Elbridge Colby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Trump administration, joins Shadi and Damir to talk about his challenging new book The Strategy of Denial, an unflinchingly clinical argument for confronting China. Does China's authoritarianism make it our enemy, or is confrontation inevitable regardless? Will our allies stick by our side just because China is a bully? And what does Henry Kissinger get wrong about power politics?
Part 2 of our conversation is available here for subscribers. We discuss the impact polarization is having on America abroad. Are new domestic alliances among populists on the left and right possible after Trump? And is that a good thing? Subscri
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