This episode of the MWI Podcast features a discussion with Ali Wyne. He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute. His recent research has been focused on great-power competition—a phrase that many listeners will have heard with increasing frequency. It has become both a lens through which the US defense and national security establishments view the world and a framing mechanism within which to think about and plan US interactions with other actors.
But there are a range of questions that are important to explore. Is great-power competition actually a strategy? Have we truly defined what great-power competition entails, in a practical sense and considering all instruments of national power? And are their practical drawbacks to this conceptual understanding of our relations with countries like China and Russia? The discussion touches on these and several other questions.
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