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Aug 18, 2020

Abraham Denmark comes aboard the Need To Know book chat crew, to discuss his new book "US Strategy in the Asian Century," in which he discusses our competition with Asia - not just with China - and how we can empower allies and benefit from the rise of Asia.  An engaging discussion and a good book to check out for your...

Aug 14, 2020

A new guest joins me today.  Merissa Khurma of the Wilson Center's Middle East Program comes on the show to discuss the situation in Lebanon.  Political unrest has been growing for some time and the economy sank.  Then the novel coronavirus placed more pressure on the system.  Now an explosion at the port in Beirut may...

Aug 11, 2020

The clock is ticking on TikTok and WeChat. With executive orders to restrict access in the US, legislation to bar the apps from government devices, and a general unease, Rui Zhong comes back to explain why these platforms have drawn ire.