Trumpet Hour

Hosted by Joel Hilliker

Trumpet Hour is the voice of the Trumpet newsmagazine. In each edition, Joel Hilliker, managing editor of the Philadelphia Trumpet sits down with Trumpet writers to discuss world events and trends from a biblical perspective.

#419: Week in Review: Iran Vs. Britain, Germany’s Arms Exports, China’s Military Ambitions, and Much More

Aired Friday, July 12, 2019   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes
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Show Notes

  • Britain joined America in its pressure campaign against Iran, impounding an Iranian oil tanker for violating sanctions against Syria—a sign of a growing U.S.-UK relationship.
  • German arms exports this year have already surpassed the figure for all of last year. Looking at who it is selling weapons to gives some clues about Germany’s foreign-policy priorities.
  • China’s defense minister admitted that his nation’s Belt and Road Initiative is not just for economic purposes, but also serves China’s military ambitions.
  • Last week Europe created the world’s largest free-trade zone with Latin America; this week it surpassed that, helping create the world’s newest largest free-trade zone with Africa.
  • We also look at evidence of Britain’s “deep state,” America sanctioning Lebanese politicians, China stealing American military and trade secrets, and U.S. tech companies helping to build China’s authoritarian surveillance state.