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Blinken and Austin Visit Asia

March 24, 2021

Episode Notes:

Last week, secretaries of state and defense Tony Blinken and Lloyd Austin visited Japan and Korea in their first official overseas trip. On Friday, the journey concluded with a tense meeting in Alaska, where U.S. and Chinese diplomats exchanged harsh words in front of the press.

To discuss these developments, we're joined by Zack Cooper. Zack is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He also teaches at Georgetown University and Princeton University, and co-hosts the “Net Assessment” podcast.


[ 00:47 ] Overview

[ 02:35 ] Was the blowup in Anchorage anticipated?

[ 04:23 ] How did this fit with the visits to Korea and Japan?

[ 07:27 ] Will China invade Taiwan?

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