Keith Johnson – Foreign Policy – China’s new militarized “islands” in the South China Sea
The new killer drug from China. Erika Kinetz broke the story from Shanghai.
Dave talks with Foreign Policy energy reporter Keith Johnson about how changing oil prices affect politics.
Dave talks with Beijing-based Financial Times reporter Tom Mitchell about the recent slides in the Chinese stock market and what they mean for the rest of the world.
Dave talks with Financial Times journalist Lucy Hornby about China’s plans for a New Silk Road.
Dave talks with economics professor and journalist Daniel Altman about China’s economic slide.
You can drive your car in Russia without your pants, says one activist, but never drive without a dashcam…and he’s less than half-joking. Journalist and scholar Sarah Kendzior on dashcams, smartphones and other weapons of digital democratization in the Central Asian states once part of the Soviet Union.
First the Chinese economy starts to sputter, then the domestic Chinese stock market crashes, and finally China devalues its currency and for the first time in years, lets the market replace the government in setting the value of the Renminbi. Al Jazeera America’s economics correspondent Patricia Sabga helps us sort things out, on HERE AND THERE.
It’s called the Trans Pacific Partnership, and President Obama sees it as part of his legacy. But analyst Rick Rowden, who writes for foreignpolicy.com says, TPP’s is likely to be more riches for the rich, more job losses for American workers, less regulation of multi-national corporations, and a free pass for them around laws passed by Congress.
250 IT employees at Team Disney are laid off, but not before they are forced to train their foreign replacements. Patrick Thibodeau of Computerworld.com on how the H1B visa system is costing Americans their jobs and lowering wage scales for many so-called STEM job-seekers in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workplaces
For better or for worse, the use of attack drones has become the military signature of the Obama Administration. RAND Corporation expert Lynn Davis on a weapon that may not transform war-fighting, but is transforming war politics.
It’s all but certain: there are gonna be a lot more drones in our everyday life, doing everything from reforestation and crop management to search and rescue service in emergencies and delivery of books, boxes and pizzas. UAV expert “Max Flight” on how to have all these things and protect our privacy and safety as well.