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Daily Signal News
Biden Was Wrong To Question Pelosi's Taiwan Visit, Expert Says

Daily Signal News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 22:26


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi traveled with a delegation to Taiwan this week, where she met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and Taiwan lawmakers despite aggressive rhetoric and threats from the Chinese Communist Party. Pelosi, who was the first speaker to visit Taiwan since former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., visited in 1997, tweeted about the trip: "Our discussions with Taiwan leadership reaffirm our support for our partner & promote our shared interests, including advancing a free & open Indo-Pacific region.""It's really important that she do it, a speaker of the house going to Taiwan, demonstrating American support for Taiwan. It's doubly important to do it once a Chinese called her out for it," Walter Lohman, the director of the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation, says. (The Daily Signal is Heritage's multimedia news organization.)Walter joins the podcast to discuss Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, if the United States should change its policy toward Taiwan, and if he predicts the visit will spark World War III. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Diplomat
What You Need To Know About China, Taiwan and the US

The Diplomat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 24:00


Jason does a deep dive into Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unannounced trip to Taiwan, and its significance in a long history of confusing American policies in the Indo-Pacific. In The Path of Abraham is out now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1637583095Connect with Jason Greenblatt:@GreenblattJDhttps://www.jasongreenblatt.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Talking Taiwan
Ep 199 | Gerrit van der Wees: The Past and Present State of US Taiwan Relations

Talking Taiwan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 51:40


A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:   In June I spoke with Gerrit van der Wees about an article that he wrote about U.S. President Biden's remarks about Taiwan when he was in Tokyo in May.   Just last week, Gerrit wrote a very timely article about the controversy over the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plans to visit Taiwan.  In April Pelosi had planned to visit Taiwan as part of a tour to the Indo Pacific region but had to cancel because she contracted COVID-19.   Last week Pelosi left with a delegation for Asia, but made no mention of visiting Taiwan. There had been speculation that the Chinese would attack if U.S. fighter jets escorted Pelosi's plane into Taiwan, and in a phone conversation with U.S. president Joe Biden, Chinese president Xi Jinping warned Biden against “playing with fire” over Taiwan.   In his piece for the Taipei Times, Gerrit stated that it is essential that Pelosi stands her ground and pushes through with her plan to visit Taiwan. We'll share Gerrit's Taipei Times article and a few others about this situation on our website for this episode.   In my interview with Gerrit I asked him to explain in detail what the Taiwan Relations Act is, and what it tells us about the relationship between the U.S. and Taiwan. We also talked about the so-called U.S. policy of strategic ambiguity, how his work on the Taiwan Communique evolved from 1980 to 2016, and his thoughts on the war in Ukraine, and how it relates to China and Taiwan.   About Gerrit van der Wees   Gerrit van der Wees is a former Dutch diplomat. From 1980 through 2016, he served as chief-editor of “Taiwan Communiqué.” Also, from 2005 through 2016 he was liaison for the Senate and the State Department at FAPA-HQ.  He currently teaches the History of Taiwan at George Mason University and Current issues in East Asia at George Washington University's Elliott School for International Affairs.   This episode of Talking Taiwan has been sponsored by NATWA, the North America Taiwanese Women's Association.   NATWA was founded in 1988, and its mission is:   to evoke a sense of self-esteem and enhance women's dignity, to oppose gender discrimination and promote gender equality, to fully develop women's potential and encourage their participation in public affairs, to contribute to the advancement of human rights and democratic development in Taiwan, to reach out and work with women's organizations worldwide to promote peace for all.   To learn more about NATWA visit their website: www.natwa.com     Here's a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:   U.S. President Joe Biden's remarks on the U.S.'s willingness to help defend Taiwan The Taiwan Relations Act, the document that contains US commitments to (help) defend Taiwan, and its first two clauses How U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken referred to the second clause of the Taiwan Relations Act in a speech he made at the end of May What the second clause of the Taiwan Relations Act says and means The background of the Taiwan Relations Act How Harvey Feldman of the East Asia Pacific desk of the U.S. State Department was involved in initially drafting the Taiwan Policy Act How in 1979 the U.S. Congress started drafting the Taiwan Relations Act which had security clauses and a human rights clause embedded within it How Senator Ted Kennedy, Senator Claiborne Pell, and Congressman Jim Leach were instrumental in drafting the Taiwan Relations Act and getting it passed in April 1979 The establishment of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in January 1979 Mark Chen's (陳唐山) work with Senators and Congressmen to ensure that the Taiwan Relations Act took into consideration the native Taiwanese perspective The Taiwan Communique and why it was established How news from and about Taiwan while under martial law was obtained, communicated and printed in the Taiwan Communique How dangwai (outside party) magazines: Měilì dǎo aka Formosa Magazine (美麗島) and Bāshí niándài aka 1980s (8十年代) were sources of information for the Taiwan Communique How the George Washington University library has a complete collection of dangwai magazines from Taiwan The censorship of postal mail that was received in and sent out from Taiwan during the martial law era After the Taiwan democratized in the early 1990s the focus of the Taiwan Communique shifted to working to gain more international recognition for Taiwan What the “One China Policy” means from the perspective of the U.S. and China How the “One China Policy” which was based on the 1970s, a time in which Beijing and Taipei that claimed to be the government of China How things have changed since the 1970s, which requires an adjustment in policy to reflect current times What makes the Taiwan Relations Act so unique How Taiwan meets all the requirements of a nation state according to the Montevideo Convention of 1933 How Montevideo Convention states that the existence of an independent state does not depend on the recognition of other states When the United States of America declared independence in 1776 there were no other countries that recognized the new government in Washington D.C. for two years For the first 25 years of the United States of America it was only recognized by seven countries The Taiwan Travel Act Why the U.S. policy of strategic ambiguity toward Taiwan is not a policy How the term “strategic ambiguity” dates back to the mid-1990s Robert Suettinger's 2003 book, Beyond Tiananmen Gerrit's thoughts on the war in Ukraine and what China is taking away from the situation Gerrit's observations on how the war in Ukraine has impacted the people of Taiwan Things that Taiwan need to reconsider about its military strategy   Related Links: To view all related links for this article, click link below: https://talkingtaiwan.com/gerrit-van-der-wees-the-past-and-present-state-of-u-s-taiwan-relations-ep-199/  

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Barry Soper: Jacinda Ardern calls for diplomacy and dialogue with China

