Just wanted to post an interesting podcast interview I came across. On Midrats 28 June 2020 - Episode 547: China in the Post-COVID-19 World with Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro
From the alpine lakes on the Indo-Tibetan frontier to the sweltering tropics of the South China Sea, China is on the offensive in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Aggressive and persistent in her pursuit of expanding her control and influence in her near-abroad and globally, she is challenging the distracted and slothish West to keep up with her.
What are the latest moves on the global chess board?
Our guest for the full hour covering the full range of China related challenges will be Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro.
Oriana is an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In August, she will join the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University as a Center Fellow where she will continue her research on Chinese military and security policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, war termination, and coercive diplomacy. She is also a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an inaugural Wilson Center China Fellow. Additionally she serves in the United States Air Force Reserve as a Senior China Analyst at the Pentagon. She holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.
Very insightful talk with Dr. Mastro on Chinese strategy, worldview, and intent. I'll leave it to the gurus here to better summarize and contextualize her main points, but she provided interesting insight from a U.S. perspective into the Chinese mentality and why
they are doing what they're doing, globally speaking. Her perspective broadly aligns with the gnyan of the Chinese psyche given by some of the China watchers here.
She will be testifying today at U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs today, June 30, at 3 pm EST (July 1, 12:30 am IST) on the subject of Chinese Maritime Ambitions. The hearing is available by live webcast on the Committee website
. Link to where video of the testimony will be posted