Professor Oriana Skylar Mastro testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing: “A New Approach for an Era of U.S.-China Competition.” Her three main points were that: 1) while China is not a threat to the US, there are conflicts in goals and interests; 2) China works with its military power for security and expects the US and other countries to let them without a fight; and 3) China’s territorial aims are limited.
A panel from the Council on Foreign Relations discussed “Putin’s Playbook” with speakers: Alexander Cooley, Angela E. Stent, Joshua Tucker, hosted by Stephen Sestanovich. Stent discussed possibilities of US-Russia relations: “We could be in a situation in 2021, where we have no agreements that cover US-Russian nuclear arms for the first time since 1972.”
Professor Robert Lieber discusses what’s driving anti-Semitic attacks in France with CGTN.
In this interview aired on EBL News, Dennis Wilder weighs in on the INF Treaty and the upcoming meeting of major nuclear powers in Beijing. On the potential falling out of the INF Treaty, Wilder said he is indeed worried about the possibility, and that it would mark a step backward in arms control not just for the United States and Russia, but for the world.
In this interview aired on Al Jazeera, Professor Abraham gives a rundown on the latest news surrounding Brexit. Specifically, Newman noted that many EU leaders are simply looking to close a deal with the UK, but have been met with uncertainty and indecision around what exactly the UK is looking to get out of that deal. Newman noted that the British Parliament’s “overwhelming rejection” of Prime Minister Theresa May’s most recent proposed Brexit deal is evidence of that uncertainty among the UK officials.
SFS Professor Evan Medeiros believes that the US and China are reaching a new type of relationship in trade: “The US-China relationship is rapidly entering a new normal of persistent and consistent tensions that is going to be defined by competition on economic security, ideology, and technology questions.”