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 5:22


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is again opening its arms to tourists and students from China, as the borders fully re-open today under Covid management. She said she is looking forward to the resumption of ministerial visits with China as Covid allows, and she hoped to lead a business delegation herself "to renew and refresh in-person connections". In a veiled reference to China's threats of "resolute and forceful measures" over a possible visit by US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, Ardern called for "diplomacy, de-escalation and dialogue". She also called on China to use its interest in the region to deal with climate change and to use its influence with Russia to end the conflict in Ukraine. Speaking at the China Business Summit in Auckland this morning, including Chinese ambassador Wang Xiaolong, she said New Zealanders were natural hosts. "Manaakitanga streams through our veins and we open our arms to tourists and students including from China – which prior to 2020 was New Zealand's largest source of international students and second largest source of tourists. "To those looking to make the journey, haere mai, we welcome you." New Zealand's borders have been undergoing a phased reopening, with today being the first full day of open borders since Covid closed them in March 2020. China's borders, however, remain restricted as it pursues an elimination strategy. Ardern spoke about international rules, norms and institutions being under threat, and pointed to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets China's President Xi Jinping during her last visit in April 2019. Photo / Supplied "As history shows us repeatedly, when large countries disregard sovereignty and territorial integrity with a sense of impunity, it does not bode well, particularly for small countries like New Zealand. "And that's why, as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and in line with its commitment to the UN Charter, we continue to urge China to be clear that it does not support the Russian invasion, and have called on China to use its access and influence to help bring an end to the conflict." The implications of war were global and were felt far from Europe, including in the Indo-Pacific. "In response to increasing tensions or risks in the region – be they in the Pacific, the South China Sea or the Taiwan Strait - New Zealand's position remains consistent – we call for adherence to international rules and norms, for diplomacy, de-escalation and dialogue rather than threats, force and coercion." Pelosi is leading a congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific, including to Singapore, Japan and South Korea, but early plans to include Taiwan in the itinerary have been met with fury in China and unspecified "serious consequences". In reference to other recent tensions, China's security pact with the Solomon Islands and bid for a wider Pacific agreement, Ardern said that the priority of others outside the region should be climate change. "My message to all who wish to extend support and influence in any way to any region outside their own, is to extend that support first and foremost to tackle the violence of climate change. "This is how we as an international community can make a lasting difference in bringing about the security of a stable planet." She referred to managing the differences between New Zealand and China, which this year mark 50 years of diplomatic relations. "Managing the differences in our relationship is not always going to be easy and there are no guarantees," she said. "But, as a government, we continue to work hard – through dialogue and diplomacy. "We will never take our relationship for granted, but nor do we assume that it will not evolve." As China's role in the region grew, its views and actions naturally reverberated with great significance. "But even as China becomes more assertive in the pursuit of its interests, there are still shared interests on which we can and should cooperate." She said New Zealand had been firm and consistent in its commitment to the one-China policy, and more recently in the implementation of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. But the two countries had their own world view, shaped by distinct political systems, histories and cultures. "New Zealand's approach has been consistent. We have, over decades, had a fiercely independent foreign policy driven by our assessment of our interests and values. In an apparent reference to human rights, she said there were areas that mattered deeply to New Zealand. "In all of these areas, we are willing to engage – consistently, predictably and respectfully. But we will also advocate for approach and outcomes that reflect New Zealand's interests and values, and speak out on issues that do not. "New Zealanders – and an independent foreign policy – demand nothing less. Repeating a message from the same summit last year, she said: "Our differences need not define us but we cannot ignore them." - by Audrey Young, NZ HeraldSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NCUSCR Interviews
Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions Under Xi Jinping | Bates Gill

NCUSCR Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 38:14 Very Popular


Increasingly powerful, prosperous, and authoritarian, China under the leadership of Xi Jinping has become an increasingly intense competitor across the globe economically, technologically, diplomatically, militarily, and in seeking to influence people's hearts and minds. But what does China ultimately want in the world? In Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions Under Xi Jinping, Bates Gill explains the fundamental motivations driving the country's dynamic, assertive, and risk-taking approach to the world under Xi Jinping. In an interview conducted on July 21, 2022, Bates Gill analyzes how the pursuit of six major goals – legitimacy, sovereignty, wealth, power, leadership, and ideas – shapes China's foreign relationships in its Indo-Pacific neighborhood and beyond. About the speaker: https://ncuscr.org/events/daring-to-struggle Subscribe to the National Committee on YouTube for video of this interview. Follow us on Twitter (@ncuscr) and Instagram (@ncuscr).

The Greek Current
The case for expanding the US military presence in Greece and Cyprus

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 14:44


How can Washington best balance security interests in Europe and the Middle East while still prioritizing the Indo-Pacific? Expert Aaron Stein, who joins me today on our podcast, makes the case in a recent piece for War on the Rocks that the answer might be found in deepening the military partnership with Greece, one of Washington's most important regional allies, as well as the Republic of Cyprus. Specifically, the United States should lay the groundwork to expand the scope of the forces deployed in Greece and work with Athens to leverage Greece's strategic location for American interests in order to enhance security and stability in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.Aaron Stein is the chief content officer at Metamorphic Media and an expert on the region, arms control, and nonproliferation.Read Aaron Stein's latest piece in War on the Rocks here: At The Seam Of Three Regions: The Case For More Basing And Access In Greece And CyprusYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Germany criticizes Turkey over island dispute with GreeceTurkey: Germany must be impartial in disputes with GreeceExtra €500 million in energy aid coming, PM says

Asia Rising
Webinar: Enhancing Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific

Asia Rising

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 61:56


The Indo-Pacific faces multiple security challenges, ranging from the risk of major war arising from territorial and maritime disputes to significant human and environmental threats to ecosystems. Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many states remain at odds over governance issues, how to confront pressing regional disputes and how to deal with countries outside the Asian region seeking to have greater influence. While the role of existing regional institutions such as ASEAN remains central to regional security and prosperity, improved regional architecture will be needed to address maritime security challenges with a clear understanding of priorities across regional states. What are the central maritime security challenges facing states in the region? How do they respond individually and collectively to these challenges? And what legal and institutional mechanisms exist to manage ongoing disputes? Launch of the ‘Enhancing Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific' report, a collaboration between Griffith Asia Institute, Kings College London and La Trobe Asia. Speakers: Dr Huong Le Thu, Principal Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre Assistant Professor Tara Davenport, Deputy Director, Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law Abhijit Singh, Senior Fellow, New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation Professor Ian Hall, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University (Chair) Recorded on 25th July, 2022.

The Economist Asks
The Economist Asks: How can America counter China and Russia?

The Economist Asks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 26:14


Joe Biden and Xi Jinping bonded on basketball courts when they were vice-presidents. Today their relationship has turned tense as they tussle over Taiwan and trade. But the war in Ukraine is also consuming much of President Biden's attention. Host Anne McElvoy asks Wendy Sherman, America's deputy secretary of state, how the administration is balancing its two biggest foreign-policy challenges as well as its renewed focus on the Indo-Pacific. And the steely negotiator discusses the frustrating reality of high-stakes talks.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The World Unpacked
Top U.S. Diplomat Talks China

The World Unpacked

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 33:15


The last few months saw a buzz of activity in Asia. The Biden administration just launched its signature Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to jumpstart trade relations with regional partners. Meanwhile, China stirred the pot as it inked a controversial pact with the Solomon Islands. And just a few weeks ago, members of the G20 convened in Bali, while news of the assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe shocked the world. At the forefront of the recent developments in the Asia Pacific has been State Department Counselor Derek Chollet. Counselor Chollet returns to The World Unpacked to talk about his trip with Secretary Blinken to Asia, Shinzo Abe's legacy, U.S.-China competition, and more.Follow Doug on Twitter @DouglasLFarrar.

