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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)