This is the fourth of five special episodes in a takeover of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast by the Global China project at Brookings, a multi-year endeavor drawing on expertise from across the Institution. In this series, Lindsey Ford, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Foreign Policy, speaks with experts about a range of issues related to Global China.
In this episode, she speaks with Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon and Nonresident Senior Fellow Caitlin Talmadge–who is also an associate professor of security studies at Georgetown University–about both the intensifying nuclear competition between the U.S. and China, and what approach Washington should take in response to limited aggression by Chinese forces.
The US-China nuclear relationship: Why competition is likely to intensify (by Caitlin Talmadge)
China, the gray zone, and contingency planning at the Department of Defense and beyond (by Michael O’Hanlon)
Episode 1: What does a global China mean for the US and the world?
Episode 2: How might a global China use economic sanctions?
Episode 3: Chinese domestic politics in the rise of global China
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Lindsey W. Ford
Former Brookings Expert
Michael E. O’Hanlon
Director of Research - Foreign Policy
Director - Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology
Co-Director - Africa Security Initiative
Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology
Philip H. Knight Chair in Defense and Strategy
Nonresident Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology
The U.S. is trying to outcompete China, and that requires coordination with allies.