Interpreting India
Vijay Gokhale on China and the Indo-Pacific

Interpreting India

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 40:00


Over the last few months, the Indo-Pacific has seen a flurry of activity. China launched the Global Security Initiative and its foreign minister Wang Yi embarked on a tour of the Pacific Islands. More significantly, Beijing inked a security agreement with the Solomon Islands that sent shockwaves across the region. Around the same time, the Quad held its second in-person summit in Tokyo, and the United States ushered in a series of regional partnerships including the Indo-Pacific Economic Forum and I2U2. All the while, the war in Ukraine has continued to cast its shadow on the region.In this episode of Interpreting India, Vijay Gokhale joins Srinath Raghavan to discuss the recent developments in the Indo-Pacific. What is the significance of China's actions, and how are they being perceived by other countries in the region? What are the implications of the growing U.S.-China competition in the Indo-Pacific? And finally, how are India-China relations being impacted by a deepening partnership between Russia and China? Episode ContributorsVijay Gokhale is a non-resident senior fellow at Carnegie India. He retired from the Indian Foreign Service in January 2020 after a diplomatic career that spanned thirty-nine years. He has served as both the foreign secretary of India (from January 2018 to January 2020) and as India's ambassador to China (from January 2016 to October 2017). He has worked extensively on matters relating to the Indo-Pacific region with a special emphasis on Chinese politics and diplomacy. He is the author of Tiananmen Square: The Making of a Protest and The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India.Srinath Raghavan is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie India. His primary research focus is on the contemporary and historical aspects of India's foreign and security policies.--

Economist Radio
The Economist Asks: How can America counter China and Russia?

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 26:14


Joe Biden and Xi Jinping bonded on basketball courts when they were vice-presidents. Today their relationship has turned tense as they tussle over Taiwan and trade. But the war in Ukraine is also consuming much of President Biden's attention. Host Anne McElvoy asks Wendy Sherman, America's deputy secretary of state, how the administration is balancing its two biggest foreign-policy challenges as well as its renewed focus on the Indo-Pacific. And the steely negotiator discusses the frustrating reality of high-stakes talks.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Battlegrounds: International Perspectives
Singapore: Prospects for Innovation and Competition in Southeast Asia

Battlegrounds: International Perspectives

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 51:36


In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan discuss Singapore's economic and social innovations, the legacy of Lee Kuan Yew; the competition with revanchist authoritarian powers, and how to preserve peace and promote prosperity across the Indo-Pacific region. H.R. McMaster in conversation with Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on July 27, 2022 at 9:00am PT.

Asia Unscripted
Gregory Poling: Outlook for the Philippines' Foreign Policy and Climate Goals Under the Marcos Administration

Asia Unscripted

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 20:46


This episode features Gregory Poling, Director of the Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a leading expert on the South China Sea disputes and conducts research on U.S. alliances and partnerships, democratization and governance in Southeast Asia, and maritime security across the Indo-Pacific. In this episode, Gregory speaks to Laura about the outlook for the Philippines' foreign policy and climate and environmental goals under the Marcos administration. Support the show

Simon Marks Reporting
July 26, 2022 - Washington hosts meeting of new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework amid Chinese criticism

Simon Marks Reporting

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 2:34


Simon's live update for CNA with Paul Sng anchoring.

Westminster Institute talks
Col. (ret.) Grant Newsham The Legacy of Shinzo Abe and the Future of the Indo-Pacific

Westminster Institute talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 68:59


Read the transcript: https://westminster-institute.org/events/the-legacy-of-shinzo-abe-and-the-future-of-the-indo-pacific/ Grant Newsham is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Security Policy. He is also a Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, focusing on Asia/Pacific defense, political, and economic matters. He is a retired U.S. Marine Colonel and was the first U.S. Marine Liaison Officer to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. He also served as reserve head of intelligence for Marine Forces Pacific and was the U.S. Marine attaché, US Embassy Tokyo on two occasions. Grant Newsham has more than 20 years of experience in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

Horns of a Dilemma
Remembering Robert Jervis, Part II

Horns of a Dilemma

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 42:16


This episode is the second part of a conversation between four people who knew the late Robert Jervis well: Francis Gavin of the Kissinger Center and chair of the editorial board of the Texas National Security Review; Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl; Mira Rapp-Hooper, a member of the National Security Council staff, where she is responsible for an array of Indo-Pacific issues; and Derek Chollet, the counselor of the State Department. Do not miss the first episode! The views expressed here, of course, are personal and not those of the U.S. government.

The Raisina Podcast
Humans of the Indo-Pacific: Reclaiming Development | Part 2 |

The Raisina Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 40:40


Continuing the conversation on development strategies in the Indo-Pacific, how can the international community leverage the growing young population in the global south? Digital connectivity and cybersecurity partnerships have played a disruptive role in accelerating sustainable development in countries like India. Will this continuing trend strengthen the cooperation between Asia-Pacific countries, particularly in the thriving startup ecosystem?“If you want to have an impact in a country like India or Indonesia, it is much more important to have a financial impact. For instance, work with the State Bank of India or the PTSMI in Indonesia because the capillarity of these institutions will guarantee that we will reach out to a fairly large number of clients or partners. I would tend to assume that rather than working on sectors it would be better to work on actors.” states Philippe Orliange, International Operations Executive Director, AFD, How can the public and private investment sector come together to build resilient economic models? Tune in as our experts talk about public finance management, collaboration between diplomatic and corporate networks, technology partnership strategies and much more.Speakers:Report Release: Bruno Bosle, Country Director, AFD, FranceAaditya Thackeray, Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra, IndiaPhilippe Orliange, International Operations Executive Director, AFD,France Javier Salido Ortiz, Director General for North America, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SpainMelinda Bohannon, Director, Strategy, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, United KingdomUduak Amimo, Acting Executive Director, Uraia Trust, KenyaModerator: Sunaina Kumar, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, IndiaThe Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. Every year, global leaders in policy, business, media and civil society are hosted in New Delhi to discuss cooperation on a wide range of pertinent international policy matters.The conference is hosted by the Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs.#Raisina2022 #IndoPacific #environment #ecosystem #biodiversity #cybersecurity #sustainability #development #redevelopment #infrastructure #growth #inclusivegrowth #climateaction #digitalinfrastructure #economicdevelopment #publicfinanceFor More ORF Podcast Click Here: www.orfonline.org/podcasts/

Daybreak Insider Podcast
July 25, 2022 -Increasing Chinese Aggression Alerts US, Allies in Indo-Pacific

Daybreak Insider Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 20:43


Increasing Chinese Aggression Alerts US and Allies in Indo-Pacific. Gavin Newsom Signs Gun Bill Modeled From Texas' Heartbeat Bill. WHO Declares Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Virus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sea Control
Sea Control 365 - LOTS to be Desired with Garrett Chandler and Matt Carstensen

Sea Control

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 24:58


Link: LOTS to be Desired: Why the Army needs to Invest in Logistics Over-the-Shore, by Garrett Chandler and Matthew Carstensen, Modern War Institute, 28 April 2022. 

The John Batchelor Show
#SriLanka: #Oceania: #PRC: The well-financed contest for the Indo-Pacific, Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 8:00


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #SriLanka: #Oceania: #PRC: The well-financed contest for the Indo-Pacific, Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs https://apnews.com/article/sri-lanka-colombo-ranil-wickremesinghe-government-and-politics-d84674d3a3c54e70b56a0a1a76a45e97

Strait Talk
Is Biden's Latest Economic Alliance in the Middle East Going to Succeed in Countering China, Iran?

