseph Humire, Catherine Herridge, Gordon Chang

April 7th, 2014 ·

Former Congressman PETE HOEKSTRA addresses the Administration's policies for relinquishing US leadership in the areas of space, weapons and technology.

JOSEPH HUMIRE, author of the upcoming book "Iran's Strategic Penetration of Latin America," describes foreign influence in Venezuela. In particular, he looks at the benefits Iran and Cuba get from supporting the Maduro regime, and the increasing militarization of Venezuelan "colectivo" groups. 

CATHERINE HERRIDGE, Chief Intelligence Correspondent for Fox News, critiques Mike Morell's "Benghazi talking points" testimony from last week's hearing before the House Intelligence Committee.

Contending that U.S. China policies are rooted in misapprehensions, GORDON CHANG, of and World Affairs Journal, outlines the unprecedented U.S. disclosure of sensitive information to the Chinese.

Tags: Gordon Chang · Rep. Pete Hoekstra

Douglas Feith, Javier El-Hage, Gordon Chang, Bill Cowan

March 10th, 2014 ·

Former Undersecretary of Defense DOUGLAS FEITH analyzes the threats to security that Vladimir Putin's Cold War mentality—and goal of reestablishing the Soviet Union—has to peace and security in Europe.

JAVIER EL-HAGE, of the Human Rights Foundation, focuses on what actions the United States could take to help quell the violence in Venezuela and bring about democracy to the country.

Asia expert GORDON CHANG looks at the evidence for a terrorist connection to the missing Malaysian airliner. Chang also reports on China's new claim that it has seized Second Thomas Shoal from the Philippines, and makes the case that China and Russia appear to be egging one another on in their aggression.

Fox News analyst and former marine BILL COWAN explains how Russia is positioning itself to replace the United States as the leading power in the Middle East, and the dangers it poses to Israel and the United States.

Tags: Gordon Chang · Douglas Feith

Jim Carafano, Darin Selnick, Amb. Yoram Ettinger, Gordon Chang

March 3rd, 2014 ·

The Heritage Foundation's JIM CARAFANO questions if the failure of the "Russian reset" will prompt the Obama Administration to change course on scaling down the military. He also reports on the overlooked cyberwar Russia is waging against Ukraine, and predicts whether a Russian invasion will stop at the Crimea.

DARIN SELNICK, of Concerned Veterans of America, sheds light on unsettling reports that some Veterans Affairs hospitals have been altering/destroying medical records in order to hide the struggles the VA is facing because of a hollowing out of the military.

Former Israeli Ambassador YORAM ETTINGER analyzes the impact of President Obama's pro-Palestine statements and choice of allies on the relationship between Israel and the United States.

GORDON CHANG, of, provides insight into the Chinese position on Ukraine and its part in greater Russian-Chinese relations.

Tags: Gordon Chang · James Carafano · Yoram Ettinger

Michelle Van Cleave, Charles Faddis, Gordon Chang, Luis Fleischman

February 17th, 2014 ·

MICHELLE VAN CLEAVE, former National Counterintelligence Executive under President George W. Bush, explains the unique difficulties caused by the ongoing Edward Snowden leaks.

CHARLES FADDIS, President of Orion Strategic Services, gives his insights on the possible motives that Mike Morell had to lie about the source of the Benghazi attacks.

GORDON CHANG, of, examines the economies of China and Japan and what the de-linking of the two means for future conflict in the region.

LUIS FLEISCHMAN, of CSP's Menges Hemispheric Security Project, postulates that radicals being trained in a Bolivian school purportedly run by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, in association with Hezbollah, may be used to support the floundering Maduro regime in Venezuela. CHARLES FADDIS, President of Orion Strategic Services, gives his insights on the possible motives that Mike Morell had to lie about the source of the Benghazi attacks.

Tags: Gordon Chang · Michelle Van Cleave · Luis Fleischman

Bill Roggio, Fred Fleitz, Matt Lewis, Gordon Chang

January 2nd, 2014 ·

Managing editor of The Long War Journal BILL ROGGIO analyzes whether targeted drone strikes against a rapidly expanding Al Qaeda movement are successful in preventing terrorism. He also explains why the evidence is against the argument that Al Qaeda terrorists were not affiliated with the 9/11/12 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

FRED FLEITZ of, talks about a recent New York Times report that blames fury against a video, rather than a planned terrorist operation, for the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi.

MATT LEWIS, a senior contributor at the Daily Caller, continues the discussion on the NYT report and the evidence surrounding Benghazi. Lewis also predicts whether President Obama will focus more on domestic or foreign policy in 2014, particularly in light of his fondness for discussing income inequality.

GORDON CHANG of and World Affairs Journal discusses the increasing tensions between Japan and South Korea, and argues that there is a great need for the US to build a tripartite alliance with them to counter China.

Tags: Gordon Chang · Bill Roggio · Fred Fleitz · Matt Lewis

With Ali Alfoneh, Fred Fleitz, Andy McCarthy, Gordon Chang

October 16th, 2013 ·

With Ali Alfoneh, Fred Fleitz, Andy McCarthy, Gordon Chang

ALI ALFONEH, a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discusses the domestic complications  in Iran that will prove to be the reason for skepticism for this week's nuclear negotiations in Geneva.

FRED FLEITZ, founder of, talks about Iranian sanctions, as well as China's effort to "de-Americanize" the world's currency.

ANDY MCCARTHY, of the National Review, explains the Abu Anas Al-Libi case that will be in federal court in New York this week.

GORDON CHANG, of, elaborates on his op-ed piece about the U.S. debt crisis, and the prospect that China won't buy more of our debt.

Tags: DefaultTag · Gordon Chang · Andy McCarthy · Fred Fleitz · Ali Alfoneh

Bill Roggio, Mike Bastasch, Gordon Chang, Clare Lopez

October 7th, 2013 ·

BILL ROGGIO, managing editor of The Long War Journal, joins guest host JIM HANSON, to discuss the Navy SEAL-led raids in Libya and Somalia over the past weekend, and how secure the US is against terrorist attacks similar to the Westgate mall attack in Kenya.

MIKE BASTASCH, of the Daily Caller, explains the flaws of the United Nations' climate change panel.

GORDON CHANG, of, discusses the lapse in American foreign policy in Asia throughout the years and what impact it is now having on the world today.

CLARE LOPEZ, a senior fellow at the Clarion Project, talks about the recent assassination of an Iranian cyber-warfare official, as well as the latest updates in Iran's developing nuclear program.

Tags: DefaultTag · Gordon Chang · Bill Roggio · Clare Lopez · Mike Bastasch

Charles Crawford, Matt Continetti, Harold Rhode, Gordon Chang

September 16th, 2013 ·

CHARLES CRAWFORD, a former ambassador for the United Kingdom, explains his recent piece in the London Daily Telegraph outlining the diplomatic disaster the West has taken in the recent negotiations with Russia.

MATT CONTINETTI, editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon, delves deeper into the emerging idea that Russia is replacing the US as the world's power due to the Obama Administration's policy of retreat in the Middle East.

HAROLD RHODE, senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute, offers his opinion having previously served as a Middle East expert in the Pentagon on the current issues surrounding Syria and the greater Middle East region.

GORDON CHANG, of, speaks about the Chinese and North Korean military presence in the Middle East, as well as major economic initiatives by China for the near future.

Tags: Gordon Chang · Charles Crawford