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    Trump's Comeback, Chinese-Saudi Drone Deal, Philippine State of Emergency

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    We begin this week’s show by analyzing Russia’s proposal at the Eastern Economic Forum to create an Asian Energy Super Ring between itself, Mongolia, China, the Koreas, and Japan.

    Then we explore the significance of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to Vietnam and how it plays into Beijing’s fears that a ‘China Containment Coalition’ is being constructed right on its backdoor. Once that’s done, we then look across the South China Sea at the Philippines and explain why Duterte was right to declare a state of emergency in response to Abu Sayyaf’s terrorist bombing in Davos City. Afterwards, we talk about the Chinese-Saudi drone deal and what it means for the US now that its Chinese rival is selling high-tech military equipment to one of Washington’s top regional allies. As our top story of the week, we explain how Donald Trump stormed back to the top of the polls after what some had estimated was a double-digit deficit with Hillary Clinton, and why the Democrats have plenty of cause to worry.

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    Eastern Economic Forum, 2016 US Presidential Run, Narendra Modi, Donald Trump, China, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Philippines
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