Steve Okun, McLarty Associates

Steve Okun, McLarty Associates

18 October 2021
Asian Insider: Washington Report, Steve Okun 
Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates gives an analysis of the tentative deal between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and negotiators of the worker' union to avert a strike, factors contributing to the record of 4.3 million workers quitting their jobs in August, the cause of America's labour dynamic change, and more.

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16 October 2021
Weekends: International News Review (British MP stabbed, LinkedIn leaves China, suicides in Japan hit a record high)
On our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys in conversation with Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the death of the British MP after being stabbed at constituency meeting, LinkedIn’s plan to shut down its social media service in China, child suicides in Japan, and Prince William's concerns over the environmental impact of space tourism supported by billionaires.

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2 October 2021
Weekends: International News Review (US Congress Vote Infrastructure, Debt Ceiling, and Asia’s inoculations)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the Congress Vote Infrastructure, what the US debt ceiling is all about and how Asia is revving up inoculations.

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18 September 2021
Weekends: International News Review (Australia’s military partnership, Beijing’s boosting relations with Southeast Asian countries)
In our international news review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys are joined by Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates to discuss China and France’s response over a military partnership between Australia, U.S. and Britain, Beijing’s plan to boost relations with its Southeast Asian neighbours, and more.

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4 September 2021
Weekends: International News Review (New Texas abortion law, US and China’s ties imperiling climate cooperation, developing China Trade Policy)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speaks to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the new Texas abortion law and the Supreme Court’s response, China warning the US that bad ties could imperil climate cooperation, American Businesses' push for Biden to develop China Trade Policy, and more.

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16 August 2021
Washington Report: America’s Exit from Afghanistan and a New Terror Threat
Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates gives an analysis of the US embassy's evacuation in Afghanistan as the Taliban descend on the capital Kabul, a new terrorism threat advisory ahead of the anniversary of the Sept 11 terror attacks and amid a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic issued by the Department of Homeland Security, and more.

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7 August 2021
Saturday Mornings: International News Review from Los Angeles (Covid Passports, Pompeo's "missing" $5800 bottle of whiskey)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author, Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about a possible digital trade agreement between a host of countries in the Indo-Pacific region and the U.S, the White House’s plan that requires the vaccination of all foreign arrivals in efforts to reopen America’s borders, a "missing" $5,800 bottle of whiskey given to Mike Pompeo by the Japanese government, and more.

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17 July 2021
Weekends: International News Review (US ASEAN, an 18-year-old goes to space)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s appeal to Southeast Asian nations to take action to end violence in Myanmar, EU’s ambitious climate package as it cools on fossil fuels, and the youngest person to ever fly to space with Jeff Bezos.

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12 July 2021
Washington Report: Biden’s New Executive Order and America’s Exit from Afghanistan
On this week’s Washington Report, Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates sits in for Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times’ US Bureau Chief giving an analysis of President Joe Biden's new executive order, its effect on big businesses, what it means for the future of American jobs, Biden's move to pull US forces out of Afghanistan, and more.

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10 July 2021
Weekends: International News Review (Trump suing social media, Biden promoting competition)
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys are joined by Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates to discuss the signing of a sweeping executive order to promote competition in the US economy by US President Joe Biden, Former President Donald Trump’s plan to sue Facebook, Twitter and Google, and their respective CEOs, Lamborghini and Lotus’s last gasoline-only supercars, and more.

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3 July 2021
Weekends: International News Review (3 July 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the charge against former US President Donald Trump's company and its finance chief for tax-related crimes. new US sanctions against Myanmar officials, and more.

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19 June 2021
Weekends: International News Review (19 June 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about Danny Fenster, a US journalist who was detained in Myanmar over three weeks ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top Lieutenant picks to lead China’s chip battle against U.S., China’s growing influence around the world relative to America’s, and more.

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12 June 2021
Weekends: International News Review - The G7 promises jabs, the Queen meets Biden, and China's bold new law
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the G7’s plans to move closer to tax plan for US tech giants, the rollout of China’s anti-sanctions laws, Japan’s reference of Taiwan as a country, and more.

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5 June 2021
Weekends: International News Review (5 June 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the ASEAN leaders' visit to Myanmar amid divisions, Najib Razak’s rise as a complainer-in-chief, an urge to end China endorsements over forced labor by the NBA stars, and more.

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29 May 2021
Weekends: International News Review (29 May 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about John Cena’s apology to China for calling Taiwan a country, the suspension of some payments from a gas joint venture that would have reached Myanmar’s junta by Chevron, the migration of the rich to Singapore, and more.

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22 May 2021
Weekends: International News Review: Myanmar languishes as Biden makes progress on North Korea and US AAPI hate
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speaks to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the dissolve of Aung San Suu Kyi party by the Myanmar electoral body, the signing of the anti-Asian hate crimes bill into the law by US President Joe Biden, Biden and South Korea President’s willingness to engage North Korea, and more.

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1 May 2021
Weekends: International News Review on Biden's first 100 days and Myanmar snubbing ASEAN
Journalist and Communication Consultant Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys are joined by Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates to talk about the outlook of US President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, Biden’s speech to Congress this past week, Myanmar Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing’s response towards the agreements made at the ASEAN leaders meeting in Jakarta, and more.

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26 April 2021
US Updates: 26 April 2021
Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates gives his analysis on the two-day virtual climate summit helmed by US President Joe Biden, and Biden’s approach to police reform in the wake of former police officer Derek Chauvin being charged for the murder of George Floyd, and more.

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25 April 2021
Weekends: International News Review (25 April 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Anita Kapoor, Facilitator, Presenter, and Speaker in conversation with Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the biggest takeaways from the ASEAN’s Myanmar crisis summit, Ryan Hass’ book advocating for the US to focus on achieving structural changes in China, and Caitlyn Jenner’s run for California governor.

