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TPI Replay: Beijing’s Grand Strategy, With Matt Pottinger

TPI Replay: Beijing’s Grand Strategy, With Matt Pottinger

December 28, 2021

Host James M. Lindsay sits down with senior advisor at the Marathon Initiative and chairman of the China Program at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Matt Pottinger, to discuss China’s ambitions and what they mean for the United States. (This is a rebroadcast.)

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Michael Beckley and Hal Brands, “The End of China’s Rise,” Foreign Affairs, October 1, 2021

 

Bilahari Kausikan, “In U.S.-China Standoff, Is America a Reliable Ally?,” Foreign Policy, October 18, 2021

 

Matt Pottinger, “Beijing’s American Hustle,” Foreign Affairs (September/October 2021)

 

Liza Tobin, “Xi’s Vision for Transforming Global Governance: A Strategic Challenge for Washington and Its Allies,” Texas National Security Review (November 2018)

 

Books Mentioned

 

Dan Blumenthal, The China Nightmare: The Grand Ambitions of a Decaying State, (AEI Press, 2020)

 

Rush Doshi, The Long Game: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American Order, (Brookings Institution Press, 2021)

The State of Affairs Across the Middle East, With Steven A. Cook

The State of Affairs Across the Middle East, With Steven A. Cook

December 21, 2021

Steven A. Cook, Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies and director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what's happening across the Middle East as 2021 comes to a close.

 

Books Mentioned in the Podcast 

 

Steven A. Cook, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East (2019) 

 

Events Mentioned 

 

A Conversation with Jake Sullivan,” Council on Foreign Relations, December 17, 2021 

The U.S.-Russia Stalemate, With Mary Elise Sarotte

The U.S.-Russia Stalemate, With Mary Elise Sarotte

December 14, 2021

Mary Elise Sarotte, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis distinguished professor of historical studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the United States got right, and wrong, in its relations with Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

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

 

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

 

Vladimir Putin, “On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians,” The Kremlin, July 12, 2021

 

M.E. Sarotte, “Containment Beyond the Cold War: How Washington Lost the Post-Soviet Peace,” Foreign Affairs (November/December 2021)

 

Books Mentioned

 

M.E. Sarotte, Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate (2021)

 

M.E. Sarotte, The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall (2014)

The Future of Energy, With Helima Croft

The Future of Energy, With Helima Croft

December 7, 2021

Helima Croft, managing director and head of global commodity strategy and Middle East and North Africa research at RBC Capital Markets, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss trends in the energy world.

 

Relevant Articles of Interest

 

Jason Bordoff and Meghan L. O’Sullivan, “Green Upheaval: The New Geopolitics of Energy,” Foreign Affairs (January/February 2022)

 

Robinson Meyer, “The Energy Crunch, in Six Paragraphs,” The Atlantic, October 13, 2021

 

Daniel Yergin, “Why the Energy Transition Will Be So Complicated,” The Atlantic, November 27, 2021