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Do Androids Dream of Disorienting Maps?

This is a sneak preview of Mid-Afternoon Map, our exclusive members-only newsletter written by Nick Danforth that provides a cartographic perspective on current events, geopolitics, and history from the Caucasus to the Carolinas. To get Mid-Afternoon Map in your inbox – and to gain access to all of our members-only podcasts and newsletters, including...

Fri Apr 12, 2024 20:40
South Korea’s Grand Strategy

On Wednesday, April 10, the Clements-Strauss Asia Policy Program hosted Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Professor of International Relations at King’s College London and the KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Brussels School of Governance of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Pacheco Pardo discussed his book, South Korea’s Grand Strategy: Making Its Own Destiny. Image: White...

Fri Apr 12, 2024 13:21
Operationalizing a Doctrine for U.S. Economic Statecraft

The opening salvos of the U.S. response to Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine came from an unlikely place. As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded for ammunition, Commerce and Treasury Department officials rapidly deployed extensive and novel economic weapons against Russia. In Washington, these measures represent the elements of economic statecraft,...

Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:53
Rewind and Reconnoiter: Policy Priorities for Sustaining U.S. Semiconductor Leadership with Jeffrey Bean and Stephen Ezell

In 2021, Jeffrey Bean and Stephen Ezell wrote “When the Chips are Down: Policy Priorities for Sustaining U.S. Semiconductor Leadership” for War on the Rocks, in which they argued that in order for the United States to retain advantage in critical semiconductor technology, the government should to surmount policy challenges including export controls...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 20:31
America’s Report Card in Southeast Asia

Chris, Melanie, and Zack debate the 2024 ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute State of Southeast Asia Survey, in which regional experts assess power trends and perceptions among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The report yields some warning signs for the United States in the region, suggesting that the Biden team has much more work...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 13:28
Don’t Count on Us: Canada’s Military Unreadiness

Canada’s military is in a “death spiral.” This is how Minister of National Defense Bill Blair described the state of Canada’s armed forces at last month’s Ottawa Conference on Security and Defense. Blair’s comments referenced the military’s dire recruitment and retention crisis. The Canadian Armed Forces are short 16,000 people — about 15 percent of...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:50

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