geopolitics of Russia and China

Today we continue our thread on geopolitics with part one of a two-part interview with Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson (thebulwark.com). He examines the precarious position Taiwan finds itself with China potentially emboldened to take over the small island country. He also looks at the sudden cancellation of Hong Kong passports, the history of Hong Kong along with China prematurely breaking the 1997 agreement, and finally China's social credit score system – and how we're seeing a similar version of it pop up here in the United States.

Join us tomorrow for part two of the conversation with Reuben Johnson where he and John discuss several cultural issues in the U.S.

Do you ever feel like sleepwalking toward a disaster in the near future? Former British Army Colonel Richard Kemp (www.richard-kemp.com) is with us from the United Kingdom to look at how Europe and the UK tend to appease their enemies rather than stand up to them. In the United States, President Trump is trying to stand up to enemies but constant negative coverage of his administration has caused most people in Europe to dislike him. Related to appeasement, cancel culture and political correctness have disallowed honest discussion of global problems.

Colonel Kemp discusses several topics including whether we are heading toward a crisis point, the geopolitics of Russia and China versus the U.S. and Europe, and how generations of students are not taught to question and debate – they are taught to shut down anything that isn't the accepted narrative.