Miscalculating on China, With Aaron L. Friedberg

Aaron L. Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States got China wrong and what the Biden administration can do to rectify its China strategy.

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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Episode Guests
  • Aaron L. Friedberg
    Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University

Show Notes

Aaron L. Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States got China wrong and what the Biden administration can do to rectify its China strategy.

 

Books Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Aaron L. Friedberg, Getting China Wrong (2022)

 

Samuel P. Huntington, The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late 20th Century (1993)

 

Michael Mandelbaum, The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower (2022)

 

David Shambaugh, China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation (2008)

 

Articles Mentioned

 

Francis Fukuyama, “The End of History?The National Interest (Summer 1989)

 

Additional Articles by Aaron L. Friedberg

 

"An Answer to Aggression," Foreign Affairs (September/October 2020)

 

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