Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden sits down with LBJ Assistant Professor Patrick Bixler, LBJ School Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Associate Dean for Students Kate Weaver, and "Policy on Purpose" podcast host and Director of the LBJ Urban Lab Steven Pedigo for episode "From a Great Society to a Resilient Society,” a discussion about our shared future at the intersections of climate change, national security and global development.
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Will Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, sits down with Dan Blumenthal of the American Enterprise Institute to discuss his book, The China Nightmare: The Grand Ambitions of a Decaying State. Blumenthal’s thesis is that China is a rising power with extraordinary strategic capabilities that make it a strong competitor for the United States. Where his thesis may diverge from conventional wisdom is that he argues China is also beset by significant vulnerabilities including questions of how to deal with dissent and pluralism within their own population, demographic effects of the “one child” policy, and risks posed by a stagnating economy.
Blumenthal adds that the most dangerous time in the competition between great powers does not come when one is rising and one is declining, but when a state like China sees the risk that their status may go away and feels the need to lock in gains.
Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden remembers former Secretary of State George Shultz.
"The world is at a crossroads as the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the global economy have combined with increasing polarization and highly charged elections. At the same time, the unrelenting and transcendent desire of people around the globe to live in freedom offers hope for democracy and human rights. Join us as we examine these developments with a stellar cast of speakers." Take a virtual seat with Dr. Will Inboden for this poignant February 1st-5th convention hosted by Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs at Florida International University.
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Will Inboden, executive director at the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, sits down with David Adesnik and John Hannah from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, to discuss their recent work, “From Trump to Biden: The Way Ahead for United States National Security.” Inboden and the authors identify the successes and failures of Donald Trump’s foreign policy. The discussion serves to shine a light on areas where there are opportunities for a bipartisan consensus in foreign policy going forward.
© Clements Center for National Security 2019