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18 April 2021
Weekends: International News Review (18th April 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen speaks to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the ASEAN leader’s agreement to meet in Jakarta in a long-wait summit on Myanmar, possible currency manipulation under a 2015 U.S. trade law, President Joe Biden’s first face-to-face White House summit since taking office, and more.

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11 April 2021
Weekends: International News Review (11 April 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen speaks to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about Alibaba’s record fine of S$3.69 billion for anti-monopoly violations, US President Joe Biden’s call for a 16 percent increase over current funding levels for domestic program in his budget, President Rodrigo Duterte’s disappearance, and more.

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28 March 2021
Weekends: International News Review (28 March 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Cindy Tien, Speaker, Trainer, Coach at Imageworks, and upcoming author of True Presence - The Space Between Inner Confidence, Outer Influence speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the Chinese government’s response to corporations that took a stance on human rights abuses in the XinJiang region, the boycotting of Atlanta-based Coca-Cola for not outright condemning a newly passed bill that changes voting laws in Georgia, protests across 60 US cities against Asian hate, and more.

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21 March 2021
Weekends: International News Review (21 March 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Simone Heng, Founder, Simone Heng Speaking Keynote Speaker, Human Connection Specialist speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about the US-China Summit in Alaska, the latest of Myanmar, US President Joe Biden’s call for better treatment of Asian Americans, and more.

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14 March 2021
Weekends: International New Review (14 March 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Uma Rudd Chia, Keynote Speaker, Award-winning Creative Director speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates about the annual AmCham Asia Pacific Summit, the Asia Society Policy Institute and the US-Asean Business Council’s plan to re-engage regionally, the call for New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, to resign, and more.

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7 March 2021
Weekends: International News Review (7 March 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Sha-en Yeo, Founder, Happiness Scientists speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates about the Senate's approval of the US$1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, US President Joe Biden's national security strategy, Donald Trump's cease-and-desist letters to stop fundraising off his name, and more.

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1 March 2021
US Updates: 01 March 2021
Steve Okun, Senior Advisor at McLarty Associates breaks down the latest of the approval of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief plan in the House of Representatives, the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration, Donald Trump's influence over the Republicans on his appearance at CPAC, and more.

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28 February 2021
Weekends: International News Review (28 February 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Yasmine Khater, Storytelling Coach, Sales Story Method speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates about Donald Trump appearance at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), US President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, and more.

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22 February 2021
US Updates
Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates breaks down the latest on US President Joe Biden's order for federal funds to be spent on relief efforts in Texas after winter storms caused havoc, and what’s on the agenda at his first bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Plus, the Biden administration's plan to resuscitate talks with Iran on the 2015 nuclear deal, and more.

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21 February 2021
Weekends: International News Review (21 February 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen speaks to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates about Singapore's new Connect@Changi safe business & travel meeting space bubble. Ted Cruz’s escape to Cancun from the aftermath of Texas’s devastating winter storm, and US President Joe Biden’s attempt to unite the other G7 countries against China.

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14 February 2021
Weekends: International News Review (14 February 2021)
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates about the Trump impeachment trial in the Senate and what we can expect from the Trump's political movement.

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11 February 2021
Weekly Wrap up: Former US President Trump's Impeachment trail underway, but will Republicans break rank?
The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is underway in Washington. House Democrats leading the prosecution have presented dramatic new security footage showing the attack on the Capitol. But, ultimately it will come down to Republicans to determine whether the Senate punishes Trump for his role in the riot. But how likely is it that GOP representatives will break rank? Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates shares more.

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7 February 2021
Weekends: International News Review (7 February 2021)
On our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen speaks to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates about the recent Myanmar military coup and its impact on businesses, US President's review on the US access to goods needed to deal with the ongoing pandemic, and more.

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31 January 2021
Weekends: International News Review (31 January 2021)
On our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Weekend Morning Guest Co-Host Karen Leong, Keynote Speaker and Facilitator on Transformation speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates about the upcoming World Economic Forum, how Trump’s impeachment will affect the US Democrats in their battle against Covid-19, and more.

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24 January 2021
Weekends: International News Review (24 January 2021)
On our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Weekend Morning Guest Co-Host Joon-Nie Lau, Director, Asia at the World Association of News Publishers speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates about the US inauguration, President Joe Biden's plans for an effective engagement with Asia, China's sanctions on 28 US individuals including Pompeo, and more.

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17 January 2021
Weekends: International News Review (17 January 2021)
In this week’s International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and Anita Kapoor, Facilitator, Presenter & Speaker speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates, about the inaugural preview of President-elect Joe Biden, Trump’s impeachment trial, the freshly imposed sanctions on Iran in the final days of Trump presidency, and more.

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10 January 2021
Weekend: International News Review (10 January 2020)
On our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen speaks to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates about the US rare economic talk with Taiwan, what to expect on Trump’s last days, the call for Trump’s removal via 25A or impeachment, and more.

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8 January 2021
Weekly Wrap up: After US Capitol violence, could Trump face the 25th Amendment or second impeachment?
After a deadly attack on the US Capitol, US President Donald Trump faces calls to be removed through the 25th Amendment or even by a second impeachment. Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates (who served in the Administration of President Bill Clinton as Deputy General Counsel at the US Department of Transportation) shares how likely to is that President Trump will be removed, the discussion about white privilege of the rioters and moving forward how might President-elect Joe Biden, unite the states.

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3 January 2021
Weekend: International News Review (03 January 2021)
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates about Malaysia’s High Speed Rail, Brexit, the Trump Veto Override, and Georgia’s two Sentate run-off races.

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