Mike Watson

Associate Director, Center for the Future of Liberal Society

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Mike Watson is associate director of Hudson Institute's Center for the Future of Liberal Society.

Biography

Mike Watson is the associate director of Hudson Institute’s Center for the Future of Liberal Society. He holds a BA in history from the University of Virginia and an MA in security policy studies from George Washington University. His written work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Tablet, National Interest, National Review, The Hill, American Purpose, Providence, and National Affairs. His research focuses on America’s competitive advantages against foreign adversaries and the historical roots of American foreign policy and strategic thought.

 

A journalist takes a photo of a live feed of Xi Jinping speaking at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China, on May 14, 2017. (Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images)
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A journalist takes a photo of a live feed of Xi Jinping speaking at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China, on May 14, 2017. (Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images)
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Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hyūga-class helicopter destroyer JS Hyūga (DDH 181) launches an MH-60J Seahawk helicopter during training. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, America and Essex Amphibious Ready Groups, alongside JMSDF, are conducting training to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (Photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Faller)
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Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Hyūga launches an MH-60J Seahawk helicopter during training in the Philippine Sea on January 21, 2022. (DVIDS photo by Jeremy Faller)
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During a gala marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party, performers dressed as emergency workers surround a large Communist Party flag on June 28, 2021 at the Olympic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty)
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During a gala marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party, performers dressed as emergency workers surround a large Communist Party flag on June 28, 2021 at the Olympic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty)
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Associate Director, Center for the Future of Liberal Society
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