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With David Goldman, Jeff Nyquist, Sam Faddis and Dr. Mark Schneider

July 2nd, 2020 ·

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

  • New national security law enacted in Hong Kong
  • Are Beijing’s intimidation tactics working?
  • Should the US follow India’s lead in banning Tik-Tok?

JEFF NYQUIST, Author of the book Origins of the Fourth World War and The New Tactics of Global War:

  • China’s history of smuggling weapons into the US
  • An overview of the attacks on American symbols

SAM FADDIS, Former CIA Ops Officer, Spent twenty years as an Operations officer in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, Former Candidate for Congress, Senior Subject Matter Expert at Axon/Lockheed Martin:

  • How the RNC may be exposed to radical elements
  • The true objectives of Marxists in America

DR. MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy, Longtime career in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy:

  • The nature of the challenge we face from Russia
  • Would Russia and China comply with an arms control agreement?
  • Implications of US adversaries demanding unverifiable arrangements

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With Jessica Vaughan, Diana West and Michael Pillsbury

July 1st, 2020 ·

JESSICA VAUGHAN, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, Former Foreign Service Officer with the State Department where she served in Belgium and Trinidad & Tobago:

  • Assault weapon components confiscated recently in the United States
  • The continual advancement of the US border wall
  • How President Trump has cracked down on illegal immigration

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown UpAmerican Betrayal, and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • What served as the precursor for the protests taking place throughout the US?
  • What was "Event 201?"
  • What are the roots of Marxism in the United States?

MICHAEL PILLSBURY, Author of The Hundred-Year Marathon, Fluent Mandarin speaker, Served in senior national security positions in the U.S. government:

  • What was the Chinese "Waring States Period?"
  • Analyzing the unrestricted warfare plan of the Chinese Communist Party

(PART TWO):

  • The rapid advancement of Chinese Fortune 500 companies
  • How should the United States respond to China's continual repression of Hong Kong?

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With Fred Fleitz, Chris Farrell, Kevin Freeman and Rosemary Jenks

June 30th, 2020 ·

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018):

  • An important update on the Michael Flynn case
  • Why did the Obama administration want to destroy Michael Flynn?

CHRIS FARRELL, Director of Investigations at Judicial Watch:

  • What is the ideology of the protestors throughout the United States?
  • Who is enabling these protests?
  • Is there foreign influence on the protestors?

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • Malevolent Chinese companies identified by the Pentagon
  • How China is going to further suppress the people of Hong Kong
  • How to protect the US stock market from a "financial attack"

ROSEMARY JENKS, Director of Government Relations at NumbersUSA.com, Former Senior Legislative Analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies:

  • President Trump's recent decision on immigration to the United States
  • The impact of immigrants on minorities in the US

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With James Fanell

June 29th, 2020 ·

JAMES FANELL, Retired from US Navy in 2015 concluding 30 year career as a naval intelligence officer specializing in Indo-Asia Pacific security affairs with an emphasis on the Chinese Navy, Assignments included tours as the Assistant Chief of Staff for intelligence for the U.S. Seventh Fleet aboard the USS Blue Ridge, the Office of Naval Intelligence China Senior Intelligence Officer, etc., Former National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University:

  • What is the goal of the Chinese military?
  • China's recent military conflict with India
  • Chinese military companies that have gained access to the US capital markets

(PART TWO):

  • Military technology the CCP has stolen from the United States
  • The urgent need to upgrade the US Navy to be able to compete with China's

(PART THREE):

  • China’s increasing military activity in the South China Sea
  • Comparing the US and Chinese naval forces

(PART FOUR):

  • How many nuclear warheads do the Chinese have?
  • The Belt and Road Initiative of the CCP

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With Tara O, Claudia Rosett, Sam Faddis and Tyler O’Neil

June 26th, 2020 ·

TARA O, Founder of East Asia Research Center:

  • What was the pretext for the Korean War?
  • How is South Korea responding to the actions of Kim Jong-un's sister?
  • What is the agenda of Moon Jae-in?

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Foreign Affairs columnist at Forbes.com, Blogs at “The Rosett Report” at PJ Media:

  • A law being considered in China which would crush the autonomy of Hong Kong
  • The urgent need to stop Chinese companies from operating in the United States

SAM FADDIS, Former CIA Ops Officer, Spent twenty years as an Operations officer in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, Former Candidate for Congress, Senior Subject Matter Expert at Axon/Lockheed Martin, Author of Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA (2009):

  • The hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter organization
  • Gun violence in Chicago over Father's Day weekend
  • A potential "dirty bomb" threat for Nashville

TYLER O’NEIL, Senior Editor of PJ Media, Has written for the Christian Post, National Review, The Washington Free Beacon, The Daily Signal, AEI’s Values & Capitalism, and the Colson Center’s Breakpoint, Author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center:

  • Effects of the Black Lives Matter movement in Congress
  • What role has the Southern Poverty Law Center played in the riots throughout the US?

