episodes about International
11/13/2019Episode 71: “Behind the Scenes of the Conservative Movement and The Republican Party” with Matt and Mercedes Schlapp
Matt and Mercedes Schlapp give us a behind-the-scenes look at the conservative movement. Mercedes is the current communications director for the Trump/Pence re-election campaign and Matt is the chairman of CPAC.
11/07/2019Episode 70: “China, Cyber-enabled Economic Warfare, 5G and Cyber-crime” with Klon Kitchen
Cyber warfare is raging around the world, with China as the leading state actor. But unlike Russia, and unlike Iran, and unlike North Korea, China is deeply integrated into the US economy and many aspects of our national strength. This is one reason why Congress wanted to learn from my guest Klon Kitchen about the Chinese app TikTok.
Episode 59: Part 2: Why We need to Care About “Space Warfare” with Kevin Freeman and Frank Gaffney
Our military has a disturbing tendency to keep fighting the last wars, not the likely future ones. Now a visionary general is being forced into retirement because he’s advocating a very different approach to counter Chinese aims to achieve dominance in space.
08/01/2019Episode 59: Part 1: Frank Gaffney and Kevin Freeman on China’s War with the United States
For decades, the U.S. has given China preferred trade & economic status. In a long overdue effort, President Trump is now negotiating new and more balanced trade deals with China, but however effective new trade deals will prove to be, they cannot address the many other dangers posed by China’s Communist Party.
05/09/2019Episode 55: Chen Guangcheng and Reggie Littlejohn on Human Rights in China, with Huchen Zhang
Americans’ theory that more trade with China would open up the country to more democracy has been proven wrong. In fact, say Reggie Littlejohn, Huchen Zhang and Chen Guancheng on The Bill Walton Show, they have backfired. “You cannot tolerate evil. You cannot treat evil with kindness,” Zhang said.
04/04/2019Episode 51: Part 2: We All Need to Make Protecting Habitats a Concern – Ron Maxwell and Skipper Darlington
Species and habitat protection are issues that can be separated from polarizing disagreements about climate change. Everyone – on both the left and the right – ought to be able to come together to protect endangered species and their habitats. It’s a problem that humans have created and one that humans can solve.
04/04/2019Episode 51: Part 1: Half Earth for Species Protection with Ron Maxwell and Skipper Darlington
The population of humans has almost tripled since 1950, and the impact on other species has been profound. Humans have absorbed vast amounts of habitat for living space and farmland, leading to the extinction of hundreds of species and threats to countless others. Ron Maxwell and Skipper Darlington join Bill Walton to talk about a radical but oddly simple and doable solution.
03/14/2019Episode 48: Is War with China Inevitable? with Adm. James Stark and Dr. Stefan Halper
In China, the U.S. confronts an adversary that saw itself as the Middle Kingdom –the center of the universe –for 3,000 years, then endured a century of humiliation and now seeks to return to what it sees as its rightful place in the world. Join Bill Walton as he and veteran Washington foreign policy experts Dr. Stefan Halper and Adm. James Stark discuss China’s comprehensive program to dominate its region and to challenge the U.S for cultural, economic and military superiority.
01/10/2019Episode 44: China’s Three Warfares with Dr. Stefan Halper and Admiral James Stark
China is a mass of contradictions. Intellectual property thief. America’s largest trading partner. Home to 476 billionaires. Choked with air and water pollution. A rapidly aging population. And leadership eager to project its national will.
10/01/2018Episode 38: Bill speaks with Klon Kitchen and Dean Cheng on Reckoning with China
Over the past forty years, since Deng Xiaoping began his policy of “Reform and Opening,” the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has evolved from a less developed country to the second largest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world. Over the past 25 years, it has also steadily transformed the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into a force that is capable of influencing regional, and increasingly global, security environments.