Conn Hallinan returns to the show to discuss his latest article for FPIF.org “Asia’s Other Nuclear Standoff,” which details the United States’ role in escalating the India-Pakistan nuclear face off. Hallinan describes the race for resource control in Asia, particularly over the oil supply, and the Chinese expansion throughout southeast Asia and parts of Africa. Hallinan believes the possibility of escalation to nuclear weapons is very real in India and Pakistan. Hallinan then explains the background of the conflict in southeast Asia and addresses Rex Tillerson’s latest comments on North Korea.

Conn Hallinan is a columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus. Hallinan is a recipient of a Project Censored “Real News Award” and formerly headed the University of Santa Cruz’s journalism program.

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