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"Wake" with Luke Vargas

Wake with Luke Vargas is an hour-long weekly radio broadcast that explores how overseas developments affect the United States. 

Launched in 2017 by Luke Vargas, TMN's chief foreign correspondent, Wake aims to introduce American news audiences to pressing global developments likely to impact domestic policy, but which may not dominate the cable news cycle.

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Feb 1, 2019

The U.S. indicated the Chinese telecom company Huawei this week, accusing the firm of stealing intellectual property from T-Mobile.

That's part of a larger U.S. complaint that China’s economic rise has been aided by the systematic pilfering of trade secrets from abroad and the funneling of that information back to domestic industries.

This week on Wake we’ll consider the extent of China’s intellectual property theft, what the can the  U.S. can do about it and whether we’re headed for a "technology cold war."

Helping us to do that is this week's guest:

  • Robert Atkinson, founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Peter Harrell, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security

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Taped: February 1, 2019.

Hosted by Luke Vargas.