General Vincent Brooks, our Distinguished Senior Fellow, appeared this Saturday on Voice of America - Korea to discuss U.S. and R.O.K. military action in response to North Korean activity. General Brooks was able to share his knowledge and expertise from his time as the four-star general in command of all US Forces in Korea, where he concurrently commanded United Nations Command as well as the Republic of Korea—US Combined Forces Command.
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, we participate in our first ever cross-podcast and listen in on a conversation that took place on the This is Democracy podcast about the U.S.-China relationship. Jeremi Suri, Clements Center Faculty Fellow and host of This is Democracy, sits down with Sheena Greitens, one of the newest additions to the University of Texas faculty. Professor Greitens is about to become an associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and she is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institute. Her research focuses on American national security, East Asia, and authoritarian politics in foreign policy. In particular, she has focused on China’s domestic security policies and their implications for the world. The conversation focuses on China under Xi Jinping’s leadership and takes a look at the regime of domestic surveillance that has developed.
Our new faculty fellow, Dr. Sheena Greitens, has published a new article in The National Interest titled Why North Korea-U.S. Relations Will Remain Stable Unless Kim Really Needs Coronovirus Aid.
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Clements Center Associate Director Paul Edgar sits down with for a wide-ranging discussion about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on European governance. Paul is joined by Amanda Sloat, a Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, Michael Mosser, assistant professor of international relations and global studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and Lorinc Redei, lecturer and graduate adviser for the Global Policy Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Their discussion reviews the impact of the novel coronavirus on governance issues such as the timing of European elections, the trend to authoritarianism in some European countries, and the likely impact on the future of the European Union.
Clements Executive Director Will Inboden joined The World and Everything in it to discuss the nature of the US and China's relationship in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I think the current crisis is accelerating what was already a deteriorating relationship between the United States and China, and likewise accelerating what was already growing global skepticism about China. So, we might think of the coronavirus pandemic as an acid test that is peeling away any residue of goodwill or cooperation that might have been lingering and, instead, revealing the core nature of the relationship between the U.S. and China, which is a strategic rivalry."
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