Larry looks inside the new book offering an in-depth examination of how pro-Israel groups operate on Capitol Hill to control U.S. Mideast policy & how much that costs the electorate. Then, Obama makes a hard pitch for TPP, but will Congress buy the deal?

Gordon Chang is a lawyer, author, and television pundit, best known for his book The Coming Collapse of China (2001), in which he argued that the hidden nonperforming loans of the "Big Four" Chinese State banks would likely bring down China's financial system and its communist government and China would collapse in 2006, 2011, 2012. In Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World (2006), Chang suggests that North Korea is most likely to target Japan, not South Korea. Chang suggests that North Korean nuclear ambitions could be forestalled if there were concerted multinational diplomacy, with some "limits to patience" backed up by threat of an all-out Korean war.

Chang talked with Larry King earlier in 2015, too!  Here is a clip from that show!

KIRK J. BEATTIE is the author of two books on Egyptian politics: Egypt During the Nasser Years and Egypt During the Sadat Years. A professor at Simmons College in the Political Science and International Relations Department, specializing in comparative politics with regional expertise in Middle East and West European politics, Beattie has taught at Harvard, Wellesley, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Michigan. He is a recipient of numerous national scholarships including a Fulbright grant, a Fulbright-Hays grant, an International Rotary Foundation Fellowship, an American Research Center in Egypt grant, and a Center for Arabic Study Abroad fellowship. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin.

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ora Media, LLC, its affiliates, or its employees.

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