Strait Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 12:40


Since taking office, US President Joe Biden has strung together several, semi-alliances, stretching from the Indo-Pacific all the way to western Asia. His latest attempt at revamping America's leadership role came during the so called I2U2 summit, which brought together the leaders of Israel, the UAE and India. Also dubbed the west Asian Quad, in reference to another regional alliance Biden forged last year, the four countries are expected to cooperate in defence, trade, and technology. But which country is this new Quad directed at? The alignment comes amid soaring energy prices, and food insecurity all brought on by the conflict in Ukraine. As the world looks to tackle record rates of inflation and a business climate still reeling from the global pandemic, the four countries said they will work to coordinate their trade and security policies. But analysts say the group's main goal will be to counter Iran and China's growing influence in the region. So how durable is Biden's new alliance, and is his attempts at restoring US global leadership working? Guests: William Lawrence Former US Diplomat Ali Bakeer Political Analyst

The Raisina Podcast
Humans of the Indo-Pacific: Reclaiming Development | Part 1 |

The Raisina Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 36:22


Developing sustainable cities is the only way ahead to battle key challenges in the Indo-Pacific. With widespread unemployment, economic turmoil, climate crisis and myriad of other socio-economic disruptions plaguing the region, could regional partnerships hold the key to rebuild innovative public financing models? Is the Indo-Pacific in the market for a re-brand? How can the international and local parties involved re-imagine these partnerships in an increasingly divided global economy? Can social protection be achieved through new development collaborations in Asia-Pacific? Join us as our experts deep-dive into this long-term vision for the region and sustainable investment to achieve this construct.Speakers:Report Release: Bruno Bosle, Country Director, AFD, France Aaditya Thackeray, Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra, India Philippe Orliange, International Operations Executive Director, AFD, France Javier Salido Ortiz, Director General for North America, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spain Melinda Bohannon, Director, Strategy, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, United Kingdom Uduak Amimo, Acting Executive Director, Uraia Trust, Kenya Moderator: Sunaina Kumar, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, India The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. Every year, global leaders in policy, business, media and civil society are hosted in New Delhi to discuss cooperation on a wide range of pertinent international policy matters.The conference is hosted by the Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs.

The Whalenerd‘s Podcast
Episode 116 - The Dolphin Spa

The Whalenerd‘s Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 50:55


This week we talked about Indo Pacific bottlenose dolphins and their unique spa treatments. These animals in the Red Sea have figured out how to use corals and sponges to take care of their skin. This is the first time a cetacean species has been documented self medicating in the wild - fascinating!  

Asia Rising
Webinar: Gender Mainstreaming in Foreign Policy

Asia Rising

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 68:43


The idea of gender mainstreaming in foreign policy is gaining traction across the world. Several countries such as Sweden, Canada, France, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Luxemburg, Libya, Chile, and most recently the Netherlands have announced Feminist Foreign Policies. Other countries such as Australia, UK, Ireland, Argentina, may not have made formal Feminist Foreign Policy announcements yet, but are working towards understanding and integrating the gender and inclusivity lens in policy action according to their specific contexts. Through this webinar, along with unpacking some of the core aspects of a Feminist Foreign Policy/gender mainstreaming in foreign policy, we seek to hear perspectives from Indo-Pacific countries, with the objective of adding more voices from the region to the growing global conversations. Panel: Dr Elise Stephenson (Research Fellow, The Global Institute for Women's Leadership, Fellow, National Security College, Australian National University) Dr Soumita Basu (Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, South Asian University) Dr Maria Tanyag (Fellow / Senior Lecturer, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, Australia National University) Associate Professor Bec Strating (Director, La Trobe Asia)(Chair) Opening remarks: Hunter Marston - 9DASHLINE Priyanka Bhide - Kubernein Initiative Recorded on 13th July 2022.

Why It Matters
S1E88: "Quad-father" Shinzo Abe's legacy to Japan, India and a free and open Indo-Pacific: Asian Insider

Why It Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 17:27


Synopsis: Every fourth Friday of the month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the biggest global talking points with expert guests. In this episode, Nirmal Ghosh hosts Dr Aparna Pande, Research Fellow & director of Hudson Institute's Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia, and ST's Japan correspondent Walter Sim.  When news of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's assassination on July 8 broke upon a disbelieving world, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was possibly the first leader to declare national mourning with the Indian flag at half-staff throughout the land – and then blogged about his "dear friend". The Japan-India relationship is a long one, and it suits both to see the other rise because, among other commonalities, neither considers the other a threat. And under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japan is set to continue on the same track.  Highlights (click/tap above): 2:15 Why Japan will pursue a more muscular foreign policy following Abe's legacy 4:55 Public sentiment on revision of Japan's pacifist constitution that was drafted by the United States, which came into force in 1947 7:50 Abe popularly known as the "Quad-father": How important is his legacy to a free and open Indo-Pacific? 11:25 Why Japan could become more of a consensus leader if sustained US presence in Asia does not pan out in coming years Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Teo Tong Kai and Eden Soh Edited by: Eden Soh Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/wQsB  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: https://str.sg/JD7r Read Nirmal Ghosh's stories: https://str.sg/JbxG Register for Asian Insider newsletter: https://str.sg/stnewsletters Asian Insider videos: https://str.sg/wdcC --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: https://str.sg/wuJa The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia: https://str.sg/wuZ2 Stop Scams: https://str.sg/wuZB Invisible Asia: https://str.sg/wuZn --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check: https://str.sg/JWaN In Your Opinion: https://str.sg/w7Qt Your Money & Career: https://str.sg/wB2m SG Extra: https://str.sg/wukR #PopVultures: https://str.sg/JWad ST Sports Talk: https://str.sg/JWRE Bookmark This!: https://str.sg/JWas The Big Story: https://str.sg/wuZe Lunch With Sumiko: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsiderSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Please Explain
US announces Peace Corps to return to the Pacific

Please Explain

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 14:37


US Vice President Kamala Harris announced this week the United States' biggest Pacific push since World War 2 by returning Peace Corps to the region. The move is designed to head off Beijing's increasingly assertive Pacific agenda, after the Chinese government signed a security deal with Solomon Islands in April and pushed for a regional economic block in May. In Washington on Tuesday, the Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles used his first post-election trip to the US to warn that both countries must lift their games in the Indo-Pacific to avoid a catastrophic failure of deterrence in the face off growing threats. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has now arrived in Fiji for the Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting where he will attempt to negotiate with Solomon Islands, sell a climate package and convince Pacific leaders that Australia will remain a valuable security partner in the region. Today on Please Explain, North Asia correspondent Eric Bagshaw, who is in Fiji covering the forum, joins Nathanael Cooper to unpack everything that's happened. Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Straits Times Audio Features
S1E88: "Quad-father" Shinzo Abe's legacy to Japan, India and a free and open Indo-Pacific: Asian Insider