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With Amb. Yoram Ettinger and Dr. Harold Rhode

June 25th, 2020 ·

YORAM ETTINGER, Former Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in DC, Consultant to Israeli and US legislators:

  • Assessing the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • The history of democratic regimes in the Middle East

(PART TWO):

  • What is the strategic importance of Judea and Samaria to the United States?
  • How does the Trump Peace Plan contribute to the prospect of an agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians?

DR. HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Turkish Desk Officer at the US Department of Defense, Author of Modern Islamic Warfare: An Ancient Doctrine Marches On (2017):

  • A historical analysis of the dispute over the West Bank
  • The importance of Jordan in this conflict
  • What outcome does Jordan want in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(PART TWO):

  • What is Turkey doing with respect to Jerusalem?
  • What is Israel's view of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?

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With Diana West, James Fanell, General Steven Kwast and Robert Charles

June 24th, 2020 ·

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown UpAmerican Betrayal, and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • The "enemy within" the United States
  • The infiltration of Marxism in the US

JAMES FANELL, Retired from US Navy in 2015 concluding 30 year career as a naval intelligence officer specializing in Indo-Asia Pacific security affairs with an emphasis on the Chinese Navy, Assignments included tours as the Assistant Chief of Staff for intelligence for the U.S. Seventh Fleet aboard the USS Blue Ridge, the Office of Naval Intelligence China Senior Intelligence Officer, etc., Former National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University:

  • What is China's long-term strategy with respect to their position in the international world?
  • The recent advancement of the Chinese Navy
  • How does the US Navy stack up against China's?

LTG STEVEN KWAST, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas:

  • What are China's ambitions for space?
  • The strategic implications of "space power"
  • What does the United States have to do to combat China's increasing space technology?

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:

  • The defacement of a World War II monument in North Carolina
  • The need to end the violent protests taking place in the US

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With David Goldman, Roger Robinson, Suzanne Scholte and Fred Fleitz

June 23rd, 2020 ·

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

  • Huawei's ongoing production of 5G technology
  • The need for the US to advance with respect to 5G
  • The importance of quantum cryptography technology

ROGER ROBINSON, Co-Founded and presently Chairs the Prague Security Studies Group, President and CEO of RWR:

  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s role in perpetuating China’s access to US markets
  • Dangers of Chinese companies not complying with US federal securities laws
  • How American investors are underwriting the Chinese Communist Party

SUZANNE SCHOLTE, President of the Defense Forum Foundation, Chairman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition:

  • What is taking place within the North Korean regime at the moment?
  • How are North Korean defectors being handled by the South Korean government?

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018):

  • Potential long-term effects on US national security stemming from John Bolton's book
  • What was the "turning point" for John Bolton against President Trump?

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With Stephen Blank Gordon Chang, Michaela Dodge and Grant Newsham

June 22nd, 2020 ·

STEPHEN BLANK, Senior Fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council, 26 Years of Experience as a professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of U.S. Army War College:

  • Russia's attempt to "master" the Arctic
  • How will this impact Russia's relations with the rest of the world?

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Latest book: Losing South Korea (2019):

  • An update on Hong Kong-China relations
  • Is South Korea trying to appease North Korea?
  • Who is in position to succeed Kim Jong-un's as leader of North Korea?

MICHAELA DODGE, Research Scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy, Former Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation:

  • How will US missile defense be designed in the future?
  • A historical look at US missile defense policy
  • How is US nuclear weapons testing progressing?

GRANT NEWSHAM, Senior Research Fellow at Japan Forum for Strategic Studies:

  • The current state of US-Japan relations
  • How is Japan increasing their defense capabilities?
  • The Japanese government's treatment of their military

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With Tevi Troy

June 19th, 2020 ·

TEVI TROY, Author of Fight House: Rivalries in the White House, from Truman to Trump, Best-selling presidential historian, and a former senior government official, Former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Why do White House administrations often turn into "fight houses?"
  • Patterns of rivalries in US presidential administrations

(PART TWO):

  • Analyzing the tensions within the Ronald Reagan administration
  • Conflict in the Obama administration with respect to foreign policy
  • Who was behind the Obama administration's plans for dealing with Iran?

(PART THREE):

  • How has Donald Trump structured his White House?
  • Infighting that takes place in presidential cabinets

(PART FOUR):

  • How should presidents respond to natural disasters?
  • What is a strategic national stockpile?
  • How can the US protect against a pandemic in the future?

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