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Trump's Huawei Ban Confirms 'Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons'

Trump’s Huawei Ban Confirms ‘Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons’

May 17, 2019

As Trump warns of the surveillance danger of Huawei, the real concern of consumers should be the fact they are being surveilled by the U.S. government and all tech companies, says Yasha Levine

Trump's China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy

Trump’s China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy

May 9, 2019

Instead of imposing additional tariffs, which will hurt the Chinese and U.S. economies, the U.S. should have its own research and development strategy, says Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster

Russia-China Alignment Challenge U.S. Hegemony

Russia-China Alignment Challenges U.S. Hegemony

May 8, 2019

Trump’s China tariffs and aggressive military build up is pushing Russia and China to seek a closer relationship which serves China’s growing global influence – Prof. Richard Sakwa joins Sharmini Peries

Candidates in India's Election Court Distressed Farmers

Candidates in India’s Election Court Distressed Farmers

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May 7, 2019

Reeling from falling crop prices, rising production costs and mounting debt, impoverished farmers have been marching on Indian cities in recent years, demanding help. Although the time has come for this huge constituency to vote, some have lost all hope

Who’s Behind the Attacks in Sri Lanka?

Who’s Behind the Attacks in Sri Lanka?

April 23, 2019

Muslim-Christian Conflict in Sri Lanka is unprecedented, so who is behind the attack? We discuss the horrific attack with Sri Lankan journalist Sunanda Deshapriya

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History - Jay and Curry

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History – Jay and Curry

April 21, 2019

The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump’s regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling – former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman

Could Social Media Decide India's General Election?

Could Social Media Decide India’s General Election?

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April 21, 2019

Since the last national election, smartphone usage in India has exploded, making social media a potent campaigning tool. So now, the Election Commission is also monitoring what the candidates do on online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

Indian Elections: Raul Gandhi's Minimum Income Program Highlights Modi Government Failures

Indian Elections: Rahul Gandhi’s Minimum Income Program Highlights Modi Government Failures

April 9, 2019

“It’s bringing policy attention and public attention back to the issue of poverty, to the issues of deprivation and the fact that this government has not delivered at all for the bottom 50 percent, much less the bottom 20 percent” says Economist Jayati Ghosh

China Has Strategic Objectives In Going Global, Does Africa?

China Has Strategic Objectives In Going Global, Does Africa?

April 8, 2019

If Africa as a continent does not have strategic objectives of its own, the history of impediments to African economic development will be repeated in its engagement with China, says Ethiopia’s Alemayehu Geda

China the Target of Pentagon's Massive Military Budget - Horne and Jay

China the Target of Pentagon’s Massive Military Budget – Horne and Jay

March 20, 2019

Acting Secretary of Defense justifies the increase in military spending with three words: China, China, China – Historian Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay