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Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) sits down with former Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) to discuss the security challenge China’s military modernization and expansion pose to the United States and its allies.

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US Senator Bob Corker walks inside the US Capitol in Washington, in this picture taken on April 15, 2015. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

Senator Corker’s visit to Venezuela could send a positive signal that the US Congress will defend democracy, freedom of expression, and economic liberty, rather than seek to normalize ties with a criminal regime that is abusing the Venezuelan people.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazil President Dilma Rousseff tour the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial with a National Park Ranger in Washington June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Obama welcomes his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff to Washington in the wake of bad news back home, wrought by statist policies that have smothered the country’s potential.

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Remember how President Obama failed to enforce his “red line” in Syria? Well, it’s happening again — this time in cyberspace.

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What will be the impact of a nuclear agreement with Iran? AEI experts are available to comment on the effects of such a deal.

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An employee turns a valve at a gas compressor station in the village of Boyarka, outside Kiev, April 22, 2015. Russian natural gas producer Gazprom said on Wednesday Kiev owed it $174.2 million for gas supplied to eastern Ukraine since the beginning of the year.  Reuters

While Russia depends on its gas exports to Europe, the frantic efforts to build alternative gas routes to Europe have little to do with economics or energy security.

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Discussion on the House Committee on Benghazi calling for a third party to review Hillary Clinton’s private emails.

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The Obama administration has largely ignored Latin American relations, indifferent to the economic decline and instability in several countries, but it’s not too late to proactively support free-market exchanges and restore productive relations within the hemisphere.

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A discussion over what kind of nuclear deal, if any, will be made after new demands by Iran delays negotiations further.

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Discussion on the Chinese economy and how it’s future will impact the United States economy.

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A French special Police forces officer gestures as Police escorts a woman from a residential building during a raid in Saint-Priest, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. Reuters

It would be wise to dramatically step up training, arms supplies, support and whatever is needed to begin to reverse the Islamist tide, rather than waiting until the only solution is the commitment of US combat forces.

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