China – Nadège Rolland


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In Episode #54, we are joined by Nadège Rolland, Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research.

We discuss:

  • How the June 1989 Tiananmen Square protests helped spark Nadège's interest in China.

  • Working in the French national security establishment, and how it differs from its U.S. counterpart.

  • The March 2021 Anchorage meeting between Secretary of State Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang.

  • China-Europe relations, and the tensions between European countries' values and their economic interests.

  • Why China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) should be of concern to the rest of the world.

  • The prospect of partial decoupling and the emergence of a subsystem where China is dominant.

  • Listening, and watching recommendations from:

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