The Straits Times Audio Features

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 17:27


Synopsis: Every fourth Friday of the month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the biggest global talking points with expert guests. In this episode, Nirmal Ghosh hosts Dr Aparna Pande, Research Fellow & director of Hudson Institute's Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia, and ST's Japan correspondent Walter Sim.  When news of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's assassination on July 8 broke upon a disbelieving world, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was possibly the first leader to declare national mourning with the Indian flag at half-staff throughout the land – and then blogged about his "dear friend". The Japan-India relationship is a long one, and it suits both to see the other rise because, among other commonalities, neither considers the other a threat. And under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japan is set to continue on the same track.  Highlights (click/tap above): 2:15 Why Japan will pursue a more muscular foreign policy following Abe's legacy 4:55 Public sentiment on revision of Japan's pacifist constitution that was drafted by the United States, which came into force in 1947 7:50 Abe popularly known as the "Quad-father": How important is his legacy to a free and open Indo-Pacific? 11:25 Why Japan could become more of a consensus leader if sustained US presence in Asia does not pan out in coming years Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Teo Tong Kai and Eden Soh Edited by: Eden Soh Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/wQsB  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: https://str.sg/JD7r Read Nirmal Ghosh's stories: https://str.sg/JbxG Register for Asian Insider newsletter: https://str.sg/stnewsletters Asian Insider videos: https://str.sg/wdcC --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: https://str.sg/wuJa The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia: https://str.sg/wuZ2 Stop Scams: https://str.sg/wuZB Invisible Asia: https://str.sg/wuZn --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check: https://str.sg/JWaN In Your Opinion: https://str.sg/w7Qt Your Money & Career: https://str.sg/wB2m SG Extra: https://str.sg/wukR #PopVultures: https://str.sg/JWad ST Sports Talk: https://str.sg/JWRE Bookmark This!: https://str.sg/JWas The Big Story: https://str.sg/wuZe Lunch With Sumiko: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsiderSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Defense & Aerospace Report
Daily Podcast [Jul 14, 2022] Review of the First Half of 2022 w/ Patrick Cronin and Randy Schriver

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 33:21


On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute and Randy Schriver, a former assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs who's now the chairman of the Project 2049 Institute discuss major issues with China and across Indo-Pacom during the first half of 2022 that will shape the rest of the year and beyond with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

Asia Matters
An overlooked actor? Japan's role in South East Asia

Asia Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 40:58


This episode focuses on Japan's role in Asia, and in particular its somewhat overlooked relations with South East Asia.While there is plenty of coverage of China's increasing economic and diplomatic clout in the region, Japan — still, of course, the world's third largest economy — has for decades been a major investor in the region. Not only that, it has also built strong diplomatic ties with southeast Asian nations and has recently been co-operating more closely on defence issues too, most recently signing a deal with Thailand.At a time when inter-state relations in Asia are evolving and becoming more complex, we wanted to look at Japan's significant presence in the region — and also to understand how countries there view that role. To do so, we have regular guest Eva Pejsova, a senior Japan fellow at CSDS with a research portfolio that focuses on security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. And we're delighted to be joined for the first time by Maria Thaemar Tana, an assistant professor in international relations at the University of the Philippines. 

Horns of a Dilemma
Remembering Robert Jervis, Part I

Horns of a Dilemma

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 44:57


Many of those who follow War on the Rocks and the Texas National Security Review mourned the passing of Robert Jervis, the towering scholar of international relations who defined a field and mentored generations of scholars and policymakers. Four of his close friends, colleagues, and protégés sat down to remember his legacy, his intellectual contributions, and his kindness. It is a fascinating discussion that touches on a variety of important issues related to international security. This episode, which is the first of two parts, is hosted by Francis Gavin of the Kissinger Center and chair of the editorial board of the Texas National Security Review. He is joined by Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl; Mira Rapp-Hooper, a member of the staff of the National Security Council, where she is responsible for an array of Indo-Pacific issues; and Derek Chollet, the counselor of the State Department. The views expressed here, of course, are personal and not those of the U.S. government.

Warrior Diplomacy
EP. VII: Maneuvering Asia: India's Geopolitical Thinking (Eng)

Warrior Diplomacy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 41:26


India finds itself at the intersection of traditional geopolitical challenges and emerging regional and global trends such as the rise of China, the reassertion of Russia, the reordering of US global priorities, and the breakdown of the post-Cold War global political order which have opened up unprecedented challenges and opportunities. In this India Focused Episode, Sheetal S. Joshi, our episode's guest, helps us to touch on several topics of prime importance to understand the dynamics in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.

SBS News Updates
AM bulletin 12 July 2022

SBS News Updates

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 7:17


New research suggests the global population will reach eight billion people this year; The Prime Minister calls for greater Indo-Pacific renewable energy investment; Australian Ben O'Connor withdraws from the Tour de France with injury.

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
What Shinzo Abe's Death Means for the US and Indo-Pacific

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 9:31


The news of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's assassination shocked and saddened the world. But most Americans do not know that his views still shape much of our policy in the Pacific today. Dan Blumenthal from the American Enterprise Institute, and coauthor of the book "The China Nightmare: The Grand Ambitions of a Decaying State", spoke with Inside Sources about what his death really means for the US and the Indo-Pacific in the face of an aggressive China. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Global Greek Influence
The future crises and managing peace

Global Greek Influence

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 43:07


Captain Efstathios Kyriakidis is the Branch Chief Operations Coordination in the EU Military Staff (EUMS) and Deputy Director of the EU Maritime Area of Interest Coordination Cell (MAICC) and whose career spans over four decades. We discuss aspects of the future crises and managing peace by the EU through: · the contribution of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in Ukraine, · considering the CSDP extension from conflict prevention to a security actor, · the "EU Strategic Compass" as (i) the platform for the EU's future role in global security, (ii) the implementation tool to transform the EU military Strategy · the Coordinated Maritime Presences (CMP) ensuring future Maritime Areas security, the international collaboration and partnership at Sea, · the EU's role in the Indo-Pacific region, · the level of independent control of the EU military missions by the EU Military Staff regarding NATO. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/panagiota-pimenidou/message

Sea Control
Sea Control 361 - Carrier Killers with Gerry Doyle and Blake Herzinger

Sea Control

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 25:12


LinksCarrier Killer: China's Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles and Theater of Operations in the early 21st Century, by Gerry Doyle and Blake Herzinger, Helion, 2022. 

The Whalenerd‘s Podcast
Episode 116 - The Dolphin Spa

The Whalenerd‘s Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 50:55


This week we talked about Indo Pacific bottlenose dolphins and their unique spa treatments. These animals in the Red Sea have figured out how to use corals and sponges to take care of their skin. This is the first time a cetacean species has been documented self medicating in the wild - fascinating!

Sea Control
Sea Control 360 - On Dangerous Ground in the South China Sea with Greg Poling

Sea Control

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 33:22


Links“On Dangerous Ground: America's Century in the South China Sea,” by Gregory B. Poling, Oxford University Press, 2022.

The FORSCOM Frontline
I Corps: Leadership & the Indo-Pacific region

The FORSCOM Frontline

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 27:31


Join us for a conversation with Lt. Gen. Xavier Brunson, I Corps Commanding General, and Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn Carns, I Corps Command Sergeant Major. We chat with them about the I Corps mission, the Indo-Pacific region, and the importance of engaged leadership and trust.

