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The U.S.-South Korea Alliance, With Mark Lippert

The U.S.-South Korea Alliance, With Mark Lippert

November 30, 2021

Ambassador Mark Lippert, vice chairman of the Halifax Forum and senior advisor for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Korea Chair, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-South Korean relations and the Biden administration’s broader Indo-Pacific strategy.

 

Polls Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Karl Friedhoff, “South Koreans See China as More Threat than Partner, But Not the Most Critical Threat Facing the Country,” Chicago Council, April 6, 2021

 

Hong Suk-ji, “Survey Results of South Korean Perception on the ROK-U.S. Alliance,” Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, November 2, 2021

 

Richard Wike et al., “What People Around the World Like–and Dislike–About American Society and Politics,” Pew Research Center, November 1, 2021

 

Statements Mentioned

 

U.S.-ROK Leaders’ Joint Statement,” The White House, May 21, 2021

 

Webcasts Mentioned

 

Mark Lippert, The Capital Cable, CSIS Korea Chair

The State of Transatlantic Relations, With Sophia Besch

The State of Transatlantic Relations, With Sophia Besch

November 23, 2021

Sophia Besch, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the current state of transatlantic relations and whether Europeans think America is “back,” as President Joe Biden claims.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast:

 

Wolfgang Münchau, Germany's message to Europe,” EuroIntelligence, October 17, 2021

The AUKUS Pact, With Michael Fullilove

The AUKUS Pact, With Michael Fullilove

November 16, 2021

Michael Fullilove, executive director of the Lowy Institute in Sydney, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the trilateral security agreement that Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States signed in September 2021, and the broader state of affairs in the Indo-Pacific.

 

Articles, Documents, and Speeches Mentioned in the Podcast

 

China’s dossier of fourteen disputes with Australia via The Sydney Morning Herald, November 18, 2020

 

Natasha Kassam, Lowy Institute Poll 2021, Lowy Institute, June 23, 2021

 

Remarks by President Biden, Prime Minister Morrison of Australia, and Prime Minister Johnson of the United Kingdom Announcing the Creation of AUKUS,” The White House, September 15, 2021

 

Jake Sullivan, “2021 Lowy Lecture,” delivered virtually at the Lowy Institute, November 11, 2021

 

Books Mentioned

 

Michael FulliloveRendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World (2013)

The Russia Challenge, With Fiona Hill

The Russia Challenge, With Fiona Hill

November 9, 2021

Fiona Hill, Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Russia, and her new book, There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Fiona Hill, “The Kremlin’s Strange Victory,” Foreign Affairs (November/December 2021)

 

George Kennan, “Long Telegram” to the State Department, February 22, 1946

 

“X” (George Kennan), “The Sources of Soviet Conduct,” Foreign Affairs (July 1947)

 

Books Mentioned

 

Fiona Hill, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015)
 

Fiona Hill, There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century (2021)

 
Kissinger‘s Middle East Diplomacy, With Martin S. Indyk

Kissinger‘s Middle East Diplomacy, With Martin S. Indyk

November 2, 2021

Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy reshaped the politics of the Middle East and continues to offer lessons for U.S. foreign policy today.

 

Enter the CFR book giveaway before November 16, 2021, for the chance to win one of ten free copies of Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy by Martin S. Indyk. You can read the terms and conditions of the offer here.

 

Books Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Martin Indyk, Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy (Knopf, 2020)

 

Henry Kissinger, A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812–22 (Houghton Mifflin, 1957)

 

Henry Kissinger, World Order (Penguin Books, 2014)