On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpa Partners, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International, Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council, Teri Schultz, a Brussels-based freelance reporter for National Public Radio.
— Update on Congress’ efforts to pass the coronavirus stimulus package 3.5 and prospects for version 4
— Defense and stimulus efforts including the plan by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
— Implications of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s suggestions that states declare bankruptcy instead of receiving federal aide in the wake of the economic wreckage of the coronavirus pandemic
— Attitudes toward government in the wake of the pandemic
— Impact of coronavirus on developing nations across Africa, Asia and South Asia
— European unity and what’s next as nations begin reopening as fatalities decrease
— Perceptions of Beijing as nations express concern over China’s mishandling and misinformation about virus’ outbreak, bullying and sale of defective equipment to affiliated nations
— Prospect of US military action against Tehran and whether it will change provocative Iranian behavior