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5 Oct, 2019 07:58

Digging into Ukraine BEYOND the impeachment frenzy

Holland Cooke talks all things Ukraine with Consortium News editor-in-chief, Joe Lauria. Aside from the media being engulfed by talks of Trump, Biden, and impeachment proceedings, just what geopolitical stake does the US have in Ukraine, a country in the sights of NATO?

Then, scam-buster aficionado Steven J.J. Weisman breaks down an FTC lawsuit against Match.com and its subsidiaries, which alleges that half a MILLION people have been duped into premium subscriptions by online dating services, often being tantalized by phony dating profiles. Weisman offers advice on how to protect ourselves from fraud on today’s tech-dependent dating scene and beyond.

Just days after the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Holland Cooke hosts a roundtable discussion about the swelling influence of Beijing with former Pentagon official Michael Maloof and senior policy analyst at the Institute for China-America Studies, Sourabh Gupta. While the US has enjoyed its position as top dog in the global world order, countries to the east like China, India and Pakistan are now vying for economic footholds where the US has been slipping.

The trio talk shop about China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which is now invigorating the economies of over 150 countries, and the Kashmir conflict between nuclear powers India and Pakistan, which could require Chinese arbitration in the absence of Western diplomacy.

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