Tag Archives: Hans von Spakovsky

How Huawei Threatens U.S. National Security

With Sam Faddis, Dr. Stephen Blank, Hans von Spakovsky and Gordon Chang

SAM FADDIS, Former CIA Operations Officer, Senior Editor at And Magazine:

  • Why Huawei is a major threat to U.S. national security
  • Iran’s threats to disrupt the world’s oil supply
  • How Tehran is using Khashoggi’s murder to their benefit

STEPHEN BLANK, Senior Fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Russian collusion during the 2016 Presidential election
  • The fundamental flaw with arms control treaties
  • Russian standoff in Sea of Azov

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Vote harvesting and its impact on the 2018 election
  • North Carolina election fraud allegations
  • Florida referendum automatically restoring felons’ right to vote

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

  • Why the arrest of a Huawei executive has enraged Beijing
  • Should the Canadians grant Meng bail?
  • American businessmen disillusioned with China
  • Chinese military officer threatening to attack U.S. vessels

US Border Enforcement Policies and National Security

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

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




Restoring Military Readiness

With Matt Brodsky, Hans von Spakovsky, Elaine Donnelly and Gordon Chang

MATTHEW BRODSKY, Senior Fellow at the Security Studies Group:

  • New developments in the Trump administration’s Syria policy
  • Disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Senior Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies:

  • The Kavanaugh saga
  • Former FBI counsel Jim Baker’s congressional testimony
  • Rosenstein’s conflict of interest in the Russia investigation
  • Voter integrity in the upcoming elections

ELAINE DONNELLY, President and Founder of the Center for Military Readiness:

  • How the Obama administration damaged the military’s mission readiness and combat lethality
  • Sexual assault accusations in military
  • Secretary Mattis’ Ground Combat Task Force
  • Lawfare to protect Obama’s military policies

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

  • Why the disappearance and subsequent resignation of Interpol President Meng Hongwei indicates political stress in Beijing
  • The problems with having a Chinese Communist party member running Interpol
  • Beijing’s complicity in manufacturing of fentanyl
  • Arrest of Chinese intelligence officer in Brussels conducting espionage against U.S. aviation companies

Ominous Developments on the Korean Peninsula

With Gordon Chang, Hans Von Spakovsky and Robert Charles

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

  • North Korean foundation day parade excluded ICBMs
  • Prospects of reunification
  • The role of the South Korean military

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, 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:

  • Consequences of current political warfare operation against the President
  • Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings

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:

  • Resistance internally in Trump White House
  • Insubordinate subordinates in the Trump administration



The Hypersonic Arms Race

With Hans Von Spakovsky, Dr. Stephen Blank, Bill Gertz and David Goldman

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, 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 Paul Manafort prosecution
  • Consequences of the politicization of US intelligence agencies

DR. STEPHEN BLANK, Senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, Former Professor at the US Army War College:

  • Congress reaches deal on Russia sanctions
  • Russia’s chemical weapons involvement in UK
  • Current state of US-Russia relations

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring columnist at the Washington Times, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age (2016):

  • President Trump’s Space Force proposal
  • Provisions in the Defense Authorization Bill

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

  • Update on Turkey’s economy
  • China’s debt-trap diplomacy




Trump Unveils ‘Space Force’ in US Military

With Diana West, Kevin Freeman, Dr. Peter Pry and Hans Von Spakovsky

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

  • Importance of enforcing US border laws
  • The SPLC settlement

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,” Founder of Globaleconomiwarfare.com:

  • Ongoing trade war with China
  • Beijing attempts to re-write rules of the internet
  • Senate rejects Trump’s ZTE deal

DR. PETER PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA:

  • Unveiling of space force in the US military
  • The reality of the EMP threat

HANS VONS SPAKOVSKY, 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:

  • New IG report by the Justice Department
  • The politicization of the FBI
  • House to vote on 2 immigration bills




Venezuela’s Deterioration Continues

With Diana West, Clare Lopez, Hans Von Spakovsky and Russ Dallen

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

  • The smears against NSC Chief-of-Staff Fred Fleitz
  • Implications of Clinton’s Russia ties

CLARE LOPEZ, Vice President for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, Former CIA Clandestine Officer:

  • The Obama administration’s appeasement of Iran
  • Dangers of Iran’s enrichment capabilities
  • Turkey: US ally no more?

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, 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 anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood
  • Alabama lawsuit against the Census Bureau
  • Political ramifications of voter fraud

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”:

  • Venezuela’s continuous deterioration
  • VP Pence hosts The Organization of American States conference




Vulnerability of US Critical Infrastructures

With Russ Dallen, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Diana West and Hans Vons Spakovsky

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”:

  • How Communism has destroyed the oil industry in Caracas
  • Maduro to cut 3 zeroes from face value of currency
  • Venezuela’s new crypto-currency

DR. PETER VINCENT PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA:

  • How our civilization’s survival depends on US electric grid
  • The vulnerability of our grid to EMP & cyber attacks

DIANA WEST, nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at DianaWest.net, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal”:

  • Recent attacks on John Bolton & Mike Pompeo
  • The Red-Green Axis and the suppression of free speech
  • Influence operations in the US

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, 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:

  • How gerrymandering impacts the outcome of elections
  • The partisan redistributing debate
  • How sanctuary cities violate federal law

Senate Rejects Immigration Bills

With Jessica Vaughan, Hans Von Spakovsky, Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough

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

  • Merits of the Goodlatte Bill
  • Consequences of amnesty
  • President Trump backs Goodlatte Bill

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, 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:

  • Evidence to support corrupt DOJ & FBI officials
  • How opposition research was used to grant a FISA warrant
  • Should Michael Flynn retract his guilty plea?

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring columnist at the Washington Times, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age (2016):

  • Senate Select Committee on threat from China
  • Confucius institutes and Beijing’s influence operations in the U.S.
  • Susan Thornton’s appointment at the State Dept.
  • Cyber threats from Russia

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, National Security Reporter at The Washington Times, Author of “Rumsfeld’s War: The Untold Story of America’s Anti-Terrorist Commander,” Author of “Sabotage: America’s Enemies Within the CIA:

  • The FBI embraced the Steele dossier
  • Rob Porter and security clearances within the Trump administration

Did North Korea Transfer 3 Nuclear Warheads to Iran?

With Gordon Chang, Matt Brodsky, Hans Von Spakovsky and Russ Dallen

GORDON CHANG, Forbes.com Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, the Daily Beast Contributor, Author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown; North Korea Takes on the World:”

  • Eurasian Review report on North Korea-Iran weapon exchange
  • Russia’s involvement in Middle East peace process
  • How Pyongyang is merely a pawn for both Moscow and Beijing

MATT BRODSKY, Senior Fellow, Security Studies Group, Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community, Former Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center for Security Policy:

  • Collaborative proliferation in the Middle East
  • Is Tehran filling the power vacuum in Syria?
  • Israeli safeguarding of the Golan Heights region

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, 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 myths associated with the DACA program
  • How providing amnesty comes at a cost to the American taxpayer
  • Guam’s blatantly racist voter registration system
  • Effectiveness of President Trump’s Justice Department

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”:

  • How Venezuela’s election circuit is set up so the opposition cannot win
  • How Maduro obscures Caracas’ debt reality
  • State Dept. appoints leftist Todd Robinson to lead Caracas embassy
  • Upcoming Chile and Honduras elections