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Elizabeth Economy Details Shifts In Chinese Domestic And Foreign Policy

by Elizabeth Economyvia PolicyEd
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Elizabeth Economy explains how China’s shift toward repressive authoritarianism has triggered a rethink and reset of US foreign policy.


The Best Response To Russia’s Threats Is A Closer Relationship With Ukraine

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin has assembled a massive Russian military force on Ukraine’s border. We don’t know Putin’s ultimate plans; he remains his usual unpredictable self. But his recent threatening statements about Ukraine — including a claim that Ukrainians and Russians are actually one nation — have rattled leaders in Kyiv, Brussels and Washington. Since 1939, the specter of an all-out conventional war in Europe between two major militaries has never been greater.

Keeping Our Nation Secure

featuring the work of Condoleezza Rice, Victor Davis Hanson, Kori Schake, General Jim Mattis, Joseph Felter, H. R. McMaster, George P. Shultzvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The nature of war remains constant, even while technology and people continue to change. How should the United States prepare in order to safeguard its national security?

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Australia: Promoting Peace And Prosperity Across The Indo-Pacific And Beyond

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Joe Hockey discuss economic recovery from the pandemic, trade, the interconnected challenges of energy security and climate change, and the need to compete in the face of a coercive Chinese Communist Party.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Joe Hockey on Wednesday, December 1 at 9:00am PT.

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Pacific Century: John Mearsheimer On The Inevitable US-China Rivalry

interview with John Mearsheimer, Michael R. Auslinvia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Why Beijing and Washington are fated to clash.


The Odd Couple And The End Of An Era

by James Goodbyvia American Foreign Service Association
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

George Kennan made public his ideas about what became the American Cold War strategy of containment in 1947 in an essay published by Foreign Affairs under the pseudonym “X”. The article was based on the “Long Telegram,” a strategic analysis of the sources of Soviet conduct he had written and sent as a cable while posted in Moscow in 1946. One question that he obviously thought he had to address was: How does it all end?

Caravan Notebook Podcast
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Henry Kissinger And The Problems Of Middle East Peace

interview with Martin Indyk, Cole Bunzelvia The Caravan Notebook
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A discussion with Martin Indyk.


The Most Powerful Data Broker In The World Is Winning The War Against The U.S.

by Matt Pottingervia The New York Times
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

President Joe Biden came away from his summit with China’s President Xi Jinping on Nov 15 committed to prosecuting what he called “simple, straightforward competition” with China. Yet Beijing is already beating the United States and its allies in one crucial domain: data.

Analysis and Commentary

The Uncomfortable Reality Of The U.S. Army’s Role In A War Over Taiwan

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia War on the Rocks
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

While it was once taboo for U.S. officials to publicly discuss defending Taiwan, the conversation now unfolds openly and pointedly. The contentious U.S.-Chinese relationship has become the centerpiece of U.S. military strategy, planning, and spending, with some calling for an even more overt focus on Taiwan.

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Larry Diamond Stresses The Need To Repel China’s Sharp Power

by Larry Diamondvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Larry Diamond urges countries to be vigilant in recognizing and exposing China’s sharp power efforts.


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