A new U.S. strategy in East Asia, from the Quincy Institute
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with the three authors of a new policy paper from the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a relatively new D.C.-based think tank that advocates restraint in U.S. foreign policy. Michael D. Swaine, Jessica J. Lee, and Rachel Esplin Odell authored the report Toward an Inclusive & Balanced Regional Order: A New U.S. Strategy in East Asia, which was published by the Quincy Institute on January 11. In this longer-than-usual episode, they detail their recommendations for how they believe the Biden-Harris administration should approach the region, especially China.
12:17 : Sinophobia and Cold War mentalities
23:33 : The most pressing issues in East Asia
42:59 : Limited disentanglement in U.S.-China technology
52:07 : The role of U.S. forces in Japan and South Korea
1:05:30 : Taiwan’s “porcupine strategy”
Jessica: Lengthy puzzles as a way to provide some respite from laptops and cell phones.
Michael: Continuing the trend of non-screen-related activities, Michael recommends taking up oil painting.
Kaiser: Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State, by Barton Gellman.