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Active Denial or In Denial?

Melanie, Chris, and Zack debate the Quincy Institute’s new report on U.S. protection technique in Asia. They applaud the report for presenting an in depth plan and for highlighting the areas of each settlement and disagreement among the many authors. They query the political feasibility of the technique and whether or not it’s enough to handle the challenges that China poses. Zack remembers Shinzo Abe for his imaginative and prescient, Chris criticizes Joe Biden for a fist-bump, and Melanie commends the Webb telescope’s unimaginable pictures.

Episode Reading:

  • Rachel Esplin Odell et al., “Active Denial: A Roadmap to a More Effective, Stabilizing, and Sustainable U.S. Defense Strategy in Asia,” Quincy Institute, June 22, 2022.
  • Michael D. Swaine, Jessica J. Lee, and Rachel Esplin Odell, “Toward an Inclusive & Balanced Regional Order: A New U.S. Strategy in East Asia,” Quincy Paper no. 5, January 11, 2021, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
  • Chris Murphy, “It’s Time to Rethink the U.S.-Saudi Relationship,” Foreign Policy, July 13, 2022.
  • “Future Foreign Policy: A new nuclear era?” July 27, 2022, Atlantic Council.
  • Lara Seligman, Alexander Ward, and Nahal Toosi, “In Letters, U.S. Tries to Shape Taiwan’s Weapons Requests,” May 10, 2022.
  • Scott Cuomo, “On-the-Ground Truth and Force Design 2030 Reconciliation: A Way Forward,” War on the Rocks, July 12, 2022.
  • Ford Fischer, Tweet, July 5, 2022.
  • Martin Robinson, “Just Stop Oil Protesters Damaged Constable’s The Hay Wain in Gluing Stunt,” Daily Mail, July 5, 2022.

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