Watch Now: Media & News: Serving the Public Interest? -- Jack Myers with Kent Harrington and Erich Prince   

A ZOOM Conversation

Kent Harrington’s discussion with Jack Myers of Mediavillage and Erich Prince of Merion West on the news media and the public interest.

What Can be Done to Constrain Trump and Avoid a 'Wag the Dog' War - Kent Harrington

President Trump's revocation of a former CIA director's security clearance raises fundamental questions about political coercion and presidential powers.  Ian Masters discusses with Kent Harrington what they mean for an embattled presidency and the country and looks at the risks ahead.                   

Trump Throws Bolton and Abe Under the Bus

An assessment of Trump’s just-concluded state visit to Japan which prioritized pomp over policy where at the closing press conference, in one breath Trump undercut his National Security Advisor and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe by suggesting North Korea’s recent short-range missile tests were not a big deal and did not violate U.N. sanctions, which they did. Apparently, Trump is only concerned about North Korea’s long-range missiles which could reach the U.S., but for Japan, Kim Jong-un’s nuclear-tipped short-range missiles are a big deal. Kent Harrington, a former senior CIA analyst who was National Intelligence Officer for East Asia, joins us to discuss his article at Project Syndicate “Kim Jong-un’s Moneyball Strategy” and Trump’s Japan trip.”

How Chinese censorship changed “Top Gun” (and the rest of Hollywood)

 “Top Gun,” the iconic US Navy fighter jock film, is about to come out in a new version.  Hollywood and the Navy, which both kowtowed to Beijing’s political sensitivities, airbrushed out of the new movie several takes because they would make the Chinese mad.  On NPR’s “Marketplace” Kent Harrington offers some thoughts on what it’s all about.

Trump's Great Purge

We speak with Kent Harrington, a former senior CIA analyst who was National Intelligence Officer for East Asia about his article at Project Syndicate, “Trump’s Great Purge”.

Intelligence Agencies and President Trump 

Relations between the intelligence agencies and President Trump have gone downhill from day one of his administration.  Trump’s attacks and efforts to bring their agencies to political heel will accelerate that slide during the 2020 campaign.  Kent Harrington's discussion with Ian Masters, host of ‘Background Briefing’ on KPFK, 90.7 FM, public radio in Los Angeles.

The Latest Threats From North Korea And Why China Props Up The Regime 

Ian Masters speaks with Kent Harrington, on his article at Project Syndicate, “Chairman Kim Goes Back on Script“ to examine China’s role in keeping the North afloat and whether the Chinese leadership would prefer four more years of President Trump. 

Kent Michael Harrington

Analyst, Journalist, Author and National Security Affairs Expert

Podcast Appearances

Our Reality TV President to Sit Down With the World's Most Ruthless Dictator - Kent Harrington

Ian Masters, host of “Background Briefing,” KPFK-FM, Los Angeles, interviews Kent Harrington on President Trump's upcoming meeting with North Korea's Kim Chong Un.  is it Reality TV or real diplomacy?

Intel Chiefs Warn Trump is Driving Russia and China Together

Discussing the most alarming aspect of the intelligence community chief’s testimony that Russia and China are working closer together against the United States as Trump alienates our allies. Also addressing Trump lashing out at the intelligence chiefs calling them passive and naive tweeting they should go back to school - Kent Harrington gauges the reaction of the intelligence community.