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Saudi Arabia and Iran: What Are the Issues and Why Do They Matter?

Minimal growth and a hefty deficit is expected for Saudi Arabia, and the government knows it must act quickly to reverse the downward trend or there could be serious internal issues. Experts predict the country must become less reliant on oil to achieve long-term growth. Saudi is dealing with some critical challenges Click & Tweet! , from the economy... [Read more]

The Chinese Navy: Challenge to the U.S. and the World?

For decades the United States Navy has ruled most of the world’s oceans and the important shipping lanes. No part is more important than the area around the South China Sea where about 40 percent of the world’s shipping occurs. Today, China is asserting itself militarily in that area by building islands and shoring up their Navy. Should the United States and its allies/ trading partners... [Read more]

China: Reforms, the Economy, Energy and Markets

China: You can’t pick up a newspaper or turn on a TV set without hearing about China today…and the news is not very positive. Slower economic growth, turmoil in their stock markets, citizens being arrested for corruption, and with all this, has come a worldwide collapse of commodity prices not the least of which has been in the price of oil. Joining us on McCuistion are experts on the... [Read more]

China: From a Historical Perspective, Their Place in the 21st Century

The history of China is undoubtedly a long one. China, one of the oldest civilizations on earth with the exception of possibly India, goes back in history about 5,000 years. While it has a geographical size similar to the United States, it has five times the population, 1.5 billion people and the second largest economy in the world, second only to the United States. The very diverse population consists primarily... [Read more]

Think Tanks, Philosophy and Rational Self-Interest (Re-Air)

John Allison, Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council, of the Cato Institutes’ Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, immediate past president of the Cato Institute and former CEO of BB&T, joined us a while back to talk about the importance of independent think tanks. Left to Right: Dennis McCuistion, Niki McCuistion & John Allison Mr. Allison believes an independent think... [Read more]

Freedom of the Press in a World of Intolerance (Re-Air)

In September of 2005,  Jyllands-Posten, published 12 cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad; which brought on riots and deaths. Many accused the publisher of deliberate incitement and blasphemy. Left to Right: Niki McCuistion, Flemming Rose and Dennis McCuistion  A decade plus has passed since Flemming Rose, Foreign Editor of Jyllands-Posten; author of Tyranny of Silence; commissioned drawings... [Read more]

Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden: Journalism and National Security – Part Two

What is the role of journalism? Is there a significant failure on the part of journalism which instead of pursuing critical investigation and scrutiny is too often working in tandem with government? Does a relationship between journalists and government officials prevent the American media from being watchdogs over government? Are journalists now a division of corporate America- the media division?... [Read more]

Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden: Journalism and National Security – Part One

Join us for a lively discussion on the role of journalism and the potential impact on national security if too much information is given to the public. So where’s the fine line? Guests: Tod Robberson: Former Editorial Writer, Dallas Morning News Gordon Dee Smith: CEO, Strategic Insight Group, CEO, Dallas Committee on Foreign Affairs Charles “Chip” Babcock: Partner, Jackson Walker,... [Read more]

25 Years of McCuistion: The Future of Health Care

The third in a three parts series on the past, present and future of health care, this episode focuses on the latter. Our experts agree that health care in the future will look very different. Technology has made a huge impact and will continue doing so, taking us out of the industrial age and into the knowledge age. Knowledge and ideas are now the main source of growth in many areas, most certainly... [Read more]

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