China in the World
The Strategic Importance of the Indo-Pacific

China in the World

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 31:33


The Strategic Importance of the Indo-PacificSpanning from East Africa to the West Coast of the United States, the Indo-Pacific is a large and complex region encompassing two oceans and countless islands and maritime powers. In this episode of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle speaks with Darshana Baruah about maritime security in Asia as well as recent developments in the Indo-Pacific. Having both recently participated in the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Paul and Darshana discuss key takeaways from Asia's premier security summit. Darshana also shares her perspectives on shifting geopolitical dynamics in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Islands as well as new trends in India's foreign policy.Darshana M. Baruah is a fellow with the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where she leads the Indian Ocean Initiative. Her primary research focuses on maritime security in Asia and the role of the Indian Navy in a new security architecture. Darshana's research on the Indian Ocean can be found here: https://carnegieendowment.org/publications/interactive/indian-ocean-map.

The John Batchelor Show
#StrategicThinking: The PRC war talk in the Indo-Pacific. Gregory Copley, Editor & Publisher Defebse & Foreign Affairs.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 5:40


Photo: #StrategicThinking:  The PRC war talk in the Indo-Pacific.  Gregory Copley, Editor & Publisher Defebse & Foreign Affairs. https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_197688.htm

Sea Control - CIMSEC
Sea Control 359 – Maritime Radiological and Nuclear Trafficking with Jay Benson

Sea Control - CIMSEC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022


By Jared Samuelson Stable Seas’ Jay Benson joins Sea Control to discuss his most recent report on maritime radiological and nuclear trafficking. Jay's focus areas include the Indo-Pacific, maritime domain awareness and violent extremists operating in the maritime domain. Download Sea Control 359 – Maritime Radiological and Nuclear Trafficking with Jay Benson Links 1. “Maritime … Continue reading Sea Control 359 – Maritime Radiological and Nuclear Trafficking with Jay Benson →

Sea Control
Sea Control 358 - Information Fusion Center Singapore with Cdr Jeremy Bachelier (English Version)

Sea Control

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 26:55


Commander Jeremy Bachelier, the French Liaison Officer at the Information Fusion Center (IFC) in Singapore joins us to discuss the missions of the center and the IFC's contribution to maritime security from the perspective of a French Liaison Officer. We also explore the current and future challenges to maritime security in the Indo-Pacific as well as the evolution in the types of threats to maritime security and the tools at the disposal of the local and international communities.

Sea Control
Sea Control 358 - Information Fusion Center Singapore with Cdr Jeremy Bachelier (French Version)

Sea Control

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 39:04


L'animatrice, rédactrice et productrice Alexia Bouallagui s'entretient avec le Commandant Jeremy Bachelier, Officier de Liaison français au Centre de Fusion de l'Information (IFC) à Singapour. Ils discutent des missions du centre et de la contribution de l'IFC à la sécurité maritime du point de vue d'un Officier de Liaison français. Ils abordent également les défis actuels et futurs de la sécurité maritime dans la région Indo-Pacifique ainsi que l'évolution des menaces pour la sécurité maritime et les outils à la disposition de la communauté locale et internationale.

SOFcast
S3 E8 CMDCM (SEAL) David Isom, Command SEL, SOCPAC

SOFcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 58:13 Very Popular


INDOPACOM is comprised of 36 nations, home to 50% of the world's population, and 3,000 different languages! CMDCM (SEAL) David Isom shares some of the unique challenges he faces as the Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) Senior Enlisted Leader and why SOF is critical to the mission in the Indo-Pacific region.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Monday, June 27th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 13:47


