Clements Center
Clements Center


Washington Wednesday – Beijing unmasked

Apr 29, 2020

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."

In Defense of the Blob

Apr 29, 2020

Executive Director, Will Inboden, has coauthored "In Defense of the Blob" with Hal Brands and Peter Feaver in Foreign Affairs on the perceived consensus in US Defense philosophy.

Using the Military to Help Fight COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Clements Center Associate Director Paul Edgar sits down with retired Marine Gen. Robert Neller, the former 37th commandant of the Marine Corp., and retired Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, former commander of U.S. Forces Korea. Edgar, Brooks, and Neller discuss how the military is supporting civic authorities as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis. They discuss both the organization and structure under which the military forces respond, as well as the capabilities the military can provide in order to augment the response of local authorities.

Dealing with demand for China’s global surveillance exports

Apr 28, 2020

Incoming faculty fellow Sheena Greitens has published a new article in Brookings over the security and surveillance threat of Chinese technology exports.

"Major questions remain about the implications and advantages that China could derive from these developments, including how dominance in this sector and access to data could shape the contours of strategic competition between China and the United States."

North Korea’s leader may be in ill health. Here’s what we know about instability in the world’s most secretive regime

Apr 22, 2020

Incoming Clements faculty fellow Dr. Sheena Greitens published a new article with The Monkey Cage and the Washington Post analyzing the state of North Korea's governance. 

"News media reported late Monday that Kim Jong Un was in grave condition after heart surgery this month, setting off a flurry of debate among North Korea watchers. How believable are these reports? If true, what does this news mean for North Korea, the United States and the world?"