Foreign Assistance in an Era of Strategic Competition

May 2024 No Comments

Speaker: Dan Cederberg (U.S. Department of State) Date: 23 May 2024 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials Biography: Daniel Cederberg is the Director of the Regional China Officer (RCO) Program at the U.S. Department of State.  In this role, he advises Washington D.C., regional embassies, and U.S. partners on how […]

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Some of the Analysis Behind RAND’s “Inflection Point” Report

May 2024 No Comments

Speaker: David Ochmanek (RAND) Date: 22 May 2024 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials Report: Inflection Point: How to Reverse the Erosion of U.S. and Allied Military Power and Influence Biography: David Ochmanek is a senior defense analyst at RAND.  He is leading research efforts relating to the development of […]

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Deterrence Among Three to Twelve Nuclear Powers: Fundamental Instability and Mitigation Strategy

May 2024 No Comments

Author: Dr. Claudio Cioffi-Revilla (George Mason University) Publication Preview The fundamental instability of bilateral nuclear deterrence (Albert Wohlstetter’s “delicate balanceof terror”) is mitigated, in part, by each adversary deploying and maintaining weapons systems thatare capable of guaranteeing a second-strike after an adversary has launched a first-strike. Additionally,bilateral arms control measures (norms, treaties, protocols, institutions) provide […]

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Arms Control Opportunities in the Emerging Two-nuclear-peer Environment

May 2024 No Comments

Speakers: Ms. Amy Woolf (Atlantic Council, Snowcraft Center for Strategy and Security) Date: 14 May 2024 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Briefing Materials Biography: Amy F. Woolf is a consultant specializing in nuclear weapons and arms control policy. Her research interests include nuclear weapons policy in the United States and Russia, the U.S. […]

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Critical Minerals Geopolitics and Security

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Speakers: Dr. Morgan Bazilian (Colorado School of Mines) & Gregory Wischer (Dei Gratia Minerals) Date: 16 May 2024 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Briefing Materials Reports: The Rise of Great Mineral Powers > Air University (AU) > Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs Article Display The U.S. Military and NATO Face Serious Risks of Mineral […]

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A Hotter and Drier Future Ahead – An Assessment of Climate Change in U.S. Central Command

May 2024 No Comments

Speakers: Dr. Michelle Miro, Dr. Flannery Dolan, Karen Sudkamp, & Jeffrey Martini (RAND) Date: 9 May 2024 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Series Recording Also forthcoming! Briefing Materials Report: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA2338-1.html Biographies: Dr. Michelle Miro is a senior information scientist at RAND and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She has […]

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Responses Against China’s Coercion in the Indo-Pacific: Developing a Toolkit from the Philippines and Taiwan

April 2024 No Comments

Speakers: Thomas J. Shattuck (Perry World House) & Robin Michael U. Garcia (Perry World House, WR Advisory Group) Date: 24 April 2024 Speaker Session Summary China has escalated its aggressive and coercive tactics against smaller and less powerful states as part of its objective to become a regional hegemony. Major targets of Chinese aggression since […]

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The Qualities that Make Nations Competitive: Chinese and Russian Views

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Speakers: Dr. Timothy Heath, Dr. Michael Mazarr, Clint Reach (RAND) Date: 23 April 2024 Speaker Session Summary A significant portion of the current literature exploring Great Power Competition (GPC) among the United States, China, and Russia predominantly reflects a Western perspective. However, a research group from RAND is seeking to provide a more comprehensive understanding […]

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Assessing the Evolving Russian Nuclear Threat

April 2024 No Comments

Speakers: Dr. Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Nicholas Lokker, and Heli Hautala (Center for a New American Security) and Michael Kofman (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) Date: 17 April 2024 Speaker Session Summary The changing nuclear rhetoric and actions from Russian leadership during the Ukraine War has put US and Western leaders on edge. Mr. Lokker, in his […]

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The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter

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Speaker: Shannon K. O’Neill (Council on Foreign Relations) Date: 16 April 2024 Speaker Session Summary Dr. O’Neil offers a reframed perspective on economic globalization, highlighting the prominence of increased interregional trade rather than international trade. She comments that, with a few notable exceptions like Boeing, the movement of goods and products has predominantly remained regional […]

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