Good Monday everyone, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief, for Monday, June 27th, 2022. Before I dive into the news, here’s something I want to remind you of immediately! Lies, Propaganda, Story Telling, and the Serrated Edge: This year our national conference is in Knoxville, TN October 6th-8th. The theme of this year’s conference is Lies, Propaganda, Storytelling and the Serrated Edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government who has rejected God. We have especially been lied to these last two years, and the COVIDpanic has been one of the central mechanisms that our government has used to lie to us and to grab more power. Because Christians have not been reading their bibles, we are susceptible to lies and weak in our ability to fight these lies. God has given us His word to fight Satan and his lies, and we need to recover all of God’s word, its serrated edge and all. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, as we fight, laugh and feast with fellowship, beer and Psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, hanging with our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and more. Early bird tickets are available now, but will be gone before you know it!.. This Thursday! Sign up now at flfnetwork.com Now… here’s what you may have missed, over the weekend… The Tampa Bay Lightning had done just enough to force a game 6, and last night it came down to the wire: Stanley Cup Final Game 6: Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning | Full Game Highlights -Play 8:31-9:01 The Colorado Avalanche are your new Stanley Cup Champions, after defeating Tampa Bay 2-1 in game 6. I was sort of hoping I’d get to see a 3-peat out of the lightning, but the Avalanche clearly deserved to win this series, so congratulations to them! https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/06/27/california-working-on-denying-gun-permits-based-on-ideological-viewpoints-n478907 California working on denying gun permits based on "ideological viewpoints" The Supreme Court’s decision in Bruen on Thursday didn’t simply shoot down New York’s onerous “good-cause requirement” in the gun permit application process. It set up similar laws in other states for likely revocation. One of those states is California, where they have their own requirement that applicants must show a “good cause” or “special need” before a carry permit is issued. State Attorney General Rob Bonta sent out a letter on Friday to law enforcement and government attorneys noting the change and saying that the state’s current “may issue” regime should be able to be converted to a “shall issue” regime with few modifications. So that’s good news, right? Not so fast. As Eugene Volokh points out at Reason, Bonta pivoted from signaling compliance with the new SCOTUS ruling to identifying another way to deny permits to people with no criminal record. He claims that the ruling will not impact the existing requirement for applicants to be able to demonstrate that they are “of good moral character.” On that basis, the state can start snooping around to see if you hold any unauthorized opinions or are prone to demonstrate “hatred and racism.” And how would they know that? Well, by going through your social media accounts, of course. Other jurisdictions list the personal characteristics one reasonably expects of candidates for a public-carry license who do not pose a danger to themselves or others. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s policy, for example, currently provides as follows: “Legal judgments of good moral character can include consideration of honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, reliability, respect for the law, integrity, candor, discretion, observance of fiduciary duty, respect for the rights of others, absence of hatred and racism, fiscal stability, profession-specific criteria such as pledging to honor the constitution and uphold the law, and the absence of criminal conviction.” [Emphasis added.] As a starting point for purposes of investigating an applicant’s moral character, many issuing authorities require personal references and/or reference letters. Investigators may personally interview applicants and use the opportunity to gain further insight into the applicant’s character. And they may search publicly-available information, including social media accounts, in assessing the applicant’s character. As Volokh goes on to explain, this entire scheme appears to be completely unconstitutional. It’s a violation of the First Amendment before we even begin to examine how it would hold up under the Second Amendment. The government is not allowed to restrict your actions or suspend your Constitutional rights based on the viewpoints you express, even if they are unpopular with the current regime. https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/06/us-troops-surpass-100000-in-europe The U.S. military has steadily built up its presence in Europe in the four months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. More than 100,000 U.S. troops are in Europe today, compared to around 70,000 around the start of the Russian invasion. Last week, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the U.S. “increased the number of U.S. troops in Europe from roughly 70,000 to more than 100,000 over these last months.” In addition to the overall U.S. force size in Europe, Stoltenberg noted there are more than 40,000 troops from various countries under NATO’s direct command that are positioned on the eastern edge of the alliance. NATO’s force consists of troops from a variety of alliance member nations. In a May 20 U.S. State Department press briefing, department spokesman Ned Price had confirmed the U.S. plans to maintain an ongoing presence of 100,000 troops in Europe. While the U.S. presence in Europe has risen in response to Russia, questions remain about whether the U.S. can maintain this presence in the long run. With no plans for the U.S. and NATO to directly intervene in the conflict in Ukraine — beyond providing Ukrainian forces weapons, supplies and training — the missions of U.S. and NATO forces is primarily to ensure the conflict in Ukraine doesn’t spill over into NATO countries. Bradley Bowman, senior director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank told the Washington Times last week that the U.S. troop build-up in Europe could come at the expense of U.S. readiness in other parts of the world, like the Indo-Pacific region where Chinese forces have expanded their presence. So that’s what’s going on overseas, let’s shift back to the home front, where I’ve got to ask you… are you happy with your job? Because if not, I want to tell you about RedBalloon! Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! https://thepostmillennial.com/pro-abortion-activist-arrested-for-allegedly-attacking-police-with-flamethrower?utm_campaign=64487 Suspect accused of using flamethrower in attack at Los Angeles Antifa riot charged with attempted murder Pro-abortion activist Michael Ortiz was arrested on June 26th after allegedly attacking police with a makeshift flamethrower during a violent riot over the reversal of Roe v. Wade. As the New York Post reports, several others were arrested during the Los Angeles riot, including 23-year-old Juliana Bernardo who allegedly tried to steal a police officer's baton amid skirmishes with law enforcement. The pro-abortion protestors shut down the LA freeway, harassed and attacked drivers, broke building windows, and lobbed a firework explosive at police. Video posted by The Post Millennial's Andy Ngo shows Ortiz discharging the makeshift weapon while hiding behind a black bloc militant who was holding an umbrella. Ortiz allegedly fired the flames around 8:20 pm amidst a progressively violent riot. LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore said in a statement that, "Individuals participating in such criminal activity are not exercising their 1st Amendment rights in protest of the Supreme Court decision. Rather, they are acting as criminals. The Department will vigorously pursue prosecution of these individuals." The violence comes after radical pro-abortion groups have called for nationwide protests including one group, Jane's Revenge, promising a "Night of Rage" to protest the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade. Now let’s end with some good news, and the topic that I love… sports! https://www.foxnews.com/politics/high-school-football-coach-scores-big-win-supreme-court-post-game-prayer High school football coach scores big win at Supreme Court over post-game prayer The Supreme Court handed a big win to a former Washington high school football coach who lost his job over reciting a prayer on the 50-yard line after games. At issue was whether a public school employee praying alone but in view of students was engaging in unprotected "government speech," and if it is not government speech, does it still pose a problem under the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-3 decision that the answer to both questions is no. "Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment. And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the Court's opinion. "Religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination." Joe Kennedy was a junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach with the Bremerton School District in Washington from 2008 to 2015. He began the practice of reciting a post-game prayer by himself, but eventually students started joining him. According to court documents, this evolved into motivational speeches that included religious themes. After an opposing coach brought it to the principal's attention, the school district told Kennedy to stop. He did, temporarily, then notified the school that he would resume the practice. The situation garnered media attention, and when Kennedy announced that he would go back to praying on the field, it raised security concerns. When he did pray after the game, a number of people stormed the field in support. The school district then offered to let Kennedy pray in other locations before and after games, or for him to pray on the 50-yard line after everyone else had left the premises, but he refused, insisting that he would continue his regular practice. After continuing the prayers at two more games, the school district placed Kennedy on leave. "That reasoning was misguided," the majority opinion said. "Both the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment protect expressions like Mr. Kennedy’s. Nor does a proper understanding of the Amendment’s Establishment Clause require the government to single out private religious speech for special disfavor. " Gorsuch stated that not just the Constitution, but "the best of our traditions" call for "mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike." The Court's ruling also stated that there is a distinct reason for why speech like Kennedy's is protected by both the Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses. "That the First Amendment doubly protects religious speech is no accident. It is a natural outgrowth of the framers’ distrust of government attempts to regulate religion and suppress dissent," Gorsuch wrote. Another win, by the Supreme Court… Keep our Supreme Court Justices in your prayers, as they will undoubtedly be a target. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief… If you liked the show, why don’t you go ahead and hit that share button? If you want to sign up for a club membership, our conference, or our magazine, all of that can be found over at flfnetwork.com, and as always, if you want to become a corporate partner of CrossPolitc, let’s talk… email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Monday, June 27th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 13:47


