Podcast: Grand Strategy from the American Revolution to the Trump Administration

The Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy towards Asia, but what can it learn from the past?

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Episode Guests
  • Elizabeth C. Economy
    Senior Fellow for China Studies

Show Notes

The Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy towards Asia, but what can it learn from the past? In By More than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Dr. Michael Green, argues that the United States has consistently assessed and responded to threats over the centuries, creating a grand strategy towards Asia to maintain a balance of power. In the book, he traces the U.S. approach to the region from 1783 to the present, exploring the strategic thinking of statesmen from Alfred Thayer Mahan to President Obama. In this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Dr. Green discusses his new book and the current issues in Asia, from the North Korean nuclear crisis to China’s growing dominance in the region. Listen below to hear more about his take on these recent events and how the United States can effectively meet these challenges.

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