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Month: May 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – May 17, 2022

Advocating for global human rights; reducing reliance on Russian energy; North Korea’s nuclear capabilities


Economist on reducing reliance on Russian energy and helping the environment

The West is focused on reducing dependence on Russian oil and gas for obvious geopolitical reasons, but this also creates an opportunity to go greener and reduce carbon emissions, according to Jeffrey Frankel, professor at Harvard’s Belfer Center and former member of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers. Frankel said he recommends ending fossil […]


State Department bureau advocates for human rights in countries around world

The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor aims to protect human rights and champion American values around the world. The office is working to address human rights abuses in China, North Korea, Ukraine, Russia and other countries, said Scott Busby, deputy assistant secretary of the bureau and finalist for a Service to […]


North Korea’s expansion of nuclear capabilities ‘very concerning,’ says policy scholar

While the world watches Russia’s war on Ukraine unfold, North Korea continues to expand its nuclear weapons program and has already launched 13 missile tests this year. Dana Kim, Korea policy scholar in the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said North Korea is fine tuning its strike capabilities through tests […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – May 15, 2022

Biden signs bill to speed arms to Ukraine; status of Ukraine’s military capabilities; is the Islamic State on the decline?


Biden signs bill to allow arms lending to Ukraine

President Biden has signed a new bill to allow arms lending to Ukraine. The Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 has escalated U.S. involvement in the Russia-Ukraine war. The bill aims to enable the U.S. to provide Ukraine with as much as possible, including more sophisticated weaponry, said Angela Stent, nonresident senior fellow at […]


Military equipment especially important in this stage of Ukraine war, says CNAS senior fellow

As Russia’s war enters its third month, the focus has shifted towards eastern Ukraine. The change in terrain means Ukraine will need a new strategy to fend off Russian aggressors. Margarita Konaev, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, said the Ukrainian military will continue to use some of the same […]

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