Good Monday everyone, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief, for Monday, June 27th, 2022. Before I dive into the news, here’s something I want to remind you of immediately! Lies, Propaganda, Story Telling, and the Serrated Edge: This year our national conference is in Knoxville, TN October 6th-8th. The theme of this year’s conference is Lies, Propaganda, Storytelling and the Serrated Edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government who has rejected God. We have especially been lied to these last two years, and the COVIDpanic has been one of the central mechanisms that our government has used to lie to us and to grab more power. Because Christians have not been reading their bibles, we are susceptible to lies and weak in our ability to fight these lies. God has given us His word to fight Satan and his lies, and we need to recover all of God’s word, its serrated edge and all. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, as we fight, laugh and feast with fellowship, beer and Psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, hanging with our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and more. Early bird tickets are available now, but will be gone before you know it!.. This Thursday! Sign up now at flfnetwork.com Now… here’s what you may have missed, over the weekend… The Tampa Bay Lightning had done just enough to force a game 6, and last night it came down to the wire: Stanley Cup Final Game 6: Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning | Full Game Highlights -Play 8:31-9:01 The Colorado Avalanche are your new Stanley Cup Champions, after defeating Tampa Bay 2-1 in game 6. I was sort of hoping I’d get to see a 3-peat out of the lightning, but the Avalanche clearly deserved to win this series, so congratulations to them! https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/06/27/california-working-on-denying-gun-permits-based-on-ideological-viewpoints-n478907 California working on denying gun permits based on "ideological viewpoints" The Supreme Court’s decision in Bruen on Thursday didn’t simply shoot down New York’s onerous “good-cause requirement” in the gun permit application process. It set up similar laws in other states for likely revocation. One of those states is California, where they have their own requirement that applicants must show a “good cause” or “special need” before a carry permit is issued. State Attorney General Rob Bonta sent out a letter on Friday to law enforcement and government attorneys noting the change and saying that the state’s current “may issue” regime should be able to be converted to a “shall issue” regime with few modifications. So that’s good news, right? Not so fast. As Eugene Volokh points out at Reason, Bonta pivoted from signaling compliance with the new SCOTUS ruling to identifying another way to deny permits to people with no criminal record. He claims that the ruling will not impact the existing requirement for applicants to be able to demonstrate that they are “of good moral character.” On that basis, the state can start snooping around to see if you hold any unauthorized opinions or are prone to demonstrate “hatred and racism.” And how would they know that? Well, by going through your social media accounts, of course. Other jurisdictions list the personal characteristics one reasonably expects of candidates for a public-carry license who do not pose a danger to themselves or others. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s policy, for example, currently provides as follows: “Legal judgments of good moral character can include consideration of honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, reliability, respect for the law, integrity, candor, discretion, observance of fiduciary duty, respect for the rights of others, absence of hatred and racism, fiscal stability, profession-specific criteria such as pledging to honor the constitution and uphold the law, and the absence of criminal conviction.” [Emphasis added.] As a starting point for purposes of investigating an applicant’s moral character, many issuing authorities require personal references and/or reference letters. Investigators may personally interview applicants and use the opportunity to gain further insight into the applicant’s character. And they may search publicly-available information, including social media accounts, in assessing the applicant’s character. As Volokh goes on to explain, this entire scheme appears to be completely unconstitutional. It’s a violation of the First Amendment before we even begin to examine how it would hold up under the Second Amendment. The government is not allowed to restrict your actions or suspend your Constitutional rights based on the viewpoints you express, even if they are unpopular with the current regime. https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/06/us-troops-surpass-100000-in-europe The U.S. military has steadily built up its presence in Europe in the four months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. More than 100,000 U.S. troops are in Europe today, compared to around 70,000 around the start of the Russian invasion. Last week, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the U.S. “increased the number of U.S. troops in Europe from roughly 70,000 to more than 100,000 over these last months.” In addition to the overall U.S. force size in Europe, Stoltenberg noted there are more than 40,000 troops from various countries under NATO’s direct command that are positioned on the eastern edge of the alliance. NATO’s force consists of troops from a variety of alliance member nations. In a May 20 U.S. State Department press briefing, department spokesman Ned Price had confirmed the U.S. plans to maintain an ongoing presence of 100,000 troops in Europe. While the U.S. presence in Europe has risen in response to Russia, questions remain about whether the U.S. can maintain this presence in the long run. With no plans for the U.S. and NATO to directly intervene in the conflict in Ukraine — beyond providing Ukrainian forces weapons, supplies and training — the missions of U.S. and NATO forces is primarily to ensure the conflict in Ukraine doesn’t spill over into NATO countries. Bradley Bowman, senior director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank told the Washington Times last week that the U.S. troop build-up in Europe could come at the expense of U.S. readiness in other parts of the world, like the Indo-Pacific region where Chinese forces have expanded their presence. So that’s what’s going on overseas, let’s shift back to the home front, where I’ve got to ask you… are you happy with your job? Because if not, I want to tell you about RedBalloon! Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! https://thepostmillennial.com/pro-abortion-activist-arrested-for-allegedly-attacking-police-with-flamethrower?utm_campaign=64487 Suspect accused of using flamethrower in attack at Los Angeles Antifa riot charged with attempted murder Pro-abortion activist Michael Ortiz was arrested on June 26th after allegedly attacking police with a makeshift flamethrower during a violent riot over the reversal of Roe v. Wade. As the New York Post reports, several others were arrested during the Los Angeles riot, including 23-year-old Juliana Bernardo who allegedly tried to steal a police officer's baton amid skirmishes with law enforcement. The pro-abortion protestors shut down the LA freeway, harassed and attacked drivers, broke building windows, and lobbed a firework explosive at police. Video posted by The Post Millennial's Andy Ngo shows Ortiz discharging the makeshift weapon while hiding behind a black bloc militant who was holding an umbrella. Ortiz allegedly fired the flames around 8:20 pm amidst a progressively violent riot. LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore said in a statement that, "Individuals participating in such criminal activity are not exercising their 1st Amendment rights in protest of the Supreme Court decision. Rather, they are acting as criminals. The Department will vigorously pursue prosecution of these individuals." The violence comes after radical pro-abortion groups have called for nationwide protests including one group, Jane's Revenge, promising a "Night of Rage" to protest the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade. Now let’s end with some good news, and the topic that I love… sports! https://www.foxnews.com/politics/high-school-football-coach-scores-big-win-supreme-court-post-game-prayer High school football coach scores big win at Supreme Court over post-game prayer The Supreme Court handed a big win to a former Washington high school football coach who lost his job over reciting a prayer on the 50-yard line after games. At issue was whether a public school employee praying alone but in view of students was engaging in unprotected "government speech," and if it is not government speech, does it still pose a problem under the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-3 decision that the answer to both questions is no. "Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment. And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the Court's opinion. "Religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination." Joe Kennedy was a junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach with the Bremerton School District in Washington from 2008 to 2015. He began the practice of reciting a post-game prayer by himself, but eventually students started joining him. According to court documents, this evolved into motivational speeches that included religious themes. After an opposing coach brought it to the principal's attention, the school district told Kennedy to stop. He did, temporarily, then notified the school that he would resume the practice. The situation garnered media attention, and when Kennedy announced that he would go back to praying on the field, it raised security concerns. When he did pray after the game, a number of people stormed the field in support. The school district then offered to let Kennedy pray in other locations before and after games, or for him to pray on the 50-yard line after everyone else had left the premises, but he refused, insisting that he would continue his regular practice. After continuing the prayers at two more games, the school district placed Kennedy on leave. "That reasoning was misguided," the majority opinion said. "Both the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment protect expressions like Mr. Kennedy’s. Nor does a proper understanding of the Amendment’s Establishment Clause require the government to single out private religious speech for special disfavor. " Gorsuch stated that not just the Constitution, but "the best of our traditions" call for "mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike." The Court's ruling also stated that there is a distinct reason for why speech like Kennedy's is protected by both the Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses. "That the First Amendment doubly protects religious speech is no accident. It is a natural outgrowth of the framers’ distrust of government attempts to regulate religion and suppress dissent," Gorsuch wrote. Another win, by the Supreme Court… Keep our Supreme Court Justices in your prayers, as they will undoubtedly be a target. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief… If you liked the show, why don’t you go ahead and hit that share button? If you want to sign up for a club membership, our conference, or our magazine, all of that can be found over at flfnetwork.com, and as always, if you want to become a corporate partner of CrossPolitc, let’s talk… email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

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CAPT. JAMES FANELL, Retired Intelligence Officer for the Indo-Pacific, US Navy, former National Security Affairs Fellow, Hoover Institute Increased Chinese military buildup over the past few months The need for the U.S. to take a strong position on defending Taiwan BILL WALTON, Chairman, Resolute Protector Foundation, Host, The Bill Walton Show, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality, @billwaltonshow: An update on the Thrift Savings Plan Why should the U.S. care about China's 'Social Credit System'? PETER PRY, Executive Director, Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Director, U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, Former Member, Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA Can the United States win a nuclear war? How seriously is the Biden administration taking the nuclear threat?

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#Russia: Romancing the Indo-Pacific. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

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#StateThinking: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is not sufficient. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc.

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Photo:  Nautical from, Private Journal of a voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and residence at the Sandwich Islands, in the years 1822, 1823, 1824, and 1825 #StateThinking: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is not sufficient. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc. https://thediplomat.com/2022/06/vietnam-eyes-pragmatic-gains-from-the-indo-pacific-economic-framework/