After a bit of a hiatus we’re back with a great guest and friend of the show Michael Auslin. Michael sits down to discuss his new piece in National Review about tensions mounting between Japan and China over a small group of islands call the Senkaku Islands. While Japan owns them China has not been helpful in stopping their fisherman and patrol boats from freely using the waters. While its not come to blows yet we discuss how bad it could get. Michael also talks with us about sequestration and what kind of effect that might have on Asia.
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In this week’s episode of Banter friend of the show Daniel Hanson fills in for Andrew and we chat with AEI Resident Fellow Mackenzie Eaglen about military sequestration. Sequestration, which is a D.C. term for budget cutting, is due to happen at the end of the year and has become a large issue with unemployment high and the economy still sputtering. Mackenzie explains to us why she think something needs to be done about it, and soon. Also Daniel talks about a new piece in US News & World Reports’ “Debate Room.”